Novel program helps vulnerable patients avoid the emergency department and risk of hospital readmission.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.