Hyung J. Cho

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Patient throughput

Patient throughput Emergency department (ED) overcrowding and diurnal patterns in patient flow affects patient safety and experience outcomes, which puts increased pressured on hospitalists and inpatient staff to discharge earlier in day. In a 2007 study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine (Fee, et.al.) highlighted the effect on time to antibiotic administration for patients diagnosed…

Foley Catheters

I. Problem/Challenge. Foley catheters are the most widely utilized type of indwelling urinary drainage system. They were designed in the 1930’s by the urologist Frederic Foley. Modern Foley catheters have dual lumen tubes, with one lumen dedicated to urinary drainage, and the other used for balloon inflation. The balloon can be filled with air or…

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