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This week we have had 80-95 patients in a 43 bed ED with ALL care in…

Trying to transfer a sick Covid + pt right now who needs an ICU bed. Have struck out with more than 7 hospitals. This is the first time I’ve ever dealt with this scenario. I’m sure it won’t be the last.

Here’s the number of available ICU beds:

Maury Regional 0
HCA Tristar 0
St Thomas 0
Vandy 0
NAMC in Florence, AL 0
Huntsville 0
Williamson County 0
Erlanger in Chattanooga 0
Jackson TN 0

There is no where to put sick patients in Middle TN.

I’m in TN. This week we have had 80-95 patients in a 43 bed ED with ALL care in the waiting room and some patients on oxygen (tanks) in the waiting room for 12 hrs +.

ICU overbooked, no in-patient beds and resident physicians so overwhelmed they were not able to stay on shift.

ANYONE not critically ill gets sent home.