ACPIC 2020: Prevalence of frequent attendance to ED and impact on ED utilisation


About the course

In October 2020, ACP was pleased to deliver our first fully online and interactive paramedic conference. The conference attracted over 1100 attendees, 60 speakers and 36 sessions.

Presented by: Brendan Shannon

In this presentation Brendan explores a recent research project that looked at the prevalence and impact that frequent attendance has on Emergency Departments (ED) and the potential impact this is having on Ambulance services. Ultimately identification of frequent attendance provides the opportunity to implement alternative models of care that are focused on patients’ specific needs resulting in improved health outcomes and resource utilisation.

Biography:

Brendan is a lecturer within the department of Paramedicine at Monash University and a registered Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria (AV). He has experience in curriculum development, continuing professional development, clinical instruction, and supervision of honours students’ projects, on top of his clinical and academic workload.

After successfully completing honours he enrolled as a PhD candidate. His thesis is investigating the impact of a Community Care program that aims to divert unnecessary ambulance and ED presentations in a large metropolitan region of Melbourne. Brendan has a keen research interest in alternative care pathways, non-transport, referral services, extended care paramedics, community care paramedicine and the evolving role of Paramedics in the health care system.

Outside of teaching and clinical work Brendan enjoys participating in amateur sport, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and hiking in remote areas any chance he gets. Brendan is a lecturer within the department of Paramedicine at Monash University and a registered Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria (AV). He has experience in curriculum development, continuing professional development, clinical instruction, and supervision of honours students’ projects, on top of his clinical and academic workload. After successfully completing honours he enrolled as a PhD candidate. His thesis is investigating the impact of a Community Care program that aims to divert unnecessary ambulance and ED presentations in a large metropolitan region of Melbourne. Brendan has a keen research interest in alternative care pathways, non-transport, referral services, extended care paramedics, community care paramedicine and the evolving role of Paramedics in the health care system.


Presented by Brendan Shannon


Course Lessons

Course Information

Length
20 minutes
Released
9th Feb 2021
Cost
Member free
Non-member $19
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