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Escalation policy to maintain safety - RHC Standard Operating Procedure

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2 of 4 criteria should trigger the escalation policy:

  1. Emergency Department (ED) cubicles are full with no capacity to move patients into either Majors or Minors
  2. 1 or more patients are in ED Resus requiring significant input from ED senior staff
  3. >15 patients / hr are presenting to ED
  4. In-patient bed problems are preventing patients leaving ED

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 19 October 2023

Next review: 19 October 2026

Author(s): Debbi Paterson and Marie Spiers

Approved By: Paediatric Emergency Department, RHC