Commissioning a Short Stay Observation Unit (SSOU) in a children’s facility within a Dublin Academic Teaching Hospital.

Eoin Power
This change project involves the commissioning of a Short Stay Observation Unit (SSOU) within a DATH’s Hospital. SSOU’sdeliver intensive short-term assessment, observation or therapy to selected ED patients to optimize early treatment and discharge. Observation medicine in dedicated units is a feature of many adult Emergency Departments (ED) but this has not been reflected in children’s ED’s in Ireland. The current literature supports the development of SSOU’s, indeed it is very much in line with...
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