We totally support this concept. Unfortunately, our PICU team does not write orders on any PICU boarders in the ED irrespective of how long they board in ED. Our average ED LOS for PICU patients > 11 hours.
From: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of JAY FISHER
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:50 PM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] PICU boarders
It's that time of year again! I need some back-up!
Does your PICU team write admission orders on patients admitted to the PICU but boarding in your Peds ED for 4-6 hours?
Would love as many supporters as I can get to convince our intensivists to assume this role.
Thanks in advance for your input.
Jay D. Fisher MD FAAP FACEP
Medical Director, Peds EM
Children's Hospital of NV at UMC
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
UNLV School of Medicine
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