Best Practice & Research in the ED: Focus on #seniordoctortriage

Best Practice & Research in the ED: Focus on Senior Doctor Triage

Further information regarding the Workshop and meeting due to take place on 18th March at The Source in Sheffield

Emergency departments are facing unprecedented pressures. There is no easy ‘quick fix’ to deal with the challenges the urgent care system is facing nor a ‘on- size-fits-all‘ solution but with an increase in patient demand and limited resources and capacity, the need to manage and improve Emergency Department throughput has never been greater.

We would like to invite Emergency Department clinicians and nurses from the Yorkshire and Humber region to discuss an important element of the patient ED process – triage, more specifically Senior Doctor Triage.  It has been proposed that where senior doctors assess patients in triage, a quicker, focused initial assessment is allowed and a rapid initiation of appropriate treatment and avoidance of unnecessary admissions may follow.

The half day workshop will be held on Wednesday 18th March 2015 in Sheffield and will include:

  • Results from a survey of how EDs manage patients in the region
  • Presentations from ED clinicians of their experiences of SDT
  • Roundtable discussions to help shape the future of the senior doctor triage project

More information can be found on the CLAHRC YH Avoidable Admissions website: http://bit.ly/1E3DkkM

The event is FREE, lunch will be provided and the workshop will be followed by the Yorkshire and Humber Injuries and Emergencies Specialty Group meeting.

Please ensure you book your place by contacting Tanya Shvab, Project Administrator at T.Shvab@sheffield.ac.uk .

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