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

work life balance medicineIn medicine, taking care of one’s self promotes, and sometimes equals, the quality of care we give to others. Of course, when it comes to real world practice, this is more easily said than done. In this month's Mindfulness in Medicine column, coach and author Anne Bruce shares her personal journey with burnout and the lessons it taught her. Read More...
6/6/2017 1:31:19 PM | 8 comments

medical school applicationsAt CEP America, many of our scribes have returned as providers after completing their training. Today, CEP America Partners Lori Winston, MD; Linda Herman, MD; and Kunal Sukhija, MD, share valuable tips for scribes applying to professional school to make their application stand out from the crowd. Read More...
6/5/2017 2:50:13 PM | 3 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

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 | 2 comments
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