Communication of essential patient data is vital to provide effective immediate intervention in an emergency department or trauma center. The information must be complete and conveyed in a clear concise manner as quickly as possible. Without effective communication, valuable time can be wasted performing repetitious assessments, instead of conducting procedures that can save lives and reduce the length of the patient's stay.
Wright '93, Malynnda, "Factors Affecting Communication Between Emergency Department Nurses" (1993). Honors Projects. Paper 32.