CHA News Article

CHA Issues Ambulance Patient Delay Talking Points as Flu Season Increases ED Use

CHA and the California Emergency Medical Services Authority have been working together on an ambulance patient delay collaborative to learn and disseminate best practice solutions for emergency department (ED) ambulance delays. With the advent of the influenza season, there has been a corresponding uptick in ambulance patient delays, so the collaborative has developed the attached talking points for hospital and ED use.

The collaborative is in its final phase of collating survey responses and best practices solutions related to ED ambulance delays, with a toolkit and webinar to be produced later this spring.