We currently have multiple ongoing research projects, several are set to improve protocols and patient care in the ED.
Current projects include:
Chest Pain Pathway
Acute Alcohol Intoxication vs Trauma Pathway
Sepsis Protocol Development
Staff and Patient Safety QI
Standardized Approach to Trauma Pathway
Nursing Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Placement
Fentanyl Analgosedation Prior to Intubation
Other ideas for research include MTP Protocol QI, Pain Control Opiate Alternatives, Narcan Administration in ED. These are just a few of the research directives that are being worked on currently. The EM program is always open to new projects that will improve the quality of care for patients.