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The purpose

Stocking of essential supplies in an emergency department (ED) is crucial in order to efficiently and effectively take care of patients. When equipment and supplies are not available to patient care providers, an imbalance in the delivery of care is created. The amount of time nurses spend away from the bedside obtaining supplies has only been superficially studied; however, one study proposed that the majority of nurses spend 5 to 20 percent or more of their time during a shift. This results in 30 minutes to two-and-a-half hours of a twelve hour shift being lost to retrieving supplies that are not available. Cabinets and drawers have recently been eliminated in the rooms and stock is kept in "supply towers" that contain all the necessary supplies to adequately take care of patients with the exception of medications, or stationary supplies. Towers are restocked every morning by a stocking technician by taking the towers to the stock room, resupplying them based on previously established PAR levels, and utilizing a standard chart that describes exactly what supply, and how many to stock within a specified area of the cart. During their shift, the stocking technician must also respond to pages concerning low stock levels. Hypothesis: Nurses spend a significant amount of time away from the patient bedside during their shift looking for supplies.

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01586832. The sponsor of the trial is Lehigh Valley Hospital and it is looking for 565 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Stocking of a Busy Emergency Department