clinical decision unit


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clinical decision unit

A unit found in some UK hospitals which is designed for rapid patient assessment and treatment of emergencies with a view of avoiding unnecessary admission to hospital.
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Improvement guide: Implementing a clinical decision unit to reduce avoidable admissions (White Paper).
Table 1: Changes in emergency department operational metrics after expansion of a clinical decision unit.
OVER-crowding at hospital emergency units will be reduced by the opening of Clinical Decision Units (CDUs).
The first phase of the main acute hospital will open in 2010 Pods in the critical care ward that carry gas air and electricity to the bedside Matron in charge of the critical care unit Helen Gyves Dr Barrie Smith in the CDU - Clinical Decision Unit
Nicks, assistant medical director and director of the Clinical Decision Unit in the emergency department at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Dc Bosque said Mrs Wing, who was living in Bryn Llidiard, Bridgend, was working on the clinical decision unit on the morning of Saturday, July 7, last year when the disturbance broke out.
University Campus of UMass Memorial Medical Center has established the Clinical Decision Unit within the Duddie Massad Emergency and Trauma Center.
After the procedure, the patient "was returned to the Emergency Department's Clinical Decision Unit, where she began to complain of positional dizziness and nausea.
5m would be found through efficiency savings Staff would be redeployed to other areas Other cuts include pounds 600,000 by cut-ting inappropriate medical admissions to Arrowe Park by opening a pounds 1m clinical decision unit and pounds 350,000 by admitting more routine surgery patients as day cases.
Plans to further improve emergency services are currently in place with expanded hours for the Fast Track Program and the opening of a Clinical Decision Unit this fall.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the West Moreton Hospital and Health Services new paediatric emergency room was part of the Palaszczuk Governments $5 million Clinical Decision Unit at Ipswich Hospital.
Almost every department was either renovated or expanded, including a new lab, pharmacy, conference center, cafeteria, gift shop, dock, diagnostic cardiology center, cath labs, clinical decision unit, pre-admission testing, and maternity expansion/renovation.

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