including staffing, surge planning, and resource allocation,” said Colleen O’Connor, MD, hospitalist lead at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. ... Backup staffing arrangements, including requests to clinicians who don't usually see patients
Successful treatment requires 24-hour staffing with specialists and neuro-interventionists and the infrastructure to continuously evaluate these patients,” said Tudor Jovin, MD, associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery, director of
For example, an indicator could be ED wait time. If wait time exceeds a certain number of hours, that would be the trigger for response tactics such as increased staffing to
However, there are ways to guard against deterioration in care at these times, experts say, including establishing protocols, having guidelines on when to call a subspecialist, and using creative staffing and
In an effort to improve the safety of those handoffs and provide a little more consistency in staffing, UPMC developed a two-part experimental intervention.
Knowing peak traffic times in key areas, such as the cafeteria, and where people congregate also helps us with staffing appropriately and locating additional services, like wheelchairs or parking attendants.”.
Hospitalists as a group are growing professionally. Each hospital and health care system needs to evaluate its staffing issues individually, including lifestyle accommodations, as the profession and health care both change.
cost savings, staffing and clinical quality.
to Billie Wickstrom, a spokesperson for LocumTenens.com, a staffing agency based in suburban Atlanta.
Cowen. Higher-risk patients could also be given more individualized attention. “We think it has implications on physician staffing.