About ACEM

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is the not-for-profit organisation responsible for training emergency physicians and advancement of professional standards in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand. As the peak professional organisation for emergency medicine in Australasia, ACEM has a significant interest in ensuring the highest standards of medical care for patients are maintained in emergency departments across Australia and New Zealand.

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  70% of ED patients waiting for a hospital bed, at risk
A survey from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) has found that 70% of patients in Australian emergency departments are waiting over eight hours to be moved to a hospital bed...
Sep 22, 2015  |  Read More
  From the top of the ramp: stories from a system under pressure
Sitting with an elderly patient who has inoperable lung cancer as he dies, because his family can’t reach him in time. Talking calmly to a young woman beaten up by her boyfriend so she receives...
Aug 17, 2015  |  Read More
  51% more likely to die: older patients in the firing line
Older patients are suffering most of all from overcrowded hospitals, according to new research undertaken at the Canberra Hospital, ACT. The three year study looked at the experiences of over 13...
Jul 27, 2015  |  Read More
  Ramping ‘ban’ is a bad idea and patients will suffer
The ‘anti-ramping’ measures implemented yesterday in three WA hospitals are poorly conceived, hurried and reactionary and will not help alleviate the problem or address the causes of ambulance...
Jul 2, 2015  |  Read More