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Emergency Severity Index: accuracy in risk classification

Joselito Adriano da Silva, Angélica Santos Emi, Eliseth Ribeiro Leão, Maria Carolina Barbosa Teixeira Lopes, Meiry Fernanda Pinto Okuno, Ruth Ester Assayag Batista

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3964

ABSTRACT Objective: To verify agreement between estimative of predicted resources using the adapted Emergency Severity Index and the real amount of resources used by patients. To analyze the variables number of years since graduation, years of work experience and years of experience in emergency services especially with accurate anticipation of resources need. Methods: This retrospective analytical study with a quantitative approach included 538 medical records of patients assisted by 11 triage nurses. Data collected were related to assistances carried out […]

Quality of emergency rooms and urgent care services: user satisfaction

Cássio de Almeida Lima, Bruna Tatiane Prates dos Santos, Dina Luciana Batista Andrade, Francielle Alves Barbosa, Fernanda Marques da Costa, Jair Almeida Carneiro

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015GS3347

Objective To evaluate the quality of emergency rooms and urgent care services according to the satisfaction of their users.Methods A cross-sectional descriptive study with a quantitative approach. The sample comprised 136 users and was drawn at random. Data collection took place between October and November 2012 using a structured questionnaire.Results Participants were mostly male (64.7%) aged less than 30 years (55.8%), and the predominant level of education was high school (54.4%). Among the items evaluated, those that were statistically associated […]

Factors associated with functional impairment of elderly patients in the emergency departments

Maria Carolina Barbosa Teixeira Lopes, Julieth Santana Silva Lage, Cássia Regina Vancini-Campanharo, Meiry Fernanda Pinto Okuno, Ruth Ester Assayag Batista

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3327

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess the functional capacity of elderly patients in the emergency department as to Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.Methods:A cross-sectional study of 200 elderly patients admitted to the emergency department of a teaching hospital in São Paulo (SP), Brazil. The functional capacity of the elderly was assessed by the Katz index and Lawton & Brody scale. Statistical analyses were performed using analysis of variance, Bonferroni correction, χ2 test, or the likelihood ratio test.Results:Most seniors were independent (65%), and […]

Advanced units: quality measures in urgency and emergency care

Dan Carai Maia Viola, Eduardo Cordioli, Carlos Henrique Sartorato Pedrotti, Mauro Iervolino, Antonio da Silva Bastos Neto, Luis Roberto Natel de Almeida, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014GS2894

Objective:To evaluate, through care indicators, the quality of services rendered to patients considered urgency and emergency cases at an advanced emergency care unit.Methods: We analyzed data from managerial reports of 64,891 medical visits performed in the Emergency Care Unit of the Ibirapuera Unit at Care during the period from June 1st, 2012 through May 31st, 2013. The proposed indicators for the assessment of care were rate of death in the emergency care unit; average length of stay of patients in […]

Pediatric trauma due to motor vehicle accidents on high traffic roadway

Israel Figueiredo Junior, Mauricio Vidal de Carvalho, Glaucia Macedo de Lima

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100007

Objective:To outline a profile of pediatric trauma victims and verify the likelihood of trauma in children on a high traffic roadway.METHODS:A descriptive cohort study of the records of emergency medical service activations on the Rio-Niterói Bridge, a high traffic roadway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Descriptive statistics were expressed as absolute and relative frequencies. The estimated risk of trauma in children aged < 12 years was calculated by means of odds ratios, with a 95% confidence interval.RESULTS:Trauma accounted for 514 [...]

Interventions performed by the clinical pharmacist in the emergency department

Talita Muniz Maloni Miranda, Sandra Petriccione, Fabio Teixeira Ferracini, Wladimir Mendes Borges Filho

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100015

Objective:To demonstrate the role and importance of the clinical pharmacist in the Emergency Department by means of identification, classification, and assessment of the number of interventions performed by this professional.METHODS:This was a retrospective study conducted during the period of January 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2010, at the Morumbi Emergency Department of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. The interventions were performed by the clinical pharmacists by means of his/her role along with the interdisciplinary team and active search in clinical charts, […]