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Emergency Department Senior Assessment and Streaming model of care

Summary

The Emergency Department (ED) Senior Assessment and Streaming (ED SAS) model is a model of care for EDs which enables earlier senior medical input and aims to reduce ED total length of stay through the principles of:

  • Early Senior Medical assessment of patients, initiation of treatment and often, disposition decision immediately following triage.
  • Streaming of patients who present to ED to the most appropriate area to complete their care, whether that is within the ED or another area outside the ED (for example a Medical Assessment Unit).

A detailed implementation toolkit is also provided with this model of care, taking staff through a 4 phased approach to implementation of the model.

File link: Emergency Department Senior Assessment and Streaming model of care
File size: 1623Kb
Type: Manual
Date of Publication: 01 July 2012
Author Branch: System Relationships and Frameworks
SHPN: 120205

Emergency Department Senior Assessment and Streaming model of care

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