EDs Face Influx of Nonurgent Patients - 16-GANN-F3-0119

EDs Face Influx of Nonurgent Patients

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
16-GANN-F3-0119
(4.5 / 381 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

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Summary:

The demand for ED care is at an all-time high, yet the number of EDs continues to decline nationwide. ED overcrowding is a problem with hospitalwide implications. EDs that are at capacity often have patients who wait hours or even days to be fully admitted to a care unit. Fifty percent of urban hospitals and 38% of all hospitals reported that their EDs were at or over capacity in 2010. Most people seek care in the ED for an acute injury or illness. But many people seek care in the ED for acute exacerbations of poorly managed chronic illness, such as diabetes, or for management of a chronic illness in the absence of an acute problem, such as for blood pressure control and cardiac or asthma medication refills. In fact, the ED has become the largest provider of unscheduled primary care visits, seriously stressing the healthcare safety net.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to increase healthcare providers’ knowledge of acute and chronic care provided in the ED. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the reasons for the increase in patients who seek chronic care in the ED
  • Identify common disorders of patients who seek chronic care in the ED
  • Describe how chronic care in the emergency setting differs from that in traditional primary care settings
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics.
 
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
 
This course is also approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (provider # 50-1489) for 08/10/17 to 12/01/20.
 
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Course Originally Released on: 11/14/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/21/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/15/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Anthony C - Baldwin Park, CA  ·  Dec 07, 2018
Great material to review.
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HOWARD R - Port Charlotte, FL  ·  Dec 04, 2018
The class was excellent. Very informative presentation
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Chris F - Atlanta, GA  ·  Dec 03, 2018
Poor wording of exam questions
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Tyler N - Saugus, CA  ·  Dec 01, 2018
Helpful! great information! Will utilize in my job!
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