Crowding after the initial COVID period
With crowding returning to many Emergency Departments after the first phase of the Covid pandemic, we’ve released guidance on what to do if your department is becoming crowded again.
Crowding is a real concern to patients and staff alike and we must do all that we can to eliminate it.
Our guidance aims to support leaders in systems, organisations, and Emergency Medicine to consider their current position, and work together in the face of this re-emerging problem.
‘What to do if your ED is becoming crowded again after the initial COVID period’ outlines the questions Departments should ask to ensure that they have adopted relevant good practice and whether the organisation is doing everything it can to reduce crowding.
It also provides key points around advocacy and explores what local EM leaders should do if they feel that organisations are not responding effectively.
As well as the guide, you can watch a presentation by RCEM Vice President Dr Ian Higginson, on the actions to be taken and the questions to be asked.