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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CEP America radiation reductionBetween 1995 and 2005, CT utilization in children more than doubled in the United States. Fortunately, excellent guidelines exist to support clinical decision-making and limit unnecesary exposure to ionizing radiation. Here's how one hospital is putting that evidence into practice. Read More...
6/12/2017 12:20:09 PM | 1 comments

cep america emergency roomThe road to becoming a 911 receiving center can be challenging, as the ED team at St. Vincent Medical Center learned. Here's how they prepared to receive more — and more acute — patients. Read More...
5/31/2017 6:54:06 AM | 3 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

What Every Physician Should Know About Addiction MedicineEmergency medicine physician Stacie Solt, MD, wanted to do more for patients struggling with substance use disorders. So she took the unique step of completing a fellowship in addiction medicine. In today's post, she talks about that journey and shares some advice for fellow providers. Read More...
4/19/2017 11:30:55 AM | 2 comments
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