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Workplace safety in healthcare: Strategies and resources

Workplace injuries and illness are expensive — both in terms of the organization's bottom line and the morale of employees. As the healthcare delivery system continues to evolve, new workflows and ways of accomplishing the work to be done will change, necessitating...

source: By Christina Thielst
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Administering immunization against influenza in pediatric ED settings to all eligible patients demonstrates cost-efficacy and can reduce the number of infections by 27 cases per 1,000, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. “The ED may help increase coverage...

source: Healio

A new tool to identify potentially fatal aneurysms in patients with headaches who seem otherwise well will help emergency departments to identify high-risk patients, improve survival rates and cut out unnecessary imaging, according to new research.

source: ScienceDaily

A procedure to remove clots from blocked brain vessels — known as thrombectomy — may be beneficial for some stroke patients even if they come in to the emergency room beyond the 6-hour treatment window that current guidelines endorse, according to a groundbreaking...

source: Medical Xpress

When new patients with chest pain show up in an emergency room, physicians are often so busy that they don’t take the time to go beyond what is in their own health system’s EHR to search the regional or state health information...

source: Healthcare Informatics

Psychological well-being is essential to overall health. To provide effective health care, we must attend to and treat the whole person. Nationally, the current behavioral health system is in crisis. Nearly 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will suffer from depression, anxiety disorders...

source: Hospitals & Health Networks

People treated in the emergency room for a sprain, strain or fracture are generally given opioids to help them cope with the pain, often leaving with a prescription for opioids, too. Might non-opioid painkillers work just as well as these addictive drugs?

source: The Washington Post

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