Emergency Care

Resources on Emergency care

Emergency care faces a lot of unique challenges and complexities. From remote locations to the transportation of critically injured or ill across long distances, health care professionals have to possess a wide variety of experience and knowledge to deal with each challenge that they may encounter.

Emergency Care Related Links

These are resources that will guide health care professionals who are in charge of providing emergency care in any situation. These links include organisations, hospitals, professional colleges, and links of interests that the health care professionals may need in such cases. All the links lead to external websites where more emergency care information can be accessed.

Emergency Care Resources

These resources are short and concise and provide the healthcare professional with the needed information on particular emergency topics. The resources include Charts, Generic Emergency Care Patient Record, Clinical Pathways, Ballarat Health Services resources, Grampians Frameworks, and Coroners Court.

  • The clinical pathways include a Snakebite – this is a new clinical resource and pathways that will help emergency departments to manage snake bites. It was developed by a group headed by Emergency Care Improvement and Innovation Clinical Network (ECIICN).

The generic patient record is created to be used in small rural health services to assist in the documentation of their emergency patient care delivery. This record gives prompts to help the registered nurse in the management and assessment of emergency presentations.

The Grampians framework is available on different issues such as;

  • Acute cardiac care framework – this was developed to deal with the extended capacity for interventional treatments in the Grampians region, especially as for Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and ST elevation myocardial infarction patients.
  • Management of acute stroke framework – this was developed in line with the National Stroke Foundation Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management which contains several evidence-based recommendations.
  • Guide to emergency birthing for non-midwife – this guide is for someone who is not a midwife but has to handle an emergency birthing process for women in labour. It provides all the basic points that a health professional will need to aid a pregnant woman with vaginal delivery and manage the baby and mother for transfer.

Emergency Care Education and Training

This includes the various programs available to train and educate healthcare professionals in the different aspects of emergency care. This includes the Twilight Emergency Care Program that addresses the most common clinical concerns that health care professionals in rural and remote emergency areas may have. There are many sessions, each of which combines interactive skills and lectures. It is designed for ambulance paramedics, registered nurses, general practitioners, and other clinicians working with emergency patients. There is also RCH Paediatric Trauma Day, the Coronial Process, etc.