Rapid Integration of Care Toolkit, 2015
Emergency physicians will be measured on care coordination practices that necessitate exceptional handoffs to a disparate group of health care providers. To succeed in this evolving and challenging practice environment, we will be expected to synthesize greater amounts of information and coordinate patient care transitions to different care venues.
This toolkit was created as a tool for the practicing emergency physician to manage a variety of transitions and coordination of care from the ED. The references and annotations describe current practices in the rapid integration of care from the prehospital setting to patient discharge from the ED.
Sections of the Toolkit include:
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|Transitions of Care Task Force Report, 2012
Despite barriers, the emergency department has an important role in transitions of care and can enhance its value to the system by implementing more successful transition programs. Read the recommendations from this 2012 Task Force report.
|Care Transitions Emphasized: Measures Could Ease ED Care Transitions
ACEP News, December, 2009
|Appropriate Interhospital Patient Transfer
ACEP Policy Statement
|ACEP Policy Statements|