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HWA Expanded Scopes of Practice program evaluation: Nurses in the Emergency Department sub-project: final report

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Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • Eight organisations received funding through the Health Workforce Australia (HWA) Expanded Scopes of Practice (ESOP) Nurses in the Emergency Department (NED) sub-project. The common goal was to improve ED flow and reduce waiting times for patients with non-life-threatening presentations while providing safe and high quality care. Each organisation

    implemented a different model of ESOP nursing care in the Emergency Department (ED). Three priority groups of patients were targeted.

    Three sites focused on patients presenting with mental health issues, aiming to deal with their

    specialised needs efficiently and effectively. One site initiated an ED review clinic staffed by

    clinical nurse consultants. Four sites aimed to enhance nurses’ skills and confidence in dealing

    with common presentations. Two were based in rural areas and an important goal was to

    prevent unnecessary transfers to larger, regional hospitals. Two targeted paediatric patients

    with the goal of facilitating faster assessment, treatment and discharge.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • C. Thompson, K. Williams, D. Morris, K. Quinsey, S. Bird, C. Kobel, P. Andersen, S. Eckermann & M. Masso, HWA Expanded Scopes of Practice program evaluation: Nurses in the Emergency Department sub-project: final report (Australian Health Service Research Institute, Wollongong, Australia, 2014). http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/documents/doc/uow177109.pdf

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Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, Australia

Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • Eight organisations received funding through the Health Workforce Australia (HWA) Expanded Scopes of Practice (ESOP) Nurses in the Emergency Department (NED) sub-project. The common goal was to improve ED flow and reduce waiting times for patients with non-life-threatening presentations while providing safe and high quality care. Each organisation

    implemented a different model of ESOP nursing care in the Emergency Department (ED). Three priority groups of patients were targeted.

    Three sites focused on patients presenting with mental health issues, aiming to deal with their

    specialised needs efficiently and effectively. One site initiated an ED review clinic staffed by

    clinical nurse consultants. Four sites aimed to enhance nurses’ skills and confidence in dealing

    with common presentations. Two were based in rural areas and an important goal was to

    prevent unnecessary transfers to larger, regional hospitals. Two targeted paediatric patients

    with the goal of facilitating faster assessment, treatment and discharge.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • C. Thompson, K. Williams, D. Morris, K. Quinsey, S. Bird, C. Kobel, P. Andersen, S. Eckermann & M. Masso, HWA Expanded Scopes of Practice program evaluation: Nurses in the Emergency Department sub-project: final report (Australian Health Service Research Institute, Wollongong, Australia, 2014). http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/documents/doc/uow177109.pdf

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1377&context=ahsri

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/370

Url


  • http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/documents/doc/uow177109.pdf

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, Australia