Optimizing ED Operations and Patient Care through Multidisciplinary Teamwork at the Leadership Level

Many of our department faculty will be speaking at a Harvard Medical School course designed to provide current or aspiring emergency department (ED) leaders with the skills they need to run successful departments. This course will highlight the advantages of having mirrored and collaborating physician and nurse leadership teams within the ED management structure. During the…


Tuscan Mobile Simulation Project: Research Published

WIth our partners, the Region of Tuscany and University of Florence School of Medicine, we have published a paper on our collaborative mobile simulation project in the Journal of Internal & Emergency Medicine entitled “The Tuscan Mobile Simulation Program: a description of a program for the delivery of in situ simulation training.” Abstract: Simulation has…


Region Sjaelland Emergency Nurse Education Program Launches

An HMFP nurse consulting team is currently in Region Sjaelland, Denmark working with four partner hospitals (Koge, Nykobing Falster, Holbaek, and Slagelse) on the launch of a novel and collaborative emergency nurse education program. This program, grounded in AACN’s Synergy Model, uses skills stations, taught during “nurse competency days,” to review and validate emergency nurse…


Region Sjaelland Emergency Nurse Trainers Workshop

Two of our nurse educators traveled to Region Sjaelland, Denmark, this month to facilitate a 1-week “train the trainers” workshop, collaborating with 30 emergency nurse educator colleagues from the hospitals of Koge, Slagelse, Nykobing Falster, and Holbaek. In January, 2016, the four hospitals of Region Sjaelland will launch a standardized emergency nurse skills education program.…


60 ED leaders meet to discuss optimizing ED operations

Dr. Kevin Ban and Kirsten Boyd, RN, MHA (Director of Emergency Services and Associate Chief Nurse, Ambulatory and Emergency Services, BIDMC) discuss how to engage hospital administration and implement change On May 29, 60 ED leaders from the New England area and beyond met for the Harvard CME symposium entitled “Optimizing ED Operations and Patient…


HMFP hosts ED nurse colleagues in Boston

HMFP had the pleasure of hosting 13 ED nurse leader colleagues from Region Sjaelland, Denmark, in Boston between June 15-19 for discussions on best practices in emergency nursing education and strategic planning for a regional EM education program.