Dr Elizabeth Marsden, Consultant Physician, Nambour Emergency Department, conceived the idea for CEDRiC founded on a need to reduce the time older people wait for care in Emergency Departments as well as the aim to reduce inappropriate transfer of aged care residents to Emergency Departments. Dr Marsden is actively involved in the research project and completing her PhD on the GEDI model of care.
Andrea Taylor (CNC) leads the GEDI Clinical Nurse (CN) nursing team in the Nambour ED. Andrea is extensively experienced in the care of older persons and builds this capacity in the team of GEDI Nurses. Andrea is undertaking her PhD in Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.
Kaye Coates, has completed her Nurse Practitioner Candidacy and is now the Nurse Practitioner at Sundale providing advanced assessment and diagnostic skills in the care of residents. Kaye has many years of experience in Aged Care in facilities and the community.
Amanda Glenwright, from Central Queensland, Wide Bay & Sunshine Coast PHN, has completed a Masters in Health Management with GEDI. Amanda's thesis is entitled "A cost analysis of a Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI): a secondary analysis of data from a non-randomised clinical trail with matched historical controls." Her background in primary health, hospital avoidance projects and the after hours program contribute to her clear understanding of the CEDRiC intervention.