Advancing Critical Care

Multidisciplinary Emergency Critical Care Group

The MECCP research group acts as an incubator for clinical, translational, and health services research at the intersection of emergency medicine and critical care.

Multi-disciplinary collaboration increases our ability to generate data that will ultimately improve care for critically ill patients in the emergency department.

Goals include:

  • Increase evidence that care provided during the initial hours of resuscitation is key to improving outcomes in critical illness.
  • Highlight the importance of fostering research programs that effectively bridge the ED and ICU environments.  


The Stanford Emergency Critical Care Program (ECCP)
Stanford ECCP is a unique approach to caring for critically ill patients in the emergency department. The program was recently highlighted in the American College of Emergency Physicians' Critical Care Section newsletter. See article >>

The Stanford Model to Improve Care of Critically Ill Patients Boarded in the Emergency Department: A retrospective cohort study to assess whether nurse-driven interventions promote compliance with evidence-based care bundles and improves outcomes of critically ill patients boarded in the emergency department.

Fluid Responsiveness Assessment by Nurses: An educational study on the feasibility of teaching nurses to perform focused point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department in order to assess fluid status.

Use of SIRS Criteria and qSOFA Scores in Emergency Department Sepsis Triage Protocols: Early Identification of High Risk Patients and Optimization of Resource Utilization

Cardiac arrest patient tracking: This study tracks data from all patients presenting to the Stanford ED in cardiac arrest in order to ensure we provide the highest quality resuscitation and post-resuscitation care.

For more information:

Jenny Wilson, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor