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Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is an organizational concern. This article describes how Toyota LEAN methods were used as a performance improvement framework to address ED overcrowding. This initiative also impacted "bolus of patients" or "batching" concerns, which occur when inpatient units receive an influx of patients from EDs and other areas at(More)
1. Community health nurses address a wide variety of environmental issues, including problems with air and water quality, hazardous waste, and pesticide exposure. 2. Many community health nurses do not feel competent in identifying resources among health professionals and regulatory agencies to address environmental health issues. 3. Most community health(More)