SBH Health System has taken the lead in the Bronx in implementing a point of care PACS (for Picture Archiving and Communications System) for its point-of-care ultrasounds in the emergency department. Ultrasound is used routinely these days in hospital emergency departments. However the informatics portion […]
Mr. B is an 80-year-old man with a history of prior stroke, dementia and chronic kidney disease who is admitted to the ICU from home with aspiration pneumonia, respiratory and renal failure. He is intubated in the emergency department and after several days extubated. His baseline health status is poor. He is bed- bound, unable to communicate other than basic nonverbal gestures and had been taking increasingly smaller amounts of food and liquid at home.