Standing orders at triage can decrease treatment time of shortness-of-breath patients by 40 minutes in the ED, says a new study. To improve care: • Consider both cardiac and pulmonary causes in elders with multiple comorbidities. • Give nebulized medications immediately if appropriate. • Ask if patients were previously hospitalized or intubated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2011|
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