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Emergency Departments Improved Processes In Patients Care

Emergency Departments Improved Processes In Patients Care

For at least two days a week, Lorrie Batson, RN, BSN, plays the part of a hawk eyed mother, carefully looking over her chicks and keeping her nest taken care of and safe from her perch in the Nash UNC Emergency Department waiting room. Batson, a clinical nurse II, keeps her eyes and ears open;…

Female Emergency Doctors Less Than Male Doctors

Female Emergency Doctors Less Than Male Doctors

Female emergency doctors; As few as one-third of academic emergency medicine (EM) physicians are female and these physicians face significant disparities in representation and academic rank by gender. That is the conclusion of a study to be publish in a March 2019 special issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) titled: “Influence of Gender on the Profession…

Health And Social Care Professionals In The Emergency Department

Health And Social Care Professionals In The Emergency Department

Dedicated Health and Social Care Professional (HSCP) teams have proposed for emergency departments (EDs) in an effort to improve patient and process outcomes. Index visits to the emergency department (ED) are increasing at a rate that exceeds population growth. As conceptualised within the Input-Throughput-Output model, high ED attendance is influenced by multiple factors internal and…

Emergency Room Is A Medical Treatment Facility In Emergency Medicine

Emergency Room Is A Medical Treatment Facility In Emergency Medicine

Avoidable emergency department (ED) visits add $32 billion to the nation’s health care costs annually, according to a new report from insurer United Healthcare, and hospice and palliative care providers are well positioned to help reduce that toll. Emergency room is a medical treatment facility specializing in emergency medicine, the acute care of patients who present without prior…

Emergency Medical Services Do Underrepresentation Of Women

Emergency Medical Services Do Underrepresentation Of Women

Here women and minority groups are underrepresented in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the US and workforce diversity is not likely undergo big changes anytime soon, according to a new ten-year study of almost 700,000 newly certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics, published in Prehospital Emergency Care. “A diverse healthcare workforce can reduce health…

Telehealth To Head Off Hospitalizations And Emergency Room Visits

Telehealth To Head Off Hospitalizations And Emergency Room Visits

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rural Americans are more likely than their urban counterparts to die prematurely from the five most common killers: heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. Telehealth the use of technology to provide healthcare remotely is an emerging way to combat these trends.…

Powerful Opioid Use Disorder Patients In Emergency Departments

Powerful Opioid Use Disorder Patients In Emergency Departments

A program developed by UB emergency medicine physicians to expedite patient access to comprehensive and effective opioid use disorder treatment is going statewide. Right now, Buffalo MATTERS is available through the emergency departments of 17 hospitals, including all Kaleida Health, Catholic Health and Erie County Medical Center facilities throughout the eight counties of Western New York. This…

Emergency Department Prescribe Opioids For Acute Gout

Visiting Of Emergency Department Prescribe Opioids For Acute Gout

More than a quarter of patients with acute gout received a prescription for opioids at discharge from the emergency department, according to study results published in Arthritis Care & Research. Previous studies have reported that, although steroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and colchicine are effective for reducing the inflammation and pain associated with acute gout, opioid analgesics are commonly…

Emergency Department Decreased Using Telemedicine

Patients From Emergency Department Decreased Using Telemedicine

When Owings Mills resident Wayne Webb responded to a follow-up call from a staff member at Northwest Hospital asking him to open his front door, he was shock to see paramedics waiting for him. Although he was not feeling well after a visit to the hospital’s Emergency Department a few days prior, he had no…

Identifying Human Trafficking Victims In The Emergency Rooms

Identifying Human Trafficking Victims In The Emergency Rooms

Trafficking victims; In this study the Trump Administration is pursuing its war on human trafficking as the United States Department of Transportation takes aim at truckers, but a North Texas nurse says the battle begins somewhere besides the road. Susan Blume is a nurse at Texas Health Resources. She has spent years trying to develop…

Emergency Rooms Visits For Alcohol Related Issues

Emergency Rooms Visits For Alcohol Related Issues

Peoples are visiting Ontario emergency rooms for alcohol related problems, according to a new study. And while middle-aged men remain the most frequent patients, women and adults in their late 20s seem to be catching up. These were the groups with the fastest-rising rates of visits, according to the study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical…

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Improved Emergency Medicine Increase The Number Of Admissions

Emergency Medicine; The four-hour standard performance recorded by the Winter Flow Project this year is quite remarkable. While there is no getting away from the fact that routinely recording performance of around 80% speaks of patients and staff being placed at the ‘highest level of risk’, given that NHS England have record an increase in…