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Background and objectives: The aim of this quality improvement project was to decrease the percentage of emergency department (ED) patients admitted with blood glucose (BG) level above 250 mg/dL to less than 20%. Methods: A work group comprised physicians, pharmacists, and endocrinologists collaborated to standardize management of ED hyperglycem...
Introduction Influenza vaccination is a recommended tool in preventing influenza-related illnesses, medical visits, and hospitalizations. With many patients remaining unvaccinated each year, the Emergency Department (ED) represents a unique opportunity to provide vaccinations to patient not yet vaccinated. However, busy urban safety-net EDs maybe c...
Background Medication organizers increased compliance, but they do not contain child protective packaging. Medications organizers have been involved in some pediatric exposures; however, previous reports do not describe if “one pill can kill” (1PCK) medications were involved in the exposures. 1PCK medications may cause toxicity even with a single t...
Implementation and staff perceptions of usability and feasibility.
Tranexamic acid (TXA) is increasingly used in the Emergency Department (ED). While the intravenous form has been extensively studied and used, it's utility in a topical formulation is not as widespread. Its reported use in the ED is mostly for control of epistaxis. We present a case of a 61 year old male with post-procedural rectal bleeding, respon...