Integrating the Free-Standing Emergency Room as a Valued Component of the Regional EMS System

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Written by:    Michael S. Wallace, BSHS, CCPM   Incorporating a free-standing emergency room into any community is challenging.   Effects to local hospitals, urgent cares, physician offices and their referral patterns must be considered.  Comparatively, integrating a stand-alone facility, as … 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

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