Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum

The Acute Care Continuum is the integration of urgent, emergent, inpatient and post-discharge care of patients with acute medical conditions.

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agitated patient emergency roomMany ED providers aren't confident managing patients who are tense, restless, uncooperative, and show other signs of agitation. In today's post, we chat with Scott Zeller, MD, CEP America's Vice President of Psychiatry, for tips on respectful de-escalation. Read More...
5/23/2017 6:05:01 PM | 1 comments

icu intensivist coverageIntensive care units (ICUs) are one of the most important and expensive components of our healthcare system, because they care for a hospital’s sickest patients. Here's how full-time intensivist staffing can improve care and lower costs. Read More...
5/22/2017 12:30:14 PM | 2 comments

healthcare innovation emergency roomNo one likes to talk about it, but a significant number of hospital strategic initiatives just don't work out. Here's why failure isn't necessary a bad word, and how you can correct course when you encounter challenges. Read More...
5/17/2017 11:52:18 AM | 4 comments

A trauma center provides enormous benefit to the community, but earning that designation takes a great deal of time and teamwork. In today's post, emergency physician Lisa McAfee, DO, chronicles her ED's long journey to trauma center status. Read More...
5/15/2017 12:39:36 PM | 3 comments

As doctors and advanced providers, we don’t always have a cure. But we can always provide care. In today's post, Anna Heilig-Adams, PA-C, shares what she learned as a medical volunteer in rural Panama. Read More...
5/10/2017 2:13:20 PM | 10 comments
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