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All, Editorial, Cubicles, Models of Care, Patient Flow, Decontamination & Isolation, Resuscitation, Innovation, Design / Built Environment,

Innovation: Rapid ED Facility Build for COVID-19

Australia’s first COVID-19 RESUS Medical Facility at Monash Health was built within 3 weeks, with the modular infrastructure built and installed on site by SPACECUBE within a day. The facility was built using 25 cubes, spanning 360sqm over two-levels; housing six negative pressure resuscitation beds, a nurse’s station, medication room,

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Evidence: Scribes increase medical productivity and shorten patient emergency stays

In a BMJ (British Medical Journal) study, emergency physicians saw 26% more patients and patients left the emergency department 19 minutes sooner when a medical scribe assisted the physician. Having scribes on the team was safe and the scribe role was found to be cost-effective for Australian hospitals. Emergency physicians

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Innovation: Physician Assistants in Australian Emergency Departments

Physician Assistants (PA) are an established role in the US, but to date have been uncommon in Australia. The Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant) is a three year course offered at James Cook University in Townsville with students entering having experience in other aspects of healthcare previously. After graduating, Physician Assistant

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

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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