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    Post-Traumatic Stress in Emergency Department Nurses Emergency Department (ED) nurses throughout the world are frequently exposed to traumatic events (TE) at work. These events lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Emergency Department nurses also encounter conflicts among management, which can affect the quality of services rendered to the patients. Emergency Department (ED) nurses use conflict management style to resolve conflict, and to determine whether their style of managing conflict and a supportive work environment affects their experience of work stress. The association between war traumatic experiences, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and post-traumatic growth among nurses during a period…

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    pronounced dead. Departure from professional standards of nursing care: In every nursing malpractice case the defendant nurse's conduct is measured against that of a reasonably prudent nurse under the same or similar circumstances. Departure from the professional standards of nursing care for the first admission to the emergency department included the following deviations: · Failure to assess Cindy Black comprehensively upon discharge · Failure to assess the patient systematically for the…

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    My experience in the emergency department at Legacy Salmon Creek during my paramedic education gave me insight to the patients I hope to eventually serve. During this experience, I got the opportunity to help patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses. However, the majority of the patients I worked with did not have emergent conditions. I realized that many patients visited the emergency department because they did not have access to affordable health insurance for preventative care.…

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    utilization of the emergency department and the financial, psycho-social, and medical reasons of the high utilization. Methods I reviewed 11 articles and literatures relating to high health care expenditures and the utilization of emergency departments among homeless individuals. This review included the characteristics, limitations, trends, strengths, agreements and disagreements of the literature review. Results There were different causes of high health care expenditure relating to the use…

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    Improving Safety and Care in the Emergency Department One of the timeless issues that many nurses continuously battle with is the importance of safety versus efficiency. With many tasks to accomplish in an extremely limited time, a nurse is required to work as quickly as possible to keep up with the demands. While maintaining this fast paced work environment, it is also crucial that accuracy is not neglected. Med-errors and mistakes are not acceptable and working slowly is not an option. This…

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    LITERATURE REVIEW An issue affecting many hospital systems is the overcrowding of emergency departments for non-urgent visits. Emergency department overcrowding is one of the most complex issues facing health care today. Indeed, a literature review by Boyle et al. states that emergency department crowding is one of the leading problems facing emergency physicians, nurses, and their patients in most developed countries (Boyle, Beniuk, Higginson & Atkinson, 2012). It is important to remember…

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    Anaphylaxis in the Emergency Department Anaphylaxis is a hypersensitivity reaction and can start immediately after a trigger. Anaphylaxis is common in the emergency department and is considered a medical emergency when symptoms are present. This disorder does not discriminate when it comes to age, gender or race. Reactions commonly occur due to medications, insect stings, aeroallergens and food allergies. This disorder can progress rapidly with multiple reactions throughout the body. Without…

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    Crowding of Emergency Departments (ED) is a major problem that not only effects the patients seeking medical attention, but the hospital staff trying to provide effective and quality care. With so many factors contributing to the overcrowding issue, it is impossible for nurses to resolve the situation without assistance. “The intense and continuous work overload, combined with the lack of response from organizational management, can compromise the work process and the quality of the healthcare…

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    Culture and alignment critique of shorter stays in emergency departments Introduction: One of the targets set by the Ministry of Health (MOH) is to have a shorter stay of patients in the Emergency Department (ED). It states that 95% of patients will be admitted, discharged or transferred within six hours from an Emergency Department (Ministry of Health [MOH], 2011). Every District Health Board (DHB) reports quarterly to the MOH regarding their progress in meeting the target (MOH, 2015a). This…

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    On Thursday, 10/15/2015 at 21:20 hours, I, Deputy Stacy Stark #1815 was dispatched to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale emergency room, 405 West Jackson Street, Carbondale, IL 62901, to speak to a victim of sexual assault. The call was reported to Jackson County dispatch by an emergency room nurse currently on duty at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale via non-emergency telephone line. I arrived on scene at 21:44 hours. I entered the emergency room and met with a nurse that led me to the…

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