21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2022

14 – 19 June

Hybrid Conference I Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine

14 – 19 June 2022

Hybrid Conference
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2022

14 – 19 June

Hybrid Conference I Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
07:00 – 08:15


Early detection of patient deterioration in the ED

Did you know that abnormal respiratory rate has been shown to be an important predictor of serious events, such as cardiac arrest and admission to an ICU? A way to ensure patient safety and optimal care is to continuously monitor key vital signs, including respiratory rate. While this sounds easy, finding a simple and reliable way to support monitoring patients in the waiting room has been a challenge. This session explores the challenge of late detection of patient deterioration in the ED as well as the tools available to meet this challenge.

Mr Benjamin Edwards

Chair/speaker: Mr Benjamin Edwards

Ben Edwards is the segment leader for Patient Monitoring & Cardiology in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Region. His areas of interest are in early detection of deterioration and using technology to provide patient-centred care.

Ben graduated from UTS with a nursing degree and has worked in the ICU & ED as a clinical nurse. Ben has been working with GE Healthcare for the past 10 years and was involved with the government teams in the pandemic response to ventilator and ICU bed occupancy. His interests include lung protective ventilation strategies, indirect calorimetry and digital transformational strategies.



As a leading global medical technology, diagnostics and digital solutions innovator, GE Healthcare enables clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services, supported by its Edison intelligence platform.

With over 100 years of healthcare industry experience and around 50,000 employees globally, the company operates at the centre of an ecosystem working toward precision health, digitizing healthcare, helping drive productivity and improve outcomes for patients, providers, health systems and researchers around the world.

We embrace a culture of respect, transparency, integrity and diversity.

Vyaire Medical Inc. is a global company, headquartered in suburban Chicago, focused exclusively on supporting breathing through every stage of life. Established from legacy brands with a 65-year history of pioneering breathing technology, the company’s portfolio of integrated solutions is designed to enable, enhance, and extend lives.

At Vyaire, our team of 4000, pledges to advance innovation and evolve what’s possible to ensure every breath is taken to its fullest. Vyaire’s products are available in more than 100 countries and are recognized, trusted, and preferred by specialists throughout the respiratory community worldwide.

Vyaire has a long and proud history with emergency care throughout Australia and beyond. As the home of legacy brands including Vital Signs, AirLife, enFlow, GreenLight, bellavista, and many more, we are your trusted partner every step in delivering emergency care.

Come speak to Vyaire to learn more about our innovative solutions in ventilation and respiratory care, and blood and fluid management in the ED.


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