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24 Hours On Call
MON 12:06PM Ryder has just been
paged. Interns usually get paged by
nurses. But "on-call residents are either
paged by their intern or by the ED
[Emergency Department], their attending,
or occasionally nurses," Ryder
explains. Or, she adds, "M.D.'s will page
the on-call resident with new admissions."
Ryder returns the page, checking
some data on the computer as she is
talking. She makes several other calls
while she's at it. "Just wanted to give
you a heads-up on a couple of things,"
she says to a discharge coordinator.
"Mr. A— is ready to be discharged
today, back to Genesis. We are hoping
to get Mr. B— out tomorrow."
MON 12:21PM Ryder has been paged again and is reading the callback number. Laquer and D'Souza are checking information
on the white board in the background, as unit secretary Lynn Ruggles is processing paperwork. After Ryder returns
the page, she will grab the lunch she has brought from home and head to noon conference, which is already in progress.
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