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HM2018 Abstract Number: 320

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH TO IMPROVING HANDOFFS FOR MEDICINE PATIENTS ADMITTED FROM THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Background: The high volume of handoffs between the Emergency Department (ED) team and the inpatient team on a daily basis makes this a ripe area for care improvement. Effective, safe and organized transitions facilitate high [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:22-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Transitions of Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH TO IMPROVING HANDOFFS FOR MEDICINE PATIENTS ADMITTED FROM THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

HM2018 Abstract Number: 240

THE CREATION OF A DEDICATED HOSPITAL MEDICINE TEAM TO CARE FOR MEDICAL PATIENTS BOARDING IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Background: Emergency Department (ED) boarding, which occurs when admitted patients do not have an available bed in the hospital, has been associated with adverse patient outcomes. In 2014, 13,109 patients waited greater than 2 hours [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:28-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Quality Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE CREATION OF A DEDICATED HOSPITAL MEDICINE TEAM TO CARE FOR MEDICAL PATIENTS BOARDING IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

HM2018 Abstract Number: 916

BACK (AND FLANK) TO THE BASICS

Case Presentation: A 68-year-old man presented with one week of weakness and fatigue. The patient had presented to the emergency department (ED) one week earlier with persistent bleeding from the left ear after a fall [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:18:20-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on BACK (AND FLANK) TO THE BASICS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 325

DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL TO CONTEXTUALIZE AND MANAGE THE HOSPITAL ADMISSION PROCESS

Background: Both inappropriate hospital admissions and inappropriate discharges from the ED are associated with adverse patient outcomes. Little is known about the accuracy (sensitivity and specificity) of the hospital admission triage process. Purpose: We sought [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:09:17-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL TO CONTEXTUALIZE AND MANAGE THE HOSPITAL ADMISSION PROCESS