Emergency Department Resource Center

Coming Together in Boston

When two explosions wreaked havoc on the final hours of the Boston Marathon on April 15, many bystanders followed their instincts and ran for cover. But just as many ran to help those injured by the blast. Volunteers and emergency medical staff were there…

Building a LeanER ED

In 2009, Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego opened a new patient-centered emergency department. The facility, more five-star hotel than the traditional gurney and curtain style ED, invigorated staff. They were excited to provide excellent patient care and administrators were eager to see an…

Safe Haven

Editor’s note: This special Job Watch article is a reflection of a desire by many nurses to enter or advance within specialty areas. You helped guide the theme through your enthusiastic reception of information we’ve published throughout the past year. Use our online exclusive…

Simply Triage

In emergency medicine circles, START stands for Simple Triage and Rapid Transport. But how simple is a system that includes as many as 20 individual steps? Not simple enough for Marian Nowak, MEd, MPH, MSN, CSN, FCN, RN. As a school nurse in Hammonton,…

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