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Emergency Medical Technician Decision Tree Flow Chart 1 - SCENE SIZE-UP UNSAFE Control Scene Move Patients Correct Hazzard Suspect Spinal Injury 2INITIAL PATIENT ASSESSMENT MOI TRAUMA Patient YES MED Assess Mental Status AVPU Assess Airway DECAP BTLS Deformity Evisceration Contusion Abrasion Penetration Burns Tenderness Lacerations Swelling CLOSED Perform Jawthrust Manuver O P E N Breathing A D Q U T INADEQUATE Begin Positive Pressure Ventilation with Supplemental Oxygen Circulation L S...
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This teachable moment is brought to you by the Jewish Health Care Foundation and the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative with the goal of reducing door to room and door to physician x and patient elopements learn how a team from st. Clair Hospital tackled these issues we knew that there was a problem and we could we it was very clear and very easy to identify dissatisfied patients long waiting times numerous patients leaving without even seeing a physician and a very frustrated staff a patient would arrive at the front door of the emergency department then they would typically have a seat in the waiting room they would fill out a piece of paper with their name and some basic identifications and a reason why they were here then they would have a seat in the waiting room they would then call the patient back to a triage room at that point they would get a full nursing assessment done and once that paperwork was completed they were typically asked to have a seat back in the waiting room the patient would then be asked to go to the Registrar in their office was down the hallway they would complete a registration process and be asked to have a seat in the waiting room again their paperwork would then go back to the back it would be put into a queue and that patient would then be waiting in the waiting room until they were called to the back and then the charge nurse would take them back and put them in the room typically they waited for the physician to come to the room make an assessment and then put orders into the system or let the nurse know that there was nice to meet you sorry you're not feeling so good prior to our changes or process improvement changes it could take upwards of eighty minutes before patient would even see a physician the specific tools we used utilizing the perfecting patient care principles started with a process map okay we've got most of our current condition worked out but I want to go back to that first moment and make sure we get all the steps right we actually walked the walk of the patient to truly understand what the current condition was after we understood the current condition we then could look for areas of opportunity now when a patient arrives they approach the intake nurse at that point the intake nurse identifies the patient an armband is generated immediately simultaneously while getting the patient's weight which is something we put in the system immediately so that if we have to give a critical medication we've got an accurate weight it's very important for patient safety the intake nurse or the intake tech will notice that there's a new patient that's going to a certain room and then that cascades down through the different staff members that are in the back and they respond back to the intake nurse Kirke available so that they know that there will be somebody there to greet the patient at that point the patient is taken directly to a treatment room in the back the nurse will mark that they're in the...