Emergency Department Boarding Stories

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Psychiatric holds


">50 bed ED with ten psychiatric holds, two group home replacement holds for days, and 3 pediatric psychiatric holds for three, seven, nine days respectively. Ten medical bed holds. Total 25 beds utilized of 53 for holding patients making our ED into a 28 bed facility not 53 as planned. Seventeen in waiting room currently that would be in beds if no holds."


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


We are a 40 bed Emergency Department who prior to the pandemic added hallway spots around the Depart...

Patients hate it

I work in an emergency department in a Virginia suburban setting. Our facility has such a shortage o...

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