Garrett K. Chan

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Many people die in emergency departments (EDs) across the United States from sudden illnesses or injuries, an exacerbation of a chronic disease, or a terminal illness. Frequently, patients and families come to the ED seeking lifesaving or life-prolonging treatment. In addition, the ED is a place of transition-patients usually are transferred to an inpatient(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the potential value of more frequent QT interval measurement in hospitalized patients. DESIGN We performed a prospective, observational study. SETTING All adult intensive care unit and progressive care unit beds of a university medical center. PATIENTS All patients admitted to one of six critical care units over a 2-month period were(More)
INTRODUCTION Nurses are involved in conducting research and incorporating evidence into their practice. However, barriers exist at the individual, unit, and organizational level related to understanding, conducting, and evaluating the evidence. The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) conducted a study to understand levels of education in research, the extent(More)
INTRODUCTION Prospectively assessing factors that influence triage nurse assignment of patients to the higher risk level 2 compared to the lower risk level 3 has not previously been explored within the 5-level Emergency Severity Index (ESI) triage system. Considering the large amount of information available about the patient, less experienced triage nurses(More)
The emergency department (ED) is a fast-paced, highly stressful environment where clinicians function with little or suboptimal information and where time is measured in minutes and hours. In addition, death and dying are phenomena that are often experienced in the ED. Current end-of-life care models, based on chronic illness trajectories, may be difficult(More)
BACKGROUND A collaboration led by the American Heart Association recently released the scientific statement "Prevention of Torsade de Pointes in Hospital Settings." Patients receiving proarrhythmic drugs, who have electrolyte disturbances, or who have bradyarrhythmias require QT-interval monitoring. Prior studies have demonstrated that physicians have a(More)
UNLABELLED Recent Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that hospital patients should receive QT interval monitoring if certain conditions are present: QT-prolonging drug administration or admission for drug overdose, electrolyte disturbances (K, Mg), and bradycardia. No studies have quantified the proportion of critical(More)
The ability to make electrical contact to single molecules creates opportunities to examine fundamental processes governing electron flow on the smallest possible length scales. We report experiments in which we controllably stretched individual cobalt complexes having spin S = 1, while simultaneously measuring current flow through the molecule. The(More)
There is a lack of studies examining distinctions between patients assigned to Level 2 (high risk) and Level 3 (lower risk) in the 5-level ESI triage system. Describing patients assigned to Level 2 and Level 3 may identify unique characteristics related to chief complaint, interventions, and resource needs. A convenience sample of triage nurses was(More)