Quality improvement focus at the Irish Hip Fracture Meeting 2018

The Irish Hip Fracture Meeting 2018 was held on the 29th November in RCSI.

NOCA and The Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery (IITOS) hosted the Irish Hip Fracture Meeting 2018 on the 29th November.

The conference had a quality improvement focus, with representatives from each of the hospitals participating in IHFD, presenting on their own local quality improvement initiatives. The event had a truly multidisciplinary focus with speakers from orthopaedics, geriatrics, emergency medicine, nursing and physiotherapy. Copies of the presentations can be found by clicking on the presentation titles below.

The Irish Hip Fracture Database National Report 2017 was launched by Dr Emer Ahern, Clinical Geriatric Lead for the audit. The theme for this report is ‘from broken bone to walking home’, with a specific focus on ensuring hip fracture patients receive the right care at the right time to enable them to be discharged home directly.

The event saw the presentation of the inaugural ‘Golden Hip Award’. The ‘Golden Hip’ award acknowledges a new standard of hip fracture care in Ireland. University Hospital Limerick was announced as the winner. An early adopter of the Irish Hip Fracture Database, Limerick has been a leader for the development of orthogeriatric services.

Speaker Presentation
Dr Emer Ahern, Clinical Geriatric Lead, Irish Hip Fracture Database LAUNCH: Irish Hip Fracture Database National Report 2017
Fiona Keogan, Service Improvement Lead, Ireland East Hospital Group Thinking home first - are we failing the frail?
Alison Enright, HSCP Development Manager, National Health and Social Care Professions Office Reshaping patients' care to their requirements: A roadmap to maximise impact and value of HSCP services
Dr John Cronin, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, St Vincent's University Hospital Irish Association of Emergency Medicine Hip Fracture Guideline
Mr Graeme Holt, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Chairman of the Scottish Hip Fracture Audit and Advisory Group KEYNOTE: Scottish Hip Fracture Audit