All, Models of Care, Evidence, Patient Flow, Innovation, Patient Experience,

Innovation: Medical Scribes in Australian Emergency Departments

For every patient an Emergency Physician sees, there is at least half an hour of clerical data entry that follows. Medical Scribes take on the clerical workload of the Emergency Physician by documenting the history, examination findings and care plan in real time. They also source information from patients’ medical

All, Evidence, Resuscitation,

Evidence: ‘Between the Flags’ approach to recognising patient deterioration

Recognising patient deterioration early is critical to preventing or preparing for adverse events such as cardiac arrest. When unrecognised patient deterioration was identified as a contribution to unexplained patient deaths, the Clinical Excellence Commission worked with clinicians, managers and administrators to develop a two-tiered warning system. Vital signs are recorded

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Ambulance, All, Models of Care, Innovation, Diagnostic,

Innovation: Mobile CT scanners allow earlier intervention for strokes

Ad campaigns in the community have improved awareness of cerebrovascular accidents, leading to faster responses from bystanders. Prompt arrival times from the ambulance are important in reducing the damage caused by a progressive neurological event, with standard practice being monitoring and assessment en route. Thrombolytic agents cannot be administered until