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This clinical policy provides evidence-based recommendations on select issues in the management of adult patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the acute setting. It is the result of joint efforts between the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was developed by a multidisciplinary(More)
INTRODUCTION In this article, we present a simulation study conducted in the emergency department at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. METHODS Based on analysis of process and flow data, a simulation model of patient throughput in the emergency department has been developed. RESULTS What-if analyses have been proposed to identify bottlenecks(More)
BACKGROUND The use of observational units (OUs) in pediatric emergency departments (EDs) has become an important adjunct to emergency care. An extended observation period (4 to 23 hours) in the ED has decreased both the number of admissions and prolonged use of acute ED beds. This serves to increase patient satisfaction as well as optimizing care. The use(More)
The purpose of this study is to investigate emergency department (ED) workplace violence and assess staff perceptions of safety. Healthcare workers, in particular emergency care professionals, are often the recipients of workplace violence. The majority of staff (73%) reported that they felt safe most of the time or always, and 8% responded that they never(More)
Ovarian and behavioral cyclicity were studied during 3-5 estrous cycles in a group of 10 multiparous, Nubian does. Changes in ovarian morphology throughout the estrous cycle were identified and photographed laparoscopically. Forty-eight estrous cycles were observed during the study and of these, 21 were abnormally short in duration (mean +/- SEM, 6.5 +/-(More)
INTRODUCTION In a quasi-experimental study, control and intervention group outcomes were compared following implementation of alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) by emergency nurses. The primary hypothesis was: Trauma patients who participate in nurse-delivered ED SBIRT will have greater reductions in alcohol consumption(More)
This article describes the risk factors and protective strategies associated with workplace violence perpetrated by patients and visitors against healthcare workers. Perpetrator risk factors for patients and visitors in healthcare settings include mental health disorders, drug or alcohol use, inability to deal with situational crises, possession of weapons,(More)
Review of recent evidence with translation to practice for the advanced practice nurse role is presented using a case study format for "Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children." This "short review" describes the state of the science regarding diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury in children, demonstrating multiple challenges to(More)