The impact of Computerised Clinical Decision Support in Emergency Departments
Wednesday 19th November 2014
Paula Bennett RN RSCN (Nurse Consultant, Emergency Department, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport)
There are huge challenges facing providers of Emergency and Urgent Care in the UK. Ever-increasing attendances, and the current global economic crisis, have created a situation where the demand for Emergency Healthcare cannot consistently be matched by the resources required to deliver it. The winter of 2012/13 saw the performance in Emergency Departments (EDs) across the UK fall to levels not seen for over 10 years. Whilst pressure is felt throughout the unscheduled care system, the ED must continue to provide care and treatment for an ever-rising number of patients.
As the recruitment of more staff to meet the rising demand becomes an increasingly less financially viable option, alternative solutions are needed to support staff to deliver Care. Computerised Clinical Decision Support Systems (CCDSSs) have been shown to improve practitioner performance, and a small number of systems are now demonstrating improvements in patient outcomes.
The speaker will describe the development and rigorous evaluation of a CCDSS system that has been implemented at Stepping Hill Hospital to support decision-making, providing insights from the front line and lessons learned.
Paula Bennett has 25 years of Adult and Paediatric Emergency nursing experience. As a Nurse Consultant, for the last ten years she has led a range of developments in clinical practice locally, nationally, and internationally. Her research interests include the use of technology to support Clinical Care, and she recently completed a Professional Doctorate exploring the impact of CCDSS in Emergency Departments.
Manchester Conference Centre, The Pendulum (formerly Days) Hotel
Sackville Street M1 3BB
Refreshments from 6:15 pm, Talk 7:00 pm