Tag Archives: Emergency Medicine

June Spotlight — Emergency Department: Improving ED Flow

  Submitted by Steven Gamburg, MD, Chair, Emergency Medicine   MLH has identified the current Number One issue for enhancing Operations performance: Improving the flow of patients through the ED and into the hospital. Performance Engineers have conducted assessments at all … Continue reading

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Important Message for Emergency Medicine Clinicians on New Troponin Levels

By Steven J. Gamburg, MD, FACEP, Chair of Emergency Medicine Please note that the “cut-off” value for Troponin has been increased to 0.05. This should result in fewer false positives. Therefore a value of 0.04 ng/ml is normal. A value … Continue reading

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Important change in Blood Bank ordering

By Joellyn Ruane, SmartChart Educator, Clinical Informatics Effective March 27, 2014 in SmartChart, the Type & Cross order will not be found when searched. It has been replaced with the order Crossmatch Units (Type & Screen will be auto-ordered if … Continue reading

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ED: New Sullivan Group courses for 2014

By Steven Gamburg, MD, Chair, Emergency Medicine The 2014 curriculum of the Sullivan Courses is now available on-line. Please go to https://www.thesullivangroup.com  to sign into The Sullivan Group (TSG). For difficulties signing in, contact Jody at TravisJ@MLHS.org. These courses: count as … Continue reading

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Moderate Sedation CBT necessary for MLEMA ER physicians

By Steven Gamburg, MD, Chair, Emergency Medicine  Most MLEMA ER physicians have privileges for Moderate Sedation.  Robert Day, MD, has been working on finding a Computer Based Training (CBT) moduleand now has one available. This is continuing education and is necessary to … Continue reading

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CEW now in place for MLH EDs

By Steven Gamburg, MD, System Chair, Emergency Medicine   What’s a CEW? The Emergency Department Operations Committee has been revised and shifted to an ED Clinical Environmental Workgroup (CEW). This allows us to better communicate with our clinical colleagues, safety … Continue reading

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Migraine guideline approved

By Steven Gamburg, MD, System Chair, Emergency Medicine   A Migraine guideline has been approved after discussion with ED, HMS and neurologists. Click here to see the guideline. Remember, this is a guideline.  

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