Determining best practice for safe discharge of the older emergency patient.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

Lowthian JA, Straney, LD, Brand CA, Barker A, deVilliers Smit P, Newham H, Hunter P, Smith C, Cameron PA. Predicting functional decline in older emergency patients—the Safe Elderly Emergency discharge (SEED) project. Age and Ageing 2016; Early online

Lowthian JA How do we optimise care transition of frail older people? Age and Ageing 2016; Early online

Lowthian JA, Straney, LD, Brand CA, Barker A, deVilliers Smit P, Newham H, Hunter P, Smith C, Cameron PA. Unplanned early return to the emergency department by older patients: the Safe Elderly Emergency Department Discharge (SEED) project. Age and Ageing 2016; 45(2): 255-261

Lowthian JA. Re: Front door geriatrics has much to offer. Age and Ageing 2016; 45(1): 178.

Lowthian JA, McGinnes R, Brand CA, Barker AL, Cameron PA. Discharging older patients from the Emergency Department effectively – a systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and Ageing 2015; 44(5): 761-70

Nguyen A, Straney L, Cameron P, Lowthian J. Synthesised Geriatric Assessment in the Emergency Department: Is it NEAT? Aust Hlth Rev 2014; 38(4):370-6

Lowthian J.A., Brand, C., Barker, A.L., Andrianopoulos, N., Smith, C., Batey, C., Smit PDeV., Newnham, H.H., Hunter, P. & Cameron, P. 2012. Managing older patients safely in the time critical environment of an emergency department.Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, 19(4), 265-271.

   

Oral presentation 

Lowthian JA. Effective transitions of care in the ED: best practices. International Conference on Emergency Medicine. Cape Town, April 2016

Lowthian JA. Initiatives in geriatric emergency care. Paramedics Australasia International Conference. Adelaide, Oct 2015

Lowthian JA,   Straney L,  Brand CA,  Barker AL,  Smit D, Newnham H, Hunter P, Smith C, Cameron PA. Unplanned early ED return – the Safe Elderly Emergency Discharge project.  Health Services Research of Australian and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne, December 2015

Lowthian JA,   Straney L,  Brand CA,  Barker AL,  Smit D, Newnham H, Hunter P, Smith C, Cameron PA. Unplanned early return to ED. Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. Brisbane, November 2015

Lowthian JA, Straney L,  Brand CA,  Barker AL,  Smit D, Newnham H, Hunter P, Smith C, Cameron PA. Unplanned early return to the Emergency Department by older patients. American College of Emergency Physicians. Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston, October 2015 (Oral poster)

Lowthian JA, McGinnes R, Brand C, Barker A, Cameron PA. Discharging older patients from the Emergency Department effectively: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. Perth, May 2015

Lowthian JA. Evidence for care plans when transitioning from the Emergency Department. Hot topics in healthy ageing. CRE-Patient Safety Seminar. Melbourne, Sept 2015

Lowthian JA. Resources and Consortia for the Emergency Clinician caring for the cognitively impaired. Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne, Dec 2014

Lowthian JA, McGinnes R, Brand C, Barker A, Cameron PA. Effective discharge of older patients from the Emergency Department: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne, Dec 2014

Lowthian JA. Effective discharge from ED to the community. Acute Care of the Frail Elderly CREPS Seminar, June 2014

Lowthian JA. Research initiatives in geriatric emergency medicine. International Conference on Emergency Medicine. Hong Kong, June 2014

Lowthian JA. Emergency demand by older patients: time to review care models. HSRAANZ. Wellington New Zealand, December 2013

Lowthian JA. National and International Perspectives on Making Your Emergency Department Geriatric and Care Transitions Friendly. The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) Webinar across North America,  August 2013

Lowthian J, Cameron P, Smit D, Newnham H, Hunter P, Brand C, Barker A Safe Elderly Emergency Discharge –SEED: Determining best practice for safe discharge of the older patient presenting to the Emergency Department. Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. Sydney November 2011

 

Poster presentation

Lowthian J, Cameron P, Smit D, Newnham H, Hunter P, Brand C, Barker A, Banerjee J, Cooke M. Safe Elderly Emergency Discharge –SEED - Determining best practice for safe discharge of the older patient presenting to the Emergency Department. International Federation of Emergency Medicine / College of Emergency Medicine, London November 2011  

Lowthian J, Cameron P, Smit D, Newnham H, Hunter P, Brand C, Barker A Safe Elderly Emergency Discharge –SEED - Determining best practice for safe discharge of the older patient presenting to the Emergency Department. Alfred Week October 2011

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Related publications

Dwyer R, Gabbe B, Stoelwinder JU, Lowthian JA. Unplanned transfer to Emergency Departments for frail elderly residents of aged care facilities: A review of patient and organizational factors. JAMDA 2015; 16(7):551-62

Morris RL, Brand CA, Hill KD, Ayton DR, Redfern J, Nyman SR, Lowthian JA, Hill AM, Etherton-Beer CD, Flicker L, Hunter PC, Barker AL. RESPOND –A Patient-Centered Program to Prevent Secondary Falls in older people presenting to the emergency department with a fall – protocol for a mixed methods programme evaluation. Injury Prevention 2014 Nov 12

Dwyer R, Gabbe B, Stoelwinder JU, Lowthian JA. A systematic review of outcomes following emergency transfer to hospital from residents of aged care facilities. Age and Ageing 2014; 43(6): 759-66

Barker AL, Cameron PA, Hill KD, Flicker L, Haines TP, Lowthian JA, Waldron N, Arendts G, Redfern J, Forbes A, Brand CA, Etherton-Beer CD, Hill AM, Hunter P, Nyman SR, Smit D. RESPOND – A Patient-Centred Program to Prevent Secondary Falls in Older People presenting to the Emergency Department with a Fall: Protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. Injury Prevention 2014 June 23

Lowthian JA. Emergency Care In Australia. Health Affairs 2013; 32(10):1856-7

Arendts G and Lowthian JA. Demography is destiny: An agenda for geriatric emergency medicine. Emergency Medicine Australasia 2013;  25(3): 271-8

Lowthian JA, Curtis AJ, Stoelwinder JU, McNeil JJ, Cameron PA. Emergency demand and repeat attendances by the elderly. Int Med J; 2013:43(5) 554-60 

Lowthian J.A., Curtis A.J., Jolley D.J., Stoelwinder J.U., McNeil J.J., Cameron P.A., P. 2012. Demand at the emergency department front door: 10-year trends in presentations. Med J Aust 196 (2), 128 - 132.

Lowthian J.A., Smith C, Stoelwinder J.U., Smit D.V., McNeil J.J., Cameron P.A., P. 2012. Why older patients of lower clinical urgency choose to attend the emergency department. Internal Medicine Journal, 59 - 65.

Lowthian J.A., Stoelwinder J.U., McNeil J.J., Cameron P.A., P. 2012. Is the increase in emergency short-stay admissions sustainable? Trends across Melbourne, 2000 to 2009. Emergency Medicine Australasia (24), 610 - 616.

Lowthian J.A., Jolley D.J., Curtis A.J., Currell A, Cameron P.A., Stoelwinder J.U., McNeil J.J., P. 2011. The challenges of population ageing: accelerating demand for emergency ambulance services by older patients, 1995-2015. Med J Aust 194(11), 574-578.

Lowthian J.A., Curtis A.J., Cameron P.A., Stoelwinder J.U., Cooke M.W., McNeil J.J., P.2011. Systematic review of trends in emergency department attendances: an Australian perspective. Emerg Med J 28, 373 - 377.