Emergency departments are busy, noisy and chaotic environments, making diagnostic, procedural and medication errors are an ever present risk in patient care.
 
This workshop is an opportunity for fellows and trainees with an interest in patient safety to hear from experts about what is going wrong in emergency care, the range of factors contributing to these errors and how to develop and support teams and cultures that result in a safe emergency department. The program combines presentations from leading researchers, panel sessions with practitioners and group discussion of cases. Its focus is on encouraging sustainable improvements in culture, process and outcomes and encouraging emergency physicians to take the lead in advancing patient safety.
 
Time: 0845-1645 
 
Audience: FACEMs and trainees from across Australia and New Zealand
 
Registration Numbers: maximum of 60 registrations
 
Price for attendance:
Early Bird until 22 February
$450 for Fellows
$200 for Trainees
 
Standard from 23 February
$600 for Fellows
$350 for Trainees

Program

0845

Registration Opens – Welcome Tea and Coffee

0900

Welcome and introduction to patient safety
Dr Carmel Crock
Director, Emergency Department, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria
Dr Stephen Priestley
Patient Safety Lead/iEMER, Emergency Senior Consultant, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland

WHAT GOES WRONG?

0915

What goes wrong in emergency departments? A medicolegal perspective
Maria Mota
Head of Insight, VMIA, Risk Management and Insurance

0930

Learning from coroners' cases
Dr Nicola Cunningham
Emergency Physician, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Senior Forensic Physician, Forensic Services, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University and Academy Member, Incident Response Team, Safer Care Victoria

0945

Big misses – why do they still happen?
A/Prof Sally McCarthy
Senior Consultant Emergency Physician, Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney, and Director, Emergency Department, South East Regional Hospital, New South Wales

1000

Panel and discussion – What goes wrong?
Facilitator: Dr Stephen Priestley
Patient Safety Lead/iEMER, Emergency Senior Consultant, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland

Panellists:
Maria Mota, Head of Insight, VMIA, Risk Management and Insurance
Ursula Harrisson, Senior Risk Adviser, VMIA, Risk Management and Insurance
Dr Nicola Cunningham, Emergency Physician, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Senior Forensic Physician, Forensic Services, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University and Academy Member, Incident Response Team, Safer Care Victoria
A/Prof Sally McCarthy, Senior Consultant Emergency Physician, Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney, and Director, Emergency Department, South East Regional Hospital, New South Wales

1045

Morning Tea

ANALYSING WHAT GOES WRONG

1100

Interruptions and the impact on safe practice
Prof Johanna Westbrook
Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), New South Wales

1115

Systems issues in errors
Prof Peter Cameron
Academic Director of The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre and Professor of Emergency and Divisional Head of Health Services Research at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM), Victoria

1130

Group discussions
Case studies

  • Procedural - A/Prof Thomas Chan, Director of Emergency Medicine, Austin Health, Victoria
  • Diagnostic - Dr Carmel Crock, Director, Emergency Department, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria
  • Medication - Dr Kim Hansen, Director of St Andrew’s Hospital Emergency and Senior Staff Specialist, The Prince Charles Hospital Emergency Department, Queensland

1215

Report key learnings from group discussions
Facilitated by Dr Anh Tran
Emergency Physician, Emergency Department, Werribee Mercy Hospital, Victoria

1230

Lunch

SUCCESS STORIES

1315

Metacognition and clinical reasoning
Dr Stephen Gourley
Deputy Chair, National Rural Health Alliance and Director Emergency Medicine, Alice Springs Hospital, Northern Territory

1330

Supervising for safety
Dr Amanda Stafford
Clinical Lead Royal Perth Hospital Homeless Team and Emergency Department Consultant, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia

1345

Clinical practice improvement
Dr Anh Tran
Emergency Physician, Emergency Department, Werribee Mercy Hospital, Victoria

BUILDING A SAFETY CULTURE

1400

Respectful communication
Dr Stephen Priestley
Patient Safety Lead/iEMER, Emergency Senior Consultant, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland

1415

Translational wellness - individual and team wellness as a precondition for safe and quality patient care
Dr Shahina Braganza
Senior Emergency Physician, Gold Coast Health, Queensland

1430

Preparing students for errors
Dr Julia Harrison
Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Victoria

1445

TBA
Adj. A/Prof Ann Maree Keenan
Deputy CEO and Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, Safer Care Victoria

1500

Using EMER in safety reporting and learning
Dr Carmel Crock
Director, Emergency Department, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria
Dr Kim Hansen
Director of St Andrew’s Hospital Emergency and Senior Staff Specialist, The Prince Charles Hospital Emergency Department, Queensland

1515

Afternoon tea

DEVELOPING SAFE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS

1530

What is the number one safety intervention?
Panel discussion
Facilitator: Dr Kim Hansen
Director of St Andrew’s Hospital Emergency and Senior Staff Specialist, The Prince Charles Hospital Emergency Department, Queensland
Panellists:

  • Trainee – Dr Rachel Goh, Advanced Trainee, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Victoria
  • Workforce – Dr David Rosengren, Deputy Executive Director, Operations, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Queensland
  • ACEM Executive – Lyn Johnson, Executive Director, Education and Training, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM), Victoria
  • Education and training – Dr Julia Harrison, Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Victoria
  • Consumer – Ms Maureen Williams, Consultant Patient Advocate, New South Wales

1615

Future directions and close
Dr Simon Judkins, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

1630

Close and refreshments

For further information contact:
Jo Tyler
Project Coordinator - Events
t (03) 9320 0444

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