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Standardized Emergency Codes May Minimize “Code Confusion” 
Standardized Emergency Codes May Minimize “Code Confusion” 
Analysis of reported events and a hospital survey identified the use of 80 different codes. To help promote consistency and decrease confusion, organizations may consider developing a standardized system or encouraging the use of plain-language codes. 

 

Patient Flow in the ED: Phase II—Diagnostic Evaluation through Disposition Decision 
As EDs decrease and patient volume increases, EDs are challenged to provide safe, timely, efficient, and efficacious care. Improving operations from diagnostic evaluation through disposition decision enhances care and contributes to patient safety. 
Equipment, Environment, and Ergonomics: An Enigma of Infection Risk 
Authority analysts identified two specific clusters of patient exposures to equipment that demonstrated a link between ergonomics and a patient’s risk of acquiring an infection. 
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