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Emergency department manual: Clinical & administrative forms, checklists & guidelines. Jon Eldridge. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2003. The book provides emergency department directors/managers with the rare opportunity to review some of the best tools their colleagues use in their own emergency department settings. Packed with the best practical forms, policies, and cutting-edge information from top health care facilities across the country, this comprehensive, practical resource tool clearly and concisely addresses key administrative and clinical elements of emergency department management. The sample materials can serve as a foundation from which managers may develop and build upon their own forms, policies, and procedures for their own emergency departments.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-035)

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Accreditation issues for emergency departments. Joint Commission Resources; 2003. This publication is designed to help hospital emergency departments (EDs) comply with JCAHO accreditation standards. The book identifies key problem areas and provides practical solutions for EDs large or small, urban or rural. Includes topics on overcrowding, EMTALA, fast tracking and the nursing shortage.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-034)

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Emergency department treatment of the psychiatric patient: Policy issues and legal requirements. Susan Stefan. Oxford University Press; 2006. The book explores the structural pressures on emergency departments and identifies the burdens and conflicts that undermine their efforts to provide compassionate care to people in psychiatric crisis. The author proposes standards for treatment of these individuals.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-037)

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Bouncebacks!: Emergency department cases – ED returns. Michael B. Weinstock. Anadem Publishing; 2006. The illustrative cases educate emergency physicians in documentation, risk management, and evaluation and management of common emergency department complaints and diagnoses.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-039)

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Risk management PEARLS for the emergency department. American Hospital Publishing, Inc.; 2007. The Emergency Department presents one of the true high-risk areas of the hospital. The very nature of emergency medicine is dealing with humans in crisis. The updated "Risk Management Pearls for the Emergency Department" booklet is packed with practical tips on how to minimize liability exposures. It covers risk management and legal issues that busy medical practitioners may encounter on a day-to-day basis.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-032 2007)

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Risk management and behavioral health issues in the ED. KRM Information Services, Inc.; 2007. This program is designed to bring to light the various challenges healthcare providers encounter and offer ways to deal with behavioral health patients -- particularly in the Emergency Department (ED). Discussion will focus on potential risks and legal obligations related to caring for this patient population. Faculty will lead an exploration of strategies to reduce clinical and legal risks by identifying barriers to care in the Emergency Department, developing a plan to address possible clinical risks, properly screening and treating behavioral health patients, handling walk-outs and/or violent behavior and structuring an effective treatment team. Documentation tips and other practical recommendations will be offered as well.

(Call No. Audio CD 561-169)

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Emergency care for children – growing pains: Future of emergency care. Institute of Medicine; 2007. The book describes the special challenges of emergency care for children and considers the progress that has been made in this area in the 20 years since the establishment of the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMS-C) program. It addresses how issues affecting the emergency care system generally have an even greater impact on the outcomes of critically ill and injured children. The topics addressed include the state of pediatric readiness, pediatric training and standards of care in emergency care, pediatric medication issues, disaster preparedness for children, and pediatric research and data collection.

(Call No. E R 079-043)

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Emergency department compliance manual. Rusty McNew. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2007. The Manual offers all the tools you need to comply with emergency department-related regulations, laws, and accreditations standards.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-028 2007)

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Quality matters: Solutions for a safe and efficient emergency department. Shari J. Welch. Joint Commission Resources; 2009. The book serves as a practical handbook and roadmap for quality improvement efforts and concentrates primarily on practical solutions to emergency department problems. It contains a wealth of visual information including tables, charts, and illustrations, including specific solutions for solving the more common operational problems in the ED, and real-world based approaches to quality improvement in the ED. The practical ideas included can be adapted to most EDs and allows users to develop a portfolio of improvement ideas and a prototype project for implementation in their ED.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-040)

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Emergency department compliance manual, 2009. Rusty McNew. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2009. The 2009 edition provides everything you need to stay in compliance with complex emergency department regulations. The list of questions helps you quickly locate specific guidance on difficult legal areas such as complying with COBRA, dealing with psychiatric patients, negotiating consent requirements, obtaining reimbursement for ED services, and avoiding employment law problems. The manual also features first-hand advice from staff members at hospitals that have recently navigated a Joint Commission survey and includes frank and detailed information. Organized by topic, it allows you to readily compare the experiences of different hospitals.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-028 2009)

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Pediatric patient safety in the emergency department: Collaborative work of the AAP and TJC. Steven E. Krug. Joint Commission Resources; 2010. Edited and reviewed by TJC and AAP experts, the book includes examples, discussions, strategies, tools, and tips that will help health care providers improve the quality of their pediatric patient care.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-041)

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Standards of care in emergency medicine: A practical guide to emergency procedures and legal liability. Herbert N. Wigder and Jeffrey C. Moffat. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2011. The book is written for both physicians and attorneys. Learn how the legal process works in medical malpractice, learn the standards of care to which physicians are held, understand the processes involved in emergency medicine, including how physicians make decisions, get insights into how the legal or medical opposition interprets the law.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-019)

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Risk management PEARLS – emergency department. American Hospital Publishing, Inc.; 2012. This pocket guide has been updated to highlight specific areas that have proven to be risk-prone with regard to emergency care. Risk managers should use this material to improve practices and policies that have become outdated and do not properly protect the patients, clinicians or the healthcare system. Meeting quality standards while keeping patients safe and reducing risk in the complex ED environment is a challenging, albeit critical undertaking.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-032 2012)

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Emergency Severity Index (ESI): Triage Tool for Emergency Department Care. gency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2012. The Algorithm may be incorporated into additional training materials. The set includes the two DVD training set and the implementation handbook written by the ESI Triage Research Team and published by the AHRQ.

(Call No. E R Svcs 079-042)

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