Protecting Workers from Workplace Violence in the ED

Emergency department (ED) workers are frequently targets of violence.  One recent study showed that 55 percent of ED nurses experienced physical violence and/or verbal abuse from a patient or a visitor over a single one-week period. PCTs, security, technologists,...

Hourly Rounding: An Emergency Department Best Practice

A visit to a hospital emergency department (ED) can be frightening, overwhelming, and confusing. Helping patients navigate the experience and providing them timely information can improve the patient experience. More than half of inpatients enter the hospital via the...

Emergency Department Overcrowding

Is your emergency department overcrowded? Are people leaving without being seen? Are patients who have been admitted being boarded in the ED, awaiting beds? Do patients repeatedly return to the ED for healthcare? Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments is a...

Labor and Management Partnership Helps Prevent Diabetes

Hospitals are increasingly offering employee wellness programs to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic conditions such as diabetes. A new report from the LMP’s research department documents the effects of a wellness program piloted by the LMP’s Workplace and...