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Communication Between Health Care Providers During Shift Changes in the Emergency Department

In this foreword to observation articles by Barnette, Chandler, Joyner, and Zheng, Kiersten Licea writes about the importance of communication in emergency departments, especially during shift changes.

 

Function and Characteristics of a Level 1 Trauma Center in the Emergency Department

In this foreword to observation articles by Barnette, Burri, Chandler, Joyner, Luterman, Piekarski, and Zheng, James Carlson goes through the history and characteristics of Level I Trauma Centers, which provide the highest quality care possible and take in the most injured patients

 

Spanish Language Communication in the Emergency Department

In this foreword to observation articles by Campbell, Piekarski, Roberts, and Willis, Alessandra De Vito writes about the necessity for Spanish translation services in emergency departments.

 

Strategies for Making Young Children Feel Comfortable

In this foreword to articles by Burri, Holmes, and Piekarski, Heather Erlemann looks at how the hectic environment of emergency departments can make children feel overwhelmed, as well as potential strategies for making them more comfortable.

 

Working with Worried Parents in the Emergency Department/Pediatric Emergency Department

In this foreword to observation articles by Campbell and Holmes, Tobias Vestal describes how emergency departments respond to fears and questions from parents of their patients.

 

Pain, Pain Medication, and Opiates in the Emergency Department

In this foreword to observation articles by Barnette, Chandler, Joyner, and Luterman, Camilla Manning covers the rise in perscription opiate addictions and how emergency departments have responded.

 

Suicidal Minors

In this foreword to observation articles by Arendas, Barbour, Burri, Roberts, Piekarski, and Wheless, Sofia Chaoui explores how emergency departments handle the epidemic of suicide amongst minors.

 

Elderly Patients in the Emergency Department

In this foreword to obervation articles by Arendas and Joyner, Natalia Aquino-Torres examines how emergency departments have had to adapt in order to accomodate elderly patients.

 

The Function and Characteristics of Psychiatric Emergency Service

In this foreword to observation articles by Arendas, Barbour, Burri, and Wheless, Alex Cameron writes about the need for psychiatric care in America and takes readers through the historical evolution of Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES).

 

Noise and Noise Management in the Emergency Department

In this foreword to observation articles by Barnette and Chandler, Colin Langfeldt examines how noise pollution affects conditions in emergency departments.

 

Homeless Patients in the Emergency Department

In this foreword to an observation article by Ariana Luterman, Journey Dreyer writes about the epidemic of homelessness in the United States and the unique relationship between the homeless population and emergency departments.

 

Trauma, Drugs, and Pain: Four Hours Shadowing at the UNC Emergency Department

Elizabeth Barnette

Reflecting on her shadowing experience at the UNC Emergency Department, Elizabeth Barnette writes about the daily experiences of the doctors and nurses that she observed. The stories recounted are both life-affirming and sobering, ranging from mundane to jarring.

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