Annual forum

The Emergency Care Clinical Network (ECCN) held a forum to bring together emergency care clinicians, academics, other interested clinicians and key stakeholders to hear and discuss current evidence and best practice in emergency care.

The fifth forum on Making a difference in emergency care in emergency departments was held on the 21 February 2013 in Melbourne and 130 clinicians attended from metropolitan, regional and rural emergency departments.

2013 Evidence-based quality improvement projects

This is an annual nine month quality improvement cycle in enhancing the use of evidence-based care to reduce variation in practice and improve consistency of emergency care.

Twenty five emergency departments completed the 2013 quality improvement projects. Storyboards have been developed to present their approach, results and lessons learnt, which are available under the project topics below.

Management of the febrile child aged five years and under

Implementing nerve block as adjuvant analgesia in neck of femur fracture

Management of children presenting with gastroenteritis