Patients are less likely to die in a hospital if they are admitted through a high-volume emergency department, according to a new study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Violence against front-line hospital workers is a growing problem across the country and the globe, specifically against nurses and emergency department workers. The number of vio lent incidents involving hospital workers jumped 37 percent in the past three years, according to a recent su rvey by the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety.
An increasing number of hospitals allow patients to make online appointments to visit the emergency room in an attempt to ease seemingly interminable waits as ERs become more crowded.
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Emergency department professionals were skeptical of efforts to use technology to enhance interprofessional education, according to a recent study.
Electronic health records may be used to capture a broad range of information--including clinical notes, lab test results, diagnostic studies, and demographic data--but according to a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, much of this data can be difficult to review and access efficiently.
As hospitals across the country work to reduce costs from emergency department "frequent flyers," some Florida hospitals tackle the problem by coordinating care and targeting patients with chronic conditions, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.
Medication errors contribute to more than 7,000 deaths a year nationwide but one hospital has found a way to reduce those mistakes: it added pharmacists to the emergency department staff, NPR reports.
A nurse-driven, investigative approach to customer service helped nurses at Grady Memorial Hospital's emergency department boost patient satisfaction and improve interdepartmental communication, according to Advance Healthcare Network for Nurses
Emergency department use is up since the beginning of the year when expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to a new survey from the American College of Emergency Physicians.