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

Simulation: Effective Debriefing 

Facilitators: Samantha Dix, Tess Vawser & Brooke Alexander

Room 4

Paediatric burn care – evidence based care

Facilitator: Bronwyn Griffin & Cath McMIllan


The walking wounded – ED Wound Management

Facilitator: Marianne Cullen

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
Chair: Kelli Innes
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.  View full biography.

1530-1600 Clinical Update: Professor David Tuxen
Thunderstorm asthma

Prof David Tuxen started at Melbourne University ages ago, in the year of the 1st man on the moon, and trained in respiratory medicine and intensive care. After 35 years full time in ICU and becoming the oldest consultant there, he semi-retired this year. His colleagues believe he trained during the Jurassic period. View full biography.


1600-1630 Afternoon Tea | Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby
Concurrent Session A
Grand Ballroom 1+2
Chair: Lisa Kuhn
Grand Ballroom 3
Chair: Kate Sandry
Grand Ballroom 4
Chair: Di Crellin
Grand Ballroom 5
Chair: John Thompson
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 Kaye Rolls
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.

Entertainment: Naomi and James!

Thursday 11 October 2018

0730 Registration Desk & Speaker’s Preparation Area Open
PLENARY SESSION 2 | Grand Ballroom 1+2
Chair: Jo Porter
0830-0930 Keynote Speaker: Dr Kerry Reid-Searl
Connecting with kids through Pup Ed Simulation in the context of the emergency department.

Dr Kerry Reid Searl is a Professor and Director of Simulation in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at CQUniversity. Kerry holds an adjunct Professor position at Monash University. She has been involved in undergraduate nursing education for the past 27 years. View full biography.

0930-1000 Clinical 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. View full biography.

1000-1030 Morning Tea with the Exhibitors | Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby
Concurrent Session B
Grand Ballroom 1+2
Chair: Lisa Cox
Grand Ballroom 3
Chair: Tamsin Jones
Grand Ballroom 4
Chair: John Thompson 
Grand Ballroom 5
Chair: Jo Porter
1030-1050 Moving forward in patient safety from 2 sentinel events in the little town of Nhulunbuy
Karen Hart, Chloe Lyons
Innovation in interdisciplinary care at for mental health consumers at the point of triage: An action research project
Dr Marc Broadbent
Emergency Department Pharmacy- Led MedicAtion Instruction (ExPLAIN): a pilot study
C.J. Cabilan
A multi-faceted self-care program (TREAT) is feasible and well accepted by healthcare workers in a large metropolitan health service
Joanne Gibbs
1055-1115 Measuring the impact of transition, merger and opening of a new tertiary hospital on medical and nursing staff working within three Emergency Departments
Anne Coverdale, Rhian Rheinberger
Lessons learned from a multi-site translational research project implementing a new model of emergency mental health care
Tim Wand
Patients’ awareness of their discharge diagnosis and follow up care in an Emergency Department. An intervention to improve discharge practices
Kelly Day
Occupational stress in the emergency department – how are we coping as nurses? A cross-sectional descriptive study of nurses at two Australian emergency departments
Elizabeth Elder
1120-1140 “Computer Says No”: A Digital Journey in Emergency
Rikki Stanton, Cassandra Rooney
Restrictive interventions in Victorian Emergency Departments: What is really going on?
Sheriden Dobson
Improving Patient Engagement Project (IPEP)
Kellie Vivekanantham
Emergency nurses’ physical activity and sedentary time during early, late and night shifts
Stephanie E Chappel
1145-1205 Stop the ‘bloody’ waste: How collaboration, competition and communication saved a precious resource
Katie East
Assessment of mental health patients in ED – is it time for standardisation?
Ron Wilson
Improving communication with women who experience early pregnancy loss in the Emergency Department
Mary McCarthy
Need for recovery amongst nursing staff in a UK Emergency Department: Results from a cross- sectional survey
Dr Blair Graham
1205-1330 Lunch with the Exhibitors | Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby
1230-1330 CENA AGM | Grand Ballroom 5 (bring your lunch)
Concurrent Session C
Grand Ballroom 1+2
Chair: Julia Morphet
Grand Ballroom 3
Chair: Kelly Decker
Grand Ballroom 4
Chair: Kate Sandry
Grand Ballroom 5
Chair: Rachel Cross
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 Harding
The characteristics and causes of accidental injuries from power tools in patients presenting to two Queensland emergency departments
James Hughes
Keeping an eagle eye on movement: A nurse driven strategy for flow in the Emergency Department
Tracey Millichamp, Chris Ozols
What 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’Callaghan
1355-1415 Changing the culture of the “just in case” cannula in the Emergency Department
Tracey Hawkins
Exploring interventions used in emergency departments to reduce occupational stressors and or improve staff coping: A scoping review of the literature
Elizabeth Elder
Breaking nursing silos: A collaborative approach to improving transitional care
Emma Staines
Triage of obstetric presentations to the ED. Who are they and how are they triaged? Analysis of an obstetric triage decision aid
Mary McCarthy
1420-1440 Response to Occupational Violence Emergencies: Introducing the ROVE clinician
Carl Shannon, Benjamin Learmont
The lived experience of emergency nurses caring for elderly patients who are dying from traumatic injuries
Kimberley Ryan
Staff wellbeing program
Elizabeth Bradbury
Fundus Photography in the Emergency Department: Saving lives, sight and time
Julia Costello
1445-1505 Scribes should become a new member of the Emergency Medicine workforce
Dr Katie Walker
Trauma among adults experiencing primary homelessness
Jean-Philippe Miller
Fixing the dating game: Building better relationships between ED and inpatient units while improving patient safety
Allana Henery, Cassandra Rooney
The experience of care of patients presenting in pain to the Emergency Department
James Hughes
1505-1530 Afternoon Tea | Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby
PLENARY SESSION 3 | Grand Ballroom 1+2
Chair: Kelly Decker
1530-1630 Keynote Speaker: Professor Jos 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. View full biography.

1630-1700 Clinical 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. View full biography.

1730 Sessions conclude
1730 Meetings

  • Research Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Membership and Representation

Friday 12 October 2018

0800 Registration Desk & Speaker’s Preparation Area Open
PLENARY SESSION 4 | Grand Ballroom 1+2
Chair: Julia Morphet

SimWars – battle for ED supremacy

SimWars is an opportunity for teams to compete against each other in the management of a simulated case, in front of an audience. Expert judges will give their input after each simulated case and the audience will vote after each round. Teams will consist of 2-4 team members and will compete for the title of the 2018 ICEN SimWars Champion!

A simulated environment is created for this competition, and is produced in a supportive but naturally competitive atmosphere. Upon completion of each simulation encounter, teams will be debriefed while the audience votes and three expert judges score team performance.

Get your team together and register now to participate as a team and try to win, or come ready to cheer your team to victory.


1000-1100 Keynote Speaker: Dr Kerry Reid-Searl
Preparing novice emergency nurses to speak up in the context of patient safety through innovative simulation.

Dr Kerry Reid Searl is a Professor and Director of Simulation in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at CQUniversity. Kerry holds an adjunct Professor position at Monash University. She has been involved in undergraduate nursing education for the past 27 years. View full biography.


1100-1130 Morning Tea with the Exhibitors | Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby
Concurrent Session D
Grand Ballroom 1+2
Chair: Rachel Cross
Grand Ballroom 3
Chair: Kelli Innes
Grand Ballroom 4
Chair: Jo Morey
Grand Ballroom 5
Chair: Sarah Cornish
1130-1150 Exploring the interaction between human factors within a new unit for acute behavioural disturbances via simulation
Hayley Peek, Sarah-Louise Moyes, Kylie Fawcett
Patient handover process problems between emergency medical service personnel and Emergency Department nurses
A/Prof. Shayesteh Salehi
The effectiveness of nurse-initiated interventions in the Emergency Department. A systematic review and meta-analysis
Luke Burgess
To bleed or not to bleed: Improving pathology ordering in the ED
Matilda Schmidt
1155-1215 Trauma resuscitation: A Nursing education response to increasing incidence of Emergency Department thoracotomy and traumatic cardiac arrest
Lisa Reichelt
Triage and treat model of care: Effective management of minor injuries in the Emergency Department
Erin Tanti
Acute stroke and Emergency Department collaboration. To BE F.A.S.T.
Daniel Van Vorst
Vascular access decisions in the Emergency Department; A tale of three types of failure. Results from an observational clinical trial
Dr Peter Carr
1220-1240 On 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 Jessup
Exploring patient deterioration: A 5.5 year audit of Medical Emergency Team calls in a rural Australian hospital
Dr Joanne Porter
Development of an evidence-based guideline on eye irrigation to patients with eye chemical injuries in Emergency Departments
Wing In Choi
1240-1335 Lunch with the Exhibitors | Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby
1240-1330 Fellows Lunch | M10
Concurrent Session E
Grand Ballroom 1+2
Chair: Tamsin Jones
Grand Ballroom 3
Chair: Jo Morey
Grand Ballroom 4
Chair: Julia Morphet
Grand Ballroom 5
Chair: Lisa Cox
1335-1355 OMG IN THE ED
Caroline Murray, Dianne Bissett
Evaluating the impact of alcohol on Emergency Department presentations
Katie East
‘Hello, you’ve looked after me before’. Service use by older people with very frequent Emergency Department attendance
Debra Berry
Determinants of Patient Experience—translating qualitative research findings to the real world context of the ED using meta-synthesis
Dr Blair Graham
1400-1420 Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR): Evaluation of the ER-DRIP education package
Dr Joanne Porter
Clinical care requirements of alcohol-related patient presentations made to Emergency Departments: a multi-site study
Josea Polong Brown
Identifying predictors of delayed revascularisation for women with ST elevation myocardial infarction to improve access to evidence-based practice
Lisa Kuhn
Stressors and coping strategies of emergency department nurses and doctors: A cross-sectional study
Hui (Grace) Xu, Dr Amy Johnston
1425-1445 Volunteer 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 White
Self pregnancy testing at triage: Ectopic can we reduce the delay to diagnosis?
Lynn O’Neill
Future Emergency Nursing workforce, what is the evidence telling us?
Vanessa Gorman
Making our EDs ‘sharps safe’; Understanding staff attitudes and current use of sharp safety devices
Dr Amy Johnston
1445-1515 Afternoon Tea with the Exhibitors | Grand Ballroom 6-7+Lobby
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION 5 | Grand Ballroom 1+2
Chair: Kelli Innes
1515-1600 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. View full biography.

1600-1630 Clinical Update: Donald Garlick
Can a fridge magnet bleed? – adventures in mass casualty incident/novel health based exercises

Don Garlick is the Manager: Emergency Management for Ballarat Health Services. In this role Don is responsible for the planning, training, response and recovery arrangements for BHS; a large regional, multi-campus service with over 4000 employees and over 500 patient/residential beds. View full biography.

1630-1700 Conference Awards:

  • People’s choice ‘best paper’ as voted by the delegates
  • Best Research Presentation – 1st
  • Best Research Presentation – 2nd
  • Best Novice Research Presentation – 1st
  • Best Novice Research Presentation – 2nd
  • Best Research Study poster – 1st
  • Best Research Study poster – 2nd
  • Best Novice Research Study Poster – 1st
  • Best Novice Research Study Poster – 2nd
  • Emergency Care Institute Evidence into Practice Research Paper

2019 ICEN Handover

1900 till late GALA 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 theme and dress is ‘The Brownlows’!

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.