Emergency Department Boarding Stories

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My last shift


"We are a ~50 bed ER with a dedicated psychiatric and separate minor care treatment area.  We have 34 main ER beds. We started the day boarding 28 patients leaving only six beds to see and treat all the main emergency room patients. We had 26 in the waiting room, waiting upwards of three hours to be seen. We were taking care of very critical patients in the hall on my last shift."

It is only a matter of time

We have 26 beds in the emergency department but often over 50 total patients.

MacGyver solutions

We are the level 1 trauma center for our area.

Killing our patients

53 bed ED with 50 patients boarding in the ED unable to go to the floor due to nursing shortage (onl...

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