SAFER-f Patient Flow Medicine Bundle

About Flow of Patients


  • Outline, document and communicate unit staff roles and responsibilities in SAFER-f to ensure patient is ready for discharge.
  • Implementation of the RED to GREEN method (or an adapted method) to allow visual management of wasted waiting time for patients
  • Completion of twice daily rounds (patient and board rounds) to assess progress
  • Review of unit staff break times/hours of work for each role on inpatient unit team to increase availability to facilitate admission process
  • Pulling unit appropriate patients from the ED
  • Preparing patients for admission in the ED such as:
    • What assessment information can be gathered from the patient/essential care partners (ECP) in the ED?
    • Consider frailty assessment, goals of care, mobility assessment, delirium assessment