Honestly, half the time I just say bring the patient up. The reports I get from the ED are awful anymore. The one taking care of the patient never calls. The info is never correct. I don’t ask about small things but I do need to know why they are coming, neurological status, vitals, and respiratory status. I can’t even get that anymore. I’m in critical care, I need to know who I need to have at bedside when the pt comes.
I’m a person that likes my admissions sooner rather than later. So the minute my pt has a bed on the floor, I’m calling report so I can turn the room over and get the next one in. I hate 1700 admissions.
I get all kinds of pushback from the floor about report anymore. Then the ED gets crappy with me that my room isn’t ready and thinks I’m sitting on a transfer when I’m not.
But I think it comes down to everyone is overwhelmed from the floor to critical care to the ED. It’s rare for me to have a steady, even day anymore.