Pischke K, Schmid J, Kram JJF, Baumgardner DJ. Effect of code status handout on resident physician comfort during the admission process. Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 25, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.
Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 25, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.
Conclusion: Use of the handout did not show significant improvements to resident comfort in this small pilot. While residents identified that they would use the handout again, several remarked the handout was too long for them or patients to read. Given that the handout was one page and in patient friendly language, it is concerning that residents have such limited time for code status discussions. Future quality improvement studies should be conducted to standardize the code status discussion. Doing so will ensure that every patient is being properly educated on this important topic.