1. Definity as an Echo Agent

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    from Janis Farnholtz Provinse / Added

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    Once our policy is approved, training complete, and video reviewed, please download the competency form and complete with one RN and the Cardiac Sonographer. * video for informational purposes only - follow current policy and procedure *

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    • Be A Lifesaver - Support South Nassau's Emergency Department Campaign!

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      Your tax-deductible gift can help South Nassau Communities Hospital provide life-saving emergency services for the South Shore. Attend our events or make your gift online, and Be a Lifesaver!

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      • How a virtual Acccident and Emergency Department can help make sense of demand

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        from NIHR CLAHRC Wessex / Added

        Dr Tom Monks from NIHR CLAHRC Wessex has been working with the NHS to model real life scenarios in Emergency Departments in Acute Hospitals. His work models demand on services to help NHS Trusts work out how to improve services. Tom leads the Methodological Hub which is part of CLAHRC Wessex - it's aim is to provide the statistical support for research and development of new practices.

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        • Emergency Medicine - Paul Gee

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          CDHB/METU Annual Careers Fair 2015 - Emergency Medicine - Paul Gee 13 minutes 8 seconds

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          • 2014 Women's Choice Award for Emergency Care - Abrazo West Campus

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            Delia Passi, founder of Women's Choice Award, congratulates Abrazo West Campus on being recognized as one of Americas Best for Emergency Care. Abrazo West Campus has demonstrated extraordinary service in meeting the needs of women and their families placing it in the top 5% of all hospitals in delivering timely emergency care when it matters most. The Women's Choice Award also reflects Abrazo West Campus commitment to meeting the unique needs and preferences of their female patients. http://www.AbrazoHealth.com/

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            • Modelling of A&E attendance with extended GP hours

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              from NIHR CLAHRC Wessex / Added

              This video shows a computer simulation of patients attending A & E departments, and how 111 and GPs appointments play into the demand.

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              • VeinViewer Vision 2 Modes for Difficult Venous Access Patients

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                from Brady Nelson / Added

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                Demo Canada: http://www.carestreammedical.com/ USA/International: https://www.christiemed.com/ Vein Visualization Displays Veins Beneath the Surface Vein illumination with VeinViewer vein visualization technology can aid healthcare professionals in finding a good vein for venipuncture. Simply hold the device above the skin, and the vasculature is displayed on the surface of the skin. Easy to use, these vein finders may save valuable time for both nurses and patients. You’ll appreciate these features of vein illumination with VeinViewer's breakthrough device: Point and click – Simply aim the portable vein finder at an area of skin and click to locate the veins beneath the skin’s surface. Hands-free option – In situations that require hands-free use, the FLEX unit can attache to an IV pole or Table. Non-contact – Because the device has been designed not to come into contact with the patient, the device may not require sterilization between uses. Works in light or dark – The device effectively locates veins under light or dark lighting conditions. Rechargeable battery – The device doesn’t need to be plugged into an electrical outlet. Accuracy – Permanently aligned; center line accurate to less then the width of a human hair. Movement tolerant – Because the device shows the veins in real time, the device can accommodate patient movement, when operated properly, a critical feature for venous access procedures performed on children and restless or combative patients. Portable Vein Visualization Is Useful With a Variety of Patients Medical professionals know that venipuncture can be particularly challenging in some patients. Those with difficult venous access (DVA) can include: The elderly; Dark-skinned patients, whose veins may not be visible; Obese patients, whose veins may not be visible or palpable; Patients having many diagnostic or therapeutic intravenous procedures; Burn victims; Agitated or restless patients; Oncology patients on chemotherapy; Drug abusers. In fact, finding a suitable vein may pose a challenge on any patient. Clinicians who try vein illumination with VeinViewer’s breakthrough device will want to use it to assist with every venipuncture procedure, whether it is to draw blood or for an IV insertion procedure. There’s already enough stress on both ends of the needle without having trouble finding a vein. Why not help take the guesswork out of the process? The Cost of Failed Attempts Of all invasive medical procedures, venipuncture is the most common and these venipuncture attempts can fail. As a result: Intravenous therapy may not begin promptly; Physician intervention to access a difficult vein can erode productivity; Patients may endure unnecessary needlesticks and additional discomfort; Stress may increase for both patients and staff. Increased costs per procedure, (e.g., needles, catheters, gauze, etc.). It’s estimated that every attempt to insert a peripheral catheter can cost a facility about $32. Decreased staff productivity can occur because a missed vein requires the procedure to be repeated; productivity can be further impacted should the caregiver have to escalate the procedure to specialized staff. Higher costs may be incurred when alternative invasive procedures are required to gain venous access. The Good News With the use of the device, facilities may experience a higher first-attempt success rate, which could result in: Lower costs/procedure; Increased staff productivity; More timely treatment/diagnosis; A Must for Every Venous-Access Procedure The device is portable and lightweight. It’s as simple as pointing the device at an area of the skin and clicking to illuminate the veins beneath. And because it is non-contact, it can re-verify vein location after the site has been cleaned. The device runs on a rechargeable battery, so there’s no need to be near an electrical outlet. Because of these benefits and its ease of use, it’s not just good business sense to encourage use of vein illumination with VeinViewer's breakthrough device for every patient, it is good patient care. Of all invasive medical procedures, venipuncture is the most common and these venipuncture attempts can fail. As you know, when drawing blood or performing an IV insertion procedure on a patient whose veins are difficult to access, the potential for multiple needle sticks goes up and the time available to care for other patients goes down. The VeinViewer helps to perform blood draws by projecting a map of the peripheral veins on the skin. Remember, there is no substitute for a trained practitioner’s experience, but the VeinViewer can help simplify the task of locating the point of needle placement. The VeinViewer is so simple to use that it will become an indispensable tool, particularly for patients with difficult venous access (DVA). The simple instructions for utilizing the VeinViewer vein finder are detailed below.

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                • Trauma Center: A Lifesaving Destination

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                  No one wakes up anticipating they will end up in a trauma unit. But it happens every day - when you least expect it. “I was rear-ended by a drunk driver, had a traumatic brain injury. I was in a coma for nine days,” says Dan Meyer. Dan Meyer was in bad shape following his crash in 2005. Reggie Lamour broke his neck on the playing field. “I was injured playing rugby,” says Lamour. Both emergencies, but to save their lives, both young men came here, to the level two trauma center at Lee Memorial Hospital. “Whether they’re coming from Lee County, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry or Glades. We are always prepared,” says Michael Marcus, who is the trauma program manager with Lee Memorial Health System. A trauma center delivers the greatest level of care in the shortest amount of time. And that’s no accident. It requires great coordination of care to get the best outcomes. “In an emergency department they’re very busy, you could be one of 30, 40, 50 patients. When you’re a trauma patient though, you are the only patient. And now there’s 20 professionals in that room that are tending solely to your care,” says Marcus. Triggering a trauma alert must be done by professionals, using established criteria first responders look at patient condition and physical symptoms and determine level of care needed. And the clock is ticking. “The golden hour starts from the moment you are injured,” says Marcus. For the most serious cases, the choice is clear. “The Trauma Center saved my life,” says Meyer. “The reward is immeasurable, it’s positively priceless to effect a positive outcome,” says Marcus. Trauma centers are always fighting for survival. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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                  • Reaching People Where They Are: On the Highway, in Giant Trucks

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                    The New Mexico Alliance had a dilemma. The three major health care providers in the Albuquerque metro area were struggling to find a way to tell patients not to use the emergency departments for non-emergency situations, without making it seem like they were turning people away. No one hospital wanted to be perceived as unwelcoming. The Alliance brought the hospitals together and borrowed a tested messaging campaign from the northwest part of the state. The campaign mostly used radio advertising—and in New Mexico, where people drive long distances every day, radio proved to be a surprisingly effective way to reach people. The Urgent/Emergent radio campaign was a great success, with ER visits decreasing by more than 1,000 visits as compared to the previous year. Allison Kozeliski, RN, is a clinical quality improvement manager with the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Quality.

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                    • Everybody Counts - Dr Raza Dar - Improving Assessment Bay, the front door to the Emergency Department

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                      Dr Raza Dar, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, explains the work and trials that have gone into making the Assessment Bays at Leicester Royal Infirmary slick and effective using a variety of improved lean processes and better team working.

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