TITLE

Wait Time Too Long? Reduce Risks this Way

PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
ED Legal Letter;Apr2010, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author gives advice on how to reduce the risk of long wait times in emergency departments (EDs). According to Linda M. Stimmel, a partner with the law firm of Stewart Stimmel in Dallas, Texas, the best strategy is to "show diligence." Risk reducing practices such as providing immediate reassessment, posting signs and verbally informing patients to let the nurse know if their condition worsens, and giving patients more realistic explanations about wait times, will help reduce risky situations in the ED.
ACCESSION #
49243268

 

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