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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Relevant Literature and Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) Application Main Conclusions/ Study/Citation Relevance CDU Design Elements Short-stay units and Found positive Support for observation impacts on avoiding development of unit.
Review how an academic medical center emergency department expanded its clinical decision unit to improve operational performance.
John Medical Center's construction is part of a five-year modernization plan that includes building a two-story outpatient lobby; renovating the main lobby and upgrading first-floor common areas; constructing a new clinical decision unit and pediatric unit adjacent to the emergency department; and renovating surgical, laboratory and radiology areas.
A new blood-testing machine in the Clinical Decision Unit at A&E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary means, on average, a patient's tests will only take 25 minutes.
Sister Lynn Roberts, Senior Nurse at Ysbyty Gwynedd, said: "The Clinical Decision Unit will allow us to care for patients who might previously have spent many hours in the main Emergency Department, in a much more appropriate and comfortable environment.
The Clinical Decision Unit has been built next to the Accident and Emergeny department and provides an area, which includes three and four-bed bays, where patients can wait to be assessed by a specialist doctor.
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.
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.
Staff attended a compulsory meeting with the trust's chief executive Frank Burns, who revealed A ward for elderly patients at Clatterbridge hospital will close, saving around pounds 750,000 n pounds 2.5m 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.

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