Attacking pandemic ED wall time delays

MCHD offers a successful "air traffic control" strategy to decrease turnaround times

Like the rest of the country and world, our Montgomery County hospital partners and EDs have been under severe strain, due to a myriad of factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This had led to a significant increase in EMS wall times which, in turn, places that severe strain back on the prehospital system.

In this episode of the MCHD Paramedic Podcast, our hosts, MCHD Medical Directors Dr. Robert Dickson and Dr. Casey Patrick take an operational turn with MCHD Chief of Operations, Jacob Shaw, to discuss some of our operational adaptations to try and combat our ED delays.

We'd love for this episode to open up discussions on how listeners are approaching these problems with their services. Share your strategies with us at or comment below.

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