The Emergency Department (ED) Senior Assessment and Streaming (ED SAS) model is a model of care for EDs which enables earlier senior medical input and aims to reduce ED total length of stay through the principles of:

  • early Senior Medical assessment of patients, initiation of treatment and often, disposition decision immediately following triage
  • streaming of patients who present to ED to the most appropriate area to complete their care, whether that is within the ED or another area outside the ED (for example a Medical Assessment Unit).

A detailed implementation toolkit is also provided with this model of care, taking staff through a 4 phased approach to implementation of the model.​

File Size: 1622 kb
Type: Manual
Date of Publication: 01 July 2012
SHPN: 120205