Hallway Medicine: How to Make the Best of an Imperfect Situation
Saturday, April 22, 2023
5:30 PM – 5:50 PM CST
Location: Salon FGH-3rd Floor
CE: 0.25 Credits
Jordan Thiesen, DO: No financial relationships to disclose
If only we could continue to practice medicine at ABEM General where every patient has a bed and gets IV/O2 and Monitoring. Instead, we are often left short staffed and without beds.
Misery loves company, so in this session you will realize you are not alone struggling with a lack of resources and staff. We will cover strategies on how to safely practice hallway/waiting room medicine in this challenging environment and give tips to minimize the emotional strain this has on you and your patients.
Develop an approach to safely manage your patients in chairs and hallway beds
Describe causes of moral injury and “burn out” caused by ED overcrowding and identify ways to mitigate them