Busy days and long shifts in the emergency department (ED) not only present challenges from a clinical perspective but also from a personal standpoint for some clinicians. Finding time for a quick, healthy meal during each shift is difficult and can be potentially detrimental.
It’s 4:00 a.m. Your eyes are heavy. The lights in the emergency department (ED) are overly bright and it’s really cold. Physicians, APCs and nurses shuffle up and down the hall, everyone moving as quickly as possible. Monitors beep from all around the department. Just as soon as one stops, another monitor starts. Team members are in one patient room then out. Now, on to the next.
EMS personnel play a critical role in the medical trauma experience. From being the first on the scene of an accident to rushing through the emergency department (ED) doors
Over the last several years, an increasing number of hospitals are contracting with physician service groups to provide coverage for their emergency departments versus employing physicians on their own
As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, hospitals and health systems nationwide are looking to outsource their emergency department (ED) services
Each year approximately 130 million patients visit Emergency Departments across the United States, making the ED the key patient access point for most hospitals
Deciding whether to explore options for your provider group is one of the more difficult decisions an administrator faces with regard to the emergency department. A number of factors - both objective and subjective - can and should be considered.