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Letter from the Editor

Brian Sharp, MD FACEP

Just in time for some summer beach reading, here it is—the July, 2016 QIPS Newsletter. By the time of this newsletter’s publication, we will have held our most recent conference call on physician wellness. I hope that many of you were able to join and left with some valuable takeaways, but if you were unable to make it, you can view the webinar here. Also, don’t forget that what happens at QIPS…stays at QIPS?? ACEP Scientific Assembly 2016 in Las Vegas is rapidly approaching. Stay tuned for more details about QIPS section meeting. I hope to see you all there.

In this edition of the QIPS Newsletter, we have some great articles for you to enjoy that take aim at a variety of EM quality and patient safety issues. Please consider submitting an article for the next edition reflecting your recent experiences or perspectives on a current issue in quality and patient safety in the ED. We really can learn so much from each other and our experiences. 

  • Jeffrey Pothof MD, FACEP breaks down how the ‘Triple Aim’ for healthcare can be applied to emergency medicine
  • Todd L. Slesinger, MD, FACEP, FCCM, FCCP, FAAEM and Laurence Dubensky, MD give a great summary of the evolution of the sepsis 3.0 definitions and look at how they may be applied in the ED as this evolution continues
  • Keri Gardner, MD, MPH, FACEP brings another article in her series on challenging patients and patient scenarios in the ED. In this article, she addresses the dilemma of pain management in the ED.
  • Find handoffs in the ED high risk? Looking for innovative ways to implement simulation in the ED? Ryan Thompson, MD and Joshua Ross, MD discuss the concept of using in-situ simulation to improve handoffs in the ED.


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