Clinical CareEscalating Workplace Violence Rocks Hospitals
Many healthcare workers say the physical and verbal abuse come primarily from patients, some of whom are disoriented because of...
Clinical CareAs ER Wait Times Grow, More Patients Leave Against Medical Advice
The growth in patients leaving California ERs prematurely was faster than the growth in overall ER encounters.
Dealing With Hospital Closure, Pioneer Kansas Town Asks: What Comes Next?
After depending on the local hospital for more than a century, Fort Scott residents now are trying to cope with...
Clinical CareGuidance for ER Physicians Treating Loved Ones, Colleagues or Themselves
Clinicians can avoid ethical and liability concerns by exercising good judgment and placing limits on provision of care.
Clinical CarePrioritize Sepsis Assessments in Your Overcrowded Emergency Department
Prompt identification of patients who are at high risk of sepsis could be the difference between life or death.
Clinical CareAdopt This 5-Part Process to Reduce ER Length of Stay
Establishing a 'fast track' for low-acuity patients improves efficiency in emergency departments.
Clinical CareER Visits Rise for Kids Who Consider Suicide
The annual estimated visits to EDs for suicide attempts and suicidal ideation in 2007 was 580,000 for children, which jumped...
Clinical CareBurnout Especially Common Among Emergency Medicine Residents
The country's physician burnout epidemic is taking a heavy toll on emergency department clinician trainees.
FinanceCalifornia Hospitals See Massive Surge In Homeless Patients
Health officials and homeless advocates attribute the trend to the surging number of people living homeless in California in recent...
Clinical Care5 Keys to Honoring POLST Directives in Emergency Departments
Engaging patients and family members is crucial when there are documents specifying physician directives for life-threatening conditions.
InnovationShe Was Dancing On The Roof And Talking Gibberish. A Special Kind Of ER Helped Her
ERs increasingly have become the care of first and last resort for people in the grips of a psychiatric episode....