Arlene M Boelstler

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BACKGROUND Peripheral venous catheters (PVCs) can be associated with serious complications. We evaluated the effect of education and feedback on processes related to PVC placement. METHODS We implemented an educational intervention in a 72-bed Emergency Department (ED) over 12 months (4 periods, each a quarter). During preimplementation period, we(More)
OBJECTIVES To implement collaborative process improvement measures to reduce emergency department (ED) troponin turnaround time (TAT) to less than 60min using central laboratory. DESIGN AND METHODS This was an observational, retrospective data study. A multidisciplinary team from the ED and laboratory identified opportunities and developed a new workflow(More)
s Critical Pathways in Cardiology • Volume 11, Number 3, September 2012 164 | © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins an ECG in a timely fashion, and identifying atypical signs of chest pain. Identification badge-sized cards highlighting the MET process for inpatient complaints of typical and atypical chest pain were created and(More)
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