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


Admin Updates

  • Contrast
    • 6/8 - OK to resume typical ordering practices with thoughtful attention to H&P and recent studies

  • Monkeypox
    • See Monkeypox for medical information & Harbor Monkeypox Plan
      • Consider in patients with travel history
      • Rash typically preceded by fever, lymphadenopathy, malaise, HA, and muscle aches
        • Prodrome 5-13 days after exposure
        • Rash 1-4 days after prodrome
      • Vesicular or pustular rash, well-circumscribed, may be umbilicated or become confluent and progress over time to scabs
      • Higher likelihood in MSM patients, presenting with lesions in the genital area
    • Move directly to a negative-pressure room; airborne (N-95) and contact precautions
    • Call IPC x66532 and Micro x66289 and get a monkeypox collection kit from Microbiology
      • Call LAC Acute Communicable Disease Control (weekdays 8:30A-5P 213-240-7941, after hours 213-974-1234 and ask for the physician on call) LA County Monkeypox

  • Active Threat in the ED
    • Situational awareness
      • Stand between door and patient
      • Ensure patient is gowned
      • Be aware of long stethoscope, lanyard, long hair, etc
      • Panic buttons at nursing stations/router
      • Run & scream for help
    • Hospital Codes
      • Gold x111 - combative/agitated patient
      • Gray x64450 - combative/agitated NON-patient
      • Silver x111 - weapon, active shooter, hostage

General Administrative

Ambulance (EMS) Triage

Administrative duties

Administrative resources

RME & triage

Harbor ED policy manual

ED attending on call plan

Harbor Legal

Managing your Patient


On shift (PC) Cheat Sheet

Paging consultants

Phone numbers

Radiology directory

Tests & Orders


Radiology Hours

[Radiology Directory]

Urgent Outpatient IR


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

Blood products


Finding Equipment/DME

E supplies A-Z


Special patient types

Code Activations

Social Work

Opiate Withdrawal/MAT/BUP

Harbor:Alcohol Use Disorder/Withdrawal Treatment

Harbor:Stimulant Use Disorder Treatment

Baby Safe Surrender Program

Reporting to DCFS

Placement patients

PE Response Team

Psych Patients (Exodus)

Harbor: Identifying Jane/John Doe, finding next of kin tips

Scheduled dialysis patients in ED


Sepsis core measures

Occupational Exposure

Sexual Assault/STI Exposure (SART)

Infectious Disease Threats

Patient Disposition


ED Follow-Up Options

DC with meds in ED

  • Eye drops (vanco & tobra) and STI prophylaxis for home
  • HIV prophylaxis for sexual assault patients (raltegravir and Truvada)

Transportation Needs

Social EM resources


Admission Guidelines

Interqual Criteria Tips

Interqual Override Notes

Right level of care


Dialysis in the ED

Other Disposition

Transferring a patient


Disaster & Surge

Resident Education

See Also