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Nurse Practitioner Response Unit

Posted on 10/03/2016
Nurse assisting elderly patient

What if Angelenos who call 911 with low-acuity complaints could be safely evaluated, treated, and released without ever having to step foot in an emergency room? By placing the most innovative, compact, and portable technology in the hands of a Nurse Practitioner who respons on a specially designated Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance, we would have the potential to transform how healthcare is provided to the citizens of Los Angeles. Through this pioneering approach the "emergency room is brought to the patient" to provide convenient yet comprehensive care, including linkage to close medical follow-up and community resources.