Reporting QI Results Part 2 – Run Charts

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You are working on a local quality improvement (QI) project aimed at improving emergency department (ED) lab test turnaround time. You started with a period of stakeholder engagement including the nursing staff, physicians, porters, administrators, clinical biochemists, lab technologists, and patients. Your team completed a root cause analysis and several potential interventions were highlighted. Your team decided to utilize a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle approach to carry out several interventions including implementing a new …

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The Problem with Mandatory Wellness

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Introduction “Medical School is bad for your health” – a direct quote from orientation on my very first day of classes. Along with this statement came a myriad of statistics highlighting the risk of burnout, depression, anxiety, and suicide for medical students, residents, and physicians. My excitement for my first day started to be replaced by a feeling that I was not so comfortable with, like catching a fish that is too big …

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CRACKCast E208 – Headache

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This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 017, Headache (9th Ed.). Headache is an exceedingly common ED presentation with a multitude of possible causes. This podcast will help you to keep your differentials broad by breaking down the not so bad, the bad and the ugly of headaches. Shownotes – PDF here Rosen’s in Perspective Alright, y’all – let’s get back into another episode of CRACKCast with another headache provoking case: You …