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Hospital Hopes to Decrease Wait Times by Streamlining Care for Minor IssuesSource: FierceHealthcare
A hospital in California is expanding its emergency department to provide more space for more serious injuries and illnesses, while streamlining care for patients with minor problems. The new design will have separate rooms for triage stations and electrocardiograms as well as new work stations to monitor patients. The goal of this new department will be to decrease wait times by 25 percent. Another hospital in Florida recently created a similar emergency department to prioritize patient comfort and increase efficiency.
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ACEP Produces Second Set of Procedures ED Physicians Should Reconsider
The new list of recommendations the ACEP committee suggests physicians reconsider in their practice have been released. The new recommendations include guidance when ordering imaging tests and appropriate prescribing methods for certain sinus issues. This latest set of recommendations is part of the Choosing Wisely campaign. View the complete article here
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