ACPIC 2020: Characteristics Associated with Emergency Department Suitability in Low-Acuity Ambulance Cases

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: Dr Kathryn Eastwood

This presentation identifies the patient and case characteristics related to emergency department suitability in patients referred for emergency ambulance dispatch following secondary telephone triage.


Dr Kathryn Eastwood ASM is a Research Fellow within the Prehospital Emergency Care - Australia and New Zealand (PEC-ANZ) Centre for Research Excellence. Kathryn's research areas include data linkage, secondary telephone triage, paediatric pain management, mathematical competence and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.   

Kathryn is an experienced Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) paramedic with Ambulance Victoria since 2000 and she continues to practice in this role. Kathryn is a member of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) committee, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Paramedicine. In 2019 Kathryn received an Australia Day honor, the Ambulance Service Medal for her outstanding research, education and clinical contributions to Paramedicine in Australia.

Presented by Dr Kathryn Eastwood

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30 minutes
2nd Feb 2021
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Non-member $19
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