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To address emergency department overcrowding operational research seeks to identify efficient processes to optimize flow of patients through the emergency department. Vertical flow refers to the concept of utilizing and assigning patients virtual beds rather than to an actual physical space within the emergency department to care of low acuity patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of vertical flow upon emergency department efficiency and patient satisfaction.
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Name: The American journal of emergency medicine
Emergency department nurses are faced with an overwhelming number of patients each day. The average number of emergency department visits is increasing by 3.5% per year. Numerous studies have been con...
Computed tomography (CT) is a standard imaging modality utilized during the evaluation of trauma patients in the emergency department (ED). However, while it is common to utilize intravenous (IV) cont...
ICU admission delays can negatively affect patient outcomes, but emergency department volume and boarding times may also affect these decisions and associated patient outcomes. We sought to investigat...
Using nurse practitioners (NPs) in pediatric emergency departments (PEDs) is commonplace in the United States, yet little is known on the impact of NPs on patient flow measures in these environments. ...
An inadequate pain management is common in the emergency department. Our objective was to analyze pain management among children with an orofacial infection or trauma in the emergency department and t...
Patients presenting to the emergency department with acute asthma exacerbation will be assigned to peak-expiratory flow rate (PEFR) guided management and non-PEFR guided management.
The aim of the study is to determine whether a nurse-managed telephone-based case-management intervention can reduce healthcare utilization and improve self-assessed health status in frequ...
The purpose of this study is to compare the rate of non-urgent emergency department use between three groups of patients: those who were referred to the emergency department by Telehealth ...
The prevalence of pain in the emergency department is estimated between 60% and 78%. However, many studies reported oligo analgesia in about half of patient admitted to the emergency depar...
15 eyes of 15 patients with primary double-headed pterygia that underwent vertical split conjunctival autograft pterygium surgery were retrospectively reviewed. All patients had primary do...
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Hospital department responsible for the flow of patients and the processing of admissions, discharges, transfers, and also most procedures to be carried out in the event of a patient's death.
The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients admitted to the emergency department.
Voluntarily-formed groups of healthcare professionals who join for common management services and other benefits such as collective bargaining agreements with reimbursement agents. The physical assets of a practice are controlled by the MSO which also provides billing, collections, and similar services. The practitioner retains control of patient records and management of patient care.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and management of services provided for obstetric and gynecologic patients.