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We describe our 3-year experience with endotracheal intubation (ETI) outcomes during a multidisciplinary emergency department (ED)-based quality improvement (QI) program.
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Name: Journal of patient safety
Obesity is deemed to increase the risk of difficult tracheal intubation. However, there is a dearth of research that examines the relationship of obesity with intubation success and adverse events in ...
Multiple formulae have been proposed for calculating orotracheal depth for paediatric intubation. However, literature on the validation of these formulae in the emergency department setting is limited...
To assess treatment outcomes associated with an obstetric hypertensive emergency quality improvement intervention instituted in a tertiary care women's emergency department.
We describe the use of Lean quality improvement methodologies at a Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility to redesign Emergency Department (ED) front-end operations and improve ED flow, specifically t...
The purpose of this research is to measure the endotracheal tube cuff pressure in patients who have been endotracheally intubated emergently in the emergency department or in the field by ...
Reliable endotracheal tube (ETT) insertion confirmation is essential for critically ill patients. Incorrect placement causes a high rate of mortality and morbidity. Therefore, early detect...
This RCT is testing the efficacy of apneic oxygenation during endotracheal intubation in the emergency department. Currently the standard practice in the ED when performing endotracheal in...
Postoperative sore throat (POST) is a common problem following the use of endotracheal intubation during general anaesthesia. It leads to dissatisfaction and discomfort after surgery and c...
The usefulness of videolaryngoscope has been verified by several studies, and the frequency of videolaryngoscopy is increasing in clinical practice. Data on the use of videolaryngoscopes, ...
A way of providing emergency medical care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise in EMERGENCY MEDICINE. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement.
The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.
The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients admitted to the emergency department.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Organizations representing designated geographic areas which have contracts under the PRO program to review the medical necessity, appropriateness, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. Peer Review Improvement Act, PL 97-248, 1982.