Certain functions are not limited or contained within one department. For example – Drug administration.
Doctor checks patient; Doctor decides on medication; Ward nurse orders it from pharmacy; pharmacy orders it from supplier; pharmacy delivers to nurse on ward; nurse gives to patient; patient swallows pill; as you can see, we have various people in the loop. Hopefully, patient will get the RIGHT medication at the RIGHT time!
- How do we deal with an inter-departmental function, so that “nothing falls between the cracks”? Your insight on this, please.
- Describe the components of effective administrative, intra- and inter-departmental communication, including both verbal and written.
- I would like to focus on Organization Performance.
Please provide your insight as to:
a. the Concept;
b. The need for; and
c. The implementation of; organization performance.
- In your Case Assignment you discussed some of the issues in an emergency department. Please comment on each of the following:
a. Discuss issues of crowding.
b. List common ED operation metrics.
c. Identify ED technologies that can help improve patient flow.
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