The National Emergency Medicine Programme

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578807
Title:
The National Emergency Medicine Programme
Authors:
Clinical Strategy and Programmes Directorate, Health Service Executive (HSE); Health Service Executive (HSE) Quality and Patient Safety Direc; Irish Committee for Emergency Medicine; Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM); National Board for Ireland and the College of Emergency Medicine; Therapy Professions Committee
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Jun-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578807
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The overarching aim of the Emergency Medicine Programme (EMP) is to improve the safety and quality of care and reduce waiting times for patients in Emergency Departments (EDs) throughout the country. The Programme is the most comprehensive and ambitious strategic plan for emergency care ever undertaken in Ireland. Patients should receive the same high standard of treatment irrespective of when or where they seek emergency care and they should not experience excessive waiting times in EDs. The safety and quality of patient care must be the primary focus of the Programme. The timeliness of care is an important component of quality and research has demonstrated that prolonged ED waits are associated with poorer outcomes for patients. Also, patient satisfaction surveys have identified prolonged waiting times as a major reason for patient dissatisfaction with ED services. Many patients, their families and ED staff members have expressed concerns regarding the delays endured by patients in EDs. Most people in Ireland are familiar with the work of EDs, either through their own experience or that of a family member. We all have a vested interest in ensuring that our emergency care system is safe, effective and efficient.
Keywords:
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE; QUALITY; CLINICAL GOVERNANCE; MEDICINES
Local subject classification:
AUDIT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorClinical Strategy and Programmes Directorate, Health Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE) Quality and Patient Safety Direcen
dc.contributor.authorIrish Committee for Emergency Medicineen
dc.contributor.authorIrish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM)en
dc.contributor.authorNational Board for Ireland and the College of Emergency Medicineen
dc.contributor.authorTherapy Professions Committeeen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-28T09:15:19Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-28T09:15:19Zen
dc.date.issued2012-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/578807en
dc.descriptionThe overarching aim of the Emergency Medicine Programme (EMP) is to improve the safety and quality of care and reduce waiting times for patients in Emergency Departments (EDs) throughout the country. The Programme is the most comprehensive and ambitious strategic plan for emergency care ever undertaken in Ireland. Patients should receive the same high standard of treatment irrespective of when or where they seek emergency care and they should not experience excessive waiting times in EDs. The safety and quality of patient care must be the primary focus of the Programme. The timeliness of care is an important component of quality and research has demonstrated that prolonged ED waits are associated with poorer outcomes for patients. Also, patient satisfaction surveys have identified prolonged waiting times as a major reason for patient dissatisfaction with ED services. Many patients, their families and ED staff members have expressed concerns regarding the delays endured by patients in EDs. Most people in Ireland are familiar with the work of EDs, either through their own experience or that of a family member. We all have a vested interest in ensuring that our emergency care system is safe, effective and efficient.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MEDICAL CAREen
dc.subjectQUALITYen
dc.subjectCLINICAL GOVERNANCEen
dc.subjectMEDICINESen
dc.subject.otherAUDITen
dc.titleThe National Emergency Medicine Programmeen
dc.typeReporten
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