ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: Emergency Nurses Association Quality and Timely Access to Emergency Care Public Policy Agenda

While the entire ENA Public Policy Agenda is well-considered and in its entirety worthy of consideration, ACUTE CARE, INC. seeks to draw attention to, and express support for the Quality and Timely Access to Emergency Care portion of the plan. Support Programs to Enhance Access and Improve Care for Patients with Mental Illness ENA will support policies aimed at […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: Iowa Medical Society’s Tort Reform Agenda

ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the Iowa Medical Society’s Tort Reform Agenda, a centerpiece of the organization’s Physician Week on the Hill. In the past four years, Iowa has seen a substantial jump in high-dollar medical malpractice awards against physicians and facilities. Driven by the questionable tactics of national trial attorneys exploiting Iowa’s lack of a […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: the FDA’s Efforts at Resolving Drug Shortages

Drug Shortages: Root Causes and Potential Solutions, published in October 2019, examines the underlying factors responsible for drug shortages and recommends enduring solutions. The inter-agency Drug Shortage Task Force, which was led by FDA, oversaw the analysis of drug shortage data and development of recommendations in response to a request from 31 U.S. senators and […]

In Depth: Community Paramedicine

Community paramedicine is a relatively new and evolving healthcare model. It allows paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to operate in expanded roles by assisting with public health and primary healthcare and preventive services to underserved populations in the community. The goal is to improve access to care and avoid duplicating existing services. Source: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/community-paramedicine Though […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: Joint Commission’s Reducing Sepsis Mortality Targeted Solutions Tool

ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the Joint Commission’s Reducing Sepsis Mortality Targeted Solutions Tool Following a comprehensive quality improvement project with a cohort of 5 hospitals across the country and a subsequent pilot that reduced sepsis mortality anywhere from nearly 25% for the cohort and from nearly 20% to over 50% for the pilot, the Joint […]