Patient flow is important. Few things in medicine claim to show improvements in patient experience, patient safety, and healthcare delivery while simultaneously improving efficiency, job satisfaction, and a hospital’s return on investment. A focus on patient flow has been proven to do so. This site is committed to helping all those who struggle daily with the management of an overcrowded healthcare system, overworked employees, and overburdening regulations while trying to deliver optimal medical care.
- Patient Flow Checklist – Developed as guide for what you have done and what else is known to be of benefit.
- Patient Flow Survey Results – Results of the patient flow survey shared anonymously, with comments.
- Patent Flow Resources – A list of free online resources related to patient flow.
Patient Flow Posts
Pit Crews and the EM Team
What we can learn in the ER from a Nascar pit crew.Read more.
The ED Dashboard
Picture this: You are driving along a 4 lane highway and your passenger asks “Why are you driving so fast?”Read more.
ED Boarding in 2018
It is 2018 and the we have been discussing ED boarding for well over 20 years. There are numerous resourcesRead more.
Environmental Services..It Matters… A Lot !
The performance of your environmental services department is a critical step in your hospital’s patient flow. The ability of patientsRead more.
ED Flow Mind Map
ED flow is challenging. For all of those who struggle with defining various aspects of patient care in the emergencyRead more.
A Six Hour Stay Is Not An ED Visit- It’s An Obs Admission !
Unless you work in a small hospital with critically low volume and a mostly empty ED, you are combatting crowding.Read more.
Provider In Triage
So you have decided to embark on a provider in triage and you are building your process for the workRead more.
Scribes: Pearls and Pitfalls
Much has been published regarding the use of scribes in the past few years. The position was born out ofRead more.
Holding Orders: Pearls and Pitfalls
As many hospitals battle the national physician shortage, emergency physicians are increasingly being asked to write inpatient orders. These areRead more.
ED Patient Segmentation
Many people have written about the segmentation of patient populations in the emergency department, based on acuity. Let’s take a look atRead more.