ED Nursing Leadership Forums

This free event is aimed at current and future ED nurse leaders to provide valuable insights into contemporary issues that impact emergency nursing. This forum provides an opportunity to discuss clinical and leadership issues that are often not covered in other programs.

The program has been developed by nurses for nurses to ensure the day best meets your needs and includes a wide variety of topics with a number of respected speakers.

Registration for this event is free, however transport and parking costs will not be covered by the ECI.

This event is held annually.

15 June 2018

19 May 2017

Presentations and Videos

  • Keynote Address: Nursing Leadership Journey - Andrea Herring, Director, Professional Practice & Inter-Professional Collaboration, Health Education and Training Institute
  • Patient Transport Service - Melanie Frost, Senior Manager Strategy and Performance, Patient Transport Service
  • eMR: improvements are ahead - Paul Higgins, ICT Emergency Department SME, eHealth NSW
  • Insights from the Data - Lilian Daly, Lead Analyst, Bureau of Health Information
  • ECI: ED Quality framework next steps for smaller EDs - Gabrielle Mane, Advanced Trainee, Emergency Care Institute and Concord Hospital
  • ECI: what we’ve learned about improving access to emergency care knowledge - Lucy Harten-Ash, Advanced Trainee, Emergency Care Institute and Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Developing a “whole system” quality culture - Bernadette Eather, Director of Patient Safety, Clinical Excellence Commission
  • Update on international standard outcome measures for health systems - Hatem Alkhouri, ECI Research Fellow
  • CENA Update ICEN 2017 and Beyond - Wayne Varndell, NSW Branch President for the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia

27 May 2016

Presentations and Videos

  • Welcome and Opening - A/Prof Sally McCarthy, ECI Clinical Director

Challenges in Emergency Department Care: Acute Severe Behavioural Disturbance

  • Setting the Scene - A/Prof Sally McCarthy, ECI Clinical Director
  • NP-led Mental Health Liaison Nurse Service in the ED - A/Prof Tim Wand, Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Liaison, Emergency Department, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Planning and Operating a Safe ED - Tracy Muscat, Nurse Manager, Calvary Mater Newcastle
    • Presentation and Video
  • Discussion

Quality and Safety

  • Red Flags: Common in Practice - Anne Hawkins, Critical Care CNC, Murrumbidgee LHD & IAC Co-Chair
  • What I've learned from doing RCA reviews - Anne Hawkins, Critical Care CNC, Murrumbidgee LHD & IAC Co-Chair
  • An ED Quality Program: a how to guide - Claire Hutchinson, Clinical Nurse Consultant, The Canterbury Hospital and Lindy Collins, Nurse Unit Manager, The Canterbury Hospital
  • HiRAID - a framework for new grads - Belinda Munroe, Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Wollongong Hospital
  • BHI what the data tells us about care in NSW EDs - Dr Jean-Frederic Levesque, Chief Executive, Bureau of Health Information
  • Discussion

Using our Resources Wisely

  • Choosing Wisely and Evidence Based Care - Dr Andrea Laracy, Clinical Program Lead, Diagnostics, NPS MedicineWise
  • Discussion

Clinical Practice in Focus: Children and Neonates

  • Key clinical nursing competencies in ED paediatric care and how to maintain these
    • Jacqueline Ballard, Paediatric CNC, Far West LHD
    • Jane Cichero, Office of Kids and Families, NSW Ministry of Health
    • Ruth Irwin, Paediatric Emergency TNP, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
    • Presentation and Video and Workshop Notes

Meet the ECI Advisory Committee Co-Chairs

  • Update from the committee, plans for next year amd a perspective on the key issues for NSW EDs
    • Prof Kate Curtis and Prof Marg Fry, Research Advisory Committee
    • Anne Hawkins, Incident Advisory Committee
    • A/Prof Sally McCarthy, Information Systems and Technology Advisory Committee
    • Dr Mark Flett and Dr Clare Richards, Clinical Advisory Committee

29 May 2015


Opening Address - Ms Susan Pearce, Chief Nurse, NSW Health

Communication: the who, the why and the how

My Emergency Department 

  • My Waiting Room - Ms Margaret Murphy, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Westmead Hospital

  • My Resus Room - Ms Celeste Daniels, Nurse Unit Manager, The Children’s Hospital Westmead AND Ms Rachael Friery, A/Nurse Unit Manager, The Children’s Hospital Westmead

  • My Paediatric Patients - Mr Ron Wilson, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Campbelltown Hospital

  • My Quality Service- Mr Tony Lochead, Nurse Manager, The Tweed Hospital

  • My ED Research - Ms Nerida Bell, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

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