Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference
Benchmark your experiences virtually with other paediatric community and emergency teams through this unique online conference. Safely share, learn and develop new strategies from across the country to reduce A&E attendance. Address the challenges of re-admittance and improve your strategies to keep children closer to home by focussing on developing community teams and roles, setting up and developing short stay assessment units and working collaboratively across community and emergency teams and with your patients’ parents. Virtually attend with your MDT to leave this day with the skills and knowledge to reduce paediatric A&E attendance.
- Online conference is the equivalent to 4 hours Continuing Professional Development
Reducing paediatric A&E attendance requires effective collaboration with community teams, emergency teams and assessment units and this online conference is your opportunity to network and build an implementable, collaborative plan that will support your community team to keep children at home for longer. You will also have the opportunity to benchmark your engagement with parents, develop new tactics to avoid admissions and progress your existing services to ensure that children are seen and treated smoothly in the right place.
- Take one day out to value yourself, focus on your learning and invest in your role
- Split into bite sized chunks, you will have the opportunity to gain 4 hours CPD
- Live conference that features presentations, panel sessions, discussion and Q&A time
- Plus the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the country in virtual meeting rooms
- You can also download the learning materials and benefit from the shared best practice at any point after the LIVE course
This interactive and case study driven online NHS conference will help you to overcome the barriers and obstacles for reducing paediatric A&E attendance. Discover realistic ways that your service can:
- Grow an efficient and collaborative service
- Explore the impact of Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Units
- Implement nurse-led service collaboration
- Ensure a developed and streamlined 24 hour Children’s Assessment Unit
- Prepare families and children for discharge
- Incorporate techniques to improve parental competencies for children with complex needs
- Develop a multi-disciplinary team to communicate effective discharge planning to parents
- Benchmark your services with other leading trusts to develop new strategies
- Engage with your MDT paediatric community team to reduce A&E attendance
This day is specifically designed for attendance by the whole multi-disciplinary paediatric team who are responsible for caring for the children, parents and families whilst in emergency care and at home. We would expect attendance from, but not limited to:
- APNPs, Lead Nurses, Matrons and Sisters for Paediatrics, Continuing Care and A&E
- Clinical Directors and Leads for Paediatrics, Continuing Care and A&E
- Clinical Nurse Managers, Directors of Nursing, Nurse Co-ordinators and Service Managers
- Commissioning Leads
- Consultant Paediatricians
- Discharge Co-ordinators and Liaison Nurses
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This event follows on from ‘Children with Complex Needs’ which took place in June 2019 and ‘Streamlining Paediatric Urgent Care Pathways’ which took place in March 2019. These events were described as an ‘excellent opportunity for networking and sharing ideas to improve our service’, ‘a fantastic opportunity to hear relevant speakers’ and an ‘interesting day with very high quality and knowledgeable speakers’.
Develop MDT approaches for paediatric community teams, strategize for new services and advance your discharge planning to reduce return attendance
|9.10||Join, tech support and opportunity to network in your meeting room|
|9.30||Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks|
Nathan Griffiths, Consultant Nurse and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Governance Lead, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Session 1: Streamline A&E admissions
|9.40||Tactics to collaboratively engage parents in discharge planning to reduce return A&E admissions|
Improving co-ordination of care for complex cases and ensuring GP referrals
Reassuring parents and improving parent comprehension for good health outcomes for children
Developing a multi-disciplinary team to communicate effective discharge planning to parents
Nina Heighington, WellChild Pathway Coordinator for Children with Medical Complexities, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|Panel session, question and answers with Nina Heighington, WellChild Pathway Coordinator for Children with Medical Complexities, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Case Study: Measuring the impact of Short-Stay Paediatric Assessment Units on A&E |
How has the Panda Unit managed and streamlined patient flow?
Creating a 72 hour follow up service to aid complex patients and reduce A&E attendance
Ensuring access to community paediatric services at discharge to prevent attendance
Nathan Griffiths, Consultant Nurse and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Governance Lead, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
|Panel session, question and answers with Nathan Griffiths, Consultant Nurse and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Governance Lead, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|10.40||Break and opportunity to network in meeting rooms|
Session 2: Optimising MDT collaboration
|11.00||Delivering continuing care: collaborating with community teams to reduce A&E attendance|
Utilising community outreach services to deliver consistent care at home
Building community parent support services to share parental concerns without attending A&E
Overcoming the challenges of tertiary hospital and communicating with wider services
Dr Stephanie Smith, Consultant Emergency Paediatrician and Head of Service, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
|Panel session, question and answers with Dr Stephanie Smith, Consultant Emergency Paediatrician and Head of Service, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust|
|Case Study: Managing a ‘Hospital at Home Team’ to treat children at home |
How to build a business case and secure funding to support a community team
Organising and running a community team to support complex needs children at home
Guidance on how to decide which children are appropriate for discharge
Annika O'Brien, Children's Community and Hospital at Home Nurse, Whittington Health NHS Trust
|Panel session, question and answers with Annika O'Brien, Children's Community and Hospital at Home Nurse, Whittington Health NHS Trust|
|12.00||Lunch break and opportunity to network in meeting rooms|
Session 3: Remodelling referral services
|1.00||Case study: Providing Assessment and Treatment for Children at Home (PATCH) |
Building collaborative approaches with midwives and GP’s to reduce A&E attendance
Maximising staff time and streamlining visitations through video calls and virtual clinics
Utilising surveys: promoting parental confidence and understanding safety net advice
Joanna Turner, PATCH Nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
|Panel session, question and answers with Joanna Turner, PATCH Nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust|
Session 4: Improving discharge strategies
| Discussion session: Building a discharge action plan to raise parental competencies|
Share your learning and benchmark your discharge plan procedure. Incorporate new strategies to raise awareness to new parents and help them leave the unit confident. Discuss your tactics to lead them to signposted material to ensure that they are confident to recognise minor incidents.
Discussion lead by: Nathan Griffiths, Consultant Nurse and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Governance Lead, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
|2.00||Break and opportunity to network in meeting rooms|
|2.20||Building parental confidence and competencies to care for children with complex needs closer to home|
Developing guidelines to improve community training strategies for parents in home settings
Discharge planning to ensure safety parents receive adequate safety netting advice
Case Study: educating parents, equipping them with first aid and safety observations
Elaine O'Brien, WellChild Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Long Term Ventilation APNP, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Sue Mounsey, WellChild Nurse Specialist in Parent and Family Education, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
|Panel session, question and answers with Elaine O'Brien, WellChild Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Long Term Ventilation APNP and Sue Mounsey, WellChild Nurse Specialist in Parent and Family Education, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust|
|2.40||Final question and answer session|
|2.50||Close of online conference and opportunity to say goodbye in your meeting room|
This unique virtual event will bring together leading professionals working across paediatrics to share best practice advice.
This pricing structure applies across this conference and related events
- £399+VAT for one NHS place, second place FREE
- £699 + VAT for one commercial place
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