- Length: At least 1250 words (5 double-spaced pages); answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner. Each topic should be discussed in your essay.
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- Describe the main features of telephone systems.
- Outline the benefits of an answering service.
- Explain how to perform telephone triage, including a list of the steps to take when triaging patients this way.
- Describe how to handle emergency calls and calls with difficult patients.
- List the steps to prepare files for patient arrivals.
- Describe techniques for persuading patients to provide information.
- Name appropriate reading materials for the reception room.
- Describe safe and effective ways to incorporate a children’s area in the reception room.