November 12 @ 01:23am

Engaged crowd at the Irish Hip Fracture Meeting 2019

​NOCA, in association with the Irish Institute for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (IITOS), hosted the 8th Irish Hip Fracture Meeting in RCSI on the 12th November 2019.

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NOCA and The Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery (IITOS) hosted the Irish Hip Fracture Meeting 2019 on the 12th November.

The event had a truly multidisciplinary focus with speakers from orthopaedics, geriatrics, National Ambulance Service, public health, nursing and physiotherapy.

The Irish Hip Fracture Database National Report 2018 was launched by Dr Emer Ahern, IHFD Clinical Geriatric Lead, who presented the findings and recommendations arising from the report. The theme for the report is ‘Right Care, Right Place, Right Time, Right Team’ in line with the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy. It places a specific focus on ensuring our hip fracture patients receive the right care at the right time to enable them to be discharged home directly. The full report is available to read here.

The event saw the presentation of the ‘Golden Hip Award’. The ‘Golden Hip’ award acknowledges the hospital who achieved the highest proportion of patients achieving all best practice tariff standards. Sligo University Hospital was announced as the winner.

Copies of the presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the title of the presentation below.

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Speaker Presentation Laura Magahy, Executive Director, Sláintecare Welcome Address Dr Emer Ahern, Clinical Geriatric Lead. Irish Hip Fracture Database LAUNCH: Irish Hip Fracture Database National Report 2018 Louise Brent, Irish Hip Fracture Database & Major Trauma Audit Manager, National Office of Clinical Audit Implementation of the Best Practice Tariff for hip fracture Prof Matthew Costa, Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) WHiTE trial & outcomes Tony McNamara, Former CEO, Cork University Hospital Reconfiguration of trauma service in Cork University Hospital Brid Diggin, cANP Orthogeriatrics, University Hospital Kerry Advanced Nurse Practitioner Orthogeriatric role development Dr Helena Ferris, Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine, Department of Health Predictors of in-patient hospital mortality in hip fracture patients Michelle Fitzgerald, Physiotherapy Manager, Peamount Hospital Rewards of rehab Deirdre Lang, Director of Nursing/National Lead Older Persons Services, Clinical & Integrated Programmes, Office Nursing & Midwifery Services Director Get up, Get dressed, Get Moving Martin Dunne, Director, National Ambulance Service of Ireland National Ambulance Service implementation of hip fracture bypass Mr Peter O’Rourke, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Letterkenny University Hospital What I’ve learned in my career in orthopaedics Mr Terence Murphy, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Waterford Hip Fracture Implants Mr Keith Synnott, National Clinical Lead for Trauma Services Creating a national trauma system for Ireland

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