The meeting will be held on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 October 2017 in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service in Queensland.
This relatively new SIG is open to interested staff from both dedicated paediatric emergency departments and from services with mixed adult/paediatric EDs.
The first day will focus on the key themes already identified by the SIG as priority topics for networking, including:
•How to assess & improve the quality of emergency care to children
•Responding to children/adolescents presenting to EDs with significant mental health and/or behaviour issues
•Building the capacity of your ED workforce in paediatric care
•Service Design and re-design to optimise patient experience & patient flow for children & their families.
This will be followed on the second day by a combined meeting with the participants in the CHA Paediatric Units SIG, which include Directors of Paediatrics and Nurse Managers. This day will provide opportunities to share best practice approaches to meeting the needs of families & of ED and ward staff, including such themes as:
•The design & management of successful Paediatric Short Stay Units
•Optimising access & flow for children & families
•Paediatric Staff Education
•Addressing the needs of children & families affected by Family Violence
The paediatric staff at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital have kindly agreed to provide tours for participants to see the great design ideas for children & families that have been incorporated in their new hospital (opened in March 2017).
CHA will also provide a dinner at the Lake Kawana Hotel for delegates on the Monday evening to allow you to further network with other clinicians from nearby and afar.
The detailed program for this interactive 2 day meeting will be developed over the coming month with input from the ED and Paediatric Unit SIG participants.
The Peadiatric Units SIG will continue their meeting on Wednesday 25 October to discuss priority areas identified by the SIG. Please click here to see further information. CHA Emergency Department Delegates are invited to attend this additional day at a discounted cost of $750 for all 3 days. Please note this is an optional day that will not be specific to Emergency Departments, but focussed on Paediatric Units.
Member rate - Both days $ 560.00 (includes GST of $ 50.91)
Non member rate - both days $ 765.00 (includes GST of $ 69.55)
Member rate - 3 days $ 750.00 (includes GST of $ 68.18)
Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel