Acute (emergency) care

WEBINAR: IFIC Ireland – Making Integrated Care Happen – Session 3 – Inclusion Health and Understanding the Social Determinants of Health

By Admin / August 11, 2020

Inclusion health is a service, research, and policy agenda that aims to prevent and redress health and social inequities among the most vulnerable and excluded populations. Addressing social inequalities to ensure the best health outcomes for populat

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Understanding what makes team interventions work: Learning from healthcare professionals

By Admin / August 8, 2019

Understanding what makes team interventions work: Learning from healthcare professionals
Una Cunningham, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, University College Dublin, Dublin, IE
Aoife De Brún, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health System

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Learning from the development of two Integrated Care Pathways for dementia

By Admin / October 23, 2018

Learning from the development of two Integrated Care Pathways for dementia
Anne-Marie Brady, Trinity College Dublin, IE
Mairead Bracken-Scally, Trinity College Dublin, IE
Louise Daly, Trinity College Dublin, IE
Geralyn Hynes, Trinity College Dublin,

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WEBINAR: Integrated Care Matters Series 2 – e-frailty in Primary Care and Frailty at the front door

By Admin / December 13, 2017

Access webinar materials at https://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/webinar-integrated-care-matters-series-2#1512994431670-28b49f42-0c4d

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Improving integration and care through clinical audit: The Irish Hip Fracture Database

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Improving integration and care through clinical audit: The Irish Hip Fracture Database
Authors: Louise Brent , Emer Ahern, Conor Hurson, Aisling Connolly
Abstract
Background: Hip fractures are an increasing socio-economic burden. They are the leading

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Integrated Acute Healthcare Commissioning Pathway in Ireland

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Integrated Acute Healthcare Commissioning Pathway in Ireland
Authors: Michael W Power , Derek Cribbin, Una Quill
Abstract
The survival of the critically ill patient depends on timely access to a structured critical care pathway. Arising from historic

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Continuity of care post-hospitalisation of patients at risk of medicnes management problems

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Continuity of care post-hospitalisation of patients at risk of medicnes management problems
Authors: Michael Gordon Scott, Mohanad Odeh, Stephen Toner, Claire Scullin, James Charles Mc Elnay
Abstract
Introduction:Medication related problems following

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Strategy for the Design of Integrated Outpatient Services 2016-2020

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Strategy for the Design of Integrated Outpatient Services 2016-2020
Authors: Oliver Plunkett , Ita Hegarty, Colette Nugent, Trina Dunne, Vincent Crossan
Abstract
Introduction: Much of the acute healthcare that Ireland’s population receives is deliver

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Referral Patterns to Psychiatry Intensive Care Unit: Phoenix Care Centre

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Referral Patterns to Psychiatry Intensive Care Unit: Phoenix Care Centre
Authors: Shaeraine Raaj Pararajasingam , Roy Browne, Anisha Bawagan, Twomey Pauline, Murad Firdouas, Ernest Nwarie, Sujesha Navanathan
Abstract
Background: Phoenix Care Centre i

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: The Impact of a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber on the Discharge Processes at the Weekend in an Acute Hospital

By Admin / October 17, 2017

The Impact of a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber on the Discharge Processes at the Weekend in an Acute Hospital
Authors: Mark Stephen McCrudden, Dianne Gill, Glenda Fleming, Brian McCaw
Abstract
Introduction: Clinical Pharmacists within the Northern

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: National Patient Flow Improvement Programme

By Admin / October 17, 2017

National Patient Flow Improvement Programme
Authors: Pat Nash , Helene Horsnell, Irene O’Connor, Paul Burke, Veronica Devlin, Sinead Fitzpatrick, Grace Rothwell
Abstract
In 2016 the HSE Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division and the Acute Hospital

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: The Development of a Respiratory Nurse Led Clinic in St Michael’s Hospital

By Admin / October 17, 2017

The Development of a Respiratory Nurse Led Clinic in St Michael’s Hospital
Author: Peter O’Toole
Abstract
Introduction: Patients referred by their GP with a suspected respiratory problem have a long wait for a specialist respiratory review which can

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: National Theatre Quality Improvement Programme (TQIP) Ireland

By Admin / October 17, 2017

National Theatre Quality Improvement Programme (TQIP) Ireland
Authors: Jeremy Smyth , Ken Mealy, Kieran Tangney, Grace Reidy, Charlie Dineen, Aileen O’Brien, Sinead Fitzpatrick
Abstract
In late 2016, a collaborative between the HSE Integrated Care Pr

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: MICAS: An Integrated National Critical Care Retrieval Service

By Admin / October 17, 2017

MICAS: An Integrated National Critical Care Retrieval Service
Authors: David Menzies , Anna Marie Murphy, Rory Dwyer
Abstract
Introduction: The reorganisation of health services and the delivery of the ‘hub and spoke’ Model of Care for Adult Critical

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Implementation of a Critical Care Nurse Career Pathway

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Implementation of a Critical Care Nurse Career Pathway
Authors: Derek Cribbin , Una Quill, Michael Power
Abstract
The aim of this organisational development project is to put in place an implementable plan for the delivery of a standardised critical

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: A protocol to evaluate the effectiveness of a nationwide Acute Medicine programme: examining what works, for whom, how, and in what circumstances.

By Admin / October 17, 2017

A protocol to evaluate the effectiveness of a nationwide Acute Medicine programme: examining what works, for whom, how, and in what circumstances.
Authors: Eimir M Hurley , Sheena McHugh, Aine Carrroll, Barry White, Charles Normand
Abstract
Introduct

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Timely identification of frailty & comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment on a newly established specialist geriatric ward

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Timely identification of frailty & comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment on a newly established specialist geriatric ward
Authors: Grace Corcoran , Gillian Gavaghan, Carol Lyons, Elaine Moloney
Abstract
Introduction: Beaumont Hospital catchment

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Development of an education programme – ‘Transporting critically ill adult and child’

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Development of an education programme – ‘Transporting critically ill adult and child’
Authors: Anna Marie Murphy , Lorraine Heery, David Menzies, Cormac Breatnach, Rory Dwyer
Abstract
Introduction: The reorganisation of health services and the delive

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Evaluating and Improving the Quality of Patient Care in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University Hospital Waterford

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Evaluating and Improving the Quality of Patient Care in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University Hospital Waterford
Authors: Alma O’ Connor , Edel Cronin, Christina Lambert, Ralph Morris, Karen Glynn, Paul Lawrence, Eithne Mackey
Abstract

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Chronic Disease in the Emergency Department: The weakest link in integrated care?

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Chronic Disease in the Emergency Department: The weakest link in integrated care?
Authors: Kelly Janssens , Tim McDonnell, Gerry McCarthy
Abstract
Objective: Chronic disease (CD) accounts for two-thirds of emergency medical admissions and approximate

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Can we predict your future? Using scores to predict length of stay and discharge destination

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Can we predict your future? Using scores to predict length of stay and discharge destination
Authors: Sarah Mc Nally , Roisin Howlin, Annette Kehoe, Sarah Murphy
Abstract
Background: This audit was completed within a large teaching hospital in Dublin

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Implementation of an integrated, multidisciplinary team model of screening, assessment and intervention for the elderly population in a medical assessment unit in Galway University Hospital, Ireland

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Implementation of an integrated, multidisciplinary team model of screening, assessment and intervention for the elderly population in a medical assessment unit in Galway University Hospital, Ireland
Author: Gillian Collins
Abstract
Older adults acco

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers in fractured hip patients

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers in fractured hip patients
Authors: Sinead Mc Gee , Miriam Malik, Alison Reynolds, Patrick Mc Carthy
Abstract
In Ireland, approximately 3,000 patients present to the Emergency Department (ED) with hip fracture

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: An Exploratory Study of Nurses’ Attitude towards Peer Review in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

By Admin / October 17, 2017

An Exploratory Study of Nurses’ Attitude towards Peer Review in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Author: Ejiro Ohare Stratton
Abstract
Aim: The objective of this research is to explore the attitude of nurses’ at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital towards pee

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Developing reconfiguration plans for integrated urgent and emergency care systems [EUCSs] – An examination of stakeholder perspectives of change

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Developing reconfiguration plans for integrated urgent and emergency care systems [EUCSs] – An examination of stakeholder perspectives of change
Authors: Elsa Marie Droog , Conor Foley, Orla Healy, Claire Buckley, Maria Boyce, Sheena McHugh, John Bro

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: National Clinical Programme in Surgery – General Surgery Minor Ops “See & Treat” Clinic

By Admin / October 17, 2017

National Clinical Programme in Surgery – General Surgery Minor Ops “See & Treat” Clinic
Authors: Mary Flynn , Paul Ridgway, Amy Gillis, Amy Carswell, Ita Hegarty, Brendan O’Shea
Abstract
Introduction: General Surgery is currently ranked number 3 for

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Integrating Care and Improving Flow for Frail Older Adults through the Development of an Acute Inpatient Frailty Service

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Integrating Care and Improving Flow for Frail Older Adults through the Development of an Acute Inpatient Frailty Service
Authors: Rónán O’Caoimh , Maria Costello, Conor Judge, Laura Morrison, Zaq Ghafar, Bushra Ali, Edel Mannion, Orla Sheil, Pauline

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: A Longitudinal Study of Delirium Motor Subtypes in Elderly Medical Inpatients

By Admin / October 17, 2017

A Longitudinal Study of Delirium Motor Subtypes in Elderly Medical Inpatients
Authors: Vincent Melvin , David Meagher, Geraldine Mc Carthy, Dimitrios Adamis
Abstract
Introduction: Delirium is a common syndrome with considerable clinical heterogeneity

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Nursing & Midwifery Quality Care-Metrics (QCM)-The Journey

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Nursing & Midwifery Quality Care-Metrics (QCM)-The Journey
Author: Paula Kavanagh
Abstract
Introduction: Care delivery should be safe, patient-centred, compassionate, effective and efficient. Nurses and midwives deliver clinical care around the clo

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Criteria Led Discharge – The Irish Journey

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Criteria Led Discharge – The Irish Journey
Authors: Richard Patrick Walsh , Garry Courtney, Sinead Fitzpatrick
Abstract
Problem: Improving patient flow and patient experience, reducing Average Length of Stay and readmissions to hospital are key polic

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Role of the Dietitian within the Frail Elderly Pilot in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown from February to June 2016

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Role of the Dietitian within the Frail Elderly Pilot in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown from February to June 2016
Author: Caroline Stapleton
Abstract
Introduction: The Specialist Geriatric Services Model of Care aims to improve the quality and eff

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Are the Wards in St Vincent’s University Hospital Dementia Friendly?

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Are the Wards in St Vincent’s University Hospital Dementia Friendly?
Authors: Aisling Jane Davis , Sarah Mc Nally
Abstract
Introduction: A significant proportion of the inpatients in SVUH have a dementia diagnosis. These individuals have complex care

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Pathway Granularity and solutions to Barriers to Sepsis diagnosis and treatment on a Surgical Ward

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Pathway Granularity and solutions to Barriers to Sepsis diagnosis and treatment on a Surgical Ward
Authors: Sinéad Patrica Horgan , Grace Reidy, Claire Costigan, Deirdre Feehely
Abstract
Background: “Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Health and Social Care Professions Rise to the Challenge Admission Avoidance in Emergency Departments

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Health and Social Care Professions Rise to the Challenge Admission Avoidance in Emergency Departments
Author: Rosie Quinn
Abstract
Patients with mobility issues with potential for same day discharge in EDs

This paper describes how Emergency Departm

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Development of Recommendations for a Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip screening programme integrated with the implementation of an ultrasound service to support the pathway

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Development of Recommendations for a Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip screening programme integrated with the implementation of an ultrasound service to support the pathway
Authors: Caroline Mason Mohan , John Murphy, Helen McDonald, Grace Turner
A

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Clinical Microsysytems in the Emergency Department

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Clinical Microsysytems in the Emergency Department
Authors: Lisa Anne Toland , Breda Naddy, Philip Crowley
Abstract
Introduction: Clinical Microsysytems is an improvement approach which was originally introduced in Ireland in 2013/2014 in Emergency D

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Primary PCI service for Donegal patients available in Derry

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Primary PCI service for Donegal patients available in Derry
Authors: Anne Mc Shane , Vinnie Krishnan, Gerard Lane, Sinead O Gorman
Abstract
The 2012 Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) report described standards of care for ST elevation Myocardial Infarcti

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: The Evergreen Programme Revisited- Making a Therapeutic Programme for Older Adults Fit for Purpose

By Admin / October 17, 2017

The Evergreen Programme Revisited- Making a Therapeutic Programme for Older Adults Fit for Purpose
Authors: Declan Christopher Lyons , Roisin McCafferty
Abstract
Introduction: The Evergreen programme is a group based psychoeducational therapeutic pro

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Assessment and Management of Self Harm in Emergency Departments in Ireland: The National Clinical Programme

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Assessment and Management of Self Harm in Emergency Departments in Ireland: The National Clinical Programme
Authors: Margo Wrigley , Rhona Jennings, Siobhan MacHale, Eugene Cassidy
Abstract
In 2014, more than 11,000 people came to Irish general hospi

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Implementation of Model of Care for Pre Admission Units

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Implementation of Model of Care for Pre Admission Units
Authors: Aileen O Brien , Jeremy Smith, Una Quill
Abstract
Introduction: The cancellation of surgery in hospitals is costly for our health service and highly stressful for the patient, family/c

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