The emergency settings where nurses practice present at times a complex maze of practice challenges, mandatory elements of care defined by regulatory bodies, expanding technologies for documentation and care delivery, and frequent change. Any process improvement activity in this kind of turbulence requires a thoughtful focus and a steady hand to produce meaningful results. Performance improvement is not new to emergency settings. The ability to benchmark and develop recognition as exemplars in emergency care takes focused attention and ongoing development.
Emergency Department Clinical Operations
Lantern Award for Exemplary Emergency Department Practice
National Health Care Quality Report
Regulatory and Accreditation Information