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State orders fixes at 2 University of California San Diego emergency rooms
The San Diego Union-Tribune    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
State investigators have called for changes in the emergency departments at UC San Diego's two hospitals, after one elderly patient hanged herself at Thornton Hospital and another suffered cardiac arrest after being forceably removed from UCSD Medical Center. More

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Improving emergency hospital, community evacuations
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When a hurricane or another major threat requires an emergency evacuation of a hospital, or an entire coastal community, the logistics can be a nightmare. These efforts are fraught with dangers, missed cues and the likelihood of traffic congestion and other problems that can halt or slow an evacuation. More

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Emergency department management strategies linked to revenue recovery
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Emergency departments often "board" patients so higher-paying elective cases scheduled for admission get beds first. But a study that tested smarter management strategies finds that hospitals can reduce boarding time and bring $3.6 million more in net revenue a year at just one hospital. More

Procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department: Focusing on deep sedation
Emergency Medicine    Share    Share on
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Administration of procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is a vital skill for the emergency physician. PSA helps the emergency physician seamlessly perform procedures that would cause significant pain and anxiety and thus would otherwise be nearly impossible to perform. PSA is not without its potential adverse effects; thus, proper selection of patients and medications is essential. More

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After bankruptcy, hospital debuts emergency room wait-time billboards
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Broken arm? Hemorrhaging wound? If you're in northern New Jersey, no need to show up at the emergency room unsure of when you'll be seen. All you have to do is check a billboard. Patients speeding down the New Jersey Turnpike to seek care at the Bayonne Medical Center will be able to view real-time emergency room wait times at the Bayonne, N.J., hospital. More

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Jails brace for influx of mentally ill
Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In downtown Houston, the man who runs the largest mental health facility in Texas was pondering the same possibility as other mental health professionals. It's the Harris County Jail, where, on any given day, approximately a quarter of the 10,000 or so inmates receive constitutionally required mental health services for their diagnosable psychiatric conditions. Sheriff Adrian Garcia expects the numbers to grow. More

Nurse-EMT charged with stealing prescription drugs
The Beacon-News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An emergency medical technician and nurse from Aurora, Ill., is awaiting trial on 14 felony charges in two counties, after allegedly stealing prescription medication while on the job in Naperville and Oswego. Kathryn J. Swaim allegedly confessed to Aurora police she stole the drugs because she suffers from pain caused by a back injury. More

Former Cheyenne, Wyo., resident writes book about her time in the emergency room
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After working in the emergency room for more than 20 years, Mary Engrav has a few stories. Most are short, quirky and full of detail, but all of them have a special place in her recollections. She recently released a self-published book titled "Stories from the Emergency Department" through, which catalogs most of her stories into quick chapters for easy reading. More
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