ECI Virtual Research Symposium - Friday 25th June 2021
We would like to remind you that the Emergency Care Insititute is hosting the 4th annual Research Symposium on the 25th June. This free, virtual ECI event aims to exchange ideas, research methodologies and findings across the emergency care research community.
Abstract submissions have closed, however we will accept poster submissions until the 15th June. Please send you submissions and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australian Emergency Care Classification (AECC)
On the 25th May, on behalf of the Minisrty of Health Activity Based Management branch, the ECI held a webinar attended by 49 ED Directors and Nurse Managers. The AECC is the new diagnosis-based classification system for emergency care that will replace the Urgency Related Groups (URGs) on the 1st July 2021. For more information, contact your emergency department leaders or Josephine Andrews who is leading the project.
We are pleased to welcome Kylie Smith who has stared with us as the new ECI Manager. Kylie started her career as an emergency nurse in St George Hospital, Nurse Unit Manager at Bankstown Hospital and most recently as a Clinical Stream Manager at SWSLHD. Kylie brings a wealth of system experience and we are looking forward to working with her in her new role. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Joanna Goodenough and Justine Watkins for acting in the role while recuitment completed.
We are also pleased to announce Laura George has accepted the permanent ECI Project Officer role. Laura stared her career as an ICU nurse and then moved into the private sector managing state-wide roll outs of medical devices and software integrations. Since joining the ECI, Laura has worked on the launch of the emergency procedures application, the ECI website redesign and soon to lead the EPIC project.