Addressing Emergency Department Issues Using Advanced Practice in Saudi Arabia

Siobhan Rothwell, Kimberly McIltrot, Zeina Khouri-Stevens

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Abstract

Emergency departments (EDs) struggle to manage safe, effective care in the face of increasing patient volume. The role of the nurse practitioner has been shown to improve key factors such as waiting times and the patients' experience in the ED. This quality improvement project evaluates the effectiveness of a nurse practitioner based in the ED. One nurse practitioner managed patients presenting with minor trauma over 3 months. A pre-post intervention approach was implemented and evaluated. Over 3 months, waiting times and the number of patients who left without being seen were reduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Emergency department
  • Left without being seen
  • Minor trauma
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Waiting times

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN

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