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Items Tagged ‘emergency department’

October 31, 2017

Education changes perception of sepsis screening tool among nurses

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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 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 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 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 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, M. Fernanda Bellolio


February 5, 2016

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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, David Nestler, emergency department, Eric Boie, health care systems engineering, Kalyan Pasupathy, Michael Laughlin Jr., Mustafa Sir, physician burnout, Thomas Hellmich


November 17, 2015

Halting the Cycle

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic is Re-Engineering Mental Health Care Delivery An estimated 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. lives with a mental health condition, reports the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Over 24 million of them failed to receive treatment in 2013, and of those who sought treatment, they found a health care system […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, health care systems engineering, Kalyan Pasupathy, mental health, Ronna Campbell, Thomas Hellmich


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