The Emergency Care Clinical Network(ECCN) is committed to strengthening quality and safety in Victorian emergency departments. The ninth sector – wide forum on Evidence into Action was hosted on the 24 February 2017 in Melbourne. It was pleasing to welcome over 190 emergency clinicians, academics and key stakeholders from metropolitan, regional, rural private emergency departments and health services.
The program included an overview of the establishment of Safer Care Victoria and the Victorian Agency for Health Information; staff wellbeing critical to to patient safety; paediatric clinical update; results and presentations from the 2016 evidence based care projects; presentations from clinical leaders on bronchiolitis and reducing the use of unnecessary CT scans in renal colic; new topics for improvement in 2017.
The program concluded with three concurrent workshops on triaging staff wellbeing, safer discharge practices and improving mortality and morbidity meetings.