* 21 patients waiting to be seen * 3 patients in ICU has downgrade orders * 5 patients in OR waiting on bed availability
This right here leads to a missed opportunity cost and is detrimental to any hospital and leaders should try to prevent this from occurring. Hence the reason interprofessional collaboration is important.
Status board shows, ICU downgrade orders not transferred, OR patient awaiting ICU bed and ER overflow, this is definitely the cause of the diversion, once again detrimental to hospital.
The hospital could still make some money by fast tracking the patient and putting them in the hallway if they need further attention, because they cannot be charge unless they have been checked in and evaluated. All this can be accomplished with great communication and teamwork. This is why my reflection is on interprofessional collaboration (IPC).