Sunday, May 26, 2019 • 15:00 - 16:30
Track 3 - The Role of Emergency Medicine in Health Systems Change
Track Chair: Dr. David Petrie

Patient Outcomes and Inter-organizational Quality Improvement as a Driver of Systems Change - Dr. Brendan Carr

DescriptionEvidence and experience from the SAEM consensus conference on Integrated Networks of Emergency Care (2010) to current and future approaches to, and impact of, regionalization and population-based approaches to EM system design in the United States.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

Pearls

Rural Issues in EM System Design and Improvement - Dr. Tanya Munroe

Description: Sorry…but the ED is closed today….How do we deliver stable access to emergency care to rural populations…thinking beyond the building.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Know the considerations in the balancing and distribution of rural EDs.
  2. Identify recruitment/retention challenges in rural EM.

Pearls

  1. Emergency care does not always require an emergency room.

Department head, Emergency Medicine, Northern Zone, NSHA
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS

Paediatric Issues in EM System Design and Improvement - Dr. Shannon MacPhee

Description: 80% of kids seen outside of tertiary care paeds EDs, TREKK as prototype for improving access and quality of care at a systems level.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

Pearls

Transforming Emergency Care in the UK - Building 'The Road' and Pulling Down the 'Red Flags'! - Dr. Taj Hassan

Description: An overview of the major challenges / red flags of the past decade in the UK & how emergency care systems have evolved to meet those challenges. Wider system engagement and drivers to manage system performance linking to improvements in patient care. Staffing strategies to deliver and create sustainable careers to cope with increasing demand and complexity.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

Pearls