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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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

overcoming tough times with resilienceWhen disaster strikes, it's natural to feel frightened, depressed, and overwhelmed. But why do some people bounce back more quickly than others in the same situation? Here are some tips from a speaker and author who's been there. Read More...
9/5/2017 1:20:17 PM | 3 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

When contracting a physician group to manage one of your hospital service lines, it's now common practice to tie a percentage of payments to performance. Doing so can benefit all parties and improve care for patients. But how should you proceed if your existing performance data is shaky — or even nonexistent?  Read More...
8/29/2017 11:36:51 AM | 4 comments
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