Emergency departments from across Australia are continuing to struggle to meet increased demand and alleviate hospital congestion. Hospitals must now look past NEAT and drive sustainable improvements to support quality, patient centred care.
The 2016 national conference showcased how emergency departments can drive sustainable change to improve the delivery of emergency medicine within Australia’s hospitals.
Did you miss out on attending? If you did, here’s six of the presentations:
Telehealth in the ED and improving partnerships with community healthcare providers – Diana Badcock, Director of Emergency, Bendigo Health
Linking NEAT performance with quality outcomes –
Clair Sullivan, Deputy Chair Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD & Andrew Staib, Deputy Director Emergency, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD
Examining data trends in NSW emergency departments from 2010-2015 –
Michael Dinh, Emergency Physician, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW
Fiona Stanley Hospital – Segmenting acute care to drive quality outcomes –
Yusuf Nagree, Emergency Consultant, Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA
Improving hospital avoidance for aged care residents –
Jacqueline Hewitt, Clinical Nurse Consultant, John Hunter Hospital, NSW
Implementing Physician Assistants in the ED to improve patient experience –
Benjamin Close, Director Emergency, Townsville Hospital, QLD
The next conference in the series is accredited for 20 CPD Hours from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine