Ambulatory Emergency Care
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has resources available for Emergency Departments on ambulatory care.
Ambulatory emergency care (AEC) activity or Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) has been clearly demonstrated to improve flow across the acute healthcare system. It is a process that can and should be initiated at every acute interface where patients attend hospital.
This toolkit has been written primarily for the Emergency Physician aiming to develop ambulatory care from the ED. It requires strong clinical leadership, regular access to senior decision makers, a clear focus on multidisciplinary team development and close collaborative working with all relevant specialty colleagues.