EDs Face Influx of Nonurgent Patients - RT427

EDs Face Influx of Nonurgent Patients

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
RT427
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This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

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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 intended for multiple professions, including nurses, health educators, radiologic technologists and respiratory therapists.
 
Respiratory Therapists: 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 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 CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. This course is approved for 6/17/2013 to 6/17/2015, 10/15/2015 to 10/15/2017, and 6/18/2019 to 7/1/2021.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).
 
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.

Course Originally Released on: 3/12/2007
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/21/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/1/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.

 

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Emily W - escondido, CA  ·  Aug 20, 2019
This subject was very interesting.
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Amanda H - Las Cruces, NM  ·  Aug 20, 2019
Important information to understand when dealing with certain circumstances to provide best quality care for patients
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MARK M - corona, CA  ·  Aug 17, 2019
recognizing acuity of pts in a clinical setting is important
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Ricardo E - Casa Grande, AZ  ·  Aug 15, 2019
had a great time reading this info
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SANDRA KAY H - New Port Richey, FL  ·  Aug 15, 2019
Very good program, informative
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