Spring is here – vibrant, energetic and full of potential: just like the latest educational collaboration to be brought to you by the ECI!
Following on from the success of three pilot meetings earlier this year, September saw the launch of the first regular, open invitation ‘E-QuEST’ teleconference. E-QuEST (ED Quality, Education and Safety Teleconference) is a monthly morbidity and mortality style meeting, aimed at supporting smaller (level 1-3) EDs.
Quality improvement initiatives are an essential part of Emergency Department activity, but we recognise that it can be difficult for smaller departments to run regular M+M meetings, or to generate regular, dispassionate and annonymised educational forums.
E-QuEST offers clinical and managerial staff the opportunity to partake in an educational M+M style discussion using real, de-identified scenarios. Each meeting is structured around a different topic of interest and uses two or three case-based discussions to highlight potential high risk situations, to provide education around approved clinical guidelines or pathways, and to facilitate the exchange of ideas between clinicians.
Many of the participating clinicians are practicing in similar environments and will face comparable resource, system or geographical challenges – this teleconference offers a platform where they may learn from and support each other.
The October and November E-QuESTs saw a massive turnout with participants dialling in from all over New South Wales – from Tibooburra to Tumut, Delegate to Goodooga! We’d like to thank all of you who have engaged so far, and hope to have even more of you join us for our next,December meeting.
All of the slides from our previous meetings are available on our website under ‘ED Administration > E-QuEST’. If you have cases or ideas that you would like to share, present or discuss please email
We hope to speak with you very soon.