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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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

providence hospital anesthesiaA contract turnover can be a stressful event for anesthesia providers. But as the team at Providence Hospital (D.C.) learned, change can also be positive. Here's one anesthetist's story of transitioning from corporate management to the partnership model. Read More...
5/8/2017 12:26:50 PM | 11 comments

mental-health-emergencyMany patients in mental health crisis present to the ED, only to endure long waits for a psychiatric consult or admission to an inpatient treatment facility. The team at Rideout Memorial Hospital believed they could do better for this vulnerable population. Here's how a unique partnership between ED providers, telepsychiatry, and county health workers is providing faster, safer, and more humane care for psychiatric emergencies. Read More...
5/3/2017 1:04:15 PM | 0 comments

Your first job is an important stepping stone on your career path. In today’s post, Steven Zahn, MD, CEP America Regional Director and Advocate Sherman Hospital Emergency Department Medical Director, discusses the transition to your first job and shares information about CEP America’s annual Senior Residents’ Day. Read More...
5/1/2017 12:51:12 PM | 0 comments
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