How Long Is Your Wait In The Er? - page 2

Because of closing hositals in our city and an increase in the population, our ER has an average waiting time of 4 to 6 hours. I personally don't see that as unreasonable since the majority of... Read More

  1. by   mdslabod
    I am very interested in your solution.
    Tell me more about your division of services.

    Is there a Doc in triage?




    QUOTE=sagarcia210]Our wait does not generally exceed 20 minutes. It used to, but we opened up 3 levels, and made several triage nurse positions. It is great!!![/QUOTE]
  2. by   mdslabod
    Tell me more!!!!!!!



    Quote from sagarcia210
    Our wait does not generally exceed 20 minutes. It used to, but we opened up 3 levels, and made several triage nurse positions. It is great!!!
  3. by   Peg804
    Yes, please tell up more. We have a fast track program-the minor stuff, but when it comes down to it they sometimes wait longer. We are in process of removating ED to provide separate waiting area for these fast tracks-but as of now they all wait in one room. And if looks could kill when a fast track gets a hallway chair after waiting a short time, and others are there for hours-you know how it is. So, how does the 3 level system work.
  4. by   dspring
    Quote from erjulie
    do you have any openings?
    i'm completely burnt, and think more than one triage nurse has got to be nirvana
    I agree, can I get a job there too.
  5. by   unknown99
    Quote from mdslabod
    I am very interested in your solution.
    Tell me more about your division of services.

    Is there a Doc in triage?

    QUOTE=sagarcia210]Our wait does not generally exceed 20 minutes. It used to, but we opened up 3 levels, and made several triage nurse positions. It is great!!!
    Yes, we have the resident docs in triage. When they are not there, we utilize a nurse practicioner.

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