The 13th International Conference for Emergency Nurses was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th October 2015.

Conference Program

Wednesday 7 October 2015
0730 Workshop Registration / Exhibition Bump In
0730-0830 Arrival tea & coffee
0830-1300 Pre-Conference Workshops
Each workshop is an additional cost to attend. Book during the registration process or by emailing the Conference Secretariat. Non-delegates are welcome to attend.
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BCEC
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Princess Alexandra Hospital
0830-1030 “A” is for Airway
Kate Topham
Vascular Access in the critically-ill emergency patient: I need access NOW!
Joy Blacka
SToRK – Simulation Training on Resuscitation for Kids Writing for Publication
Prof Julie Considine, Prof Ramon Shaban, Prof Colin Graham, Prof Marg Fry
Introduction to Plastering
Donna McLean (CENA QLD), Lee Kristie (Smith & Nephew)
1030-1115 Morning Tea for workshop participants | Boulevard Foyer
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1115-1315 Noninvasive Ventilation
Traci Wellington
Skin Closure Workshop
Stephen Murphy (B.Braun)
SToRK – Simulation Training on Resuscitation for Kids …continued Getting started with your research
Prof Marg Fry, Dr Bronwyn Griffin
1100 Main Conference Registration Desk & Speaker’s Preparation Room Open
1300-1400 Welcome Lunch with the Exhibitors | Boulevard Foyer
Opening Plenary | Boulevard Auditorium
Chair: Bronwyn Griffin
1400-1415 Welcome to Delegates: Lorelle Malyon & Andrea Leverett, Conference Co-Conveners
1415-1445 Keynote Address: Dr Frances Hughes
Accept the challenge, lead the change
1445-1515 Keynote Address: Professor Colin Graham
Innovative flow; lessons learnt, global collaboration
1515-1545 Afternoon Tea | Boulevard Foyer
RAPID FIRE PRESENTATIONS (5 minute presentation with maximum of 5 slides)
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Chair: Donna McLean
How do you feel about ED? Staff and patient peceptions
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Chair: Therese Oates
Facilitating flow
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Chair: Lee Trenning
Education and empowerment
1545 Patient complaint management – The faces of change
Vanessa Gorman*, Deanne Robinson*, Belinda Scott
Does making the Short Stay Unit bigger improve emergency department flow & improve patient experience?
Jennifer Gilham*, Carolyn Downing, Belinda Mitchell Scott
Do inservices work? – Impact of an immersive, brief session education curriculum on emergency nurses’ knowledge & self-efficacy
Samuel Brookfield
1552 ‘Sadism: The sharp end of compassion fatigue?’
Jacqueline Ingram*, Dr Trudy Dwyer, Dr Kerry Reid-Searl
How can working with our pathology partners improve our test turnaround time and patient care within the ED?
Carolyn Downing*, Deanne Robinson*, Belinda Mitchell Scott
Empower: Fostering the competency of Emergency Department nurses
Fathi Al Abri
1600 Staff perception of the ED working environment: Integrating literature to support ED specific workplace interventions for clinical staff
Dr Amy Johnston*, Dr Louise Abrahams, A/Prof Jaimi Greenslade, Dr Ogilvie Thom, A/Prof Eric Carlström, Prof Marianne Wallis, A/Prof Julia Crilly
The ‘4 to go’ project – a whole of hospital approach to improving patient flows through the ED
Don McRae, Phillip Sabien, Bernadette Ryan*
In-situ simulation to test preparedness for unexpected presentations of patients with possible highly infectious diseases to an emergency department: finding the gaps safely
Claire Hatherley*, Matt Johnston, Jane Lynch, Dr Michael Ben-Meir
1607 The productive Emergency Department
Jane Congdon
Training, maintaining, sustaining, establishing a high performing team in the ED
Cherylynn McGurgan*, Marie Gertdz, Susan Harding
A collaborative eLearning capacity – Building program for clinical educators
Susie Macfarlane, James Quealy, Jane Kiddell, Owen Tebbs*, Andrea Kattula, Kim Miles, Suzanne Grounds*
1615-1620 Move to Boulevard Auditorium
Plenary Session | Boulevard Auditorium
Chairs: Lee Trenning & Liz Crowe (Panel)
1620-1700 Panel Discussion: Are web blogs helpful in the quest for new knowledge & practice or is there a better way?
Panellists: Jesse Spur (Clinical Nurse Consultant in ICU), Elia Petzeriedes (Grave Lessons and Vicotrian Paramedic), Margaret Fry (ED NP and Prof of Nursing), Jane O’Connell (ED NP and QUT), Wayne Varndell (Clinical Nurse Consultant)
1700-1730 Clinical Update: Professor Colin Graham
Skills for emergency department resuscitative thoracotomy
1730-1930 Welcome Drinks in the Exhibition | Boulevard Foyer
Thursday 8 October 2015
0730 Registration Desk & Speaker’s Preparation Room Open
0730-0830 Arrival tea & coffee
Plenary Session | Boulevard Auditorium
Chair: Pauline Calleja
0830-0900 Keynote Address: Professor Marg Fry
Leadership and change for the individual and team: Managing people, process changes and your career
0900-0930 Clinical Update: Michelle Thompson & Katina Breeze
Paediatric Jeopardy
0930-1000 Clinical Update: Julie Considine
Resuscitation: Evidence update
1000-1030 Morning Tea | Boulevard Foyer
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (15 minute presentation; 5 minutes question time)
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Chair: Donna McLean
Caring for the older person in ED
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Chair: Therese Oates
Meddling with models of care
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Chair: Andrea Leverett
Critiquing clinical matters
1030-1050 Acute pain management in the cognitively impaired older person – can we do better?
Prof Margaret Fry*, A/Prof Glenn Arendts, Prof Lynn Chenoweth
Implementation of an emergency department model of patient care
Tracey Millichamp*, Kate Stock, Sarah Howarth
Effect size of remote ischaemic conditioning for patient outcomes of acute coronary syndrome, acute CNS injury and acute kidney injury
Dr Simon Black*, Dr Daniel Black, Natasha Knapic
1055-1115 The role of family and carers acute pain management for the cognitively impaired older persons: A qualitative study
Prof Margaret Fry*, Prof Lynn Chenoweth, A/Prof Glenn Arendts
The development of Emergency Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice Standards through national research on ENP Practice Profiles
Jane O’Connell
Characteristics and outcomes of patients requiring rapid response or cardiac arrest team activation within 72 hours of emergency admission
Prof Julia Considine*, A/Prof Daryl Jones, Clinical A/Prof David Pilcher, A/Prof Judy Currey
1120-1140 Trends and characteristics of older people presenting to four emergency departments: a multicentre exploratory cohort study
Lesley Fitzpatrick
Development of multi faceted interventions to improve emergency department discharge processes
Andrea Hall*, A/Prof Marie Gerdtz*, A/Prof Jonathan Knott
Paediatric Burns – evidence based first aid and first dressings in ED
Emma Gee Kee
1145-1205 Standardising care and expediting fractured neck of femur admissions from the Emergency Department
Sharon McLennan
Changing the model of care to improve patient flow in the ED
Jo Morey*, Julia Morphett
Gender is associated with decreased treatment and increased mortality for Victorian patients admitted with ST – segment elevation myocardial infarction
Dr Lisa Kuhn*, Dr Karen Page, Dr Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Dr Linda Worrall-Carter
1205-1330 Lunch | Boulevard Foyer
1240-1330 – CENA AGM (members only) | Boulevard Auditorium
Plenary Session | Boulevard Auditorium
Chair: Pauline Calleja
1330-1400 Keynote Address: Ramon Shaban
Publishing and professionalism: Perspectives for the future
1400-1405 Move to breakouts
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (15 minute presentation; 5 minutes question time)
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Chair: Lorelle Malyon
Tinkering around triage
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Chair: Jane O’Connell
Activating autonomy in the ED nurse
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Chair: Elia Petzeriedes
Working with violence
1405-1425 Could reorganising patients into streams make the ED less chaotic?
Belinda Mitchell Scott*, Linda Cavangh, Vanessa Gorman, Deanne Robinson, Carolyn Downing
ED nurse initiated Fascia Iliaca Blocks (FIB’s) for patients with fractured neck of femurs; from theory to practice
Julia Gawthorne*, A/Prof Steven Faux, Dr Jenny Stevens, Dr Andrew Finckh, Jacque Jensen, Melissa O’Brien, Dr Liz Harper
Factors associated with clinical aggression in emergency department patients
Prof Julie Considine, A/Prof Natisha Sands, Debra Berry*, Rebecca Johnson
1430-1450 An ambulance offload nurse in the ED: How and what makes it work?
A/Prof Julia Crilly*, Prof Marianne Wallis, Dr Amy Johnston, John O’Dwyer, Prof Paul Scuffham, Dr Emma Bosley, Prof Wendy Chaboyer, A/Prof Davis Green
Nurse performed ultrasonography in confirming the position of nasogastric tube in the Emergency Department
Tai Pak Hong*, Lau Wing Sze, Chan Pui Yin, Ng Shuk Yee, Lam Yuen Cheung, Mak Hoi Ting, Mak Yuen Ting
Workplace violence in the emergency department: A systematic review
Waleed Alshehri*, Virginia Plummer, Paul Jennings
1455-1515 Physician assisted triage and medical assessment units: promoting patient throughput
Elizabeth Elder*, Dr Amy Johnston, A/Prof Julia Crilly
Nurse-initiating medications: medication knowledge and practice in an Australian emergency department
James Hughes*, CJ Cabilan*, Dr Rob Eley
Mitigating healthcare workplace violence: the importance of nurse partnerships
Matthew Powers*, Kathleen Carlson
1520-1540 Nurse Navigators in the emergency department: implementation and evaluation of the role
A/Prof Melanie Jessup*, Prof Paul Fulbrook, Dr Frances Kinnear
A national study evaluating the impact of the nurse practitioner role on emergency department service indicators
Prof Glenn Gardner*, Prof Anne Gardner, Prof Sandy Middleton, Prof Julie Considine, Prof Phillip Della, Prof Gerald FitzGerald, Luke Christofis, Anna Doubrovsky
The impact of violence risk screening on code grey responses and access to clinical care
Cathy Daniel*, A/Prof Marie Gerdtz, A/Prof Stephen Elsom, A/Prof Jonathan Knott, Roshani Prematunga
1540-1610 Afternoon Tea | Boulevard Foyer
RAPID FIRE PRESENTATIONS (5 minute presentation with maximum of 5 slides)
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Chair: Julie Brownlie
Clinical culture
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Chair: Prue Cable
Time to review- Clinical practice
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Chair: Donna McLean
Collaboration and change
1610 Respiratory rate observations are being missed or misrepresented in emergency departments: what do emergency nurses need to change to make them count?
Tracy Flenady*, A/Prof Trudy Dwyer, Dr Judith Applegarth
Evaluation of telephone follow-up of patients discharged home from Cabrini Emergency Department 
Betty Ryan*, Dr Debra O’Brien, Annemarie Riley
Emergency nurses doing emergency nursing outside of the Emergency Department
Katie East
1617 Changing the culture regarding intravenous cannulation in an emergency department – A quality improvement project
Fabian Schuelke*, Dr Hussein Alabodi, Jo-Anne McShane
Timely analgesia in the Emergency Department – An audit of compliance with the national standards of pain score documentation and ability to receive analgesia within 30 minutes of arrival
Dr Natasha Jennings*, Claire Hatherley, Dr Biswadev Mitra, Dr Grainne Lowe, Dr Gerard O’Reilly, Dr Paul Jennings
Structured clinical approach to recruitment in an Emergency Department setting
Kate Stock*, Sarah Howarth, Carol Jeffrey
1625 Get that X-Ray stat: Can changing the way ED & Radiology work together improve patient experience? 
Carolyn Downing*, Deanne Robinson*, Belinda Mitchell Scott
Fatal and non-fatal childhood cycling injuries in Queensland children: have we made a difference?
Dr Bronwyn Griffin
On-site health tents: More than just hospital avoidance
Nerolie Bost*, Dr Amy Johnston, Jo Timms, Tonya Donnelly, Dr Michael Aiken, Cary Strong, Sarah Paul, A/Prof Julia Crilly
1632 Peripheral intravenous catheter insertion in the Emergency Department
Kelly Decker*, Dr Sharyn Ireland, Lorna O’Sullivan, Sue Boucher, Lauren Kite, Deb Rhodes, Dr Biswadev Mitra
Stepping on sepsis – At the Northern Emergency Department
Yasmin Sungkar*, A/Prof Anastasia Hutchinson*, A/Prof Craig Aboltins, Dr Peter Jordan, Mark Tacey
Would a risk based approach to improvement recommendations improve patient safety in the ED?
Belinda Mitchell Scott*, Susan Hollowood, Carolyn Downing
1640-1645 Move to Boulevard Auditorium
Plenary Session | Boulevard Auditorium
Chair: Julie Finucane
1645-1715 Clinical Update: Lucy Rowe
The Nepal 2015 Earthquakes: The role of Nurse Teach Reach, International Non Government Organisation – Before, during and after
1715 Sessions Close
1720-1820 NEC Meeting | Boulevard 1
Free Evening
Friday 9 October 2015
0730 Registration Desk & Speaker’s Preparation Room Open
0730-0830 Arrival tea & coffee
Plenary Session | Boulevard Auditorium
Chair: James Hughes
0835 Welcome & Housekeeping
0840-0910 Keynote Speaker: Professor Sandy Middleton
Innovation in changing practice: Upscale and spread of a proven intervention
0910-0915 Move to breakouts
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (15 minute presentation; 5 minutes question time)
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Chair: Lorelle Malyon
Staying safe
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Chair: Jenni Ward
From experience to building evidence
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Chair: Bronwyn Griffin
Revisiting and revising
0915-0935 Emergency nurses’ scope of practice – Who says I can’t?
Rob Timmings
Spinal immobilisation in emergency and pre-hospital care: a systematic review of the literature
Prof Julie Considine*, Dr Natalie Hood
ED revisits revisited: A retrospective mixed-methods study
Wayne Varndell*, Prof Lin Perry, Sarah Lyons, Karlie Clark
0940-1000 Audit is not a dirty word
Nerys Brackman
Factors associated with clinical deterioration in the first 72 hours of emergency admission: A retrospective case control study
Prof Julie Considine*, A/Prof Daryl Jones, Clinical A/Prof David Pilcher, A/Prof Judy Currey
Examining family members and nurses attitudes and beliefs towards family presence in Saudi Emergency Departments Existence Vs Resistance
Dr Abdalkarem Alsharari*, Prof Eleanor Holroyd
1005-1025 Can simulation training for mental health care improve ED nurses’ provision of mental health care? An integrative review
Elicia Kunst*, Dr Amy Johnston
Going remote: Emergency nurses accepting the challenge of a remote area nursing secondment
Ruth Coleman
ED nurses in the watch house: How and what makes it work
A/Prof Julia Crilly*, Dr Cathy Lincoln, Prof Paul Scuffham, Jo Timms, Ken Becker, Dr Nelle van Buuren, Andrew Fisher, Danny Murphy, A.Prof David Green
1025-1055 Morning Tea | Boulevard Foyer
1055-1100 Move to Plaza Auditorium
1100-1200 Joint ICEN 2015 & ACMHN 2015 Panel Session | Plaza Auditorium, Plaza Level
Facilitator: Professor Kim Foster
Dr. Stephen Priestly – Director of Emergency Medicine, Nambour ED and Medical lead on National ICE awareness campaign
Associate Professor Timothy Wand – University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District, Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Liaison, Emergency Department Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Jennifer Harland – Co-morbidity Nurse
Professor Brian McKenna – MHN research
Pastor David Nahi – Community Treatment Service Coordinator
1200-1300 Lunch | Boulevard Foyer
CENA Fellows Lunch | Boulevard 1
Plenary Session | Boulevard Auditorium
Chair: Bronwyn Griffin
1300-1330 Keynote Address: Liz Crowe
How to triage thyself – Building capacity and resilience for nursing in Emergency Medicine
Pain Perspectives | Boulevard Auditorium
Chair: Bronwyn Griffin
1330-1400 Emergency nurses’ perceptions of the barriers and challenges to the assessment and management of acute pain in the older person with cognitive impairment: a qualitative study
Prof Margaret Fry*, Prof Lynn Chenoweth, A/Prof Glenn Arendts
National Emergency Access Targets (NEAT) influence on the time to deliver first analgesia in the Emergency Department
James Hughes*, CJ Cabilan*, Dr Andrew Staib
Procedural pain assessment in children: what’s the problem?
Dianne Crellin*, Prof Denise Harrison, Prof Nick Santamaria, A/Prof Franz Babl
1400-1405 Move to Breakouts
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (15 minute presentation; 5 minutes question time)
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Chair: Therese Oates
Health checks for the team
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Chair: Prue Cable
ED management matters
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Chair: Bronwyn Griffin
Trauma and Disaster
1405-1425  A 2 years CQI program of workplace safety in Emergency Department in Hong Kong
Heyman Tang*, Ah Yung Chan,  Cheuk Ying Man, Mei Mei Chan,  Hiu Wah Yau, Ying Yi Lei, Yiu Fai Chan, Howard Chan, Chi Chung Chan, Edward Hong, Wai Ling Chan, Matthew Yip, Franky Ma, AnnaBella Suen
An evaluation of electronic management plans on Emergency Department use and cost of care
A/Prof Marie Gerdtz*, Elaine Michael, Elizabeth Virtue, Mark Tacey, A/Prof Jonathan Knott
The development of a paediatric trauma system in a tertiary paediatric hospital in Brisbane metropolitan area
Tona Gillen
1430-1450 The art of teamwork and collaboration: Keeping kids safe during critical illness
Trechelle Herington*, Dr Simon Craig, Dr Paul McCallum, Dr Annie Moulden, Dr Felix Oberender, Megan Barnett*, Deane Lynn, Susanne Meadows, Juliet Pellegrini, Clare Stirling
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the HARP Chest Pain Pilot program on reducing hospital utilisation and costs: An interventional study
Ruth Vincent
Factors associated with Emergency Nurses’ practice towards disaster management
NurulAin Ahayalimudin*, Nor Naimah Saidah Osman
1455-1515 Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue in Emergency Nurses
Erin O’Callaghan*, Prof Cheryle Moss, Dr Louisa Lam, Dr Robyn Cant
Nurse Delegated Emergency Care – An innovative patient care model in rural and remote EDs in NSW
Nick Goryl*, Dr Sally McCarthy, Vanessa Evans
Trauma Informed Care Education in the Emergency Department
Andrea Hall*, Dr Trentham Furness, Prof Brian McKenna, Vikki Dearie, Dr Rosemary Charleston
1520-1540 An exploration of Emergency Nurses’ perceptions, attitudes and experience of teamwork in the Emergency Department
Elise Grover*, Dr Julia Morphet, Dr Joanne Porter
Nurses come quick it’s an emergency – A rapid recruitment strategy
Vanessa Gorman*, Belinda Scott
Providing health care to the World Leaders: the G20 Preparation for the Hospital and Emergency Department
Karen Taurima*, Sean Birgan, Narelle Smith
1540-1600 Afternoon Tea | Boulevard Foyer
Closing Plenary | Boulevard Auditorium
Chair: Lorelle Malyon
1600-1630 Clinical Update: Julia Brownlie
Sexual health in ED
1630-1650 Conference Prizes, Handover & Close
1830-2359 Conference Dinner | Plaza Terrace, BCEC

 

Saturday 10 October 2015 – Clinical Tour
QEII Jubilee Hospital  |  Emergency Department, Metro South Health Service District

QEII Jubilee Hospital is a 180 bed hospital with specialties of General Medicine /Cardiology /Telemetry and Palliative Care, General Surgery, Orthopaedic, Urology/Gynaecology, and Acute Stroke/Rehabilitation. QEII has a 5 bed Intensive Care Unit, and a new Emergency Department and Endoscopy Unit that was opened in October 2013.

The QEII Emergency Department offers immediate care for all emergency presentations excluding major trauma and obstetrics .It consists of 13 acute bays including 3 paediatric bays, fast track, short stay unit and 3 resuscitation bays. It is responsible for the triage, assessment, immediate treatment and disposition of acutely ill patients presenting to the hospital.  QEII Emergency Department saw over 52,000 attendances last financial year. The department is well supported by a multidisciplinary team

$15 per person for the cost of the bus. Maximum 20 participants.

0915 Bus depart BCEC, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg st.
1000-1100 Tour of QEII Emergency Department
1145 Bus returns participants to BCEC

 

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 October 2015
0800-1700
The CENA Trauma Nursing Program presents a short course on the essentials of trauma knowledge and practice. Useful as a first course in trauma or as a refresher. An optional assessment is delivered at the conclusion of the program. Following successful completion of the assessment you will receive a certificate of achievement.
Places are strictly limited, please register by 31st August 2015.

ePosters

01 Enhancement program on workplace safety of manual handling operations in the Accident & Emergency Department of Tuen Mun Hospital in Hong Kong
Mei Mei Chan*, Chi Chung Chan, Heyman Tang, Wai Ling Chan, Edward Hong, Hiu Wah Yau, Ah Yung Chan, Cheuk Ying Man, Ying Yi Lei, Yiu Fai Chan,  Matthew Yip, Annabella Suen
02 Emergency nursing teamwork & collaboration in an Emergency Department in Hong Kong
Dr Chi-Chung Chan, Fung-ling So, Heyman Tang*, Edward Hong, Wai-ling Chan
03 Time to analgesia and pain score documentation best practice standards for the Emergency Department – A literature review.
Claire Hatherley*, Natasha Jennings, Rachel Cross
04 Improvement project to enhance the communication among healthcare worker in Accident and Emergency Department in handling of infectious patients
Helen Yuk Yee Leung. Billy Wai Man Wong, Sik Ngai Lee*, Chui Ying Chan
05 A CQI program on patient satisfaction survey on the service of follow-up clinic in the accident and Emergency Department of Pok Oi Hospital
Samuel Ma*, Helen Leung, Billy Wong, Simon Tang, Sik Ngai Lee
06 Training, maintaining, sustaining, establishing a high performing Team in the ED
Cherylynn McGurgan
07 Post resuscitation care in the critical environment: A retrospective audit of oxygen management
Annabel Milonas*, Prof Julie Considine, Dr John Green, Dr David Charlesworth, Andrea Doric, A/Prof Anastacia Hutchinson
08 Post resuscitation care in the critical environment: A retrospective audit of neurological management
Annabel Milonas*, Prof Julie Considine, Dr John Green, Dr David Charlesworth, Andrea Doric, A/Prof Anastacia Hutchinson
09 Would a risk based approach to improvement recommendations improve patient safety in the ED?
Belinda Mitchell Scott
10 Stepping on sepsis – At the northern Emergency Department
Yasmin Sungkar
11 The never-ending challenges of high emergency services demand and health educational needs in community: an experience of Accident & Emergency Department in Tuen Mun Hospital in Hong Kong: A cross departmental team approach
Heyman Tang*, Chi Chung Chan, Edward Hong, Wai Ling Chan, Wan Man Lam, So Yan Chiu, Emily Cheuk, Fonny Ng
12 A challenge of high resignation rate in Accident & Emergency Department in Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong: A 4 years nursing staff retention program with multi-faceted approach
Heyman Tang*, Chi Chung Chan, Wai Ling Chan, Edward Hong, Muk Kwong Chan, Queenie Leung, Karol Kong, Ellen Ng, Cookies Kong
13 A challenge of transferring non-ambulant patients from Accident and Emergency Department back to Siu Lam Hospital after consultation beyond Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfer Service operation hour in Hong Kong
Heyman Tang*, Shu Leung Pang, Wai Man Lau, Wai Han Wong, Chi Chung Chan, Simon Tang, Edward Hong, Wai Ling Chan