How Moderate Sedation Is Used To Improve Patient Care In The ER

How Moderate Sedation Is Used To Improve Patient Care In The ER

Moderate or conscious sedation is a common procedure used in the emergency room to reduce dislocations or fractures in patients.  I have seen this procedure frequently on dislocated hip prostheses (like the image above) and shoulders after the patient has experienced some kind of trauma or fall.  This procedure allows patients to tolerate typically unpleasant [...]

The Fundamentals Of Triaging Patients In The ER

The Fundamentals Of Triaging Patients In The ER

The Emergency Severity Index (ESI) Triage Algorithm is an important tool utilized by nurses when assigning an acuity to the adult patient.  The acuity based off of stability of patient, vital signs, potential for threat to life, limb, or organ, and estimated resources needed in treating the patient.  Additionally a nurses own experiences, competence, and ability [...]