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Summary

Inotrope preparation, administration and monitoring is highly variable in Victorian critical care settings.

We standardised nine medications that support the heart across all intensive care units (ICUs). This will result in smoother and safer transfers for people who require more medical assistance.

Outcome

View our standard guidelines and supporting resources

By June 2019, more than three quarters of the state’s critical care units were implementing our guidelines.

Of the seven sites that trialled the guidance, none had any adverse patient outcomes, and two even implemented them into other areas of their service such as anaesthetics, cardiology and emergency department.

Target

Improved reliability of clinical practice for medications in the ICU.

Measures

80% standardisation of inotropes and vasopressors (centrally administered)

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Centre of Clinical Excellence - Acute
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 24 Nov 2020

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