Dr. Michael Lipscomb, ApolloMD Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, has practiced emergency medicine for almost 25 years and possesses extensive experience in optimizing both department flow and patient satisfaction.
After noticing the impact of stress on his career, Dr. Lipscomb developed a renewed focus on cultivating personal and professional wellness among health care professionals.
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....CONTINUE READING
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....CONTINUE READING