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FLOW Hacks 5 – Bed Utilization in the ER

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To continue our  FLOW Hacks series, Dr. Lucas Chartier and nurse Barb McGovern write about their team’s innovation called BED-UP: Bed in the Emergency Department Utilization Project. FLOW Hacks: The Concept The FLOW (Featured Leadership & Organizational Workplace) Hacks Series highlights innovative strategies for increasing patient flow in the emergency department (ED).  This series is unique given its focus on the administrative aspect of emergency medicine. We are interested in small or large interventions that …

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FLOW Hacks 4 – Emergency Department Paramedics

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To continue our  FLOW Hacks series, lead innovators Dr. Samuel Campbell and Patrick Froese write about their team’s innovation, Using Advanced Care Paramedics as physician extenders in the management of lower acuity patients. Read on to learn how your institution could use emergency department paramedics. FLOW Hacks: The Concept The FLOW (Featured Leadership & Organizational Workplace) Hacks Series highlights innovative strategies for increasing patient flow in the emergency department (ED).  This series is unique given its focus …

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FLOW Hacks 3 – Rapid Medical Evaluation Unit

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To continue our  FLOW Hacks series, Dr. Lucas Chartier and Dr. Timothy Josephson write about their team’s innovation called the Rapid Medical Evaluation Unit. FLOW Hacks: The Concept The FLOW (Featured Leadership & Organizational Workplace) Hacks Series highlights innovative strategies for increasing patient flow in the emergency department (ED).  This series is unique given its focus on the administrative aspect of emergency medicine. We are interested in small or large interventions that increase patient flow from an …

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FLOW Hacks 2 – Reducing Coagulation Studies in the ED

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To continue our  FLOW Hacks series, Dr. Shawn Dowling of Calgary, AB writes about his team’s innovation: Reducing Coagulation Studies in the Emergency Department. FLOW Hacks: The Concept The FLOW (Featured Leadership & Organizational Workplace) Hacks Series highlights innovative strategies for increasing patient flow in the emergency department (ED).  This series is unique given its focus on the administrative aspect of emergency medicine. We are interested in small or large interventions that increase patient …

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FLOW Hacks 1: A Novel ED Surge Protocol

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Starting off the FLOW Hacks series is Dr. Edmund Kwok of The Ottawa Hospital, speaking to us about his innovation: A Novel ED Surge Protocol Based on Input-Throughput-Output Model of ED Flow (link). FLOW Hacks: The Concept The FLOW (Featured Leadership & Organizational Workplace) Hacks Series highlights innovative strategies for increasing patient flow in the emergency department (ED).  This series is unique given its focus on the administrative aspect of emergency medicine. We are interested in interventions …