ACEP offers materials to educate ED patients

If you don’t have thousands of dollars to educate your community about ED issues, a free resource is available.

The American College of Emergency Physicians, based in Irving, TX, offers free fliers that can be downloaded and handed out to patients. What You Should Know About the Emergency Department is a two-page document that explains overcrowding issues and why patients often have to wait a long time for service. The flier is available on the ACEP web site at www.acep.org/download.cfm?resource=966.

Single hard copies, which you may reproduce, can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ACEP, Overcrowding Flier, 2121 K St. N.W., Suite 325, Washington, DC.