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Web Exclusive: CT, MRI Use in Emergency Departments Soaring
The increased use of imaging tools is associated with higher healthcare costs and more time spent in the emergency...
Headed to ER? Some post waits by text, billboard
Need an X-ray or stitches? Online, via text message or flashing on a billboard, some emergency rooms are advertising...
Medical device problems hurt 70,000+ kids annually
More than 70,000 children and teens go to the emergency room each year for injuries and complications from medical...
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...
ERs face a new urgency
As emergency room visits in the United States have ticked steadily upward, reaching 119.2 million annually, waiting for...
Surgeons-for-hire ease ER loads
For more hospitals, finding general surgeons to treat emergency room patients has become a bigger challenge as...
St. Louis-area ERs see traffic increase as recession hits uninsured
St. Louis-area emergency rooms already burdened by an increase in uninsured patients are now facing a recession-spurred...
Uninsured put a strain on hospitals
As increasing numbers of the unemployed and uninsured turn to the nation’s emergency rooms as a medical last...
Hospitals ease ER crowding with ward beds in halls
Hospital officials nationwide are being urged to consider treating patients in hallways as a way to ease emergency...
Tennessee program makes sure ER is for emergencies
A new "ER Diversion" program aims to reduce waiting times in emergency rooms by redirecting patients who use...

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...