EDs Face Influx of Nonurgent Patients - CHES427

EDs Face Influx of Nonurgent Patients

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
CHES427
(4.3 / 10 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

ONLINE
Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00

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 intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, EMTs/paramedics, health educators, radiologic technologists and respiratory therapists.
 
Health Educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 2/21/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/21/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/21/2021

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.

Sort By
Laura L - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Mar 28, 2018
This course about sums it up, cudos for making a learning course on it.
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Elizabeth S - Shawnee, KS  ·  Feb 19, 2018
Factors involved in the using of the emergency department versus a primary care physician.
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Katyanne Q - Indianapolis, IN  ·  Jan 31, 2018
Good summary of ED utilization issues.
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Jean G - Carlock, IL  ·  Feb 23, 2016
good overview of subject
Was this review helpful?  0
 
KIMBRLY H - Drexel Hill, PA  ·  Jul 29, 2015
Good course, provided clarification on high use of ED
Was this review helpful?  0
 
  Page: of 2  
ONLINE
Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00