from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instance of signing out.
  • n. A procedure executed when exiting a facility.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Objectives: The fellow will obtain sign-out information from the inpatient and/or consult fellow as applicable prior to taking on-call responsibilities.

    Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship

  • She sat quietly during afternoon sign-out and made notes on her patient list, but when it came to anticipating the needs of those patients with whom she was less familiar, Blaire sometimes let things slide.

    Between Expectations

  • This had not been communicated to me in the brief sign-out I had received over the phone; either it had not been thought pertinent in the wake of her procedure reason enough for her to have dropped her sats or it had been lost in translation somewhere along the way.

    Between Expectations

  • I just e-mailed you the updated discharge summaries and the sign-out.

    Between Expectations

  • What I know about Sammy is what I was told in sign-out from Leisha, an outline only, what I need to be aware of in case of emergencies overnight.

    Between Expectations

  • The sign-out I get on the evening of that first night on Oncology is that nearly each of the dozen or so patients is holding his or her own.

    Between Expectations

  • They all have names and diagnoses I will be able to mumble in my sleep by the close of the week, but for now I keep the folded pages of my sign-out in my back pocket or else tight in one hand and do not put it down.

    Between Expectations

  • In the evening, despite their best and valiant efforts, discharge paperwork will remain unsigned and the tidy patient lists used for sign-out will have dissolved into disarray, leaving the on-call interns and residents to spend the next fourteen hours putting things in order all over again.

    Between Expectations

  • Then he takes his pass from its slot in the green rectangular pass book before adding his name and time of departure to the long list of other names and times already scribbled onto the blocks of the sign-out sheet.


  • The sign-out switch is down the bottom in tiny little blue font and I will NOT BE SIGNING ON, thankyouvery much.

    bring me the inventor of Google Buzz. so I may hurt him.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.