The Urgent Matters Toolkit is a collection of strategies and tools designed to target specific issues facing hospital emergency departments. This toolkit has been developed by hospitals across the country in conjunction with Urgent Matters. Our goal is to continue to grow and expand the toolkit and make these resources available to the public. For more information or to submit at tool please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Fast Track and Results Waiting Lounge||2013||
Expanding the Fast Track area and creating a Results Waiting Lounge where patients can “wait" for results, finish treatment and quickly...
|Florida Hospital Zephyrhills|
|EMS Off-Load Delay Improvement Initiative||2013||
As part of an EMS / Hospital Collaborative Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt program, a process was developed to shorten EMS offload and improve...
|Behavioral Health Program to Reduce LOS||2013||
An effort to improve the delivery of care to the Behavioral Health patient a collaborative multidisciplinary approach was used to...
|Community Medical Center|
|Comprehensive Early Goal Directed Therapy in Sepsis||2013||
An organized accepted approach to sepsis recognition, early management in the ED including specific antibiotic choice, EMR integration,...
|ED MD First Clinical Redesign||2013||
Applying the scientific method and problem solving tools to improve patient safety and quality.
|Glenwood Memorial Hospital|
|Care Coordination in the ED||2013||
An innovative program that coordinates all of a patients care needs from the time they enter the ED until, sometimes weeks, after they...
|Lovelace Westside Hospital|
CALDOCs is It a computer based program that calculates resource saturation in the emergency department using length of stay, lobby...
|Role of the Clinical Pharmacist in Reducing Decision-to-Needle TPA Time During Code Stroke||2013||
Pharmacist mixes tPA at the bedside
|Kenmore Mercy Hospital|
|Upstream Crisis Intervention||2013||
Pilot model to reduce unnecessary ED visits by providing the patient with an alternate disposition from the traditional EMS to ED...
|Grady Memorial Hospital|
TEXTCONNECT: Using text messages to follow up with patients, and improve the continuity of care post discharge from the ED
|Banner Thunderbird Medical Center|