The COVID‐19 Emergency Department (COVED) Quality Improvement Project has commenced

There is an urgency to support Australian ED clinicians with real‐time tools as the COVID‐19 pandemic evolves. The COVID‐19 Emergency Department (COVED) Quality Improvement Project has commenced and will provide flexible and responsive clinical tools to determine the predictors of key ED‐relevant clinical outcomes. The COVED Project includes all adult patients presenting to a participating ED and meeting contemporary testing criteria for COVID‐19. Outcomes measured include being COVID‐19 positive and requiring intensive respiratory support. The dataset has been embedded in the Electronic Medical Record and the COVED Registry has been developed. Regression methodology… Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic: A clinical guideline developed by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic will stretch hospital resources all over the world. This guideline is a framework for all Emergency Departments to work from as we plan and respond to the pandemic. With our states, countries, metropolitan, rural and regional emergency care facilities all at different stages of community impact, and with markedly different workforce, infrastructure and resources available, local implementation of these guidelines will differ. However, there are general principles of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 emergency care that will apply to all workplaces: There is no patient emergency more important than the safety… Read More

Managing COVID-19: A guide for emergency departments with limited resources

The COVID-19 pandemic will stretch hospital resources all over the world. Emergency Departments (EDs) in high-income countries are vulnerable, but those in low and middleincome countries are likely to be impacted more significantly. Developed by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM), this guide provides consensus-based advice on how to optimise resources during the pandemic. The information is structured into four components: Systems Space Supplies Staff The information in this guide is generic in nature, and will not be applicable to every ED. Although the guide references technical guidance from the World… Read More

Rapid Review: Intubating the patient with Covid-19

In this Rapid Review, we look at decision making around the intubation of patients with Covid-19. This training provides modifications to intubation, designed to achieve first attempt intubation without aerosolisation. The video will take you through: Role allocation Preparation for RSI outside the room including: Equipment Personal protective equipment Drugs Preparation for RSI inside the room including: Preoxygenisation Intubation Post intubation Watch the video now.  Total duration 6:54