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EC Community July 2010

G-I-N EC Community Workshop at the ICEM Conference in singapore June 2010

The G-I-N EC Community was invited to hold a workshop at the ICEM conference in Singapore focussing on guidelines for Emergency Medicine. The workshop was to provide an opportunity to discuss what type of guidelines emergency clinicians need, step through the AGREE process to assess the quality of guidelines and participate in a practical session on how to implement a guideline locally.

The format of the work session was a combination of presentations and moderated discussion. Highlights of the workshop included presentations fro Prof Peter Cameron (President IFEM) who opened the workshop introducing the benefits of collaboration with G-I-N and the extensive resources available through G-I-N.

  • Prof Matthew Cooke posed the question ‘What sort of guidelines does the EM sector need?’ and led the discussion on this topic. You can view the presentation here.
  • A/ Prof Atul Kapur provided an introduction to AGREE II, there was strong interest in that AGREE as a valuable tool should be more widely promoted across the sector. You can view the presentation here.
  • Dr Annitha Annathurai provided a case study on prioritising recommendations for implementation of Chest Pain Guidelines. You can view the presentation here.
  • Dr Peter Pang from Hong Kong provided a structural approach to review barriers to implementation and identified evidence based strategies targeting specific stakeholders. You can view the presentation here.

2010 Teleconference series

To support the sharing of expertise and knowledge we have planned a series of teleconferences. To keep costs minimal for participants we will use a teleconferencing service to host the calls, the actual cost of the call will depend on your carrier. Skype can be used which will help keep costs to a minimum.

The times of the calls will depend on the availability of the person leading the call, we will try to ensure that times are rotated in the interest of fairness given the international time differences. Dates and times will be posted soon.

Teleconference topics

  • Adopting a ‘bundle of care approach’ to proritise guideline recommendations for implementation, the NICS experience

Lead: Sue Huckson or Scott Bennetts, National Health Medical Research Council

  • Lessons learned from the H1N1 experience – the development of evidence based guidelines and their implementation

Lead: A/Prof Marc Afilalo, McGill University, Director Emergency Department Jewish General Hospital (CA)

  • What sort of guidelines is useful for Emergency Medicine?

Lead: Prof Matthew Cooke, National Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care (UK) Director of Emergency Care and Systems Improvement Group, Warwick Medical School (UK)

  • Localising guideline recommendations across ED settings

Lead: TBC

Adapting guideline recommendations

This project is looking to develop a framework that can be used when guideline recommendations needs to be localised to a specific setting. If you are interested in being part of this project please email Sue.Huckson for access to the the discussion forum.

 
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