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Triage Patient Flow Redesign in an Urban Academic Emergency Department
Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this process improvement project is to evaluate whether the implementation of “Lean approach” interventions in the triage redesign of an urban academic emergency ...
Safe Transport of Telemetry Patients with ED RN's - Unintended Consequences
Research Abstract: Purpose: Maintaining safe transport of telemetry patients from the Emergency Department (ED) by having an ED RN accompany them has become a priority in recent years. Unfortunately, many ED’s do not have ...
Protecting Patients against CVC and PIV-Related Infections: An ED Survey
Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: Background: As regulatory requirements related to infection control practices and reimbursement continues to expand, emergency nurses can play a vital role in infection prevention ...
Intraosseous and Venous Blood Lactate Levels Correlate; PT/INR Do Not
Research Abstract Purpose: Intraosseous (IO) vascular access is useful for fluid and medication delivery and blood sampling when intravenous access is difficult or impossible. Serum lactate is a potentially useful biomarker ...