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Posted on 26 Oct 2018
Cardiac

Expressions of interest have now closed.

The Cardiac Clinical Network is looking for health services to participate in a project that aims to improve the management of atrial fibrillation in emergency departments and urgent care centres.

About the project

Atrial fibrillation is a common condition that increases the risk of mortality, cardiovascular death and stroke, particularly in older people and those with other health conditions.

Evidence suggests that there is significant variation in the management of acute atrial fibrillation. This project aims to prevent death or disability caused by stroke in people with atrial fibrillation. It also aims to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of care for patients who present to emergency departments and urgent care centres with atrial fibrillation. Read more about the project

Who are we looking for?

Victorian emergency departments or urgent care centres interested in reducing variation in the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.

What’s involved?

Participating health services will need to:

  • identify medical, nursing, allied health and pharmacy project co-leads, to assemble a local project team
  • confirm project suitability and gain site-specific ethics approval for a quality improvement project
  • study a volume-weighted percentage of the site’s admissions with acute atrial fibrillation for a defined period
  • participate in investigator meetings with representatives from other project sites and provide matched de-identified data for analysis and quality improvement activities.

How to apply

Download and complete the expression of interest form below. Submit your form via email to Alastair.Foster@safercare.vic.gov.au with the subject line: Revisiting atrial fibrillation in emergency departments  and urgent care centres – EOI.

Applications close Friday 16 November 2018.

More information

Alastair Foster

03 9096 1492

Alastair.Foster@safercare.vic.gov.au

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Page last updated: 10 Dec 2018