Time management is something that we, as emergency physicians and healthcare professionals, are forced to do every day. We have a lot of demands placed on us and it’s important that we can prioritize our tasks in order to get them done efficiently. In this article, Dr. Michael Hilton will review some basic tips for managing your time as an EM physician.
Time management is typically defined as “the ability to use time efficiently and productively.”
Time management is typically defined as “the ability to use time efficiently and productively.” This skill is important for all doctors, but especially those working in emergency medicine.
Emergency physicians have a lot on their plates: they must treat patients with urgent medical problems, fill out paperwork and charting, coordinate patient care with other physicians at their hospital or clinic, etc. Time management plays an essential role in ensuring that all of these tasks get done in an efficient manner so that patients don’t suffer due to delays in treatment or paperwork errors caused by rushed doctors who aren’t paying attention (or simply don’t know how).
There are many strategies available for improving your own time management skills–and many resources online where you can learn them! Here are some tips from DrsHospitalist:
Our lives are busy and there is a lot demand on us to get things done.
If you are like most EM physicians, your life is busy and there are many demands on your time. You may feel that “I’m too busy” is an excuse for not getting things done. However, this problem is not due simply to being busy; rather it stems from how we manage our time and priorities.
In order to be effective at managing our lives, we need to learn how prioritize tasks in a way that allows us the opportunity to accomplish what needs doing without feeling overwhelmed.
We know that emergency physicians must be able to prioritize their tasks and manage their time effectively.
Time management is an essential skill for all physicians, but especially for emergency medicine. Emergency physicians must be able to prioritize their tasks and manage their time effectively in order to provide quality care for patients. Time management skills are necessary in an environment where rapid decision-making and quick action are necessary at all times.
Managing your time well helps you complete tasks more quickly which results in shorter patient wait times in the ED
Time management is a skill that can be learned and improved over time. It is important to learn how to manage your time well, as this will help you complete tasks more quickly which results in shorter patient wait times in the ED.
Time management is an essential skill for all physicians, but especially for emergency physicians. You need to be able to prioritize your tasks and realize when it’s time to cut something off so that you can move on to the next thing. It also helps with patient flow in the ED because if they don’t have to wait as long before seeing a provider then everyone wins!