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Posted on 02 Oct 2018
Critical Care

Expressions of interest have now closed.

The Critical Care Clinical Network is seeking Victorian intensive care units (ICUs) interested in joining a project to improve care for ICU patients who experience pain, agitation and delirium.

About the project

Currently there is no standard practice for assessing pain, agitation and delirium across Victorian ICUs. Patients who experience delirium, or acute cognitive impairment/failure, in the ICU can have ongoing problems after their hospital stay.

This project will support ICUs to implement a set of best practice tools for assessing pain, agitation and delirium. Participating ICUs will measure and report on clinical improvements throughout the project which runs from November 2018 to March 2019. Read more about the project

What’s involved?

Participating health services will need to assemble a local project team that includes an ICU doctor, ICU nurse and relevant allied health staff.

Project teams will be responsible for collecting data, developing local reporting and monitoring mechanisms and measuring practice and improvement.

Safer Care Victoria, through the Critical Care Clinical Network, will support participating ICUs by providing:

  • a defined methodology and outcome measures
  • clinical practice tools
  • templates
  • resources
  • training.

How to apply

Download and complete the expression of interest form below. Please ensure you have met all the requirements prior to submitting your interest.

Applications close Monday 22 October 2018.

More information

Bianca Levkovich

03 9096 7156

criticalcare.clinicalnetwork@safercare.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 10 Dec 2018