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Emergency Department Uses Tool To Identify At-Risk Patients in Need of HIV Testing, Leading to Same Number of Newly Diagnosed Patients with Fewer Screening Tests 12/18/13

Instead of attempting to screen all patients for HIV, the Denver Health Medical Center emergency department uses an electronic risk assessment tool known as the Denver HIV Risk Score to estimate a...

Comprehensive Bundle of Strategies Improves Emergency Department Turnaround Time, Reduces Boarding Time and Patients Leaving Without Being Treated 02/08/13

Lakeland Regional Medical Center implemented a comprehensive bundle of strategies to improve emergency department throughput, including reorganizing space into pods, making staffing changes to...

Emergency Medical Technicians Use Checklist To Identify Intoxicated Individuals who Can Safely Go to Detoxification Facility Rather Than Emergency Department 12/24/12

Trained emergency medical technicians in and around Colorado Springs and El Paso County, CO, use a checklist to evaluate intoxicated individuals to determine if they need to go to the emergency...

Community-Based Oncology Practice Redesigns Processes Based on Patient-Centered Medical Home Model To Enhance Access, Improve Quality, and Reduce Costs 11/12/12

A community-based oncology practice (Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology, PC) reengineered its care delivery processes using evidence-based frameworks, including the National Committee...

Nine-Hospital Collaborative Uses Patient Screening Criteria, Fast-Track Diagnosis, and Treatment Protocols To Reduce Sepsis Mortality by Approximately 50 Percent 03/21/12

The University of California, San Francisco's Integrated Nurse Leadership Program ran a 22-month collaborative involving nine hospitals that focused on reducing deaths from sepsis. Although...

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Detoxification Center Evaluation Checklist 02/06/13

The Detoxification Center Evaluation checklist can be used to evaluate intoxicated individuals to determine if they need to go to the emergency department or can safely be transported directly to a county detoxification facility.

The...

Emergency Severity Index, Version 4: Implementation Handbook, 2012 Edition 01/19/12

The Emergency Severity Index (ESI) is a simple to use, five-level triage instrument that categorizes emergency department (ED) patients by evaluating both patient acuity and resources. The algorithm provides clinically relevant stratification of...

Patient Care Portfolio 01/19/09

This portfolio offers nurses a reliable method for developing evidence-based workforce plans to support existing hospital services or the development of new ones.

It has two distinct but interrelated elements that should be used...

Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post Traumatic Stress Acute Stress Reaction (ASR) Module - Pocket Guide 12/17/07

This pocket guide is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It focuses on the evaluation and triage of...

Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care Algorithm M: Self-Management and Education 12/17/07

This algorithm is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. By clicking on the individual steps in this...

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