(Mann, 2014, p.2) These strategies include: broadening access to primary care services; focus on individuals who frequently utilize the emergency department (super-utilizers); and targeting the needs of individuals with behavioral health problems. (Mann, 2014, pp 2-4) Many resources and processes have been implemented in order to help decrease inappropriate emergency department visits. This paper is going to demonstrate some resources and processes that are in place to help individuals obtain health care at the appropriate health care setting.
Introduction 14 million Canadians visit Emergency Departments (ED) every year, and also reported to having the highest use of EDs (Ontario Hospital Association, 2006). ED overcrowding in Canada has become an epidemic. ED overcrowding has been defined as “a situation in which the demand for emergency services exceeds the ability of an (emergency) department to provide quality care within acceptable time frames” (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, 2014). This has been an ongoing problem across Canada. Ontario has developed an initiative to reduce ED wait times by implementing a variety of strategies and collaborating with other institutions. This paper describes the Emergency Room National Ambulatory Intuitive (ERNI), an
Triage is usually the first step of the emergency room and helps determine severity of each patient. Once through triage, the patient
Emergency room over utilization is one of the leading causes of today’s ever increasing healthcare costs. The majority of the patients seen in emergency rooms across the nation are Medicaid recipients, for non-emergent reasons. The federal government initiated Medicaid Managed Care programs to offer better healthcare delivery, adequately compensate providers and reduce healthcare costs. Has Medicaid Managed Care addressed the issues and solved the problem? The answer is ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.
2. Are data collection and analysis techniques appropriate? How? Data collection techniques are questionable, because some of the G. How are overall results presented? The overall results are presented as a qualitative analysis and it allowed the researchers the opportunity to produce new inputs.
As an Emergency Room Nurse, You become a part of the Emergency Response Team that works together to not only provide individual care, but also to provide fast and accurate stabilizing care to individuals in a crisis situation. Being a professional nurse means caring for the overall general health and comfort,
Bedside Report from the Emergency Department. Translational Research March 31, 2016 The modern day emergency room is a department that is constantly busy. In the hustle of caring for patients, there are some details of the patient’s care that can be overlooked in a standard phone report to the accepting nurse.
Case #5: Can This Relationship Be Saved? Case #20: Emergency Care Group Case Comparison of Case #5 and Case #20 Key Issues Case #5- Can this Relationship be Saved? The main key issues in case #5 is that the MMG system had not achieved its overall financial performance goals; therefore they experienced a big loss secondly the transition of new leadership became an issue. The difficulties of implementing the MBS business model in the Hospitals and Clinics division also became a very important issue. Having to come up with a strategy to improve the financial side and being able to focus on customers and relationships was not an easy task for them. Hospitals had a different approach of helping customers in
Emergency Department David W. Banson Stratford University HCA 530 May 5, 2015 Dr. Zelalem Atlee Emergency Department Introduction Any patient brought into the Emergency Department, is first signed in at ED receptionist desk and triaged by a triage nurse, prioritized and brought to patient room by a charged nurse either by wheelchair or stretcher or walking
Discussion In 2000, the Department of Health(DH), set a range of emergency care access targets in its NHS plan, and in 2001 the government published Reforming emergency care (DH, 2001) which established waiting time targets for all UK emergency care patient contacts;. The new standard was introduced into the NHS in England in 2002; stating that 98% of patients presenting to ED’s would be seen, treated, admitted or discharged within four hours of arrival by 2004, no one was to wait more than four hours in an ED (from arrival to admission to a bed, transfer elsewhere or discharge). Whilst the author agrees that it has improved the overall for the patient’s experience within the ED. It must be borne in mind that before the decision ‘to come into’ hospital (TCI), that the patient receives the correct clinical decisions prior to TCI.
Assess the current Models of Care in their Emergency Departments using the given criteria It is recognised that not all of the Models of Emergency Care are applicable for all NSW Emergency Departments. Decisions to implement them will be made based on the staff, patient presentations and space available in the ED to operate each model. Assess the potential to introduce models to their hospitals that may improve patient care and flow, the patient experience and clinical outcomes
Triage may also be used for patients arriving at the emergency department, or telephoning medical advice systems, among others.In recent years, it has become common to use the term
The ER has a variety of patients come through the department, but everything depends on the severity of the condition to whom is seen first. Patients with chest pains will be seen first rather than a patient with a stuffy nose. When the patient first walks into the facility they are greeted by the nurse at the window. The nurse then will call them in and do an assessment which is the triage part of the ED. Triage is the first person you see when you enter and the one who set you up in a room. Triage assesses the severity of the patient and they decide along with the facility's policy who should be seen first. When the patient has been assigned a room a nurse then will enter and assess the patient's condition with a more focused assessment. The nurse then will hook the patient up to the blood pressure machine with the O2 monitor. Then the nurse will take a temperature to include the assessment of
Flashing red and blue lights accompanied by an alarming siren in the distance is signaled when the double doors of the emergency room burst open. Pushed by several nurses, doctors, and other medical staff, a lone hospital stretcher with a bloody, wounded patient flies through the medical center towards the doors to the operating room. This image is what generally comes to mind when you think about an emergency room. Many people believe that the hospital’s emergency room is a dark and scary place. While this is true, the common misconception is that the emergency room is a place clear of humor, when in reality humor is present, even necessary, for many reasons. Many television shows, like the show ER, are based in the setting of the
Several existing problems precipitated the creation of the triage system implemented by Kathryn Angell in an effort to deliver improved medical care. The main problem was a lack of coordination in service delivery. This lack of coordination caused excessive wait times on the order of anywhere from 23