I'm an ED representative on a master facility planning committee charged with the design of our new emergency department generally, including the pediatric ED.
I'd appreciate your help with any of the following questions:
If one is in moving out of an extremely small space, how much might one expect annual volume to bump in response to the new facility? Not only have we already expanded hours and staff and added a fellowship prior to the opening, but also, it seems possible that a chunk of present direct admissions to the pediatric hospital might eventually come to the new ED, such as dehydrated or asthmatic children whose admission might be prevented by a 1-3 hours in the ED.
Does one ED bed for each 2K annual visits seem a good estimate of how many beds will be required?
At what annual volume is a second evening attending needed in a teaching hospital?
At what annual volume do most pedi ED's open a fast track section?
How can one build a group of pediatric ED specific RNs in a departmental culture of all RNs care for all ages?
What features are "musts" in planning a new pediatric ED?
Any other guidance you feel would be helpful would be appreciated.
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