ED Management – June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021
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Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams in the Emergency Setting
Emergency clinicians are adept at diagnosing and treating pulmonary embolisms. In cases deemed intermediate- or high-risk, determining which treatment is best is not always clear. Innovators at Massachusetts General Hospital developed the first pulmonary embolism response team, which has since been adopted widely.
Database Designed to Drive Improvements in Pulmonary Embolism Care
Most of data supporting the pulmonary embolism response team (PERT) concept comes from single-center reports that lack prospective, controlled studies to evaluate the benefits. PERTs are so prevalent today that it is doubtful researchers could conduct a randomized, clinical trial. To surmount this hurdle, researchers are endeavoring to bring everyone’s data together in one multicenter registry called the PERT Consortium Quality Database.
U.K., U.S. Research Groups Report Progress on Objective Concussion Test
Word that a saliva test can accurately identify whether an individual has sustained a concussion has created quite a buzz in recent weeks.
Use State-Level Policy to Drive Rapid Changes in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
Recognizing that EDs are uniquely positioned to engage patients with opioid use disorder into effective treatment, Pennsylvania officials decided to test whether financial incentives would be enough to nudge hospitals to facilitate stronger action.
COVID-19 Pandemic Put Pioneering Capacity Command Center to the Test
No knew the world would be in the grips of COVID-19 in 2016. That is when Johns Hopkins Hospital unveiled a first-of-its-kind Capacity Command Center (CCC), a high-tech control room designed to apply all the latest analytical tools to bed management, patient transfers, and surge planning. CCC leaders have spent the last five years working around the clock to optimize patient flow and anticipate any potential bottlenecks. But there is no question the concept has been put to the test by pandemic conditions. How did it fare?
The Healing Process for Healthcare Workers Exposed to Workplace Violence
Research suggests peer support programs that may have been developed to support clinicians following an adverse event or medical error also be leveraged to help those suffering from stress, anxiety, or other emotional difficulties following incidents of workplace violence.