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Emergency Department Management Conference

Showcasing innovation and exploring improvement strategies

31 July – 1 August 2017 | Swissotel Sydney

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Informa Australia are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Emergency Department Management Conference which will be held on the 31st July – 1st August 2017 at the Swissotel, Sydney. The event aims to showcase innovation and explore department improvement strategies.

The processes that take place within the emergency department are critical for hospitals. Improving patient flow and reducing waiting times, while simultaneously enhancing patient and staff safety and satisfaction are continuous challenges that the department faces every day.

The 9th Annual Emergency Department Management Conference will bring together senior level representatives from hospitals, Federal and State Government Health Departments, local health districts, allied health professionals, consultants, health technology vendors and legal representatives to discuss emergency department management systems and showcasing innovative models of service delivery.

agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

The recent Hospital Quarterly report that reveals NSW hospital
emergency visits have increased by almost 20,000. What are the
implications for hospitals and their staff?

9:50 am

This presentation will be based on the presenters operational
experience overseeing Emergency Department access from the
perspective of a CEO and health bureaucrat, and from the
perspective of standards and accreditation.

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Update on the IHPA’s Emergency Care Costing Study

James Downie, CEO, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

11:40 am

——Introducing Stryker as a partner in the ED
——Importance of patient experience
——Looking after caregivers

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

——Waiting times
——Communication
——Attitude of staff
——Atmosphere/mood in the ED
——Correct diagnosis

2:00 pm

——When did we switch from treating patients to meeting targets?
—— Medical School didn’t prepare me for measures, metrics and KPIs
——Data-driven decision-making versus data-driven disruption

2:40 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:10 pm

This discussion will examine 2 aspects of the future for EDs. The first
poses the questions: What numbers of patients will be presenting to
EDs in the next 10 years by triage, age, sex and SEIFA
(socioeconomic Index for Australia)?; What casemix and disease
profiles of patients will be presenting to EDs in the next 10 years?;
What are the existing models of care being used; What new models
of care will be needed?; What will be the roles and functions of EDs
in the future?

Based on these data:

——What design concepts will be needed for future EDs?
——What will be the resource requirements?
——What will be the cost benefit analysis for this?

3:50 pm

—— The struggle is real. How do you provide senior led, quality, timely
care whilst meeting training requirements? How do you prevent
“double up” on work when senior led care leads to early good
decisions without the menial tasks completed? How do you
improve your task allocation to appropriate staff without
“de-skilling” the staff requesting the task?
—— Documentation. We want it to be quick, succinct and contain
all the relevant positives and negatives, whilst auto generating a
discharge summary. We want the management plan to meet a
certain standard and be a safe plan for patients admitted to the
ward prior to inpatient team review. Is there a solution?
—— Quality improvement vs change, change and more change…
when is enough, enough?
—— Logistics of the NEAT timeline – where are vital minutes lost?
How do make the process lean?

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

Dr John Shephard, Group Medical Director of Aspen Medical, will
share case studies from around the country where the company’s
cost-effective and flexible Australian-made solutions have facilitated
hospital departments continuing to provide services to the local
community during capital works programs.

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

—— Establishing alternative models of acute ambulatory care that
reduce ED presentations or enable bypass of ED
—— Enabling EDs to stream eligible patients into non-inpatient care
programs
—— Using accelerated diagnostic protocols and rapid access to
specialist review to enable rapid and safe discharge from ED

9:50 am

Waiting times

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Cardiac arrest presentations: A first responder perspective

Dr Paul Bailey, Clinical Services Director, St John of God (WA)

11:40 am

On the night of Monday 21st November 2016, Ambulance Victoria
was faced with an unexpected event experiencing an extraordinary
rise in demand with their workload jumping six-fold in a matter of
minutes.

This unforeseen event brought out the best in our paramedic staff
and health services who worked selflessly to save many lives that
night. Like all mass scale incidents, Ambulance Victoria had a lot to
learn from this experience in how we deal with high volume calls over
a large geographical area, meeting service demand and working
with our supporting health services.

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

Patient management in emergency departments - A nursing perspective

Brett Holmes, Branch Secretary, NSW Nurses & Midwives’ Association

2:00 pm

Improving paediatric patient care in the Emergency Department: A tertiary children’s hospital experience

Dr Jason Hort, Medical Director, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

2:40 pm

Network and refreshment break

3:10 pm

The challenges faced in providing emergency medicine in a rural setting

Peta Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Doctors Association of Australia

3:50 pm

Fostering a research culture in Emergency Departments can deliver significant outcomes for hospitals from improved patient care to health economics benefits and an innovative workplace culture. In 2007, the Queensland Department of Health helped establish an independent, dedicated emergency medicine program, known as the Emergency Medicine Foundation. Within 10 years, the outcomes of engaging clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals in a structured, competitive research program have been substantial.

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:40 pm

End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $2095+GSTEarly Bird

Event pricing

  • Special price discount for group bookings
    Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate pass at no cost. To take advantage of this offer, call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email info@informa.com.au.

Note: All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify.

speakers

Behnoosh Khalaj

Director of Data Management & Analyses, Bureau of Health Information

Dr Christine Dennis

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council Healthcare Standards

James Downie

CEO, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Ryan McCarthy

Managing Director, Stryker Medical ANZ

Michael Badenhope

Sales Manager, Stryker Medical ANZ

Stephen Mason

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Patients Association

Dr Andrew Walby

Director of Emergency Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Dr Chris May

Project Consultant, Healthcare Improvement Unit, Department of Health

Dr Michèle Geneviève

Head of Department, Emergency Department, St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals

Dr Matt Summerscales

Head of Department, Emergency Department, St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals

Dr John Shephard

Group Medical Director, Aspen Medical

Associate Professor Ian Scott

Director, Internal Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology; Associate Professor of Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital; University of Queensland

Dr Paul Bailey

Clinical Services Director, St John of God (WA)

Michael Georgiou

Group Manager 6 – Metro West Emergency Operations, Ambulance Victoria

Brett Holmes

Branch Secretary, NSW Nurses & Midwives’ Association

Dr Jason Hort

Medical Director, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

Peta Rutherford

Chief Executive Officer, Rural Doctors Association of Australia

Lisa van den Berg

Research Manager, Emergency Medicine Foundation

when & where

31 Jul - 01 Aug 2017

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market Street, Sydney 2000 NSW
02 9238 8888
www.swissotel.com/sydney

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contact

Still have a question?

Lisa Hedlund
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4058
Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4432
samantha.lister@informa.com.au

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