The emergency healthcare system (EHS) is a critical component of Australia’s health system which has been fundamentally reformed over the last four decades with the upgrading and modernisation of both ambulance services and Emergency Departments (EDs) and the emergence of new professions of Paramedic, Emergency Physician and Emergency Nurse.
These changes have undoubtedly improved the standards and quality of care and therefore the outcomes for patients suffering acute illness and injury. However, they have also resulted in a concentration of emergency healthcare into the EHS from within the community and within the health system.
Thus the EHS has become increasingly congested as a consequence of growing demand and access block and this congestion has both clinical and organizational consequences. The search is on for strategies that will ensure that the EHS continues to improve the quality and safety of health care but in a sustainable manner.
This presentation seeks to categorize the adventure to date and to outline the strategies required to ensure future sustainability.
About the speaker:
Professor Gerry FitzGerald was ED Director at Ipswich Hospital for ten years and one of the founders of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine serving as national secretary and Editor in Chief of the College Journal. His research into ED Triage led directly to the development of the Australasian Triage Scale.
He was subsequently Medical Director, then Commissioner of the Qld Ambulance Service where for ten years he led its modernisation, the introduction of paramedics and transition of paramedic education to universities. He served as Queensland’s CHO for three years and many State and national leadership positions.
Since joining QUT in 2006, Prof. FitzGerald has led the development of the Master of Health Management. He has published over 100 peer review articles, a text in Disaster Health Management, eight book chapters and more than 100 conference representations. He has supervised 21 PhD graduates and obtained $5m in research grants.
His research focuses on emergency healthcare systems and how they perform under both routine and non-routine pressures.
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Date: Wed 15 November 2017
Time: 7 – 9am
Venue: Royal on the Park, 152 Alice St, Brisbane
0745 Welcome and introduction
0750 Guest speaker presentation
0900 Workshop begins
1000 Workshop concludes
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This presentation covers the following domains and skills from our competency framework.
Leadership skills and behaviours
Health systems and organisations
Evidence informed decision-making
Human resoiurce management
Organisational dynamics and governance
Profession and professional development
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