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Posted on 08 Aug 2018

Applications have now closed.

Safer Care Victoria’s Critical Care Clinical Network is working to improve outcomes for critical care patients who suffer from pain, agitation and delirium.

A CCCN project is looking for participants to join a subcommittee and help develop standardised practice guidelines for pain, agitation and delirium in critical care patients.

About the project

In 2018, Victorian intensive care units (ICUs) identified the need to standardise the prevention, assessment, management and follow-up of pain, agitation and delirium for critically ill patients.

Through standardising practices, ICUs will deliver improved care and management of patients and reduce patient harm. The project will benefit clinicians through ensuring access to up-to-date evidence based guidelines. Existing evidence-based tools are also being adapted to provide a standard assessment, monitoring and education resource for Victorian ICUs.

The project is currently in phase one: scoping and assessment. This involves surveying clinician’s knowledge, attitudes and practice around pain agitation and delirium. Find out more about the project

Who should apply?

The CCCN is seeking:

  • critical care clinicians from metropolitan and regional/rural areas in public and private hospitals with a clinical background in medicine, nursing, allied health/pharmacy or adult retrieval
  • consumers who have experienced critical care (intensive care unit, high dependency unit or critical care unit) as a patient or family member.

What’s involved?

Subcommittee members will be expected to attend tele/videoconference meetings as well as a face-to-face workshop.

By joining the subcommittee you will have the opportunity to:

  • contribute to statewide quality improvement work in critical care
  • identify best practice in prevention, assessment, management and follow-up of pain, agitation and delirium in critical care
  • provide expert oversight and report on the implementation of critical care resources in Victorian ICUs.

How to apply

To apply please download the expression of interest form and the conflict and confidentiality form below.

Applications close: Friday 17 August 2018.

More information

Please refer to the subcommittee terms of reference below, or contact:

Bianca Levkovich

9096 7156

criticalcare.clinicalnetwork@safercare.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 18 Sep 2018