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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163024
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Pocket Guide to your Emergency Department
Abstract:
A Pocket Guide to your Emergency Department
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2004
Author:Criddle, Laura, MS, RN, CEN, CFRN
P.I. Institution Name:Oregon Health and Science University
Contact Address:28384 Hafferman Road, Scappoose, OR, 97056, USA
Contact Telephone:(503) 543-5676
Management Topic: Numerous pocket guides and personal digital assistant tools exist containing valuable emergency nursing reference data. What they all lack, however, is department-specific information. Staff in our busy, academic emergency center had to access multiple sources to locate commonly-used standards, protocols, triage procedures, medication data, policies, and guidelines. Many nurses carried photocopied or handwritten reference materials in their pockets, but the information was inconsistent and not accessible to all staff. In order to standardize and simplify information access, the emergency department (ED) education committee met to design a uniform, pocket-sized guide that could be quickly and inexpensively produced for distribution to all staff. Implementation: Committee members developed a list of important, department-specific information they wanted readily available. Pages included: 1) Locations of various hospital service units; 2) Frequently called numbers; 3) Emergency medicine residents and service chiefs; 4) Payroll system information; 5) Transporter system code; 6) Discharge software information; 6) Vital sign norms and documentation standards; 7) CNA role description; 8) Medications that ED technicians can administer; 9) Trauma triage criteria and trauma team configurations; 10) Triage acuity levels; 11) Special patient population (psychiatric, sexual assault, obstetrics, minors) information; 12) Acuity system reference tool; 13) Hyperglycemia and RSI protocols; 14) Blood collection information; and 15) Port-A-Cath access procedure. Each page was then formatted and a table of contents was developed. Using brightly-colored 3? x 5? index cards, dozens of copies of the first edition of the ED at a Glance pocket guide were produced on a standard laser printer. Pages were punched in the upper left corner and joined with a one-inch ring to allow for easy addition and removal. Outcomes: The ED at a Glance pocket guide has become extremely popular and is given to all new staff members, traveling nurses, and residents. Several versions have been developed (registered nurse, doctor/nurse practitioner, certified nursing assistant, technician) appropriate to different job descriptions. The guide has become a living document, with updates and new pages added often. The current ED at a Glance contains over 60 pages of important reference information, specific to our department and readily accessible to every employee.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Pocket Guide to your Emergency Departmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163024-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Pocket Guide to your Emergency Department</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Criddle, Laura, MS, RN, CEN, CFRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Oregon Health and Science University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">28384 Hafferman Road, Scappoose, OR, 97056, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(503) 543-5676</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">criddlel@ohsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Management Topic: Numerous pocket guides and personal digital assistant tools exist containing valuable emergency nursing reference data. What they all lack, however, is department-specific information. Staff in our busy, academic emergency center had to access multiple sources to locate commonly-used standards, protocols, triage procedures, medication data, policies, and guidelines. Many nurses carried photocopied or handwritten reference materials in their pockets, but the information was inconsistent and not accessible to all staff. In order to standardize and simplify information access, the emergency department (ED) education committee met to design a uniform, pocket-sized guide that could be quickly and inexpensively produced for distribution to all staff. Implementation: Committee members developed a list of important, department-specific information they wanted readily available. Pages included: 1) Locations of various hospital service units; 2) Frequently called numbers; 3) Emergency medicine residents and service chiefs; 4) Payroll system information; 5) Transporter system code; 6) Discharge software information; 6) Vital sign norms and documentation standards; 7) CNA role description; 8) Medications that ED technicians can administer; 9) Trauma triage criteria and trauma team configurations; 10) Triage acuity levels; 11) Special patient population (psychiatric, sexual assault, obstetrics, minors) information; 12) Acuity system reference tool; 13) Hyperglycemia and RSI protocols; 14) Blood collection information; and 15) Port-A-Cath access procedure. Each page was then formatted and a table of contents was developed. Using brightly-colored 3? x 5? index cards, dozens of copies of the first edition of the ED at a Glance pocket guide were produced on a standard laser printer. Pages were punched in the upper left corner and joined with a one-inch ring to allow for easy addition and removal. Outcomes: The ED at a Glance pocket guide has become extremely popular and is given to all new staff members, traveling nurses, and residents. Several versions have been developed (registered nurse, doctor/nurse practitioner, certified nursing assistant, technician) appropriate to different job descriptions. The guide has become a living document, with updates and new pages added often. The current ED at a Glance contains over 60 pages of important reference information, specific to our department and readily accessible to every employee.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:38:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:38:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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