The department responsible for providing a healthy and clean environment for patients to heal and provides a safe place to work.
ETT (ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE)
A catheter that is inserted into the trachea for the primary purpose of establishing and maintaining a patient airway and to ensure the adequate exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
ERAS (ENHANCED RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY)
A program focused on improving surgical outcomes and enhancing the patient experience before, during and after surgery.
A computerized electronic system and an element of our enterprise electronic health record (eRecord) used at UPMC’s Physician offices for documentation of patient conditions.
EMTALA (EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT AND ACTIVE LABOR ACT)
A federal law requiring hospitals to provide a medical screening examination to any individual who comes to the hospital and requests such an examination. EMTALA prohibits hospitals from refusing to examine or treat individuals with an emergency medical condition.
ECP (EXTERNAL COUNTER PULSATION THERAPY)
A procedure performed on individuals with angina, heart failure, or cardiomyopathy in order to diminish symptoms of ischemia and improve functional capacity and quality of life.
EBP (EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE)
Clinical treatments that are based on specific kinds of research studies that are supported by a distinct set of criteria.
EAP (EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)
An employee benefits program offered by many employers. EAPs are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their job performance, health, and well-being. EAPs generally include short-term counseling and referral services for employees and their household members. Supervisors may also refer employees (supervisor referral) based upon unacceptable performance or conduct issues.