What is a Free-Standing ER?

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Objective This guide is intended to describe a new healthcare delivery facility called the “Free-Standing ER”. Free-Standing ERs are so new that they have many different names including: Satellite ERs, Freestanding Emergency Centers, FECs, FSEDs, and remote ERs. The name … Continued

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Owning a Free-Standing Emergency Room

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Objective The objective of this guide is to briefly outline steps and resources required for opening a Free-Standing Emergency Room. This new facility type has many different names such as Satellite ER, Free-Standing Emergency Department, Free-Standing Center, Freestanding Emergency Facility, … Continued

Free-Standing ERs and Urgent Cares Work Together to Lower Cost & Increase Quality of Healthcare While Lowering Patient Costs

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Free-Standing ERs and Urgent Cares work together Free-Standing ERs and Urgent Cares work together to offer patients fast and affordable healthcare. This article highlights the ways in which these two facilities increase patient’s access to care, heighten the Quality of … Continued

Free Standing ERs vs Colorado Legislature: Keeping Personal Choice in the Equation

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America has a consumer attitude with which we approach life. There is no question, as a culture, we like choice. We like to have options so we can choose the types of food we eat, the clothes we wear, and … Continued

Freestanding Emergency Department Destination Policy

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History: This an example policy that may be used in your EMS system   Purpose: The purpose of this protocol is to describe the authorized procedures to be followed when selecting to transport to a Freestanding Emergency Department (FSED). As … Continued

How many nurses should be on duty at a freestanding ER?

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How many nurses are needed to run a freestanding ER? Based upon the licensure agreement in my state, the simple answer is a minimum of two. There must always be a “charge RN” on duty, and there must be a … Continued

Nurse Comments On Free-Standing ER Experience

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I will enjoy reading your Journal of Free-Standing Emergency Medicine. As a nurse who currently works in one, I am proud of the care that we deliver. All of our RN’s must have at least 3 years of hospital based ED experience … Continued