ACPIC 2022: Keynote presentation – Management of non-life-threatening urgent condition in the community


Australasian College of Paramedicine International Conference (ACPIC 2022)

ACPIC 2022 delivered a wide range of clinical and research sessions from experts and leaders in paramedicine. Hosted in Brisbane (September 2022) the program was designed to inspire, educate and broaden horizons.

Conference theme: Embracing Strengths | Shaping Futures

Management of non-life-threatening urgent condition in the community

Limited access to General Practitioner appointments able to treat non-life-threatening urgent conditions (NTLUC) is resulting in increased patient presentations to EDs. These increased presentations contribute to increasing financial cost overcrowding, health care associated infections and patients leaving before being seen. International literature describes the Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) model as a solution to this problem. This presentation explores the types of patient presentations treated in an UCC and compared these to an after-hours General Practice Clinic and an ED. It explores factors associated with presentation to these different settings as well as potential roles and research opportunities for paramedics.

John was also joined by Andrew Cohen (CEO, ForeHealth)

Biography: Adjunct Associate Professor John Adie

John is a New Zealand trained medical doctor who enthusiastically specialises in primary care. His clinical career has included training and working in EDs and rural general practices. In recent years he has worked and taken leadership roles in a Superclinic, in a Bunnings sized general practice, in large corporates and in Urgent Care Clinics. His current roles are as the Australian Convenor for the RNZCUC, as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast and as a Medical Director for a General Practice group in Southeast Queensland.

Conference MC: Dr Ben Meadley (Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Monash and Operational Improvement Lead (MICA) & senior Intensive Care Flight Paramedic (MICA), Ambulance Victoria)

Presented by John Adie and Andrew Cohen



60 minutes
17th Oct 2022
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