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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Death Notification In The ED

NU.EM - Augist 2, 2016 - Author: Sanders S - Edited by: Gebhardt K
Expert Commentary: Neely K
Citation: [Peer-Reviewed, Web Publication] Sanders S, Gebhardt K (2016, August 2). The GRIEV_ING MNEMONIC: A Simple Approach To Death Notification In The ED [NUEM Blog. Expert Commentary by Neely K]. Retrieved from http://www.nuemblog.com/blog/death-notification/
"Death notification is an action that no emergency physician should take lightly. Fueled with emotion, it is an event that is a common albeit unfortunate occurrence in the emergency department and an area that rising providers must have proper teaching and instruction. Dr. Cherri Hobgood at University of North Carolina developed an educational intervention, using the GRIEV_ING mnemonic, which demonstrated a significant increase in residents’ confidence with and competence in delivering a death notification. The intervention and teaching instructions are currently available through the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) website and available for use by any individual or institution. We will review the points of the GRIEV_ING mnemonic in this post and touch on pearls and pitfalls...
Death notification is a situation that no emergency medicine providers enjoys however it is inevitably an important scenario to be well-trained and well-versed. It is our hope that by summarizing Dr. Hobgood’s intervention, providers will gain an increased sense of confidence and comfort with this essential action."