"We are a 25 bed ED but were using hallway beds numbered 1-18 as well on this particular day. We had 25 boarded patients with six of those boarded patients in a hallway. It was 8am at this time and we still had patients in the waiting room who had been there for over ten hours. I had a patient come in through EMS with complete heart block and he was in the hallway without a monitor due to the boarding issues. That is not a safe situation for the patient at all."