Tag: emergency department

Healthcare

PODCAST: Accelerated care for geriatric patients

This article originally appeared on Hospital & AgedCare, by Yasmin Noone. A few years ago, older patients were presenting at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney's south-west and being treated by emergency staff. Senior ASET (Aged Care Services in Emergency Team)  at Liverpool Hospital, Elise Tcharkhedian, explains the problem was that many geriatric patients were not being…

11 Jun 2015, by test test

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How can we take care of dying patients in the Emergency Department and ICU?

In the lead up to the upcoming 6th Annual Emergency Department Management Conference, Dr Christine Drummond, Senior Palliative Care Consultant, Critical Care Services Project Officer at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network joined us to discuss her experiences working in ED, ICU, General Practice and palliative care services, and the importance of community partnerships in…

22 Jul 2014, by test test

Healthcare

Program launch: Effectively manage hospital emergency departments

More than 6.7 million emergency department cases were reported by public hospital emergency departments in 2012-2013, corresponding to over 18,000 cases per day* or 1 in 4 Australians. Current trends only expect this number to increase, posing the serious question: How are we going to effectively manage our emergency departments in order to meet demand?…

7 May 2014, by test test

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How I became a forensic nurse

By Sheila Early, President, International Association of Forensic Nurses One of the most wonderful things about life is that it happens while you make other plans.  I started my professional nursing career in obstetrics. It was my first love and I was fortunate enough to obtain a teaching position in the field in 1969. Then a…

10 Feb 2014, by test test

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What is the first step when considering a move to a 7 day health service?

The successful implementation of a new model of care requires careful and strategic planning.  Some of the speakers from our Developing a 7 Day Health Service conference took the time to share their experience and told us about their organisation’s first steps or considerations when they embarked on their journey towards a 7 day health…

2 Oct 2013, by test test

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Dealing with agitated patients: Balancing staff safety and duty of care to the patient

Being submitted to a hospital can be a stressful and unprecedented experience for a patient. At the same time, hospital staff has to deal with a number of different demands and constraints. In the lead-up to the Safe and Secure Hospital Conference, we had the chance to speak to Associate Prof Jonathan Knott, Head of…

18 Sep 2013, by test test

Healthcare

Towards safer and more secure hospitals

The 2012 Hospital & Healthcare Security & Safety Conference provided a fantastic opportunity to network with hospital security managers, OH&S unit coordinators, senior nursing and management staff of hospital departments. We decided to update the name of the 2013 conference to Safe & Secure Hospitals based on suggestions we received from industry. In the lead-up…

10 Sep 2013, by test test

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Helping doctors and nurses come forward with their near misses

An opinion piece by Danielle Ofri, an associate professor at New York University School of Medicine caused quite a bit of debate on the New York Times website recently. In the article, the author talks about her personal experience in the emergency department. A particularly hectic day caused her to fail to identify an intracranial…

18 Jun 2013, by test test

Healthcare

How are you meeting the challenge of increasing staff satisfaction and improving staff retention?

Workforce shortages can have a negative impact on quality patient care. The emergency department in particular requires an efficient, collaborative and patient-care-centric workforce in order to streamline the patient journey and strengthen models of care. We picked the brains of some of the guest speakers for the 5th Annual Emergency Department Management Conference to get…

31 May 2013, by test test

Healthcare

What are the top strategies for improving NEAT performance?

Patients experience delays in emergency departments for a variety of reasons and delays are often associated with patient flow blockages that occur within the broader hospital system. Combatting emergency department overcrowding and access block require a whole-of-hospital approach and thus meeting the 4-hour National Emergency Access Target (‘NEAT’) can present a multiplicity of challenges across…

8 Apr 2013, by test test

Healthcare

Managing the emergency department

The processes that take place in the Emergency Department are critical for any hospital. Reducing wait times and creating a positive experience are important indexes of patient satisfaction. Inefficient methods can result in lost revenues and poor community image, as well as concern over patient safety. The Emergency Department (ED) is often a patient's first…

4 Feb 2013, by test test

Healthcare

Emergency Department Management

The processes that take place in the Emergency Department are critical for any hospital. Reducing wait times and creating a positive experience are important indexes of patient satisfaction. Inefficient methods can result in lost revenues and poor community image, as well as concern over patient safety. The Emergency Department (ED) is often a patient’s first…

1 May 2012, by test test