November 1st, 2013
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Telepsychiatry program eases patient crowding in the ED, expedites mental health services to patients and providersEmergency departments have long struggled with how to manage patients who present with behavioral health concerns.
New care model targets high-utilizing, complex patients, frees up emergency providers to focus on acute care concernsWhile EDs are designed to respond to acute care needs, they are often inundated by patients with complex medical, social, and behavioral health problems that require comprehensive solutions. Not surprisingly, the results of this mismatch can involve long wait times, inefficient care, and less than satisfactory outcomes.
Emergency medicine providers fully understand the importance of time-to-treatment when caring for ST-elevated myocardial infarctions (STEMI) patients.
Study: Observation is a good strategy when caring for children who present with minor blunt head traumaA new study strongly suggests that for children who present to the ED with minor blunt head traumas, a short period of observation can make an important difference in helping clinicians determine whether to order computed tomography (CT) scans or not.