11/9/2020 3:30 – 4:30 PM
The number of patient care hours devoted to critical care treatment in emergency departments (EDs) has increased dramatically with projections of continued increase at alarming rates. Increased patient volumes, particularly of critically ill patients coupled with capacity constraints have led to a dangerous inability to provide ideal care for these patients. The University of Michigan Medical Center took a novel approach to this problem in 2012 by designing the first and only of its kind emergency critical care center embedded within the ED. This presentation will share the design components of this intentionally designed center, reveal results of the five-year post-occupancy study of clinical outcomes, and share important lessons learned.