Informing emergency care for all patients: The Registry for Emergency Care (REC) Project protocol

Gerard M. O'Reilly, Rob D. Mitchell, Biswadev Mitra, Michael P. Noonan, Ryan Hiller, Lisa Brichko, Carl Luckhoff, Andrew Paton, De Villiers Smit, Peter A. Cameron

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Abstract

Objective: In Australia, the current ED burden related to COVID-19 is from ‘suspected’ rather than ‘confirmed’ cases. The initial aim of the Registry for Emergency Care (REC) Project is to determine the impact of isolation processes on the emergency care of all patients. Methods: The REC Project builds on the COVID-19 Emergency Department Quality Improvement (COVED) Project. Outcomes measured include times to critical assessment and management. Results: Clinical tools will be generated to inform emergency care, both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Conclusions: The REC Project will support ED clinicians in the emergency care of all patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-691
Number of pages5
JournalEMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • emergency
  • isolation
  • quality improvement
  • registry

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