Patient Flow

Ready, Set, Stall? Three Strategies to Reduce ED Boarding and Get Patients to the Most Appropriate Care Setting Faster.

Ready, Set, Stall?  Three Strategies to Reduce ED Boarding and Get Patients to the Most Appropriate Care Setting Faster.

By Page Etzler RN, PhD, MBA, MS, FACHE

The Emergency Department’s doors don’t close, and most EDs no longer want diversions due to the tremendous ramifications of extending hours after incident. So how can you deal with the influx of patients appropriately, and get them to the appropriate care setting in the fastest way possible?