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Abstract Number: 429

DEDICATED TRIAGE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT IMPROVES EMERGENCY-INPATIENT ADMISSION THROUGHPUT

Background: The most acute patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) requirean admission to the inpatient setting. A timely triage and admission process can improve the outcomes of these critically ill patients. Forty-six percent of [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:12-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on DEDICATED TRIAGE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT IMPROVES EMERGENCY-INPATIENT ADMISSION THROUGHPUT

HM2018 Abstract Number: 282

Primum non nocere: Is Measuring Daily BNP Harmless?

Background: Serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels, measured on admission and discharge, have been a prudent predictor of outcomes among patients with heart failure. However, daily BNP measurements have no benefits for the management of [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:29-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Quality Improvement, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Primum non nocere: Is Measuring Daily BNP Harmless?

HM2018 Abstract Number: 230

REDUCING DISCHARGE DELAYS AND ROOM TURNOVER TIME: DECREASING INEFFICIENCIES IN THE DISCHARGE PROCESS

Background: As a group of medical students in a five-week leadership program, we were charged with making a medicine inpatient unit at an urban quaternary care academic medical center the best unit in the hospital. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:29-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Quality Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on REDUCING DISCHARGE DELAYS AND ROOM TURNOVER TIME: DECREASING INEFFICIENCIES IN THE DISCHARGE PROCESS