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A Day in the Life of a CTS: Alert? Sure! Oriented? Maybe Not.

Posted by Hannah Norton on May 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

I jolt awake to the sound of my alarm going off. As I blearily stare at my screen, I groan at the fact that 04:45 seems to be the time. The only reason I know that’s AM and not PM is because my phone has been set on military time since I became a scribe – it helps when I’m charting late at night and apparently can’t do math.

As I stare around me, it takes a second to remember where I am and why I’m required to be up before the sun even makes an appearance. Oh yeah, I have a shift today. I've been working a lot recently, but I hold on to the fact that my trainee is on-track and the providers are really enjoying scribes. 

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Topics: The PhysAssist Experience, Trainer Scribes

The Top 5 Qualities of Great Trainer Scribes

Posted by Paul Hickey on Apr 16, 2015 10:16:31 AM

A new scribe’s first shift in an ED can be extremely overwhelming. The chaos of a busy ED combined with the pressure to perform well is a lot to handle on their first day. During these shifts, trainees rely heavily on their trainers to curb their nerves, and help guide them through their first shift. A trainee’s experience with their trainer during those first few shifts is often a key factor in their success or failure as a scribe. Here are five qualities of great trainers who help trainees get the most out of each training shift.

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Topics: Trainer Scribes, Scribe Training


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