Past Conferences

Past, Present, Future: Posters

You can view the posters displayed at the Edinburgh International Conference of Medicine by clicking on the links below

To view the presentations from Monday 12th September click here and to view those from Tuesday 13th September, click here

Audit and Quality Improvement Posters

AQI 1: A Multicentre Study of Hospital Staff Attitudes to Homeless Patients

AQI 2: A Multi-Professional Sepsis Team Improves the Recognition & Management of Sepsis

AQI 5: A Retrospective Study of Diagnostic Value & Accuracy of Pleural Fluid Cytology vs Pleural Biopsy Histology Via Thoracoscopy in Diagnosis of Pleural Malignancies

AQI 6: Acute Kidney Injury: Everybody’s Problem

AQI 12: Audit Assessing the Management of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding & Utilisation of Risk Stratification Scoring Systems

AQI 13: Audit of Audits: What Characterises High & Low Quality National Clinical Audits?

AQI 14: Audit of Awareness of the Management of Hyperglycaemia in Non-critically Ill Patients Amongst Junior Doctors

AQI 15: Audit of Consultant Review Times of Patients Admitted on to the Acute Medical Take Following Targeted Intervention

AQI 20: Cause Identification of Missed Doses in the Acute Medicine Unit (AMU)

AQI 21: Coding & Sepsis: Show Me the Money

AQI 22: Compliance with British Thoracic Society Community Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines for Patients Treated at Northampton General Hospital July 2014-June 2015

AQI 23: DC Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation/ Flutter in the Emergency Department- A Quality Improvement Project

AQI 26: Development of a System to Maximise Learning from Mortality Reviews in an Acute Medical Unit

AQI 27: Do Junior Doctors Comply with NICE Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment in the Acute Medical Unit? -An Audit Cycle at a Large Teaching Hospital

AQI 30: Eight Years Experience of Running a Medical High Dependency Unit

AQI 31: Engaging Patients in Quality Improvement: Applying the National Involvement Standards

AQI 32: Enhancing Surgical Handover in a District General Hospital

AQI 33: Finding Sepsis at Triage; A Retrospective Comparison of Severe Illness Prediction Using Different Sepsis Assessment Tools

AQI 34: Implementation of a Multi-User Database Improves Communication Efficiency, Patient Data Quality & Patient Flow Through the Acute Medicine Unit

AQI 36: Improving MAU Handover

AQI 37: Improving Medicines Reconciliation on Admission to an Acute Surgical Unit

AQI 38: Improving Procedure Safety in Medicine by Incorporating the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

AQI 39: Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Linked Mental Health & Physical Illness at Acute Mental-Physical Interface Through Interprofessional Education

AQI 41: Introduction of a Patient Safety Brief: A Quality Improvement Initiative in General Medicine to Improve the Morning Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) Handover

AQI 42: Let’s Put Pressure on Prevention

AQI 45: Misuse of the Early Warning Score Charts “Chronic Hypoxia” Modifier

AQI 46: Mutltifactorial Intervention Improved Rates of Advanced Prescriptions of Morning Insulin on Medicine of the Elderly & Stroke Wards Enabling Timely Administration

AQI 49: Peripheral Venous Cannulation in the Acute Care Setting

AQI 50: Preventing Delayed Discharges Through Improving the Timely Completion of Electron-Discharge-Advice-Notes

AQI 51: Profile of Readmissions to AMU, Blackpool Victoria Hospital

AQI 52: Proforma Improves Documentation for the Respiratory Patients at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

AQI 55: Re-defining the Acute Medical Unit: Quantifying the Development of New Models of Care in Acute Medicine

AQI 57: Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: Improving Sepsis Management

AQI 58: Review of 24 hour Intravenous / Subcutaneous Fluid Balance Charts at Royal Stoke University Hospital

AQI 59: Risk Stratification of Acute PE in Ambulatory Care and Acute Admissions

AQI 60: Screening for Delirium & Dementia in AMU

AQI 62: Sepsis: Are Patients Referred by GP Better Managed Coming Via Emergency Department?

AQI 64: Share the Care

AQI 65: Telephone!  Measuring Impact of Telephone Triage in Acute Medicine

AQI 66: The Effect of Introduction of a Short Stay Ward (SSW) on Length of Stay (LOS) and Discharge Rate in Walsall Manor Hospital

AQI 68: The Introduction of a Homeless Healthcare Team in Hospital Improves Staff Knowledge & Attitudes Towards Homeless Patients

AQI 69: The Use of the Critical Care Outreach Team to Detect Adverse Events

AQI 70: Thinking of the End: How are Acute Medical Units Preparing Patients for the End of Life?

AQI 73: Use of A Single hs-troponin I To Facilitate Early Discharge

AQI 74: Using an Electronic Discharge Summary to Support Delivery of an Acute Kidney Injury CQUIN

AQI 75: Using Quality Improvement Methods to Strengthen Collaboration Between Patients, Clinicians & Researchers

AQI 76: Using Technology to Improve Weekend Medical Handover


Case Report Posters

CR 1: A Case of Profound Accidental Hypothermia Without Loss of Spontaneous Cardiac Output

CR 2: A Man’s Best Friend?

CR 4: A Missed Diagnosis. A Rare Presentation of Panhypopituitarism

CR 5: A Pancytopenic Patient’s Plight

CR 6: A Real Pain in the Neck

CR 9: An Unexpected Finding of Hamman’s Sign in A Young Adult Following Cocaine Inhalation

CR 10: An Unusual Case of a Large Pelvic Mass & Metastases

CR 11: An Unusual Cause of Myocardial Infarction: Cardiac Vasculitis

CR 13: An Unusual Cause of Renal Failure: I Took Quinine for My Leg Cramps

CR 16: Chest Pain, Expect the Unexpected

CR 17: Clinical Case Study: Thoracic Back Pain – An Unusual Presentation of Oesophageal Perforation (Boerhaave’s Syndrome)

CR 18: Departing From the Silk Road

CR 19: Diabetic or Alcoholic?

CR 20: Diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis on the AMU- Going Back to The Basics

CR 21: Drug Induced Liver Injury- A Spectrum

CR 23: Eosinophilic Ascites: A Diagnostic Challenge

CR 25: Hypokalaemia: The Final Piece of the Sjogren’s Puzzle

CR 26: Latrogenic Life-threatening Metabolic Alkalosis

CR 27: Incidental Hypercalcaemia

CR 28: Is There More Than One Culprit? An Interesting Case of Multi-Factorial Hypercalcaemia

CR 29: Large Bowel Perforation Secondary to CMV Colitis – An Unusual Primary Presentation of HIV Infection

CR 30: Lest We Forget Lemierres

CR 31: Paradoxical Intracranial Haemorrhage In The Face Of Superior Sagittal Vein Thrombosis

CR 32: Rare Cause of Sudden Onset Headache (It’s Not Always SAH)

CR 34: When is a DVT not a DVT?


Education Posters

E 2: AMAU Nursing Clinical Skills & Competency Needs Analysis Ireland

E 4 & E4b: Clinical/Medical Appraisal for Acute Medicine Advanced Nurse Practitioners (AM- ANP), Our Experience

E 5: Community Simulation – Uses, Applications & Collaborations

E 6: Duty of Candour – Allowing a Constructive Use of Error in Learning and Improvement in Acute Medicine Using Measurement & Monitoring of Safety Framework (MMSF) 1

E 7: Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS): Curriculum Outline of a New Ultrasound Standard for AIM

E 8: How Residents MET their Training. A Survey of Resident’s Perception of Medical Emergency Team & Its Contribution to their Training in Acute Medicine

E 9: Implementing A Competency Assessment Framework for Advanced Nurse Practitioners on the Acute Medical Unit

E 10: Improving Care of Patients with Linked Mental Health & Physical Illness at Acute Mental-Physical Interface Through Collaborative Interprofessional Education

E 11: Is Vlogging the Future? A Novel Approach to Increased Guideline Awareness in Non-Specialists

E 13: Novel New Therapies & Diagnostics for Ischemic Stroke in the Hyper-Acute Period

E 16: So What, It’s Just Sepsis

E 18: The Development of a Behavioural Marker System to Assess Non-Technical Skills of Medical Students in Acute Care Simulation

E 19: Time for Teaching – Designing & Delivering Junior Doctor-Led Undergraduate Teaching in a Rural General Hospital


Research Posters

R 2: A Prospective Comparison of the Glasgow Admission Prediction Score to the Ambs Score in Predicting Admission from the Point of Triage

R 3: A Protocolized Once a Day MEWS Measurement Is an Appropriate Screening Tool for Major Adverse Events. “A MEWS in The Morning, A Very Good Warning’’

R 5: Acute Care for Adolescents & Young Adults in Ambulatory Emergency Care

R 6: Age Adjusted D-Dimer Excludes Pulmonary Embolism & Reduces Unnecessary Radiation Exposure in Older Adults: Retrospective Cohort Study

R 8: An Evaluation of the Workload of On-Call Doctors Relative to The Number of Medically Responsible Beds at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London

R 11: Can Electrostimulation of Muscles Mimic the Effect of Physical Exercise for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease? A Systematic Review

R 13: Characterisation of Bulbar Phenotype in mSOD1 Zebrafish Model of ALS

R 14: Comparing the Existing Screening Tools for Sepsis:  The Interim Results of the Feasibility Study

R 15: Concurrent & Predictive Validity for Frailty Syndromes in the Acute Medical Care Setting

R 16: Does The Cumulative Frailty Early Warning Score & NEWS Improve Predictive Power for Various Patient Outcomes in The Elderly Acute Care Population?

R 17: Effect of Mst2 Pharmacological Intervention on Cardiomyocyte Hypertrophy

R 19: Exploring the Preventable Causes of Unplanned Readmissions Using Root Cause Analysis: Coordination of Care is the Weakest Link

R 20: Frailty: Assessment & Communication Within a Care Home Setting

R 21: Higher In-Hospital Mortality in Patients with Non-Specific Complaints at the Emergency Department

R 26: Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists’ Perspectives on Enhanced Roles in Emergency & Acute Medicine

R 28: Physician Consensus on Preventability & Predictability of Readmissions: An International Study Based on Standardized Case Scenarios

R 29: Quantifying The Prevalence of Frailty in Scottish Hospitals Using Geriatric Syndromes: A Replication Study

R 32: The 8am Trolley Traffic Jam

R 33: The Frailty Early Warning Score (FEWS) Is A Better Predictor for Various Patient Outcomes Than NEWS in the Elderly Acute Medical Setting

R 34: The Importance of the Socioeconomic Status & Elderly Emergency Department Users

R 35: The Use of Tranexamic Acid in The Perioperative Management of Patients Undergoing Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

R 36: Utilising Frailty Early Warning Score (FEWS) in the Acute Hospital Setting to Identify Frail & Vulnerable Patients


Service Organisation & Design Posters

SO&D 1: A Nurse-Led Protocol Can Improve the Time to First Dose Intravenous Antibiotics in Septic Patients Presenting to the AMU

SO&D 4: An Observational Study of Patients Transferred to Ambulatory Emergency Care Centre to Complete their Inpatient Stay & Support Early Discharge

SO&D 5: Analysis of Anticoagulation Related DATIX Incidents

SO&D 8: Commissioning an Acute Medical Unit in A New Hospital – The Western Australian Experience

SO&D 11: Development of Acute Medicine HSCP Working Group in The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin

SO&D 12: Discharge Letters in Cardiology – A Quality Improvement & Service Design Project

SO&D 15: Exploring The Performance of the Amb Score in Selecting Appropriate Patients for Ambulatory Emergency Care Units in a Large City Tertiary Referral Centre

SO&D 16: Hospital at Home – The Future of Acute Care for the Frail Elderly?

SO&D 17: How Developing a Consultant Led Ambulatory Care Service Has Improved Patient Care at Bradford Royal Infirmary

SO&D 19: Multi-Professional Engagement with Venepuncture & Cannulation; A Junior Doctor-Led Approach

SO&D 20: Older Peoples Assessment & Liaison Team

SO&D 21: Patient Flow: Design to Improve Patient Flow Through Acute Medicine

SO&D 22: Point of Care Influenza Testing Is Rapid & Reliable

SO&D 23: Prof-To-Prof GP to AMU Consultant Communication: A 4 Month Pilot

SO&D 24: Promoting “A3 Thinking” Towards Building an “A Team “in Acute Medicine –  A Test for Change

SO&D 26: SAMBA at the Click of a Button

SO&D 28: Testing the System – An Integrated Approach to Implement a New Acute Medical Model (AMM)

SO&D 29: The Development & Implementation of an Electronic Medical Referral System

SO&D 31: The Impact of Extended Hours of Blurred Boundary Therapy Provision in Acute Front End Units

SO&D 32: The Ramifications of Modifying the Design of a High Care Area on an Acute Medical Unit in a Large University Teaching Hospital

SO&D 33: Turning 2 Years into 1 Day: Streamlining The Patient Pathway Transforms Service Delivery


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