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Emergency Comparative Study of Two

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The exercises and training divisions work with similar divisions in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, a Continuity of Operations department designed to work with the federal Department of Homeland Security, and an Office of Domestic Preparedness and Law Enforcement Liaison work with local and federal authorities to coordinate comprehensive disaster planning efforts. (Maryland Emergency Management Homepage, 2006, Official Website)

Different organizations that are involved, how the organizations interact with or are apart of the EOC/What is the responsibilities of each member to the EOC

The federal government, including FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Authority), the Department of Homeland Security, and the state Emergency Management offices of Delaware, Virginia, and Pennsylvania are all involved, as is the National Guard. These organizations do not have specifically delineated legal responsibilities to the state of Maryland's EOC, other than to serve the citizens of the U.S. In the case of the federal government. (Maryland Emergency Management…… [Read More]


Droneburg, John. (2006) "Letter from the Director: John Droneburg III." Maryland

Emergency Management. Retrieved 3 Nov 2006 at http://www.mema.state.md.us/MEMA/content_page.jsp?TOPICID=domprepare#

Florida State Warning Point." (2006). Florida Division of Emergency Management. Retrieved 3 Nov 2006 at http://www.floridadisaster.org/bpr/Response/Operations/swp.htm

Maryland Emergency Management Homepage. (2006) Official Website. Retrieved 3 Nov 2006 at http://www.mema.state.md.us/MEMA/index.jsp
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Emergency by Dennis Johnson and

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Therefore, Johnson weaves clever and poignant paradoxes in the language as well as the overarching themes. The one-eyed man could have died or lost his good eye, as the Nurse points out. He survives unscathed, and sees what his wife forbade him to see. Likewise, Hardie could have faced immanent death in the war but he survives by going AOL. In both cases, subverting social convention is a key to liberation.

The paradox of religion is also conveyed via deft use of language. In "Cathedral," the title image represents the symbol of religious strivings. A cathedral is a house of God; but that house does not necessarily lead to spiritual awakening. On the contrary, the house in which the story takes place does become a zone of spiritual awakening. The blind man and the narrator use the ancient sacrament of cannabis to explore the real meaning of human existence, which…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Carver, Raymond. "Cathedral." Retrieved online: http://nbu.bg/webs/amb/american/6/carver/cathedral.htm

Johnson, Denis. "Emergency." Retrieved online: http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=1991-09-16#folio=030
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Improving Emergency Department Flow by Using a Provider in Triage

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Emergency oom Efficiency

Improving Emergency Department Flow by Using a Provider in Triage

Emergency room triage plays an essential role in the speed and quality of the emergency room departments. Triage represents only one small part of the process that determines quality of patient care. Emergency rooms can be crowded. Busy times are often unpredictable, making it difficult to avoid bottlenecks in the system. This has an affect on the amount of time between arrival and when the patient sees a physician. Patients can be in for frustrating long waits while sitting in the hospital lobby.Patients often leave the emergency room waiting areas without being seen because they get tired of waiting. These patients are referred to as left-without-being seen (LWBS). educing LWBS rates is crucial for improving quality of patient care in emergency rooms. Long waits also cause a potential liability for the hospitals, as patients that are critically…… [Read More]


Arkun, A,, Briggs, W., & Patel, S. et al. (2010). Emergency Department Crowding: Factors

Influencing Flow. West J. Emerg Med. 11(1): 10 -- 15. PMCID: PMC2850834

Armstrong, J., Hammond, J, & Hirshberg A, et al. (2008).Is overtriage associated with increased mortality? The evidence says "yes." Disaster Med Public Health Prep. P. D: 18388647. 2(1):4-5;

Bieler, G., Paroz, S., & Faouzi M, et al. (2012). Social and medical vulnerability factors of emergency department frequent users in a universal health insurance system. Acad Emerg Med. 19(1):63-8.
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The Benefits of Emergency Services in Healthcare

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Emergency oom vs. Urgent Care Services

Emergency rooms are designed to focus on those medical emergencies and not on routine health care. These centers have a positive effect on cost, access, quality, care continuity, and patient navigation. The use of emergency room has managed to serve patients in critical conditions and ensuring that lives are saved and restored to normalcy. These emergency rooms have been able to serve a bigger population because they have no long queues and patients are given urgent medical care. By so doing, the facility promotes the health of patients and later looks at the monetary issues compared to other health facilities that treat patients upon full payment of service fee. An urgent care center encompasses a broad spectrum of consumer-oriented innovations that provide swift accessible and more affordable care. They are part of the rapidly growing "convenient care" industry. The emergency room centers are changing…… [Read More]


Chang, J., Brundage, S., Burke, G. & Chokshi, D. (2015). Convenient Care: Retail Clinics and Urgent Care Centers in New York. United Hospital Fund

Staff Care. (2015). Convenient Care: Growth and Staffing Trends in Urgent Care and Retail Medicine. Dallas, TX: NYSE
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Societal Violence in the Emergency Department

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Emergency Departments (EDs) have the highest levels of violence of any hospital units, and according to a 1994 survey, 97% or nurses in these reported verbal violence and 87% physical violence. All EDs have large numbers of uninsured patients, many of them with drug, alcohol of psychiatric problems, which increase the normal stress and anxiety of this environment and make violence far more likely. This problem is compounded by the fact that only 3% of EDs had full-time security on-site, which means that "prevention is the best method to deal with violence in the ED" (Hoag-Apel, 1998, p. 60). All EDs should do a risk assessment that includes the location, design, history and security measures in the facility; the type of in-house security staff, training and weapons, communications with local police and hospital security; nighttime lighting, parking areas, numbers of chemically dependent patients. It should note whether access is monitored…… [Read More]


Hong-Apel, C.M. (1998). "Violence in the Emergency Department." Nursing Management, Vol. 29, No. 7, pp. 60, 63.
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Best Practices in Emergency Services Management

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Emergency Services Management

The author of this report has been asked to complete a report about management challenges in emergency services. The report will have two major sections. The first section will be a review and summary of an interview that was completed between the author of this report and a person in the emergency services management sphere. The second and final part of the report will be a literature review that covers the topics and revelations revealed from that interview. While all realms of management have their challenges, there are some fields that have more challenges than others and emergency services certainly seems to be one of them.


As a condition of doing the interview for this report and in exchange for the person's candor, the person referenced in this section will not be identified in terms of who the person works for, what role they fill and…… [Read More]


Adriaenssens, J., de Gucht, V., & Maes, S. (2012). The impact of traumatic events on emergency room nurses: Findings from a questionnaire survey. International Journal Of Nursing Studies, 49(11), 1411-1422.


Ayala, E., & Carnero, A.M. (2013). Determinants of Burnout in Acute and Critical Care

Military Nursing Personnel: A Cross-Sectional Study from Peru. Plos ONE, 8(1),
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Emergency Plan

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Emergency Plan

Business Name: MWV located in Covington VA

Number of Employees 190

Emergency management plan entails a system of managing resources, information analysis and decision making in the event of a tornado hitting the facility (Hubbard, 2009). The emergency management plan acts a guide to the responsible personal, the staff and residents within the facility on the steps to take upon the occurrence of a tornado. The emergency plan gives a description of the role that the pre-appointed Emergency Management Group (EMG) is expected to carry out in the event of a tornado. The Emergency Management group will serve as the overall authority over the activities in the facility relating to the occurrence of a tornado.

The emergency management policy is to ensure the safety of every individual within the facility and bring the facility to normal operations after an accident.

The head of the Emergency Management group is…… [Read More]


Hubbard, C. o. (2009). Emergency Response, Windshield Survey; Hubbard, . City of Hubbard Oregon.

Safety, C. f C.P. (2002). American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Guidelines for Technical Planning for On-Site Emergencies. . New York: CCPS-AICHE.
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Emergency Disaster Planning in Case

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.Additional batteries are also needed, however, not the rechargeable batteries or flashlight. To help full the numerous lists of "necessary" items to prepare for an emergency disaster the army/navy retailer is generally not the best place to purchase batters; bottled water; etc.. These stores do on the other hand provide emergency water filtration and purification products. They also market field food prep kits and portable cooking accessories. Other items readily available at these stores include: "Shelter -- military surplus blankets, cots, sleeping bags, tents, duffels, shovels... outerwear are very practical, well-made and inexpensive components of any home disaster preparation kit. Military-style inflatable lifeboats and vests are great for flood use." Gas masks, on the other hand, are not a particular item needed for emergency disaster planning and as Hawver contends, "best promoted as Halloween items rather than as effective for use in emergency situations." In the same sense, helmets, chemical…… [Read More]


Bauer, Jim. (2005). "How To: Survive A Natural Disaster." 19 November 2006. http://www.askmen.com/fashion/how_to_200/206_how_to.html.

Boston, Gabriella. "Shelter from disaster; Homes should be stocked with food, first-aid kit for emergencies.(FAMILY TIMES)," The Washington Times, March 7, 2004.

Brewer, E. Cobham. (1898) "[Scornful Dogs will eat dirty Puddings.]." Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1898; Bartleby.com, 2000. 23 November 2006.  http://www.bartleby.com/br/81.html .

Bubny, Paul. "Survival & emergency gear: a state of readiness: hurricane season is a good time to emphasize survival and emergency gear, but disasters can strike any time of year.," ANSOM (Army, Navy, Supplies, Outdoor Merchandise), July 15, 2006.
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Emergency Planning for San Diego State University

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Emergency Plan for San Diego State University

Evaluation of Emergency Plan of San Diego University

San Diego State University has set out "emergency preparedness, response, and recovery guidelines for students, faculty, staff and campus auxiliary organizations so that the effects of campus emergency situations can be minimized." (San Diego State University, Division of Business and Financial Affairs, 2014, p. 1) San Diego State University has placed emergency numbers across the campus and on its webpage and includes the following:

(1) SDSU Policy (police/medical/fire) 9-1-1

(2) Environmental Health and Safety (chemical spills/toxic fumes) 46778 or [HIDDEN]

Also placed for information is the Emergency Operations Information Line 1- [HIDDEN] .

San Diego State University's Home Page is located at www.sdsu.edu and it is reported that in the event of an emergency on the campus that this webpage is updated. San Diego State University has developed a check list for what should be…… [Read More]


IS-100.SCA: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools (2013) FEMA. Retrieved from: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.sca

IS-362.A: Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools (2013) FEMA. Retrieved from: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-362.a

National Infrastructure Protection Plan (2013) NIPP 2013 Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved from: http://www.dhs.gov/national-infrastructure-protection-plan

National Threat Assessment Center Secret Service Safe School Initiative (2014) U.S. Secret Service. Retrieved from: http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac_ssi.shtml
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Hospital Policies Do They Always Apply in Emergency Situations

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School Nurse Conflict Mission

Mary Jackson did exactly what a professional RN should do -- she tended to the injured children that were her responsibility. It happened that her efforts spilled over into a hospital emergency room, which technically she did not have the legal right to practice in. But still, she acted according to the values that she was trained in and moreover, as a professional healthcare employee of a school, she knew these children and her instincts were to boldly provide triage and other emergency procedures to help the children. In addition, Mary is not just an RN, she is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in pediatrics, and her skills and training are well beyond those of an RN. Hence, she deserves respect and she deserves the benefit of the doubt when she acts in behalf of the children she is contractually and morally obliged to protect and care…… [Read More]

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Klein, C.A. (2006). Nursing Responsibilities in a Disaster. The Nurse Practitioner, 31(11), 56.

Northrop, C.E. (1990). How Good Samaritan Laws Do Protect You. Nursing90, 20(2), 50-51.

Riverbend City: School Nurse Conflict Mission. Washington Allston Elementary School.
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ER Boarding Change Emergency Department

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2010; McCarthy et al. 2009; Zimmerman 2004). These studies have also shown that a reduction in boarding numbers and crowding can eliminate or reduce these problems.

After all of these considerations, the fourth step in osswurm and Larrabee's (1999) model for change is to design the actual changes to practice that should be implemented. In this case, this requires few additional resources other than learning materials for hospital staff to acquaint themselves with new procedures and practices -- there is no equipment necessary, and supplies used by the emergency department should actually decrease pretty much across the board as patients are more quickly sent to other departments of the hospital after stabilization (AEM 2008). The design, then, is one that is purely procedural, and should consist of clear triage and stabilization practices that effectively assess patients and determine the appropriate continuation of their care, whether that be on an outpatient…… [Read More]


Bair, a., Song, W., Chen, Y. & Morris, B. (2010). The Impact of Inpatient Boarding on ED Efficiency: A Discrete-Event Simulation Study. Journal of Medical Systems, 34, 919-929.

Boarding of Admitted and Intensive Care Patients in the Emergency Department. (2008). Annals of Emergency Medicine, 52(2), 188-189.

McCarthy, M., Zeger, S., Ding, R., Levin, S., Desmond, J., Lee, J. & Aronsky, D. (2009). Crowding Delays Treatment and Lengthens Emergency Department Length of Stay, Even Among High-Acuity Patients. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 54(4), 492-503.

Rosswurm, M. & Larrabee, J. (1999). Model for change to evidence-based practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 31(4), 317-322.
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Crowding in Emergency Departments Over

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(Shactman; Altman, 2002)

4. ecommendations for Overcoming these Barriers:

Some of the suggestions for overcoming these barriers are (i) appointment of a General Practitioner -- GP officers to work as a Liaison Officer between the ED and the community so that the communication is streamlined as well as processes of referral and feedback and development of clinical pathways. (ii) Expansion of community off-peak facilities, including the setting up of the capacity for community access to X-rays, Scanning, ultrasound, blood tests and observation beds. (iii) Initiation of a project to deal with frequent attenders to the ED through the development of management plans contributed to by the patient, their GP, the ED as also their specialist (iv) Education of the local community such that are aware as to when and under what situations to access ED care or alternative care in the community. (Ardagh; ichardson, 2004)


Ardagh, Michael; ichardson, Sandra.…… [Read More]


Ardagh, Michael; Richardson, Sandra. (2004) "Emergency department overcrowding- can be

fix it" Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, vol. 117, no. 1189, pp: 27-31.

Brewster, Linda R; Rudell, Liza; Lesser, Cara S. (2001) "Emergency Room Diversions: A

Symptom of Hospitals under Stress-Increased Demand for ER Services" Center for Studying Health System Change. Issue Brief No. 38. Retrieved May, 2009 from  http://www.hschange.com/CONTENT/312/
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Interpersonal Paradigms in the Emergency Department

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ange Nursing Theories

As a profession, nursing presents many challenges. Indeed, it is one of the most stress inducing jobs in the world, not only in terms of the physical toll and long hours, but also because of the emotionally exhausting nature of the work. For this reason, personnel turnover tends to be high and there is a general shortage of nursing personnel at hospitals. Because of the vital nature of the profession to the healthcare field and to humanity in general, many researchers have addressed the problem of high personnel turnover in the nursing profession, as well as factors like leadership, work efficiency and interpersonal relationships.

Of all the work environments within the nursing profession, the Emergency oom is probably the most stressful, which also leads to high personnel turnover. One approach towards a resolution is to find ways of enhancing nursing staff satisfaction. Increased satisfaction at work would…… [Read More]


Hopwood, C.J., Wright, A.G.C., Pincus, A.L. (2013, Jun.) The interpersonal core of personality pathology. Journal of Personality Disorders. 27(3). Retrieved from:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3675800/ 

Hwang, T.G., Younsuk, L., and Hojung, S. (2011, Jul. 1). Structure-oriented vs. process-oriented approach to enhance efficiency for emergency room operations: what lessons can we learn? Journal of Healthcare Management. 56(4). Retrieved from:  http://www.biomedsearch.com/article/Structure-oriented-versus-process-approach/271594394.html 

Lin, B.Y-J., Hsu, C-P.C., Juan, C-W., Lin, C-C., Lin, H-J., and Chen, J-H. (2011). The role of leader behaviors in hospital-based emergency departments' unit performance and employee work satisfaction. Social Science & Medicine. 72. Retrieved from: www.elsevier.com/locate/socscimed.

Lipsitz, J.D. And Markowitz, J.C. (2013). Mechanisms of change in interpersonal therapy. Clinical Psychology Review. 33.
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How Could the Wait Time in the Emergency Center Be Decreased

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Wait Time in the Emergency Center Can Be Decreased

How Could the Wait Time in the Emergency Center be Decreased?

This paper discusses how long wait times and overcrowding can be reduced in emergency centers as a way of improving healthcare quality for all patients.

Physicians working in emergency departments are dedicated to offering high quality emergency care, as fast as possible, to all the patients brought into the emergency center. However, long wait times and crowding hamper patient safety. The ever increasing emergency patient numbers, coupled with critical shortages in the entire system of emergency medical care, play a role in limiting patients' access to emergency care on a timely manner. Patients with the need to see physicians in 1 to 15 minutes get attended to in 37 minutes, a figure twice the expected timeframe. The long wait times and crowding in emergency departments have been attributed to patients…… [Read More]


Brimhall, J. (2012). SQL server 2012 T-SQL recipes: A problem-solution approach. New York: Apress.

Chan, P. L.-K. (2010). Predictive Modeling of Emergency Department Wait Times for Abdominal Pain Patients.

Hernandez, M. J. (2013). Database design for mere mortals: A hands-on guide to relational database design.

Kindt, E. J. (2013). Privacy and data protection issues of biometric applications: A comparative legal analysis.
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Room I Came Up With

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In conjunction with these car ads, car insurance companies took advantage of this by advertising their services as well. Car insurance companies that I noticed advertising through billboards were Safeco, Progressive, and All State. Progressive provided a catchy and positive note to its ad by having the slogan, "Happy drivers make good drivers." From what I can recall in the All State ad, it mentioned something about safe driving, again with a catchy phrase: "Safe driving bonus for not driving like a paparazzi." These car insurance ads, particularly for Progressive and All State, tackle issues relevant to motorists, their target market: both chose to discuss driving behavior, using different ad 'treatments.' Progressive addressed reckless/irresponsible driving by focusing on the ideal driving behavior and its positive outcome, that is, drivers must have a happy temperament in order to be a good driver. All State, meanwhile, chose to go the opposite route…… [Read More]

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Emergency Preparedness and Management in Florida

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Disaster Preparedness and Emergency esponse for Natural Disasters or Terrorists Attacks in Florida

Emergency management has been described regarding the phases by using words such as prepare. Mitigate, respond and recover. For this paper, we are going to examine the underlying concepts, variation, limitations, and implications of emergency management phases. Moreover, we are going to look at the various preparedness and response strategies applied by the State of Florida when dealing with natural disasters and terrorist attacks among others. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to show the preparedness and response put in place for these crises for both researchers and practitioners. The paper will also try to give definitions and descriptions of two components, preparedness and response, of emergency management, the temporal versus functional distinctions. Moreover, it is important to understand the interrelationships and responsibilities for each of the phases (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery) and the diversity…… [Read More]

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Emergency Communications

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Memoir of a Public Information Officer: When an Earthquakes Strikes: The First Five Days

On Thursday the 15th of last month, at 7:31 A.M., an earthquake of 5.9 Moment Magnitude struck Southern California. The epicenter was near Santa Clarita, a small suburban community about twenty miles north of Los Angeles along the I-5 freeway. I am the Public Information Officer for the Emergency esponse Office for the City of Santa Clarita. The following is an account of the five days following that earthquake.

I was attending a breakfast meeting with City and County officials discussing items in the proposed budget for our Emergency esponse Office. Over danishes, bagels, coffee, and juice, we were itemized the needs required by my office. The main sticking point was the cost to training more CET (Community Emergency esponse Team) graduates. It is an 18-hour course taught by U.S. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Our…… [Read More]


Drabek, Thomas E. Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government. Washington, D.C.: International City Management Association. 1991.

Sylves, Richard T., and Waugh, William L. Jr. Disaster Management in the U.S. And Canada. Springfield: Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd. 1996.
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Treatment for Emergency Medical Conditions and Women

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Treatment for Emergency Medical Conditions and Women in Labor

The objective of this study is to complete a policy analysis on examination and treatment for emergency medical conditions and women in labor. Arising from the policy analysis will be three to five options to present to the client, a representative in Congress. K

This study is challenging because it is necessary to identify some type of added value to the health care services provided at a medical facility that treats women in labor for emergency medical conditions while at the same time adhering to regulations and standards of treatment both legally and ethically speaking. The costs of treating patients with non-insurance are extremely high and there are regulations barring the transfer of individuals to other facilities until they have been stabilized. In the case of the women in labor treated at this facility, the span of time that the facility…… [Read More]


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Zastrocky, G. (2013) Healthcare Reform "No Birthday" For Holistic Medicine. Holistic Primary Care Vol 13 No. 4. Winter, 2013. Retrieved from:  http://www.holisticprimarycare.net/topics/topics-h-n/news-policy-a-economics/1443-healthcare-reform-no-birthday-for-holistic-medicine 

Overgaard, C. Fenger-Gron, M> and Sandall, J. (2011) Freestanding midwifery units vs. obstetric units: does the effect of place of birth differ with level of social disadvantage? International Journal for Equity in Health. Retrieved from: http://www.equityhealthj.com/
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Organization An Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Plan

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An emergency and disaster preparedness plan and program is an important aspect for an organization due to its significance in promoting workplace safety. The preparedness program helps in enhancing safety in the workplace through inclusion of initiatives for lessening injuries and loss of lives, minimizing insurance claims, lessening property damage, and improving employee morale. While emergencies still happen despite of measures to prevent them, an organization's preparedness plan is critical in preventing the frequency of their occurrences, minimizing injury and property damage, and establishing ways for mitigating their impacts. This is largely because the plan consists of basic procedures to handle emergencies in the workplace. In most cases, organizations use preparedness plans and programs to protect workers from fire incidents and other emergencies.

Threats and Vulnerabilities in the Workplace:

Since an organization's workplace involves several employees, threats and vulnerabilities are likely to occur both from within and outside the…… [Read More]


Ball, J.L. (2001). Employee Fire and Life Safety: Developing a Preparedness Plan and Conducting Emergency Evacuation Drills. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/pdf/evacuation.pdf

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Operating Room Efficacy

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Operating oom Efficacy

This section offers an analysis of available literature about operating room efficacy, and seeks to summarize the literature on the major problems experienced in operating rooms, and their proposed solutions. This review of literature will lead to the development of novel insights regarding the research topic.

The Operating oom

The operating room is supported trough a central location that is within or nearby the O, and it is known as "core." The core is usually physically limited through its storage space and as a result, it is resupplied periodically from a huge on-site storage and central processing location (Harper, 2002). The core sustains the operating rooms with the needed inventory for each procedure. Central procession holds an extensive variety of materials, and it serves as preparation region to organized, and develops procedure-specific kits. The kits are groups of items that are common to a certain surgeon's procedure.…… [Read More]


Anonymous. Community hospitals of California cuts 20% from its supply budget in the operating room with custom procedure trays. (1996). Hospital Materials Management, 21(2), 10-10.

Anonymous. Trend is down in cost per case in the operating room, but there is still room for driving out more cost; here's how. (1996). Hospital Materials Management, 21(3), 22-22.

Berry, M., Berry-stolzle, T., & Schleppers, A. (2008). Operating room management and Butler et al. (2012), Applying science and strategy to operating room workforce management. Nursing Economics, 30(5), 275-281.

Dexter et al. (2006). Mean operating room times differ by 50% among hospitals in different countries for laparoscopic cholecystectomy and lung lobectomy. Journal of Anesthesia, 20, 319-322.
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Analyzing Hospital Emergency Plan

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Hospital Emergency Plan

According to a study, about 99% of hospitals have plans to cope with disaster, and 95% of them even had committees for that purpose. There were reports from 90% or more of the hospitals which showed that they were in collaboration with emergency treatment services (96%), emergency agencies for management (94%), agencies for law enforcement (95%), fire sectors (95%), along with health sectors (92%). 96% of the respondents sated that there were plans to cope with disaster throughout the hospital, and that they were accessible easily (Higgins et al., 2004, p. 328). Meridian Health has made it its responsibility to better the welfare and health of New Jersey residents. They do this by giving the best quality health services in the community, homes and hospitals, which put their focus on patients, and also by conducting clinical research and education for the enhancement of medicine (Meridian Health, 2016).…… [Read More]


GOI-UNDP. (2002-2008). Guidelines for Hospital Emergency Preparedness Planning. Government of India --United Nations Development Programme. Retrieved 22 July 2016 from  http://asdma.gov.in/pdf/publication/undp/guidelines_hospital_emergency.pdf 

Higgins, W., Wainright III, C., Lu, N. & Carrico, R. (Oct. 2004). Assessing Hospital Preparedness Using an Instrument Based on the Mass Casualty Disaster Plan Checklist: Results of a State-wide Survey. Department of Public Health, 32(6), 327-332. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2004.03.006

Meridian Health. (2016). Meridian Health: New Jersey's Leader in Integrated Care.Retrieved 22 July 2016 from  https://www.meridianhealth.com/about-meridian/index.aspx 

Merrill, M. (Jun 2011). Top 5 Security Threats in Healthcare. Healthcare IT News.Retrieved 22 July 2016 from  http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/top-5-security-threats-healthcare
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Universal Triage System in Emergency

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Our study is however geared towards the assessment of applicability of the universal triage system in emergency clinical work. The current triage systems are somehow one-sized-fits it all in their design (Veenema,2007).He points out that the main problem with the existing triage methodologies is the fact that they are not tailored for all situations such as weapons victims but are just normal pediatric scenarios. This therefore means that some of the components of the various triage systems are most likely to fail under certain circumstances as a result of the disparity in the physiological baselines used in coining the various triage systems.Veenema then ponders if the solution tom these dilemmas are held in the coining and adoption of a universal triage system.


The research questions that are to be used as the basis of forming hypothesis for the research they are:

Hypothesis 1: Does the use a universal triage…… [Read More]


Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.( 1993a) Triage (policy document).

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (1993b)). A National Triage Scale for Australian Emergency Departments (position paper).

Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. (1999) Canadian Emergency Department Triage and Acuity Scale. Journal of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, 1, 1-24

George, J.E. (1995) Triage protocols. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 21, 65-66
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Birthing Room at a Hospital

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Many women have today started to complain about their bitter experiences, and this has led to the creation of a birthing room at the hospital. The room is made to look more like a warm and cozy room at home, rather than a cold medically equipped room at a hospital. Since birthing is a warm and beautiful experience, most women do feel that they must be provided with an atmosphere conducive to give birth in. A birthing room therefore, would be equipped with articles like rocking chairs, cozy seats, warm lighting, a variety of different kinds of stools, and railings, all of which would allow a woman to try out different birthing positions, and finally choose the one that suited her the best.

All the equipment in a birthing room must be designed to accommodate the entire team of medical personnel attending to the woman, and also accommodate her family…… [Read More]


Brenner, David. (2003) "I think there's a terrorist in my soup: how to survive personal and word problems" Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Bruess, Clint E; Greenberg, Jerrold S. (2004) "Sexuality Education, Theory and Practice" Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Choudhri, Nihara K. (2005) "Parent Savvy, Straight Answers to your family's financial"

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Patient Arrives Emergency Department

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Workflow chart criticism: "A patient arrives in the ER"

First and foremost, this workflow could benefit from a clearer title. The flow does not merely delineate what happens when a patient is admitted to the ER but rather what transpires when a patient with a suspected cardiac condition is admitted via emergency medical services. As well as a more coherent title, this workflow could benefit from greater description in the different boxes of the flow. While it is true that a workflow chart is designed to be relatively economical in terms of verbiage, this workflow needs greater explanation of acronyms such as 'CP via EMS.' It is unclear what CP refers to at first. Presumably it refers to a suspected cardiac patient but the meaning of the acronym is ambiguous given the title and the fact that CP could refer to a variety of different things.

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Effectiveness Barriers Facilitators Computerized Charting Operating Room

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Barriers and Facilitators

Effectiveness, Barriers and Facilitators of Using Computerized Charting in the Operating oom

The world is surging ahead with technological boom which is leaving its indelible imprints on almost all the facets of human life. Healthcare is also one of the significant sectors in which medical technology is advancing to provide better diagnostic techniques, examining facilities, and treatment procedures. These technological developments mainly encompass the equipments used in diagnosis and treatment, medical services offered by the healthcare sector, knowledge regarding different branches of biology and medicine, and so forth. However, the growing usage of information technology holds a prime position amongst all (Lorenzi, 2005).

Computerized systems in healthcare are gaining immense limelight in the current epoch; however, it has considerably assisted in provision of improved and efficient surgical services to patients in operating rooms. Computerized information system, specifically the one used for the purpose of administering surgeries, largely…… [Read More]


Lorenzi, N.M. (2005). Transforming health care through information. Second Edition. USA: Springer.

Maurer, P.R. (2013). They Do Well Who Do Good. Second Edition. USA: Trafford Publishing.

Nelson, R. & Staggers, N. (2013). Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach. USA: Elsevier Health Sciences.

Vacanti et al. (2011). Essential Clinical Anesthesia. First Edition. USA: Cambridge University Press.
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Health Policy Economics Class Master Degree Level

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Health Policy Economics class. Master Degree level. It 8-12 pages long 10 resources. The topic Over-Utilization Emergency oom Services. I uploading project details.

eliance on emergency departments for non-emergent services has been on the increase with many people visiting them since they provide timely access to primary care. The 1985 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) mandated Medicare institutions to provide emergency departments for patients despite their regardless of their ability to pay for these services. Many of the uninsured or underinsured thus find these emergency rooms as the most convenience sources of health care. Overutilization of emergency rooms is a vicious cycle as a result of increasing health care costs that are associated with this phenomenon. Three possible solutions to this problem are identified which are health care homes, retail clinics and telehealth with the best solution being the health care homes.

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Blackstone, E.A., Buck, A.J., & Simon, H. (2007). The Economics of Emergency Response. Policy Sciences, 40(4), 313-334. doi: 10.2307/25474342

Brailsford, S.C., Lattimer, V.A., Tarnaras, P., & Turnbull, J.C. (2004). Emergency and On-Demand Health Care: Modelling a Large Complex System. The Journal of the Operational Research Society, 55(1), 34-42. doi: 10.2307/4101825

Bristol, N. (2006). Overtaxed U.S. emergency care system needs reorganisation. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 332(7556), 1468. doi: 10.2307/25689667

Carey, K., Burgess, J.F., & Young, G.J. (2009). Single Specialty Hospitals and Service Competition. Inquiry, 46(2), 162-171. doi: 10.2307/29773415
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United States Has the Most

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al., 2010).

Nursing and the E

The Emergency oom is often one of the most visible parts of healthcare for political debate. It is also one of the most difficult environments for a modern nurse. It is interesting that one of the founders of modern nursing had emergency experience prior to developing her overall theories. Nightingale also looked at negatives and positives that are the conditions, which could help make people recover and reach their actual potential, as also noted by Maslow hierarchy of needs. She did not look or speak directly of the disease per se, but rather, looked at air, clean water, environment, and sanitation. She published her book in1860 with the title a "Notes on Nursing: What it Is and What it Is Not," connecting human beings and quality of human life, and comparing the stagnant sewage she saw in Scutari, as well as in London. She…… [Read More]


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Patient Perceptions in the Emergency Department: Physicians, Physician Assistants,

Nurse Practitioners. (30 August 2010). Retrieved from: http://idiopathicmedicine.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/patient-perceptions-in-the-emergency-department-physicians-physician-assistants-nurse-practitioners/
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Search and Evaluation Task The Literature Exhibited

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search, and evaluation task.

The literature exhibited particular gaps with regard to the initial problem that I was considering. For example, I began thinking about the difficulties of emergency room nursing care and the jeopardy to morale and job satisfaction that was just part of on-the-job exposure to the emergency room setting. Patients were often very badly hurt, but they were just as often in need of routine medical care for common, albeit uncomfortable conditions. Treating patients in emergency room settings often meant dealing with people who were violent toward those who were trying to care for them. In addition, much of the literature -- for no apparent reason -- was based on data and studies from non-American hospitals and emergency rooms. Dwindling resources in some locations meant fewer staff members to do the same amount of work in general hospitals and in emergency rooms. Physicians were often the focus…… [Read More]

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Care Coordination Relating to Elderly

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The results of this analysis highlight the need for hospitals to fine-tune their discharge process to reduce readmissions, and support the expenditure of additional resources for this purpose as a cost-effective intervention; as an example, author cites a hospital in Iowa that implemented a rigorous post-discharge planning process for patients with heart failure and 30-day readmission rates were reduced by 3-9% during the 3-month period following implementation.


The research showed that many elderly patients who suffer from congestive heart failure also suffer from a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes and hypertension. These patients can be reasonably expected to require periodic or even frequent treatment in emergency departments and/or hospitalizations for these conditions, making the need for effective and seamless post-discharge planning especially important. In this regard, the research also showed that there are some valuable evidence-based practice guidelines available, though, that can help clinicians better coordinate post-discharge…… [Read More]

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African-American View of Healthcare

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Emergency room usage [...] why African-Americans utilize emergency departments instead of primary doctors. What are the age, gender, and income of the African-Americans that come to E.D? What type of insurance (if any) do they have? Why do they utilize the E.D. (chronic conditions vs. acute conditions)? How is the health system viewed by the African-Americans and what if anything is being done to change and/or correct their conception? What obstacles exist and what accommodations are needed in African-American teaching? The use of emergency rooms by African-Americans is well documented and studied. There are many reasons African-Americans turn to emergency rooms rather than their own primary care physicians, and many ways the United States could turn this healthcare problem around.

Studies have clearly documented that African-Americans on the average receive less health care than whites, and there are several reasons for this dissimilarity in the health care process. One of…… [Read More]


Belgrave, F.Z. (1998). Psychosocial aspects of chronic illness and disability among African-Americans. Westport, CT: Auburn House.

Daniels, S. (1996). 11 Reproductive rights: Who speaks for African-American women?. In African-American women's health and social issues, Collins, C.F. (Ed.) (pp. 187-194). Westport, CT: Auburn House.

Davidson, R.A., Giancola, A., Gast, A., Ho, J., & Waddell, R. (2003). Evaluation of access, a primary care program for indigent patients: Inpatient and emergency room utilization. Journal of Community Health, 28(1), 59+.

Rust, George, MD, MPH; George E. Fryer Jr., MSW, PhD; Robert L. Phillips Jr., MD, MSPH; Elvan Daniels, MD;Harry Strothers, MD, MMM; and David Satcher, MD, PhD. (2004). Modifiable determinants of healthcare utilization within the African-American population. Retrieved from the National Medical Association Web site: http://www.nmanet.org/OC1169.pdf8 Oct. 2004.
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Assign to Occupy Congestion Issues and Solutions

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Prolonged or increased waiting time for patients at the Emergency Department lead to an increase in both morbidity and mortality among critically ill adult patients admitted for inpatient beds. The gathering of ED records of the St. Margaret Mary Healthcare Centers of Dyer, Indiana, aimed at developing a report on overcrowding, identified the main causes as the lack of available inpatient beds and the lack of nurses to care for patients. Long-term solutions are identified and suggested.

Theoretical Framework

ackground/Significance -- Overcrowding at the ED occurs primarily because of overwhelmed ED manpower and sheer physical incapability because of the massive number of patients requiring or receiving care. Overcrowding, lack of ED staff and the delay of transfer to assigned bed, the lack of physical beds and un-timely discharges lead to increased boarding times at the ED.

Problem Statement -- Patients with assigned medical/surgical…… [Read More]


Bramwell, J. (2012). Going with the flow: three strategies help improve throughput.

HFMA: Healthcare Financial Management Association. Retrieved on September 22,

2012 from  http://www.hfma.org/ Templates/Print.aspx?id=29334

DeLia, D. (2007). Hospital capacity, patient flow and emergency department use in New Jersey. Institute for Health: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. Retrieved on September 22, 2012 from http://www.state.nj.us/health/rhc/documents/ed_reports.pdf
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A Comparison of Waiting Times in Ers and Urgent Care Centers

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Wait Times in Outpatient Centers Compared to Traditional Emergency ooms

It is reasonable to suggest that many if not most people find themselves in need of urgent medical care at some point in their lives and until a few years ago, the traditional emergency room was the only option available. Over the past 20 years or so, though, there has been an explosion in the number of outpatient centers that provide a wide range of urgent medical care including various surgical procedures. This growth in the number of outpatient centers has resulted in an increased interest in determining how efficient these respective healthcare venues are in treating patients. To this end, this paper reviews the relevant literature concerning traditional emergency rooms and outpatient centers and proposes a strategy for recruiting and selecting a sample population to compare the average waiting times for each. An overview of the characteristics of the…… [Read More]


Alijani, G. S. & Kwun, O. (2015, July 1). The effect of emergency waiting time on patient satisfaction. Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences, 18(2), 1-4.

Brady, M. C., Scher, L. M. & Newman, W. (2013, October). "I just saw Big Bird. He was 100 feet tall!" Malingering in the emergency room: Four instruments can help you make a rapid assessment of a patient feigning symptoms. Current Psychiatry, 12(10), 33-39.

Emergency room. (2015). In Merriam-Webster dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emergencyroom.

Hsia, R. Y, Kellermann, A. L. & Shen Y-C. (2011, May 18). Factors associated with closures of emergency departments in the United States. Journal of the American Medical Association, 305(19), 1978-1985.
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Urgent Care Centers Filling a

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One of the reasons that a lot of these centers are affordable is because half of urgent care centers are preserved by physician groups and another 38% by hospitals, which are providing their own centers distinct from emergency rooms (Alexander, 2012). More customers are using urgent care centers as their chief area of admission to the healthcare system, and 32 million more will enter in 2014 when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is in effect (Krug, 2006) Emergency rooms and primary care physicians and will not be able to handle the enlarged volume, according to the study.

Another thing that helps with the cost is the fact that the patients can get things such as the X-rays, urine samples and blood work done at these centers in a very well-organized method (Weinick & Mehrotra, 2010). Even at some of these centers, employees do monitor how long individuals have…… [Read More]


Davidson, M.B., Ansari, a., & Karlan, V.J. (2007). Effect of a nurse-directed diabetes disease management program on urgent Care/Emergency room visits and hospitalizations in a minority population. Diabetes Care, 30(2), 224-7.

Finn, M.J., & Neill, M.A. (2005). Bio-emergency preparedness in Rhode Island: A role for urgent care centers? Medicine and Health Rhode Island, 88(11), 395-7.

Krug, S.E., Bojko, T., Dolan, M.A., Frush, K.S., & al, e. (2006). Pediatric care recommendations for freestanding urgent care facilities. Pediatrics, 116(1), 258-60.

Many Emergency Department Visits Could be Managed at Urgent Care Centers and Retail
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Clinic Analysis Managing Complaints Improving Service in

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Clinic Analysis

Managing Complaints: Improving Service in a 15-Bed Emergency Room

As chief operating officer, you are responsible for a 15-bed Emergency Room (ER), which has received many complaints within the last year regarding inadequate patient care, poor ER management, long wait times, and patients being sent away due to lack of space, staff or physicians to provide appropriate care.

Diagnoses: Root Causes of Clinic Complaints

The complaints at hand in viewing the lack of success in the ER at hand can be largely traced back to poor internal management within the ER. Employees operating within the ER have long been confused about the standards and protocols that the hospital has implemented which poorly effects the running of the ER from the time a new patient enters the facility. Many of the complaints lodged toward the ER make mention of an incompetent and insensitive ER staff who have led patients…… [Read More]

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Nursing Associations the Benefits of

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In the emergency room, this distinction can have a determinant impact on the ability of the staff to preserve life and diminish pain and suffering.

The introduction of a bioethical perspective into this dialogue invokes a question as to the primacy of an interest in pursuing to the utmost the well-being of the patient. This speaks to one of the core values associating the principles of the ANA with the treatment outcomes desired in patiences. An examination of the ANA's Code of Ethics reveals that a theoretical basis exists to contend a direct correlation between the nurse's self-interest and that which is best for any given patient. There exists an essential obligation for such healthcare practitioners to "examine the conflicts arising between their own personal and professional values, the values and interests of others who are responsible for patient care and health care decisions, as well as those of the…… [Read More]

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American Nurse's Association (ANA). (2004). The Nurses Code of Ethics. The Center for Ethics and Human Rights. Online at .

The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). (2009). AONE Resource Center. www.aone.org.

Dimaria, R.A. & Ostrow, L. (2004). West Virginia University School of Nursing Makes the Move to Web-Based Learning. Technological Horizons in Education Journal, 31.

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). (2008). Vision/Mission Statements and Code of Ethics. www.ena.org.
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Non-Cardiac Chest Pain Background- Chest Pain Is

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Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

Background- Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people call for or visit the Emergency Room for help. Heart attack education has brought to light the urgency of seeking immediate medical treatment if one suspects they are having heart issues. However, chest pain does not always signal a heart attack, and may be totally unrelated to issues with the cardiovascular system. Often no clear reason for such pain presents itself during examination, but understanding the perception and pain experience can help medical professionals understand different experiences that lead to patient panic about chest pain (Jerlock, Gaston-Johansson, & Danielson, 2005). Typically, if chest pain is related to a cardiac issue it is usually associated with one of the following symptoms: 1) pressure, fullness or extreme tightness in the chest; 2) crushing or searing pain that radiates to the back, upward through the jaw, and especially through…… [Read More]

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Jerlock, M., Gaston-Johansson, F., & Danielson, E. (2005). Living with unexplained chest pain. Issues in Clinical Nursing, 14(2), 956-64.
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Macroeconomics Sixty Percent of the

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In addition to core studies, optional programs are available throughout Alberta, including art, drama, music, career and technology studies, Aboriginal studies, and 16 different languages. Provincial tests tell authorities how well students have progressed in relation to achievement targets. Overall, the tests tell Albertans how well students are learning the Alberta curriculum and which areas of the curriculum need improvement. Provincial tests are designed as one indicator of how well Alberta students are meeting provincial, grade-level standards. They complement the teacher's assessments.

This country has some definite problems with our educational system. One aspect of the Alberta system is measurement and accountability. Students should be required to meet objective standards in order to progress from one grade to another. Teachers should be required to pass standardized test in order to receive a teaching certificate. Continuing education should be mandatory. y holding people accountable for results, the results will improve.

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Hourly Rate for Nursing Was

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Based on that comparison, we outperformed our budget because of the increased nursing efficiency we experienced. However, our main output is the number of patients served. If we evaluate the supplies cost in terms of the number of patients served, those costs actually had a 1.7% variance last year. We spent more per patient on supplies than we had expected to, but because of the way it was measured, it was not easy to make this determination. The role of managerial accounting is to provide useful information and with respect to supplies expense, this has not previously been the case. The information presented can be much more robust.

Therefore, another recommendation is to tie supplies costs to patient visits, rather than to nursing hours. This is more appropriate than the current method because efficiency of supply costs is weighed against patient visits. As such, it makes no sense to budget…… [Read More]

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Christopher Montgomery Figueroa ID 203594 Master of

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Christopher Montgomery Figueroa, ID #203594

Master of Science, Nursing Leadership & Management

Western Governor's University

A review of the research literature reveals that, though it is replete with studies related to nursing job satisfaction, there is a distinct lack of research applied to job satisfaction within the emergency department, and particularly within those settings in American hospitals. In this research study, the expressed job satisfaction and morale of nurses working in emergency departments will be studied using a survey and short questionnaire. The nurses' perceptions about patient care variables, workload, communication among staff, hazardous work conditions, patient attributes, and hospital leadership and administration will be explored. The study participants will be actively employed as emergency department staff nurses in American hospitals. The significance of various contextual variables specific to emergency department nursing care in relation to the morale and job satisfaction of the nursing staff is to be discussed and…… [Read More]

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Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the ER

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Interdisciplinary Teams and the Importance of Collaboration

By those who know, collaboration in the medical field is generally considered to be the future of medicine. It's important to acknowledge that in medicine today, there are still large gaps of knowledge in the ways that clinical practice is applied: this is why successful collaboration within interdisciplinary teams is so crucial and so fundamental for successful patient outcomes as it offers a means of closing the gap, and of insuring that patient outcomes are as high-quality as possible. "Healthcare has very disparate collaborative experiences. As individual providers, nurses, PAs, physicians, physician consultants and pharmacists all work closely together to treat a hospitalized patient. However, on the other hand, physicians are trained to be independent in thought and care and do not think of themselves as depending on others. In residency, asking for help is often viewed as a weakness" (Campbell, 2013). This…… [Read More]


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Bobby and Rachel Liability There Is Potential

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Bobby and achel Liability

There is potential liability on the part of the various parties in the scenario involving Bobby, the nurse, the surgeon and City General Hospital. In this essay, the author will consider each party's responsibility and potential liability/neglect separately. We will define comparative negligence and discuss its application to the analysis of liability in the scenario. As we shall see further on, there is an inherent contradiction between the cost containment of managed health care and the law, but this does not excuse the gross negligence of the medical staff or reduce the ability of the plaintiff for civil damages.

EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) requires almost all hospitals to provide an examination and needed stabilizing treatment, without consideration of insurance coverage or ability to pay, when a patient presents to an emergency room for attention to an emergency medical condition that requires immediate…… [Read More]


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Rothenberg, K.H. (1989). Who cares?: the evolution of the legal duty to provide.

Houston Law Review, 26(21), 21-76.
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Multisystem Failure in a Geriatric Patient

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Multisystem Failure in a Geriatric Patient

Multisystem Failure in a Geriatric

eflect on your analysis of the geriatric patient in multisystem failure by doing the following:

Explain key immediate assessments you should make that would help assess the patient's homeostasis, oxygenation, and level of pain.

There are various diagnoses undertaken in assessing the patient's homeostasis, oxygenation, and level of pain. The immediate objective that nurses prioritize on is checking the patient's vital symptoms. Vital symptoms form the baseline of the assessment by providing significant information that illustrates whether the most essential organs function as required.

The assessment may involve checking the health status of the patient in the laboratory (Kane, 2004). In the laboratory, there is an assessment of the patient's capillary tube, urine test and blood pressure. When there is simultaneous malfunctioning of the body organs, nurses refer to this condition as multiple organ dysfunction (MODs).

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Esteban, A., Anzueto, A., Frutos-Vivar, F., Alia, I., Ely, E.W., Brochard, L., et al. (2004).

Outcome of older patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Intensive Care

Medicine, 30(4), 639 -- 646. Evidence Level IV: Nonexperimental Study.

Happ, M.B., Baumann, B.M., Sawicki, J., Tate, J.A., George, E.L., & Barnato, A.E. (2010).
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Arnold Palmer Hospital Labor and Delivery Workflow

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Arnold Palmer Hospital Labor and Delivery Workflow Analysis

The Arnold Palmer Hospital (AHC) located in Orlando, Florida is considered one of the most efficient and patient-centric healthcare providers in the U.S. due to the customer satisfaction scores the facility receives and amount of patients the hospital sees on an annual basis. The AHC has been ranked fifth in patient satisfaction out of 5,000 hospitals and sees on average 1.5 million children and women annually. It is the fourth-busiest labor and delivery hospital in the U.S. And the largest neonatal intensive care unit in the entire Southeastern U.S. AHC has also put into place one of the most thorough and well-respected continuous improvement processes in the U.S. healthcare system. With the goal of 100% patient satisfaction, AHC has created an entire quality management and improvement organization which is now a critical part of its culture.

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Ahsan, K., Shah, H., & Kingston, P. (2010). Location context for knowledge management in healthcare. International Journal of Healthcare Technology & Management, 11(1), 3.

Bertolini, M., Bevilacqua, M., Ciarapica, F.E., & Giacchetta, G. (2011). Business process re-engineering in healthcare management: A case study. Business Process Management Journal, 17(1), 42-66.

Hellstrom, A., Lifvergren, S., & Quist, J. (2010). Process management in healthcare: Investigating why it's easier said than done. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 21(4), 499-511.

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Taming the Measurement Monster

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Discuss the information presented in this article in the context of Dr. Julnes' Knowledge Utilization Framework

Performance measurement utilization within an organization encompasses two particular stages. Taking this model into account, data is not significantly utilized. The first stage takes into account the initial adoption of performance measurement and the second encompasses implementation where information was actually utilized or employed. With respect to performance measurement as knowledge utilization, external political pressure, internal political pressure and organizational culture play a role. The information presented by Spath (2007) in the article can be conveyed in the context of Dr. Julnes' Knowledge Utilization Framework as follows:

In this case, formal requirements encompass the requirements set by healthcare executives with respect to the performance measurement. These requirements have an influence on the technical capability that can be undertaken internally within the organization. Secondly, organizational culture determines the alignment of the goals and objectives of…… [Read More]

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Clinical Experience

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Clinical Experience

Sunrise Clinical System Version 6.1

The Emergency Room: Hybrid System

Meetings and Collaborative Care Councils

orkflow of the EMR

The KBC ( Knowledge Bas Charting) 3.4 Upgrade 6

The Role of the Nurse Informaticist

Comprehensive Analysis of my Clinical Experience

After completing 100 hours of practicum in informatics, the following will show the time at the site with my preceptor. The practicum took place at Franklin Hospital - North Shore Long Island. North Shore-LIJ which is an award-winning health system that consist of world-class tertiary hospitals, a nationally well-known children's hospital, a notorious mental facility and an assortment of community hospitals, in addition to a range of wellness and health programs. North Shore-LIJ Health System consist of 16 award-winning hospitals and approximately 400 physician practice locations all through New York, as well as Long Island, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. North Shore-LIJ Proudly serving an area of seven…… [Read More]

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Healthcare -- Legal Issues Religion

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While it may not be just to hold an organization liable, absolutely, for every instance of employee negligence, there is a rationale for imposing such liability in many cases. For example, many types of industries entail potential danger to others that are inherent to the industry.

Individual workers are not likely to be capable of compensating victims of their negligence, but the employer benefits and profits financially by engaging in the particular industry. Therefore, the employer should not necessarily escape liability for compensating all harm caused by their activities, regardless of fault in particular instances.

10.A nurse is responsible for making an inquiry if there is uncertainty about the accuracy of a physician's medication order in a patient's record. Explain the process a nurse should use to evaluate whether or not to make an inquiry into the accuracy of the physician's medication order.

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Urgent Care Facilities

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Urgent Care Facilities

The type of facility chosen is the Urgent Care facility, a relatively new but rapidly growing aspect of the U.S. Health care system. Research shows that Urgent Care provides relatively inexpensive ambulatory care for certain types of medical issues. The savings inherent in using Urgent Care, plus its increasing ability to treat patients of all types and ages have contributed to its increasingly widespread use.

The types of services that are provided at this facility, including a description of both inpatient and outpatient services

Urgent Care facilities are relatively young in the U.S. health care industry, first appearing approximately 40 years ago in response to the need for less expensive "urgent" care that does not rise to the level of "emergency" and/or "inpatient care." Urgent Care facilities do not provide inpatient care; rather, they provide outpatient care of "urgent medical issues." The Palo Alto Medical Foundation, a…… [Read More]

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation. (2012). The urgent care doctors. Retrieved April 22, 2012 from PAMF.org Web site: http://www.pamf.org/urgentcare/team/

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