This section will offers select content topics and links to tested tools and techniques that may assist ED managers and quality/safety officers with their administrative duties as they relate to quality and safety.
Many emergency departments (EDs) across the country are crowded. Nearly half of EDs report operating at or above capacity, and 9 out of 10 hospitals report holding or “boarding” admitted patients in the ED while they await inpatient beds.
These are some examples of projects you can use to improve safety and quality in your emergency department.
Ongoing Monitoring, Prompt Feedback, and Reminders Improve Hand Hygiene
Patient handoffs at shift change are a ubiquitous and potentially hazardous process in emergency care.