'Corridor care' in the emergency department: managing patient care in non-clinical areas safely and efficiently.

WILLIAMS, Christopher (2023). 'Corridor care' in the emergency department: managing patient care in non-clinical areas safely and efficiently. Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, 31 (6), 34-41.

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Overcrowding in the emergency department (ED) is a significant issue and often leads to nursing care being delivered in areas not intended for clinical use, a practice commonly referred to as 'corridor care'. Delivering care in non-clinical areas negatively affects patient safety and poses unique professional challenges for emergency nurses while also reducing their well-being. To end - or at least reduce - corridor care, system-level interventions are needed. In the meantime, there are practical solutions that can be implemented at an individual and departmental level to mitigate some of the risks associated with it. This article discusses a pragmatic approach to patient care, and explores opportunities for nurses to mitigate risks and enhance safety and efficiency, in overcrowded EDs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: accident and emergency; accountability; emergency care; management; patient safety; patients; professional; professional issues; responsibility; risk assessment; supplies; Humans; Emergency Service, Hospital; Patient Care; Nursing Care; Emergency Nursing; Nursing; 4205 Nursing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.7748/en.2023.e2187
Page Range: 34-41
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2023 12:23
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2023 14:45
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32718

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