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Hospital experts debate wisdom of using stun guns to control violent patients
Stun guns have started to show up in hospital settings, a migration that has raised some concerns.  On July 8, a...
Hospital ICU deaths more likely on weekends
Patients admitted to an intensive care unit over the weekend may be more likely to die than those admitted at other...
Carolina Medical Center feels psychiatric care strain
A surge in emergency room patients needing psychiatric care has strained Carolinas Medical Center's overall ability to...
Texas company giving its ERs support to run more efficiently
A Texas company aims to run emergency departments more efficiently, and is promising patients no longer than a...
Baylor Medical Center at Garland (TX) to expand emergency-care facility
Baylor Health Care System is expected to announce today a $10.5 million expansion of the emergency department at Baylor...
Two Heritage Valley Health System hospitals in Pennsylvania get grants
The two hospitals of the Pennsylvania-based Heritage Valley Health System—Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage...
Agency offers ways to divert nonemergency patients from new County-USC
For generations, Los Angeles County-USC has been seen as the hospital of last resort. But as the crowded hospital moves...
Web Exclusive: To Relieve ED Crowding, Stabilize and Mobilize
There is more evidence out there that the best way to relieve Emergency Department crowding is to move stabilized...
Magazine: The ED Stands Alone
A growing number of hospitals are considering freestanding emergency departments as a way to reach more patients and...
How family doctors can make a difference in hospital care
Hospitalists represent the fastest growing medical specialty of this decade, and hospitalist programs are often touted...

Book: Critical Thinking in the Emergency Department:
This easy-to-read resource explains the principles behind critical thinking and how to encourage nurses to use critical...
Book: The Hospital Executive's Guide to Emergency Department Management, 2nd Edition
In this timely new book, you will find refined tactics for dealing with increased patient flow, efficiently handling...
Webcast: Transform Your ED into a Profit Center
As the major source of admissions, your ED is poised to be a serious revenue driver, or drain. Get in-the-trenches...
Webcast: Violence in Healthcare: Proven Strategies to Keep Your Facility Safe
Despite Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alerts and OSHA guidance, violence in healthcare is on the rise. Your workplace...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...