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Repeat ER, hospital patients focus of ‘Bedside Matters’

Oct. 10, 2013, 9:31 AM

Bedside Matters, a new hourlong monthly rounds geared toward helping all Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers deal with the social and emotional issues of caring for patients and families, will take a deeper look into issues surrounding patients who make multiple visits to the Emergency Department and hospital at its October meeting.

The brownbag lunch event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in 214 Light Hall from noon to 1 p.m.

For several years Vanderbilt has been holding Schwartz Center Rounds within the Oncology Center, but recently the decision was made to expand the benefits of this activity, which is for caregivers to have an open and honest dialogue about the social and emotional issues they face in caring for patients and their families throughout the Medical Center.

The Oct. 16 meeting will feature presenters Laurie Lawrence, M.D., assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, and Diana Dillehay, nurse case manager, who will present a complex case of a patient with more than 70 admissions to Vanderbilt University Hospital.

CME credits will be offered and CEU credits will begin with this meeting.

Other dates for the rest of the calendar year are Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.

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