Dr Cecilia Rademeyer
Cecilia has been an Emergency Medicine Specialist at Waitemata DHB since 2011, working at both Northshore and Waitakere Emergency Departments. She has a longstanding close relationship with the Emergency Medicine Clinical Nurse Specialists in New Zealand. WDHB produced the first EM CNS course, training 11 Clinical Nurse Specialists in 2011. The project was a huge success. The course has been since been run yearly, now administrated by Auckland University School of Nursing - Nursing 784.
As well as an ongoing interest in the professional development of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners for Emergency Medicine, Cecilia is passionate about the delivery of excellent, safe patient care, and doing so consistently. This passion has led her to spearhead the development of a group of advanced patient care pathways called Best Care Bundles. These are more than just ordinary pathways. The Bundles aim to facilitate every aspect of patient care from the front door - as well as standardising treatment and the documentation associated with it, including transfer of care and appropriate follow up. She believes that the Bundles have helped improved care delivery in many ways - and looks forward to sharing these with others.
Abstract Title: Best Care Bundles: Streamlining Care in the Emergency Department
Increasing numbers of patient presentations, coupled with political targets to shorten stays in the Emergency Department (ED) have led clinicians to look for innovative ways to improve care delivery and efficiency. Best Care Bundles (BCBs) were developed at Waitemata DHB to promote evidence based care and to overcome process delays.