Observation Medicine

The Textbook of Observation Medicine: The Healthcare System’s Tincture of Time  
This textbook was written by Dr. Louis Graff for the clinician providing observation services. It delineates the resources needed to manage an observation program, reviews specific patient conditions that can be evaluated and treated in observation beds and reviews how observation services are provided around the world. 

Observation Services Toolkit

Appendix - Sample Condition Specific Guidelines/Order Sets  

 ACEP Observation Medicine Section

Connect with fellow ACEP members who share a common interest in observation medicine. 

Boarding of Admitted and Intensive Care Patients in the Emergency Department
ACEP Policy Statement

Emergency Department Observation Services  
ACEP Policy Statement

State of the Art: Observation Units in the Emergency Department
ACEP Policy Resource and Education Paper

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