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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...
Reinventing care for poor means relying less on ER
There are two daunting tasks facing Minnesota hospitals now that Gov. Tim Pawlenty and legislators have struck a deal...
Web Exclusive: NC Hospital's ED Locked Down After Shooting
An early morning fight at a roadhouse on Presidents Day spilled into the emergency department at Scotland Memorial...
Five Easy Ways to Protect Staff from Violent Patients
When a professional fighter allegedly went haywire in a Nevada hospital and attacked nurses, it briefly brought some...
Swine flu concerns keep Children's ER in Dallas busy
Panicky parents and their sick children overflowed the emergency room on September 23 at Children's Medical Center...
Web Exclusive: Emergency Docs Say Sebelius is Wrong About ED
A statement yesterday from U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seems innocuous enough: A lot of...
Operation of San Leandro (CA) Hospital's ER hangs in the balance
The possible closure of San Leandro (CA) Hospital's emergency room, where 27,000 patients a year are treated, has...

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...