MORNING SIGN OUT: UCLA CHAPTER
WHY MORNING SIGN OUT?
Sign Out – the process in healthcare where patients are handed over to the next person/team taking care of them. The term is inclusive to all healthcare professionals, not only to physicians: nurses, pharmacists, case-workers, social workers, and several others all practice the art of “signing out” to each other.
It’s a critical process. One must accurately summarize who/what/why the patient is here, keeping the sign out simple enough so that the next person isn’t flooded with irrelevant information, but thorough enough so the whole story can be well understood, and so good decisions can be made.
Morning Sign Outs are particularly interesting. All of the activity, labs, studies, and data that had occurred in the last 24 hours are assessed, and the plan for a new day is formulated. Most major medical decisions happen during the day, so the morning sign out is often the launching point for the rest of the day’s events.
As with a sign out, we hope to turn science and medicine into something understandable for our readers, with enough critical information that leaves them more knowledgable than before.
ABOUT THE UCLA CHAPTER
As a whole, Morning Sign Out is dedicated to ushering in tomorrow's healthcare community - among both patients and doctors. Our goal here at the UCLA Chapter is to take MSO's broad goal and apply it to the Los Angeles community.
In order to accomplish this goal, we've established two pillars to found Morning Sign Out: UCLA Chapter on:
1. Improving health literacy among the greater Los Angeles population.
2. Preparing tomorrow's healthcare providers mentally, technologically, and academically.
Our mission is to improve healthcare literacy among the Los Angeles population, through the publication of easy-to-understand articles on science and healthcare. Through this website, we will be able to reach a wide audience, so that science, medicine, and healthcare can become common knowledge for everyone.
In order to prepare tomorrow's healthcare providers, Morning Sign Out: UCLA Chapter will be holding a variety of different workshops on topics that range from how to find research to how to nail your interview. We currently have a 100% acceptance rate into medical schools from Morning Sign Out, and we fully intend to keep this going for years to come.
SCIENCE AND MEDICINE MADE SIMPLE.