Nurses are essential members of the healthcare team, and are charged with delivering patient care in an increasingly complex environment. How do we harness their expertise, insights, and compassion to drive improved patient outcomes?
Open communication with patients after medical errors decreases emotional impacts and diminishes patient avoidance of doctors and organizations involved in errors, new research indicates.
Remember that the population you serve in a catastrophic emergency might include patients with disabilities or limited English proficiency.
Dig out your screening plans for MERS-CoV, Ebola, measles, or any other infectious disease and update them with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As mass casualty events go, the 75-vehicle pileup on the Sunday before Christmas on an interstate in southeastern Virginia could have been much worse.
Build off any protocols you already have for handling extra-busy days at your emergency department (ED) to create a patient surge plan that can seamlessly expand as needed during a local disaster.
The largest sepsis study every conducted with Medicare data found a 40% increase in the rate of Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with the deadly infection from 2012 to 2018.
Proponents of the treatment say the study is flawed and plan to keep using vitamin C on sepsis patients.
Concerns in the public may be contributing to a growing shortage of PPE and other supplies.
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The threat of the 2019 novel coronavirus spreading rapidly in the United States remains low for now, but concerns in the public may be contributing to a growing shortage of personal...