Debunking Patient Experience Myths
Dec01

Debunking Patient Experience Myths

As a physician, you quickly learn the importance of bedside manner and interacting with patients in your care. Whether it’s putting his or her mind at ease or giving them stern directions in order for he or she to get back to health, you’re often focused on your own experience with patients. One of the biggest issues that plague many hospitals and practices is a poor patient experience. The decisions regarding health care are...

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Trends Affecting the Future of Hospitals
Nov07

Trends Affecting the Future of Hospitals

Technology continues to develop rapidly. We witness this in nearly all industries, and healthcare is no exception. Hospitals have evolved in the past. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that hospitals will continue to evolve as a result of new technology and changing demands on the healthcare industry. Medicine and healthcare will advance drastically in the coming years. Although it is difficult to imagine exactly what advances...

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Violence Against Healthcare Workers
Aug01

Violence Against Healthcare Workers

There are many scenarios healthcare workers face that could potentially get violent, from a manic psych patient lashing out to a patient’s angry family member. Violence against healthcare workers happens more than in any other industry, as is evident in an article published last year. Although the issue of violence in the healthcare industry has been identified and studied in depth over the past several years, researchers have found...

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Future of Urgent Care Physician Jobs
Jul10

Future of Urgent Care Physician Jobs

What can be done to shorten wait times in the emergency department? It’s an often-discussed subject within the healthcare industry. Hospitals across the country are using many different strategies to help the flow of patients in the ER, and a growing trend is to open an urgent care center at a separate location. Basically, instead of patients going to the ER for everything from a toothache or a cold to broken bones and gunshot wounds,...

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Firework Injuries and the Emergency Department
Jul03

Firework Injuries and the Emergency Department

Each year when the 4th of July rolls around in the United States, people are thinking about celebrating the country’s Independence Day – there are parades and picnics and parties, and of course, fireworks. Yet, if you currently are a doctor in emergency medicine, or you are considering looking to become a physician in emergency medicine, the 4th of July not only is a day of celebration but a busy day full of injuries to treat in the...

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Superbug Infection Control and Prevention
Jan19

Superbug Infection Control and Prevention

America is experiencing a superbug infection epidemic – maybe. We actually don’t really know because it seems that tens of thousands of superbug-related deaths go uncounted each year. What we do know is healthcare-acquired infections (HIAs) from drug-resistant bacteria is an ongoing issue for hospitals and health systems. With one family of nightmare bacteria able to grow in the presence of antibiotics, infection control, and...

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