Novel program helps vulnerable patients avoid the emergency department and risk of hospital readmission.
ED Nurses Deliver Care Backpacks to Homeless People
Homelessness, challenging in the best of times, is exacerbated during a global pandemic. Frontline caregivers at Cleveland Clinic main campus handed out backpacks with essential items to help temporarily ease the burden.
Nurses Lead Local Effort to “Stop the Bleed”
Learning bleeding control techniques is just as valuable as learning CPR. Nurses at Medina Hospital use the “Stop the Bleed” national campaign to teach life-saving skills to the local community.
Images of Note: Phrenic Nerve Paralysis
This case illustrates the importance of recognizing symptomatic phrenic nerve paralysis as a result of local infiltration of anesthetic from supraclavicular brachial plexus block.
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Creating Care Plans for Frequent Visitors to the ED
Patients who frequently visit EDs sap the time and energy of nurses – and hospital resources. One Cleveland Clinic hospital has created care plans for these “frequent flyers” to better care for patients and reduce visits.
Bed Assigning Program Improves ED-to-Inpatient Process
A multidisciplinary team at Cleveland Clinic’s South Pointe Hospital created the “Who’s on Deck” initiative to line up inpatient beds in advance and shorten the time patients wait in the ED for available beds.