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EMP Resources


Template Job Description

Consultant in Emergency Medicine/Paediatric Emergency Medicine (April 2011) for posts approved under the EMP is also available as a resource.

EMP Implementation Guidance

Individual Implementation Guides (1 -9) (Updated January 2013)

Additional Resources

EMP/SDU Seminar

Working through and beyond Emergency Department Overcrowding

Download:     Seminar Programme

This seminar took place at RCSI in Dublin on 14th November 2011. Below are the Programme from the day long seminar and the Presenters’ slidesets.

Acute Medicine Programme

The Report of the National Acute Medicine Programme was published by the HSE on 22nd December 2010.

A summary of the issues that arise for Emergency Medicine has been compiled by Dr Geary for the benefit of IAEM Members.

Reference Material

ED processing

  • Fitzgerald G et al. Emergency Department Triage Revisited. EMerg Med J 2010;27,86-92.
  • Optimising Emergency Department Throughput. John M Shriver et al. 2010. Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
  • Wilner JL et al.? Optimising Emergency Department Front-End Operations. Annals of Emergency Medicine 55;2:Feb 2010.
  • Acute medical care. Report of the Acute Medicine Task Force. October 2007. Royal College of Physicians
  • (Acute floor).A guide to Medical and Surgical Admissions. Dept of Health.

    Website:     http://www.dh.gov.uk
  • Cooke et al. Reducing attendances and waits in Emergency Departments NCCSDO 2005.
  • Goodacre et al. Should ambulant patients be directed to reception or triage first? Emerg Med J 2001; 18:441-443
  • Integrated hospital emergency care improves efficiency. Emerg Med J 2008;25:78-82 doi:10.1136/emj.2007.051037
  • Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine. Pat Croskerry, et al. 2009 by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 


Consultant Staffing

Emergency Medicine in the UK

Emergency Medicine in Australia


CDUs / Observation medicine

  • Daly S, Campbell DA et al. Review. MJA 2009; 191 (9): 496-498 Clinical Epidemiology and Health Service Evaluation Unit. Short stay and observation units- final report. Melbourne: Melbourne Health, 30 May 2001
  • M W Cooke, J Higgins, P Kidd. Use of emergency observation and assessment wards: a systematic literature review. Emerg Med J 2003;20:138?142
  • Arnold J, Goodacre S et al. Structure, process and outcomes of chest pain units established in the ESCAPE Trial. Emerg. Med. J. 2007;24(7) :462-466
  • Roberts RR, Zalenski RJ et al Costs of an Emergency Department?Based Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol vs Hospitalization in Patients With Chest Pain. JAMA 1997 Nov 26;278(20):1670-6.
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Health Service Evaluation Unit. Short stay and observation units- final report. Melbourne: Melbourne Health, 30 May 2001.
  • R.Roberts, L.Graff IV. Economic Issues in Observation Unit Medicine (Review). Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, Volume 19 (1):19-19
  • Roberts et al. Can and Emergency Department-based Clinical Decision Unit successfully utilize alternatives to emergency hospitalisation. EJEm 2010, 17:89-96
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