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Optimization of resident call room space in hospital by efficient planning

Bhosale, Swati (2018) Optimization of resident call room space in hospital by efficient planning. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Along with providing outstanding clinical care, academic medical centers are responsible to fulfill their teaching mission by training medical students through the rotational clinical residency program. It involves teaching the residents through assigning clinical cases and providing the resources required by the residents to successfully fulfill their clinical duties. Residents spend a majority of their time on patient floors and are required to be available on-call throughout the day when needed. It is logical for hospitals to provide accommodation for residents within hospital premises, thus facilitating immediate attention to patient needs. These rooms are referred to as on-call rooms. However, as hospitals are consolidating and growing in scope, provision of adequate and well-maintained call rooms is often overlooked. This essay is based on a call room space assessment project undertaken at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital. The project was undertaken for a period of three months (June 2017-August 2017) and involved interviewing clinical residents, residency program coordinators, Office of Graduate Medical Education and executive administrators. Also, call room space assessment was conducted by mapping out the floor plan and visiting individual call rooms. The purpose of this essay is to define the need for adequate call rooms, describe the existing call room system at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, identify the areas for improvement and propose solutions for the adoption of a centralized, well-monitored system. This topic is relevant to public health as unavailability of adequate and well-maintained call rooms can negatively impact the residents’ clinical judgment and performance by causing chronic fatigue and sleep deprivation which may lead to medical errors.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bhosale, Swatisub59@pitt.edusub59
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Committee ChairRohrer, Wesleywmrun@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberDeAlmeida, Dilharidrd7@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 4 April 2018
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 37
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Services Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Article Type: Essay
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 17:51
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 17:51

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