Emergency Department Boarding Stories

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In the hallway


"We are a ten bed ED. We had 20 patients, ten boarders, eight in waiting when a cardiac arrest was brought into the ED by EMS with a five min ETA which did not allow sufficient time to rearrange staff. The patient has CPR performed in the hallway in front of the nurses station where several patients watched the events unfold."

Psychiatric holds

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My plea

I am a float physician for a health system, at multiple ER’s. I serve rural and suburban facilities....


Boarding 21 beds of the 23 beds. Leaves us two rooms to work out of.

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