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ACEM seeks to continually improve the level of patient care delivered at emergency departments in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Quality Standards and associated toolkit provide guidance and set expectations for the provision of equitable, safe, and high-quality emergency care in EDs and other hospital-based emergency care services.
Everyone has the right to timely access to appropriate mental health care.
Emergency departments are busy, noisy and chaotic environments, making diagnostic, procedural and medication errors are an ever present risk in patient care.
Emergency departments are at the forefront of dealing with the harmful effects of alcohol and other drug use. Through advocacy, research and partnerships, we seek to play an active role in reducing this harm.
ACEM is clear that emergency departments need to be prepared for and respond to disasters, including those caused by climate change.
ACEM is proposing a new set of measures to address access block and overcrowding in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand emergency departments. We call these Hospital Access Targets.
Emergency Medicine Events Register (EMER) is an adverse event and near-miss reporting system that is peer-led, online, anonymous and confidential. Its data is used to improve safety and quality in emergency medicine.
ACEM believes that everyone has the right to timely, safe and quality emergency care and understands its key role in improving health equity in rural, regional and remote areas
The Australasian Triage Scale (ATS) is a clinical tool used to establish the maximum waiting time for medical assessment and treatment of a patient.
ACEM seeks to form collaborative partnerships with healthcare industry organisations, societies, and colleges to continually strive for a higher level of patient care.
We do this by:
We have also developed the following tools, approaches and solutions to address issues experienced in EM and Emergency Departments (EDs) today, including:
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