Megan C Urquhart

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Hookah smoking, at one time confined to North Africa, the eastern Mediterranean region, the Arabian peninsula, and Southeast Asia, has begun to spread throughout the world. As some practices of eastern and Arab cultures reach the United States, the number of people using hookah on an experimental or regular basis has increased. Carbon monoxide poisoning can(More)
The authors present a case of bilateral facial palsy in a 52-year-old man. The patient presented to an emergency department in Pennsylvania, describing left-sided neck pain and headache from "sleeping wrong," symptoms which eventually progressed to facial diplegia by his fourth visit in 2 weeks. His admitting diagnosis was Bell palsy; he was ultimately(More)
BACKGROUND Timely stocking of essential supplies in an emergency department (ED) is crucial to efficient and effective patient care. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to decrease wasted nursing time in obtaining needed supplies in an ED through the use of Lean process controls. METHODS As part of a Lean project, the team conducted a "before and(More)
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