Helping a troubled patient If you are an emergency nurse, you practice within the requirements of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. However, the nurse in the following case made a patient care decision that may have violated EMTALA. (Munoz v. Watsonville Community Hospital, Case No. 15-cv-00932-BLF, United States District Court Northern District of
When combined, data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain can help ED physicians and pediatric surgeons better treat patients.
Cheryl Portner, RN By Cheryl Portner, RN, MSN Vice President, Staff Development & Training Decades ago, ED patients who needed psychiatric care experienced long waits for evaluations, cramped accommodations, a lack of privacy and frequent transfers to other facilities. But healthcare delivery was changing — hospitals were downsizing and closing their psychiatric services,
Cheryl Portner, RN By Cheryl Portner, RN, MSN Vice President, Staff Development & Training; Nurse Executive Yes, I’m a baby boomer; it’s something that has defined my place in our generational society all my life. And recently, like many other boomers, I had a visit to the ED. I’ve had a few episodes