Grand Rounds: January 21, 2016

We’re back this week with four talks at the latest Grand Rounds session. We hear a case presentation from one of our residents, as well as a series of riveting talks about improving the field of emergency medicine.

Dr. Neil Rifenbark, PGY3, presents a case of digoxin toxicity.

Dr. Rifenbark: Digoxin Toxicity

Special guest Dr. David L. Schriger from UCLA discusses the future of physician decision making in emergency medicine.

Dr. Schriger: Re-Imagining Emergency Medicine

Another special guest, Dr. Michael Schull, President and CEO of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), discusses how health data, research and clinical experience can influence health policy to ultimately improve patient care.

Dr. Schull: The Emergency Department – Where the Public, the Press, and Policy Collide

Dr. Eric Wei, Associate Medical Director of Quality and Safety, provides an update on the lean projects in the ED, a systematic method for eliminating waste and improving outcomes. Over the past few months, we’ve seen some dramatic improvements and people are noticing.

Dr. Wei: Introduction to Healthcare Lean – ED Patient Flow Lean Team

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