The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Wednesday 10 October 2018

 0730 Workshop Registration Open & Exhibition Bump-In | Pullman Albert Park

The pre-conference workshops will be held at the conference venue the morning of Wednesday 10th October prior to the Welcome Lunch.  Participation is an additional cost.  Each workshop has a limited number of participants that can attend and bookings will be taken in a first come, first served basis.  Delegates and non-delegates as welcome to book.

Clinical Data to Publication Workshop is subsidised by CENA.  Small fee charged to cover catering: CENA Member $15, Full-Time Student $15, Non-Member $25
All other workshops: CENA Member $50, Full-Time Student $50, Non-Member $100

Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6
0830-1030 Time Critical: Airway and Access

Facilitators: Teleflex – Leonie O’Callaghan & Marguerita Cirillo
Clinical Data to Publication

Facilitators: Dr Julia Morphet, Dr Joanne Porter,
Clinical Leadership: With a little help from theory

Facilitator: A/Prof Cheryl Moss


Room 3


Facilitator: Samantha Dix

Room 4

Paediatric burn care – evidence based care

Facilitator: Bronwyn Griffin


The walking wounded – ED Wound Management

Facilitator: Marianne Cullen
Gippsland Regional Wound Consultant

Room 6

1030-1100 Morning Tea for Workshop Participants
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1200 Registration Open
1300-1400 Welcome Lunch with the Exhibitors | Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby
OPENING PLENARY 1 | Grand Ballroom 1+2
1400-1415 Welcome to Delegates | Kelli Innes & Kelly Decker, 2018 Conference Co-Convenors
Welcome to Country | Boon Wurrung Elder – N’arweet Carolyn Briggs

Keynote Speaker: Susan Alberti AC

Susan Alberti AC is one of Australia’s pre-eminent philanthropists, having donated millions of dollars to medical research and other charitable causes over her successful business career.

1530-1600 Clinical Update
1600-1630 Afternoon Tea | Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby
Concurrent Session A
Grand Ballroom 1+2
Grand Ballroom 3
Grand Ballroom 4
Grand Ballroom 5
1630-1650 The person, environment, health and illness factors influencing time to first analgesic medication in the adult Emergency Department
James Hughes
Leading the leaders: Scaffolded mentorship in clinical nursing through the leaders’ lens
Dr Sarah Borg, Karen Robinson
Emergency nursing education – engagement and leadership
Hollie Jaggard
Vitamin-C and thiamine have powerful experimental treatment effects suppressing mortality in critical care: Implications for preventing patient deterioration in sepsis
Dr Simon Black
1655-1715 How to successfully implement transitional research findings into practice in a busy emergency department
Adrienne Ling
Disaster preparedness: A refection of interdepartmental collaboration for the Gold Coast 2018 commonwealth Games
Michelle Buckland, Peter McNamee, Emily Ragus
Withholding or terminating resuscitation in the prehospital context: A focus group study exploring paramedic preparation and support for resuscitation decision-making and patient death
Natalie Anderson
Clinical pathway implementation in EDs; a learner’s guide to successful translation
Amanda Harley
1720-1740 Improving time to block in neck of femur fractures in a metropolitan Emergency Department
Jo-anne Mcshane
Demystifying the role of the ED Clinical Nurse Specialist
Kevin Dunshea
Clickbait through social media; does it increase motivation and engagement in workplace learning?
Kylie Lovato, Alison Jeffers
Risk factors for Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) or sepsis in trauma patients: An integrative literature review
Dr Vasiliki Bethavas
1740 Sessions conclude

WELCOME RECEPTION | Exhibition, Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby

Welcome to the 2018 ICEN Conference! This is the first social opportunity to catch up with your interstate colleagues and sponsors and exhibitors of the Meeting.  The welcome reception also provides a great opportunity to meet delegates who are attending the conference for the first time.

Thursday 11 October 2018

0730 Registration Desk & Speaker’s Preparation Area Open
PLENARY SESSION 2 | Grand Ballroom 1+2
0830-0930 Keynote Speaker: Dr Kerry Reid-Searl
Preparing novice emergency nurses to speak up in the context of patient safety through innovative simulation

Professor Kerry Reid Searl is the Director of Simulation at CQUniversity School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences.0930-1000Clinical Update: Skye Coote
The Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit providing pre-hospital stroke care

Skye is a Nurse Practitioner and the Nursing Coordinator of the Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria. She has an extensive background in critical care nursing, holds a Master’s degree in nursing, and has completed 2 International stroke nursing courses.1000-1030Morning Tea with the Exhibitors | Grand Ballroom 6-7+LobbyConcurrent Session B
Grand Ballroom 1+2
Grand Ballroom 3
Grand Ballroom 4
Grand Ballroom 5
1030-1050Moving forward in patient safety from 2 sentinel events in the little town of Nhulunbuy
Karen Hart, Chloe LyonsInnovation in interdisciplinary care at for mental health consumers at the point of triage: An action research project
Dr Marc BroadbentEmergency Department Pharmacy- Led MedicAtion Instruction (ExPLAIN): a pilot study
C.J. CabilanA multi-faceted self-care program (TREAT) is feasible and well accepted by healthcare workers in a large metropolitan health service
Joanne Gibbs1055-1115Measuring the impact of transition, merger and opening of a new tertiary hospital on medical and nursing staff working within three Emergency Departments
Anne CoverdaleLessons learned from a multi-site translational research project implementing a new model of emergency mental health care
Tim Wand, Nerida BellPatients’ awareness of their discharge diagnosis and follow up care in an Emergency Department. An intervention to improve discharge practices
Kelly DayOccupational stress in the emergency department – how are we coping as nurses? A cross-sectional descriptive study of nurses at two Australian emergency departments
Elizabeth Elder1120-1140“Computer Says No”: A Digital Journey in Emergency
Rikki Stanton, Cassandra RooneyRestrictive interventions in Victorian Emergency Departments: What is really going on?
Sheriden DobsonImproving Patient Engagement Project (IPEP)
Kellie VivekananthamEmergency nurses’ physical activity and sedentary time during early, late and night shifts
Stephanie E Chappel1145-1205Stop the ‘bloody’ waste: How collaboration, competition and communication saved a precious resource
Katie EastAssessment of mental health patients in ED – is it time for standardisation?
Ron WilsonImproving communication with women who experience early pregnancy loss in the Emergency Department
Mary McCarthyNeed for recovery amongst nursing staff in a UK Emergency Department: Results from a cross- sectional survey
Dr Blair Graham1205-1330Lunch with the Exhibitors | Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby1230-1330CENA AGM | Grand Ballroom 1+2Concurrent Session C
Grand Ballroom 1+2
Grand Ballroom 3
Grand Ballroom 4
Grand Ballroom 5
1330-1350“I didn’t come to work for this” – leading a team to confront workplace safety in a climate of increasing Emergency Department violence and aggression
Susan HardingThe characteristics and causes of accidental injuries from power tools in patients presenting to two Queensland emergency departments
James HughesKeeping an eagle eye on movement: A nurse driven strategy for flow in the Emergency Department
Tracey Millichamp, Chris OzolsWhat is the ideal way to hold goals of care conversations in Emergency Departments for acutely unwell patients approaching their end of life?
Jennifer Hanning, Erin O’Callaghan1355-1415Changing the culture of the “just in case” cannula in the Emergency Department
Tracey HawkinsUsing facilitators and barriers to guide implementation strategy design: A multisite mixed-method survey
Sarah KouroucheWinter strategies – transfer team
Lisa GrayTriage of obstetric presentations to the ED. Who are they and how are they triaged? Analysis of an obstetric triage decision aid
Mary McCarthy1420-1440Response to Occupational Violence Emergencies: Introducing the ROVE clinician
Carl Shannon, Benjamin LearmontThe lived experience of emergency nurses caring for elderly patients who are dying from traumatic injuries
Kimberley RyanFront door task force
Nicole HoskinsFundus Photography in the Emergency Department: Saving lives, sight and time
Julia Costello1445-1505Scribes should become a new member of the Emergency Medicine workforce
Dr Katie WalkerTrauma among adults experiencing primary homelessness
Jean-Philippe MillerFixing the dating game: Building better relationships between ED and inpatient units while improving patient safety
Allana Henery, Cassandra RooneyThe experience of care of patients presenting in pain to the Emergency Department
James Hughes1505-1530Afternoon Tea | Grand Ballroom 6-7+LobbyPLENARY SESSION 4 | Grand Ballroom 1+21530-1630Keynote Speaker: ProfessorJos Latour
The power of consumers in research: Shift happens

Jos Latour is a Professor in Clinical Nursing at University of Plymouth and Professor in Pediatric Nursing at Hunan Children’s Hospital, Changsha, China. He is also a visiting Professor at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.1630-1700Clinical Update: Dr Shaun Greene
Street Drugs

Shaun is a clinical toxicologist and emergency medicine physician based at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. He is currently medical director of the Victorian Poisons Information Centre. Shaun undertook his clinical toxicology training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in central London, where he developed a keen professional interest in recreational drugs.1730Sessions conclude1730


  • Research Committee
  • National Education Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Quality and Professional Practice Standards Committee
  • Editorial Team
  • Professional Standards


Friday 12 October 2018

0800 Registration Desk & Speaker’s Preparation Area Open
PLENARY SESSION 5 | Grand Ballroom 1+2
0830-1000 SIM WARS
Get your ED team together and get ready to take part in the 2018 ICEN Sim Wars plenary session.  Further details will be available as planning proceeds.
1000-1045 Keynote Speaker: Jos Latour
Your engagement in research: Make it or break it

Jos Latour is a Professor in Clinical Nursing at University of Plymouth and Professor in Pediatric Nursing at Hunan Children’s Hospital, Changsha, China. He is also a visiting Professor at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.1045-1115Morning Tea with the Exhibitors | Grand Ballroom 6-7+LobbyConcurrent Session D
Grand Ballroom 1+2
Grand Ballroom 3
Grand Ballroom 4
Grand Ballroom 5
1115-1135Exploring the interaction between human factors within a new unit for acute behavioural disturbances via simulation
Hayley Peek, Sarah-Louise Moyes, Kylie FawcettPatient handover process problems between emergency medical service personnel and Emergency Department nurses
A/Prof. Shayesteh SalehiThe effectiveness of nurse-initiated interventions in the Emergency Department. A systematic review and meta-analysis
Luke BurgessTo bleed or not to bleed: Improving pathology ordering in the ED
Matilda Schmidt1140-1200Trauma resuscitation: A Nursing education response to increasing incidence of Emergency Department thoracotomy and traumatic cardiac arrest
Lisa ReicheltTriage and treat model of care: Effective management of minor injuries in the Emergency Department
Erin TantiAcute stroke and Emergency Department collaboration. To BE F.A.S.T.
Daniel Van VorstVascular access decisions in the Emergency Department; A tale of three types of failure. Results from an observational clinical trial
Dr Peter Carr1205-1225On the outer Barcoo, where the nurses are few: Simulation based trauma training for rural and remote health workers and primary response volunteers
Thomas Vidins‘An expert at the wheel’: Users’ perceptions of an ambulance service
Dr Melanie JessupExploring patient deterioration: A 5.5 year audit of Medical Emergency Team calls in a rural Australian hospital
Dr Joanne PorterDevelopment of an evidence-based guideline on eye irrigation to patients with eye chemical injuries in Emergency Departments
Wing In Choi1225-1320Lunch with the Exhibitors | Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby1225-1320Fellows Lunch | Grand Ballroom 5Concurrent Session E
Grand Ballroom 1+2
Grand Ballroom 3
Grand Ballroom 4
Grand Ballroom 5
1320-1340OMG IN THE ED
Caroline Murray, Dianne BissettClinical care requirements of alcohol-related patient presentations made to Emergency Departments: a multi-site study
Josea Polong Brown‘Hello, you’ve looked after me before’. Service use by older people with very frequent Emergency Department attendance
Debra BerryDeterminants of Patient Experience—translating qualitative research findings to the real world context of the ED using meta-synthesis
Dr Blair Graham1345-1405Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR): Evaluation of the ER-DRIP education package
Dr Joanne PorterEvaluating the impact of alcohol on Emergency Department presentations
Katie EastIdentifying predictors of delayed revascularisation for women with ST elevation myocardial infarction to improve access to evidence-based practice
Lisa KuhnStressors and coping strategies of emergency department nurses and doctors: A cross-sectional study
Hui (Grace) Xu, Dr Amy Johnston1410-1430Volunteer Simulated Patients (VSP) for triage training – transitioning from traditional paper based training to the use of VSP’s in conjunction with the ETEK, for nurses undertaking triage training
Melissa WhiteSelf pregnancy testing at triage: Ectopic can we reduce the delay to diagnosis?
Lynn O’NeillImproving the management of older patients presenting to the Emergency Department post fall
Alannah CooperMaking our EDs ‘sharps safe’; Understanding staff attitudes and current use of sharp safety devices
Dr Amy Johnston1430-1500Afternoon Tea with the Exhibitors | Grand Ballroom 6-7+LobbyCLOSING PLENARY SESSION 6 | Grand Ballroom 1+21500-1600Keynote Speaker: Dr Kerry Reid-Searl
Connecting with kids through Pup Ed Simulation in the context of the emergency department

Professor Kerry Reid Searl is the Director of Simulation at CQUniversity School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences.1600-1630Clinical Update1630-1700

Conference Awards, Lucky door prizes, Handover & Close

  • Best Research Presentation
  • Best Research Study Poster
  • Best Innovation Project Presentation
  • Best Innovation Project Poster
  • Emergency Care Institute Evidence into Practice Research Paper

2019 ICEN Handover

1900 till lateGALA DINNER | The Park
It is with great pleasure that the Organising Committee of the 2018 16th ICEN invite you to attend the Conference dinner on Friday 12th October at 7pm.   Dinner Speaker: Georgie Carroll


Born and raised in Manchester, England; now a proud Australian. Georgie Carroll is a Comedian, Nurse, Wife and mother.

This combination of Nationalities, home life and hospital has provided a 24/7 training ground that has nurtured Georgie’s naturally funny bones. Her bluntness and charm coupled with a razor-sharp wit, give her a broad-spectrum appeal that can be put into any room, with any line-up, and shine.  View full biography.


1 Innovation in clinical practice Electronic Integration of ECG into eMR HARD COPY A0 Elizabeth Ryan
2 Innovation in clinical practice iResus. Transition To Digital Documentation In Resuscitation Care. HARD COPY A0 Benjamin Horan, Hannah Putland, Emily Cooper
3 Innovation in clinical practice #Goodvibes: Improving staff moral in the Emergency Department HARD COPY A0 Andrea Lazo, Amelia Rich, Amanda Riley
4 Leadership and Management Who let the dogs in? HARD COPY A0 Elizabeth Bradbury, Susan Harding, Cherylynn McGurgan
5 Leadership and Management Who Stole The Sharps Bin?
Reducing waste from the Emergency Department: A recycling process for contaminated and non-contaminated waste.
HARD COPY A0 Cherylynn Mcgurgan, Ms Susan Harding,  Elizabeth Bradbury
6 Patient Safety Documented episodes of security presence in the clinical notes: a comparison with security records HARD COPY A0 James Hughes
7 Patient Safety Reducing medication administration errors: What’s out there for emergency department nurses? HARD COPY A0 Tracey Millichamp, Amy N.B. Johnston
8 Patient Safety Emergency department management of patients presenting with supratherapeutic inrs on warfarin: A pre and post education study. HARD COPY A0 Inaam Safatly, Hugh  Singleton, Kelly  Decker, Cristina Roman, Adam Bystrzycki,  Biswadev Mitra
9 Patient Safety Do consumers who identify as Muslim experience cultural sensitive care (CSC) in the Emergency Department (ED)? A scoping review HARD COPY A0 Amy Johnston
10 Simulation Better simulation by design: A best-practice in simulation framework for use in ED nurse education HARD COPY A0 Elicia Kunst, Amanda Henderson, Amy Johnston
11 Other A Nurse Practitioner Candidate’s Management of a Complex Forearm Wound – A Learning Experience HARD COPY A0 Catherine Roberts, Natasha  Jennings, John Thompson
12 Innovation in clinical practice Human Factor Training for high fidelity teams within the Emergency Department EPOSTER Tanya Boghikian
13 Innovation in clinical practice Results of a before and after study for a nurse led analgesia intervention in an urban emergency department – pain-protocol initiating nurses (p-pin) EPOSTER Natasha Jennings, Claire Hatherley, Rachel Cross, Grainne Lowe, Gerard O’Reilly, Dev Mitra, Paul Jennings
14 Leadership and Management A 5-year cross-specialty collaboration to reduce the pressure on hospital emergency beds in the Emergency Medicine Ward (EMW) of a regional emergency department in Hong Kong EPOSTER Edward Hong, Jeffrey Fung, SM Lam, Kat Wong
15 Leadership and Management Building an engaging team: an experience for the newly formed nursing team in Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department in Tin Shui Wai Hospital (TSWH) in Hong Kong. EPOSTER Heyman Tang, Angela Wong, Wai Ling Chan, Wan Man Lam, Chiu Ying Chan, Mei Mei Chan, Elaine Wong, Ka Po Ng
16 Leadership and Management A weekend in-service program led by clinicians in the Emergency Department EPOSTER Hui (Grace) Xu, Pauline Calleja
17 Patient Safety IV cannula use on disposition of Emergency Department patients EPOSTER Rebekah Bernoth
18 Patient Safety Occupational Violence and Aggression in the Emergency Department EPOSTER Sharon Klim, Ainslie Senz, Elisa Ilarda, Anne Maree Kelly
19 Patient Safety Escalation of care for clinical deterioration in the ED EPOSTER Vanessa Leonard-Roberts, Julie Considine, Judy Currey
20 Patient Safety CQI program- Enhancement of patient safety by Standardization of central medication trolley in resuscitation room in the Accident and Emergency Department (AED) of Pok Oi Hospital (POH) EPOSTER Wai Yuet Leung
21 Patient Safety The use of personal, quick-reference lanyard cards to reduce transition shock in New Graduate emergency nurses. EPOSTER Sophie Williams
22 Patient Safety Medication safety program for patients with known allergy to antibiotics: use of an electronic medication prescription system in Emergency Department (ED) in Hong Kong EPOSTER Angela Wong, Larry Lee, Kin-Ming Poon, Heyman Tang, Wai-Ling Chan
23 Other Implementation of Guidelines for Sepsis Management in Emergency Departments: A systematic Review EPOSTER Yasmin Sungkar, Julie Considine, Professor Anastasia  Hutchinson