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ERs turn more violent as government help shrinks for volatile mentally ill, addicted patients
Violence against nurses and other medical professionals appears to be increasing around the country as the number of...
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...
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...
Last episode at St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan's ER unclear
The handful of doctors, nurses, and physician assistants on the overnight shift at St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan...
Summa Health System Plans $65 Million Emergency Services Growth
In response to both increasing market share and population in its service area, Ohio-based Summa Health System has...
EDs Are Seeing More Elderly Patients, Repeat Users
More people are going to the emergency rooms and many of them are elderly and often repeat users, according to a study...
Large EDs Bear Brunt of Crowding
Large, metropolitan emergency departments that serve more than 50,000 patients each year represent just 17.7% of all...
Web Exclusive: Do You Have a Plan for Your ED?
I've heard of acute-care inpatient units tailored for elderly patients with hand rails and nonslip flooring. But an...
Naperville, IL, hospital given green light for emergency center
Naperville, IL-based Edward Hospital has received state permission to build an emergency center in Plainfield but...
Pulse stronger on New Orleans ER services with new facility
The New Orleans region’s emergency medical services and other hospital capacity will expand with the opening of...

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...