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HWA Expanded Scopes of Practice program evaluation: Physiotherapists in the Emergency Department sub-projec:t final report

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  • Report

Abstract


  • The Physiotherapists in the Emergency Department (PED) sub-project draws on models of

    expanded scope of practice physiotherapy developed by State and Territory health authorities.

    These models equip physiotherapists with the skills and experience to work in Primary Contact

    Physiotherapy (PCP) roles in Emergency Departments (EDs). The role allows physiotherapists

    to assess, treat, refer and discharge patients presenting with a specified set of musculoskeletal

    (MSK) conditions. The model has the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce waiting

    times and ease pressure in times of high demand. To date, the published evidence supporting

    the introduction of PCP roles into emergency departments is sparse and characterised by

    methodological limitations.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • C. Thompson, K. Williams, D. Morris, S. Bird, C. Kobel, P. Andersen, S. Eckermann, K. Quinsey & M. Masso, HWA Expanded Scopes of Practice program evaluation: Physiotherapists in the Emergency Department sub-projec:t final report (Australian Health Service Research Institute, Wollongong, Australia, 2014). http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/documents/doc/uow177108.pdf

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  • http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/documents/doc/uow177108.pdf

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, Australia

Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • The Physiotherapists in the Emergency Department (PED) sub-project draws on models of

    expanded scope of practice physiotherapy developed by State and Territory health authorities.

    These models equip physiotherapists with the skills and experience to work in Primary Contact

    Physiotherapy (PCP) roles in Emergency Departments (EDs). The role allows physiotherapists

    to assess, treat, refer and discharge patients presenting with a specified set of musculoskeletal

    (MSK) conditions. The model has the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce waiting

    times and ease pressure in times of high demand. To date, the published evidence supporting

    the introduction of PCP roles into emergency departments is sparse and characterised by

    methodological limitations.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • C. Thompson, K. Williams, D. Morris, S. Bird, C. Kobel, P. Andersen, S. Eckermann, K. Quinsey & M. Masso, HWA Expanded Scopes of Practice program evaluation: Physiotherapists in the Emergency Department sub-projec:t final report (Australian Health Service Research Institute, Wollongong, Australia, 2014). http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/documents/doc/uow177108.pdf

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1382&context=ahsri

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/375

Url


  • http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/documents/doc/uow177108.pdf

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, Australia