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Roundtable Meeting - Reducing Clinical Incidents - 14-15 October 2010


Thursday, 14 October 2010 - Friday, 15 October 2010

Meeting Code

Royce Hotel
379 St Kilda Road

This major Roundtable meeting is an optional activity for member organisations.  An organisational subscription costs $A5,000 plus GST, and permits up to four people to register.  The online registration process will generate a small additional invoice to cover venue and meal costs for each attendee.

Please Register your delegates by 30 September 2010.

Delegate Registrations may be cancelled up to 6 October 2010, with a full credit of monies paid. After that date, no credits are possible. However, you may substitute a different person for those registered at any time. Hotel and airfare arrangements are separate, and may have different policies regarding cancellations and name changes. Please contact them directly.

NOTE: Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements. Please see Accommodation information below. Please make you reservations by 12 September 2010 as all requests for accommodation after this date will be subject to availability.  

For further information please contact David Dean david,[email protected] or Pieter Walker [email protected]


Wednesday – 13 October 2010


Pre-Roundtable Dinner – Dish Restaurant (at the RoyceHotel)

Thursday – 14 October 2010

HRT1015a – Joint Session with SAFE Project Teams


Registration & Arrival Tea & Coffee


Welcome and Overview – David Dean

Update on Aim Statements from 2009 Workshop – Pieter Walker


Plenary Session: High-level overview of all initiatives

  • Good Practice Checklist – Pieter Walker
  • Long Stay Patients – Bill Kricker
  • Deteriorating Patients – Bernie Mullin and Nicola Dunbar
  • Trigger Tools – Bernie Mullin
  • Mortality Research – Rohan Cattell & Raj Behal


Morning Tea


Concurrent Workshops in Three Streams: (Each stream will have a 30 minute poster display/walk around, followed by small group discussion of key issues). Note: New Initiatives in these areas identified in the Good Practice Checklist will also be included in these sessions.

  • Long-Stay (“Stranded”) Patient projects
  • Deteriorating Patient projects
  • Mortality Research projects




Plenary Session – The Big Picture

Patient Safety – Lessons from the UK in building a patient safety culture – Stephen Ramsden


Poster Session – Governance Processes & Organisation-Wide Initiatives: Innovation posters from this section of the Clinical Incident Checklist survey.

This session will include “Trigger Tool” posters from the initial teams that have embarked on this project.


Afternoon Tea


Small Group Discussion on Governance and Organisation-Wide Initiatives: Addressing key issues and identifying innovations


Hospital Team Huddle. What have we learnt? 

Hospital teams have time to discuss and consolidate learning from the day.


Group Dinner: The Olive Tree, 19 Park Street, SouthMelbourne

HRT 1015b – Workshop:  Reducing Clinical Incident

Friday – 15 October 2010


Arrival Tea & Coffee


Reflections from Day 1: Participants reflect and discuss good ideas they want to steal shamelessly – Pieter Walker


Insights on Reducing Clinical Incidents from RushUniversityHospital (Chicago) – Raj Behal


Morning Tea & Posters:

(Innovation Posters on specific initiatives highlighted in the Quality & Safety Checklist)

  • Reducing Harm in Critical Care Areas
  • High Risk Medicines
  • Reducing Harm in Preoperative Care
  • End of Life Care


Small Group Discussion:  In-depth review of key issues: selected posters, hot issue topics etc:

Small group discussions based on key issues and selected posters.




Action Planning and Aim Statements:

Each team to develop an aim statement & action plan of the one key idea/strategy they would like to implement.


Concurrent Technical Workshops:  Participants will have the opportunity to discuss practical implementation issues with the keynote speakers:

  • Mortality Reduction: Raj Behal & Rohan Cattell
  • Building a Safety Culture: Stephen Ramsden & Bernie Mullin
  • Long-Stay Patients:  Bill Kricker & Brian Dolan


Roundtable concludes



Accommodation & Travel Arrangements
Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.
The Royce Hotel has set aside rooms for the nights of 12, 13 and 14 October 2010 at the Conference rate of AUD$180.00 (Deluxe Room) including GST room only per night.
To receive this rate, Delegates should call Reservations direct during business hours Monday-Friday on +61 3 9677 9900 and mention THE HEALTH ROUNDTABLE Group Booking #5128.
Reservations that are made with the hotel are non-refundable if cancelled within 30 days of arrival.
To reserve one of these rooms please book before 12 September 2010
Requests for accommodation after this date will depend on the Hotel’s availability.