I am a medical scribe who assists physicians in the emergency department with documentation functions.
Day to Day
Within each shift, I work with the side providers, whether it’s the doctor or physician assistant. I follow the patient’s visit from their chief complaint up until their discharge. I document the reason as to why they came into the ER, the symptoms they’ve been experiencing, and any past medical history that might contribute to their visit. I help decide if they are safe to go home, if they need any prescriptions, or if they need admittance for further care.
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