Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn


  • Advice and guidance on the reorganisation of emergency services in Ireland into emergency care networks
  • Proposal of a model of activity-based funding for urgent/emergency care
  • Collaboration with medicine and surgery programmes on the development of an acute floor for unscheduled care
  • Development of an electronic patient record for the acute floor
  • Development of an emergency medicine data analysis tool for strategic management and planning in EDs
  • Development of a culture and practice of quality improvement within EDs with clinical microsystems
  • Research to determine and measure the impact of Health and Social Care Professionals (HSCP) early intervention in EDs in enhancing safe patient care by either avoiding hospital admission or reducing duration of admission and optimising overall patient flow
  • Identifying a nursing theory and model for emergency nursing - includes templates for emergency nursing documentation using Jones Components of Life model
  • Development of a foundation programme for emergency nursing
  • Development of governance training programme for injury unit staff
  • Modification of an post-triage mental health tool for use in Irish EDs

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