Diagnostic Dilemmas Around the World Symposium

This virtual symposium is brought to you by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine in collaboration with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Date and Time

1pm – 4pm 17 February 2022 Universal Time Coordinated


Welcome and introduction
Dr Katherine Henderson,  RCEM President and Professor
Sally McCarthy,

PACMAN in Sydney Local Health District

Dr Sinéad Ní Bhraonáin

In Sydney Local Health District, we recognise that coming to an Emergency Department is challenging. People feel unwell and vulnerable. It is a noisy chaotic environment. As a result of this, we set up a distraction trolley for patients coming into our department to try and improve their patient experience and reduce their distress.

CARED programme Ng Teng Fong General Hospital Singapore

Colin Ong

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Singapore has rolled out an initiative which puts in place case management protocols to triage cases involving non-COVID positive seniors at its emergency department, so that the seniors receive timely and targeted intervention without hospital admission.  The hospital initiates right-siting case management protocol at emergency department to save beds while keeping seniors safe.

Delirium Management in the Emergency Department – an Irish National Approach

Kara McLoughlin, Susan O’Reilly, Louise Martin, Niamh O’Regan, Suzanne Timmons, Rachel Doyle

There is a steady growth in population ageing, with the number of those aged sixty-five and above increased by 31% from 2006 (1). With this, we have seen an increase in frailty, which is present in up to 60% of older attendees in Emergency Departments (ED) (2).