Interesting research topics/articles related to the ER

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    Hey there,
    I'm a third year nursing student and I have to appraise an article related to the Emergency room.... but the thing is... it's such a vast place, that I don't know what topics I should search...

    What are some key terms or topics you would suggest?

    Thank you!

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  2. 5 Comments...

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    Depends on your taste.

    Family presence during resuscitation;

    Violence in the ER;

    ER "abuse", ie uninsured using ER's for primary care which carries the hidden agenda that we end up with the poorest people getting their care in the most expensive place to get it, leading to subsidies by taxes, insurance companies, etc. Sad to say, in America when your money runs out, so does your primary care doctor.

    Rural ER care and how changes affect it. When the standard of care for heart attacks changed from clot buster drugs to cath labs, a small industry boomed. Since building and staffing a cardiac cath lab 24/7 is beyond many hospitals budget, here in the New Mexico, Arizona, Texas area helipads and helicopters are popping up beside all rural hospitals along with the 24/7 flight crew staffing. Cardiac patients and many other critical patients get quick rides to the big city now.

    The type of staff who would work in an ER.

    If that doesn't get you started, text me.
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    The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) has priorities for research, including some of what dthfytr has mentioned:

    http://www.ena.org/IENR/priorities/Pages/Default.aspx

    I did a lot of research about psych patients in the ER as part of my BSN capstone, that was pretty interesting stuff. I also did some recent research on whether family presence during resuscitation increased or decreased malpractice suits (the jury is still out, pun intended ). There is a wealth of info out there ... have fun!!
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    Improvement in patient flow, the AHRQ is a great resource.....Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and generates national estimates on the number of emergency department visits in all community hospitals, by region, urban/rural location, teaching status, ownership and trauma designation. It also provides in-depth information on acute management of patients for all visits, including why patients were seen in the emergency department, the treatments they received, what happened to them at the end of the visit (admitted to the hospital, discharged home, transferred to another hospital, died in the emergency room or left against medical advice), the charge for their care and who was billed.

    http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2009/hhsuninserpr.htm
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    Quote from dthfytr
    Depends on your taste.

    Family presence during resuscitation;

    Violence in the ER;

    ER "abuse", ie uninsured using ER's for primary care which carries the hidden agenda that we end up with the poorest people getting their care in the most expensive place to get it, leading to subsidies by taxes, insurance companies, etc. Sad to say, in America when your money runs out, so does your primary care doctor.

    Rural ER care and how changes affect it. When the standard of care for heart attacks changed from clot buster drugs to cath labs, a small industry boomed. Since building and staffing a cardiac cath lab 24/7 is beyond many hospitals budget, here in the New Mexico, Arizona, Texas area helipads and helicopters are popping up beside all rural hospitals along with the 24/7 flight crew staffing. Cardiac patients and many other critical patients get quick rides to the big city now.

    The type of staff who would work in an ER.

    If that doesn't get you started, text me.
    Now tell me...what type of
    Individuals would work in the ED?
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    family presence during resuscitation. i did that when in the ED. very good topic considering only about 15% of hospitals actually have a policy on it!!! you can survey nurses and/or physicians and educate them through posters/pamphlets. maybe create a policy on it. goood luck


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