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This is the main page for Harbor-UCLA emergency department; See Pediatric ED for the main Harbor pediatric page.

Admin Updates

  • GOLD closed for ED use. Only for inpatient boarders
  • OBS Update (6/2/2020) - for patients being admitted to the new short-stay medicine team, page the ED hospitalist at 204-9753, order "PLACE IN OBS" (just like we did pre-COVID); the medicine team will order the "request for admit" once they get the COVID test results. Drs. Spiegel & Chappell
  • Whole Blood coming 5/11 (ED fridge) - limited to use for trauma patients, 2 units max per patient

General Administrative

  • Pre-hospital
    • Incoming transfers
    • Exodus Transfers
      • Exodus should call Psych ED about transfer, not Med ED
      • Med ED will do MSE

Screening EMS Patients

Administrative duties

    • Administrative resident directions
    • Receiving Phone Calls
    • EKG Screening
    • Pre-shift: 5S
    • Airway Bag
      • Missing or low on equipment such as McGrath blades or batteries - inform the overall charge nurse (more in nursing office)
      • PURPLE SENIOR - use the laminated checklist to stock AT EACH SHIFT CHANGE on on-call days
      • Locks let you know which compartments to check
      • ED pharmacists help with meds BUT SENIORS should double check.
      • Can use new “GlideScope Go” with a MAC 3 & 4 blade, but bring it back. (It’s not part of bag).

Wu 11/2019)

Administrative resources

RME & triage

Managing your Patient


On shift (PC) Cheat Sheet

Paging consultants

Phone numbers

Radiology directory

Tests & Orders

Enter Prelim Rads Read

  • Oral contrast
    • No more gastrograffin, replaced by omnipaque. Must place an order for it. If you need to obtain a retrograde urethrogram, order a KUB.
    • Below is the suggested/usual volume of omnipaque used for certain indication sent to us by Dr. Putnam:
      • For use in bowel obstruction, a volume of 100cc of Omnipaque 300 is used.
      • For use in tube contrast studies, a volume anywhere between 50-200cc of Omnipaque 300 would likely be used.
      • For a CT with po contrast, the order is for 30cc of Omnipaque 300 in 970cc of water.



Upload Outside Films to PACS

  • Get form from clerk
  • Put patient sticker on Form
  • Check "Import"
  • Sign

Get Images on Disc (For DC or Transfer)

  • Same as upload EXCEPT
    • Check "Export"
    • Write time frame on form you want studies from

Finding Equipment/DME

E supplies A-Z


Special patient types


Patient Disposition


ED Follow-Up Clinics

  • Follow-up of out patient labs/imaging
    • Any imaging or labs requested by a consultant in the ED that will NOT be resulted during the patient's stay in the ED should be ordered by the consultant making the request. Follow-up of outpatient tests can be either performed by the consultant OR by the CCC (Peterson 11/19)


Admission Guidelines

Right level of care


  • Observation placement
  • CORE placement
  • Observation Patients Direct from UCC
    • Do not need an ED MSE - can go direct to OBS
    • If no OBS beds available in GOLD - should be made Direct Admits to the Hospital

Peterson 8/2019

Dialysis in the ED

Other Disposition


Disaster & Surge

Resident Education

See Also