Assessment and Management in the Emergency Department - Clinical Practice Standard

Name/Title

Assessment and Management in the Emergency Department - Clinical Practice Standard (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-210-11534

Current from

25/02/2021

Coverage

WACHS

Policy Type

Policy

Summary

The purpose of this policy is to: Ensure evidence based minimum practice standards for the triage, assessment, care and management of unplanned patient presentations to emergency facilities. Minimise unwanted variation in clinical practice (overuse, misuse and underuse). Ensure safe, effective and efficient health outcomes, minimising preventable harm and decreasing wastage therefore reducing health expenditure. Ensure each presentation is newly assessed as a unique episode of illness/injury. Ensure appropriate documentation and clinical handover.

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