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February 28, 2019

Feeling lonely in the emergency department? It may matter more than you think.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Waiting in the emergency room is not only frustrating for patients, but could contribute to future hospitalizations, shows new research. A collaborative team within the Mayo Clinic Emergency Department Clinical Engineering Learning Laboratory is working to improve the quality of care in emergency medicine. Researchers and health care providers work hand-in-hand in this embedded research […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, health care systems engineering, Heather Heaton, Mustafa Sir, patient safety


November 13, 2018

On the Front Lines of Anaphylaxis: Using Data to Save Lives

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Ronna Campbell, M.D., Ph.D.;  Megan Motosue, M.D.; and M. Fernanda Bellolio, M.D.; Mayo Clinic Anaphylaxis is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that affects millions of Americans. Today, nearly 15 million people in the U.S. have a food allergy and numbers are increasing. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can occur within seconds following exposure to an allergen such […]

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Tags: anaphylaxis, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, emergency medicine, M. Fernanda Bellolio, Megan Motosue, OptumLabs, Ronna Campbell


May 16, 2018

Using Big Data to Reduce Waste and Improve Care For Colorectal Cancer Patients

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

Colorectal cancer is the third cause of cancer deaths in the United States for both men and women. Not only is colon cancer a common cancer, a significant proportion of these patients undergo treatment. The treatment is complicated and may involve inpatient and outpatient settings as well as multiple specialists. As a result of the […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, colon cancer, emergency department, gastroenterology, Nabil Wasif, OptumLabs


November 6, 2017

Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also demonstrates that patients who receive an opioid prescription in the ED are less likely to progress to long-term use. This […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, Molly Jeffery, opioids, OptumLabs


October 31, 2017

Education changes perception of sepsis screening tool among nurses

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Sepsis, a complication of an infection, a time-critical and potentially life-threatening disease, is one of Mayo Clinic’s top 10 patient safety risks. To mitigate this risk, sepsis screening alert tools were developed to help staff in the Emergency Department identify patients at risk. Nurses play an important role in minimizing the risk of sepsis by […]

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Tags: emergency department, nursing research


March 2, 2017

Peritonsillar abscess management in the Emergency Department: conservative or surgical approach?

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Author: Dante LS Souza What is Peritonsillar Abscess? Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a collection of pus between the capsule of the palatine tonsil and the pharyngeal muscles. It is the most common deep neck space infection, both in children (49%) and adults (30%), representing  the most frequent indication for non-elective otolaryngological hospital admissions. According to […]

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Tags: emergency department, emergency medicine


January 24, 2017

Introducing the Sepsis and Shock Response Team, and other care-improving research outcomes

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. Typically, sepsis occurs in people who are already hospitalized, but is also diagnosed among patients who come to the emergency department. It is the most expensive condition treated in the U.S. In 2002, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, Pablo Moreno Franco, sepsis


January 3, 2017

Integrating patient preferences in the delivery of Emergency Care. Kano analysis predicts change in experience.

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

In our publication in Annals of Emergency Medicine, Pilot Study of Kano “Attractive Quality” Techniques to Identify Change in Emergency Department Patient Experience, we describe our efforts to improve our patient’s perception of receiving concern and sensitivity from their healthcare providers. The project originated in 2012, when our patients reported lower than expected ratings of […]

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Tags: emergency department, emergency medicine, Venkatesh Bellamkonda


August 4, 2016

What’s best for my child? What’s best for my patient?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Informed consent made easier in pediatric emergency sedation The science of health care delivery can be very exciting – sometimes offering a futuristic peak into the way things could be. Soon we may have an app that enables near instantaneous health data analysis and distillation, and brings individualized care suggestions to a provider’s fingertips. Crunching […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Kern Scholars, M. Fernanda Bellolio


February 5, 2016

Reducing patient wait time and improving staff satisfaction in the Emergency Department

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

 Emergency Department Clinical Engineering Learning Laboratory: Engineering better experiences for Emergency Department patients, employees “I saw 21 patients today, and it’s now 5 p.m. There are only seven in the waiting room, despite an afternoon that saw peak registrations of 21 per hour,” said Eric Boie, M.D., Emergency Medicine, one recent Monday evening. “I can’t […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, health care systems engineering


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