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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Over 350,000 people suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year in the United States. For someone experiencing an anaphylactic reaction to a food, the prognosis is poor without prompt administration of epinephrine. For life-threatening medical emergencies like these, survival depends on bystanders to begin care until first responders arrive. Read More...
9/25/2017 11:08:34 AM | 0 comments

clinical quality nurses in emergency departmentIn the chaotic, high-stakes ED environment, it's tough to consistently hit every item on the ever-growing quality metrics checklist. Here's how one ED boosted its quality scores by creating a new role — the quality nurse. Read More...
9/11/2017 2:50:07 PM | 0 comments

When it comes to improving ED operations, the stakes are high. But that doesn't mean the process can't be fun — even at a busy, high-acuity facility. In today's post, we'll look at how the team at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis boosted turnaround using an unconventional strategy: poker. Read More...
9/6/2017 12:36:38 PM | 7 comments

A high school football player who plays with a concussion risks serious and permanent brain injury. Here's how one teenage player is working to make the game safer. Read More...
8/31/2017 1:39:48 PM | 5 comments

After undergrad, is it best to dive right into medical or PA school? Or, should you spend some time scribing to see what it’s really like in the field? Former CEP scribe Hayley Wardrop, RN, MSN, weighs in. Read More...
8/23/2017 12:32:49 PM | 1 comments
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