Joshua Schwimmer, MD, the author of Efficient MD, has assembled a helpful list of 100+ Tips for Being On Call in the Hospital with the help of his blog readers and Twitter followers. This is a good example of harnessing and organizing the wisdom of one (very educated) "crowd."
I have been following Joshua's blogs for years, through his ups and downs of blogging activity (is KidneyNotes on a semi-hiatus?), and he has consistently produced a high-quality and thought-provoking original content.
Joshua says he is not the prototype of the "efficient M.D." but his blog certainly helps everyone who reads it to become one.
Some of the 100+ Tips for Being On Call in the Hospital:
Get outside at least once a day
Make a game of remembering names
Walk more quickly
Take the stairs instead of the elevator
Use a tally counter
Connect with other people who are on call with you
100+ Tips for Being On Call in the Hospital. EfficientMD.
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