Ideal transfer conversation

  1. State indication for transfer - usually not a diagnosis but a resource need (i.e. bed availability, procedure capability, subspecialist)
  2. Concise clinical summary
  3. Accept patient as soon as it is clear that transfer is appropriate
  4. Clarifying questions - only pertinent to immediate care needs
  5. Any necessary interventions before transfer?
  6. Agree on mode of transport
  7. Transfer center or accepting provider gives summary statement: Patient accepted by ______ doctor to go to ______ unit by ______ transport.
  8. GOAL IS physician to physician conversation of < 6 minutes