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ImageCTG_Noosa_Banner_2016.jpgCTG_Noosa_Banner_201610/11/2015 10:50 AMANZICS Administratorhttp://anzicsctg.org/
18th Annual Meeting on Clinical Trials in Intensive Carehttps://anzics-public.sharepoint.com/
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Melbourne 9/10/2014 9:00 AM11/10/2014 5:00 PM
The ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care, which incorporates the annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference, will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 9 - 11 October 2014. We have chosen the theme "Critical Care: The High Performance Team", as we believe that the best patient outcomes result from the combined efforts of a high performance team. All team members make vital contributions to achieving the unified goal of delivering the best possible healthcare tailored to the specific needs of each individual patient. Australasian intensive care practice exemplifies this approach and recognises the vital role of engaged industry partners as team players. As always, the scientific program will showcase the best current critical care research and practice, however we have broadened the scope to better include other team members such as emergency clinicians, anaesthetists and allied health practitioners. In addition, we have added some new presentation formats to ensure The ASM remains vibrant and contemporary, and also provide various new opportunities for industry partners. Of course the social program will continue the tradition of ASM hospitality. As conference hosts for the ASM in 2014, we invite sponsors, exhibitors and delegates to magnificent Melbourne for a cutting edge meeting which explores, inspires and challenges our concepts of critical care high performance teams. Dr Stephen WarrillowMedical Convenor Dr Felix OberenderPaediatric Medical Convenor Ms Gabrielle HanlonNursing Convenor Mrs Amy JohansenPaediatric Nursing Convenor
  
Sydney16/10/2014 3:00 AM17/10/2014 11:00 AM
  
Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa3/03/2015 12:00 AM3/03/2015 11:59 PMYes
Please visit http://www.anzicsctg.org for more information.
  
Rydges Hotel, Sydney Airport, Sydney, NSW3/03/2015 12:00 AM3/03/2015 11:59 PMYes
For more information contact Sue Huckson at sue.huckson@anzics.com.au. See the website at http://www.anzics.com.au/CORE.
  
Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa4/03/2015 12:00 AM6/03/2015 11:59 PMYes
Please visit http://www.anzicsctg.org for more information.
  
Melbourne19/03/2015 9:30 AM20/03/2015 4:30 PM
Day 1 will introduce the CORE registries (APD, CCR, ANZPIC and CLABSI), and will focus on data collection and reporting, patient scoring models, data quality and the new CORE Enterprise reporting System (CERS). Day 2 will focus on more advanced queries. For more information download the Information Flyer http://www.anzics.com.au/Downloads/Workshop_Melbourne2015pdf.pdf
  
The Capital Theatre, View Street, Bendigo17/04/2015 12:00 AM18/04/2015 11:59 PMYes
http://www.acccn.com.au/professional-development/other-conferences On Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April 2015, Bendigo Health will stage the inaugural Regional Critical Care Conference. The two day conference will feature keynote speakers, plenary sessions, practical workshops and a stellar social function at the Capital Theatre, View Street, Bendigo, Victoria.
  
Bond University campus at Gold Coast23/04/2015 12:00 AM25/04/2015 11:59 PMYes
The workshop is held twice a year (23rd-25th April 2015 and 27th-29th August 2015) and held at the beautiful Bond University campus on the Gold Coast. It is a hands-on skills workshop targeting junior doctors, registrars and trainees in Acute Care, Emergency, ICU and Anaesthesia. The faculty comprises of Intensivists, Anaesthetists and ED specialists from south east Queensland. The workshop runs from 0800 to 1700 on Thu and Friday and runs from 0800 to 1200 on Saturday and is divided into 4 mini-workshops focusing on Airway, Ventilation, Circulation, Emergency procedures and Dialysis. We have 12 companies providing their equipment. We have been accredited by CICM, ANZCA and ACEM for MOPS/CME points. We have had excellent feedback to our workshop and have trained approximately >300 junior doctors and some senior doctors across Australia.
  
24/04/2015 9:00 AM26/04/2015 5:00 PM
  
İstanbul, TURKEY8/05/2015 8:00 AM9/05/2015 7:00 PM
The Scientific Committee has elaborated an outstanding programme full of cutting edge innovations in intensive care science, innovation in the field, in education and in quality and safety improvement. Research from investigators around the world will be presented in special lectures and panels during the symposium. The aim of the programme is to make it efficient for our colleagues in terms of the intensive care science, improving education and service in intensive care, and assisting intensivists in their careers.
  
Pullman Hotel, Albert Park, Melbourne8/05/2015 9:00 AM8/05/2015 5:00 PM
  
TBC14/05/2015 6:00 PM14/05/2015 11:00 PM
Save the date: NSW ANZICS Dinner Meeting, Thursday May 14th 2015 Dr Xavier Guasch, Hospital de La Plana, Villa-Real, Spain Brain Death and Organ Donation - What Can Australia Learn From Spain? Venue - to be confirmed. Please RSVP to OTDS-StateMedicalDirector@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au by May 7th 2015.
  
University of Adelaide, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, Ground level, Horace Lamb Building27/05/2015 5:30 PM27/05/2015 6:30 PM
University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Science Executive Dean’s Lecture Professor Theodore Jack Iwashyna - How We Die Now and What Happens if We Don’t: The New Story of Infectious Diseases in the Developed World. Wednesday, 27 May 2015 at 5:30pm Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, Ground level, Horace Lamb Building
  
Sea World Resort, Gold Coast6/07/2015 12:00 AM7/07/2015 11:59 PMYes
2015 Safety and Quality Conference Safety and Quality Conference: The Deteriorating patient Register at https://register.eecw.com.au/ei/getdemo.ei?id=641&s=_90S0KYAYH
  
Sea World Resort, Gold Coast9/07/2015 12:00 AM10/07/2015 11:59 PMYes
  
Bond University campus at Gold Coast27/08/2015 12:00 AM29/08/2015 11:59 PMYes
The workshop is held twice a year (23rd-25th April 2015 and 27th-29th August 2015) and held at the beautiful Bond University campus on the Gold Coast. It is a hands-on skills workshop targeting junior doctors, registrars and trainees in Acute Care, Emergency, ICU and Anaesthesia. The faculty comprises of Intensivists, Anaesthetists and ED specialists from south east Queensland. The workshop runs from 0800 to 1700 on Thu and Friday and runs from 0800 to 1200 on Saturday and is divided into 4 mini-workshops focusing on Airway, Ventilation, Circulation, Emergency procedures and Dialysis. We have 12 companies providing their equipment. We have been accredited by CICM, ANZCA and ACEM for MOPS/CME points. We have had excellent feedback to our workshop and have trained approximately >300 junior doctors and some senior doctors across Australia.
  
NEW Churchill House, London7/09/2015 12:00 AM7/09/2015 11:59 PMYes
Delegate type: Senior Nurses and AHPs. For Registration fees and more information please visit: http://www.ics.ac.uk/ics-homepage/events/seminars/nurse-ahp-rehabilitation-in-critical-care/
  
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - Kerry Packer Education Centre Auditorium9/09/2015 12:30 PM9/09/2015 5:30 PM
RVSP: 28th August to sydneymedia@slhd.nsw.gov.au
  
Churchill House, London25/09/2015 12:00 AM25/09/2015 11:59 PMYes
Delegate type: Intensive Care Medicine Trainees of all grades. For Registration fees and more information please visit: http://www.ics.ac.uk/ics-homepage/events/core-topics/core-topics-and-revalidation-in-icm-cardiology-renal-medicine/
  
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Hobart Domain Campus, University of Tasmania25/09/2015 12:00 AM25/09/2015 11:59 PMYes
The Tasmanian Branches of ACCCN, ANZICS and CICM warmly invite you to our one day Critical Care Seminar. Dr Theodore (Jack) Iwashyna MD, PhD will be presenting on sepsis, early mobilisation and outcomes after critical illness. Jack is the highly respected Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan. He is currently on sabbatical in Melbourne at Monash Uni with ANZICS-RC. His research areas seek to understand the context of critical illness, both how this influences the individual’s life journey and how the organisational environment influences the effectiveness of the care that a patient receives. Jack is also researching long-term functional and cognitive outcomes after severe sepsis. Vince McCri is the Clinical Nurse Educator at Launceston General Hospital and will be sharing how the unit there has implemented education and training on ECMO for critical care nurses. Come along and meet like-minded colleagues from around the world. COST ACCCN/ANZICS/CICM members: $80* *(ANZICS & CICM members - please email member number to tas@acccn.com.au before registering) Non-members: $120 Lunch included
  
Churchill House, London30/09/2015 12:00 AM30/09/2015 11:59 PMYes
Delegate type: Intensive Care Medicine Trainees of all grades. For Registration fees and more information please visit: http://www.ics.ac.uk/ics-homepage/events/seminars/chest-ultrasound/
  
The University of Melbourne Rm 109 Lecture Theatre Level 1, Alan Gilbert Building 161 Barry Street, Carlton 30539/10/2015 4:00 PM9/10/2015 5:00 PM
Light refreshments and networking to follow. The University of Melbourne will be holding a FREE lecture evening on Friday 9th October 2015 from 4pm. This lecture will be of interest to many who are working in the critical care field. Dr Peter Morris an Intensivist and Division Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Kentucky, in the USA who will be coming to talk on the topic, "Blending the Science of Exercise and Critical Care - The future of Exercise Therapies in Critically ill". For more information please see attached flyer. Please RSVP if interested in attending to Selina.parry@unimelb.edu.au by 25th September 2015.
  
ANZICS House: Lvl 1, 10 Ievers Tce, Carlton VIC 305310/10/2015 9:00 AM10/10/2015 5:30 PM
The primary exam for CICM is a relatively new exam and will be an increasingly common pathway into ICU training. There is currently limited exam preparation support for candidates and many trainees I have interacted with are keen for the introduction of an exam course. We plan to run a single day course with a strong practical focus at ANZICS House, Carlton. Please see our flyer and provisional program attached. There will be two streams; a candidate stream for those preparing to sit the exam, and a faculty stream for Intensivists involved in supervising candidates preparing for this exam. Teaching faculty includes CICM first part examiners, recent successful candidates, Intensivists and anaesthetists. The day will focus on exam technique, study preparedness and topics of difficulty. The morning comprises adult learning based talks, followed by small group workshops on written exam and viva skills. The afternoon will incorporate exam-simulated viva stations and a written exam paper with targeted feedback to follow. Registrations are now open and can be found on our website here http://vpecc.weebly.com/
  
Skycity Conference Centre in Auckland, New Zealand28/10/2015 8:00 AM28/10/2015 12:30 PM
  
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Skycity Conference Centre, Auckland, NZ29/10/2015 12:00 AM31/10/2015 11:59 PMYes
  
Churchill House, London9/11/2015 12:00 AM9/11/2015 11:59 PMYes
Delegate type: Intensive Care Medicine Trainees of all grades. Website: http://www.ics.ac.uk/ics-homepage/events/core-topics/
  
Churchill House, London16/11/2015 12:00 AM16/11/2015 11:59 PMYes
For Registration fees and more information please visit: http://www.ics.ac.uk/ics-homepage/events/seminars/icm-career-day/
  
Royal Children’s Hospital, Vernon Collins Lecture Hall, Level 1 HELP centre (Rm 1.050 - 1st Floor West) 18/11/2015 6:00 PM18/11/2015 8:30 PM
ANZICS Education Evening - Paediatric Intensive Care: A dark mysterious world or just another ICU? See attached poster for further information.
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16/12/2015 4:30 PM

​To view the Queensland ANZICS MOCA Agreement Update please click here: QLD ANZICS MOCA Agreements.pdf

16/12/2015 4:30 PM
  
11/11/2015 11:10 AM

By: SBS Insight

Airdate: Tuesday, November 10, 2015​

Featuring Prof. Ken Hillman and Dr. Charlie Corke.

CPR can be a brutal process - in hospital, the survival rate is around 15 per cent.

Complicating matters - in many cases, doctors don’t know how the patient feels about resuscitation. If they have formal documentation, it often can’t be accessed in time, meaning they may be brought back to life against their wishes.

Do the benefits outweigh the risks and can you decide your own fate? This week on Insight, we look at how people can re-claim this power, when it’s wise to use CPR and when you’re better off without it.​

To view the program online visit: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/tvepisode/do-not-resuscitate​

For further information refer to the ANZICS statements below:

11/11/2015 10:36 AM
  
9/11/2015 4:37 PM

​The dates for the ANZICS CTG 18th Annual Meeting on Clinical Trials in Intensive Care (Noosa 2016) have now been confirmed. The The 18th Annual Meeting will run from Tuesday 8th March - Thursday 10th March 2016, at the Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa, Noosa Heads, Queensland. The Intensive Care Research Coordinator Workshop 2016 will be held on Monday 7th of March, 2016.  Further information will be published via http://www.anzicsctg.org as it becomes available or contact ctgadmin@anzics.com.au for more information.

9/11/2015 4:37 PM
  
26/10/2015 2:11 PM

Please see the Circulatory Death Determination​ Statement below:

Circulatory Death Determination.pdf

23/10/2015 5:05 PM
  
20/10/2015 3:06 PM

The ANZICS CORE Annual Report for 2013/14 is now available, please click on the link below to download​.

CORE Annual Report 2013-14.pdf

Other CORE Reports can be found here​


20/10/2015 3:02 PM
  
19/10/2015 12:58 PM

Intensive Care Emergencies Course 2015

 - An evolution of the ANZICS Melbourne ICM course.

 - Designed for doctors who want to boost their practical skills in ICU – for registrars or consultants alike, training in ICU, anaesthetics, ED, or physicians – everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

 - Across two days, centred around multiple simulation scenarios with intermissions of group discussion. Led by highly experienced simulation instructors. Small groups so the practical experience is heightened for all.

 - Each session focuses on a specific area in ICU or the acute deteriorating patient on the ward e.g. difficult to ventilate patient in ICU, the difficult tracheostomy patient, what to do when your haemodynamically poor patient isn't responding...

 - Overall underlying themes of team leadership and crisis resource management.

 - November timeslot with the aim of boosting your skills before starting a new ICU term the following year (and missing the Christmas holidays!).

- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are all provided by our favourite local café.

 

 Venue: Easternhealth (Box Hill), Melbourne.

 Date: November 24th-25th.

 Course Fee: $500.00

For more information, contact Dr Max Moser: maximilian.moser@easternhealth.org.au​

Website: http://www.icebox.org.au/​ 

1/09/2015 2:48 PM
  
2/09/2015 11:44 AM

The Tasmanian Branches of ACCCN, ANZICS and CICM warmly invite you to our one day Critical Care Seminar. Dr Theodore (Jack) Iwashyna MD, PhD will be presenting on sepsis, early mobilisation and outcomes after critical illness. Jack is the highly respected Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan. He is currently on sabbatical in Melbourne at Monash Uni with ANZICS-RC. His research areas seek to understand the context of critical illness, both how this influences the individual’s life journey and how the organisational environment influences the effectiveness of the care that a patient receives. Jack is also researching long-term functional and cognitive outcomes after severe sepsis.

Vince McCri is the Clinical Nurse Educator at Launceston General Hospital and will be sharing how the unit there has implemented education and training on ECMO for critical care nurses.

Come along and meet like-minded colleagues from around the world.

COST
ACCCN/ANZICS/CICM members: $80*
*(ANZICS & CICM members - 
please email member number to tas@acccn.com.au before registering)

Non-members: $120

Lunch included​


2/09/2015 11:44 AM
  
14/08/2015 3:18 PM

​Don't forget to Register for the 40th ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive Care ASM​​ which is being held at SkyCity Conference Centre, Auckland, New Zealand 29-31 October 2015.

14/08/2015 3:18 PM
  
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30/07/2015 4:59 PM

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30/07/2015 4:59 PM
  
30/07/2015 4:53 PM

​The 12th International Conference on Rapid Response Systems & Medical Emergency Teams will be held in Melbourne on May 2-3 2016.

Check out the draft Program: 2016 iRRS Draft Program 27July2015.pdf

30/07/2015 4:53 PM
  
23/07/2015 2:36 PM

The CCR Activity Report for 2013/14 is now available, please click on the relevant link below to download​.

2013/14 CCR Activity Report (Full Report)

2013/14 CCR Summary Report

Other CORE Reports can be found here​


23/07/2015 2:34 PM
  
10/07/2015 4:33 PM

Associate Professor Neil Orford is director of Intensive Care at University Hospital Geelong and director of Critical Care Services at St John of God Hospital Geelong. To read his recent articl in the age click here​.

10/07/2015 4:33 PM
  
10/07/2015 2:28 PM

​The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin​ recently published and article about ​the ANZICS Statement​ on Care and Decision-Making at the End of life for the Critically Ill, produced by the ANZICS End-of-Life Care Working Group (EOLCWG). Read the article online here (p. 116-119)​.​

10/07/2015 2:25 PM
  
22/06/2015 5:06 PM

The primary exam for CICM is a relatively new exam and will be an increasingly common pathway into ICU training. There is currently limited exam preparation support for candidates and many trainees I have interacted with are keen for the introduction of an exam course.

We plan to run a single day course with a strong practical focus at ANZICS House, Carlton. Please see our flyer and provisional program attached. There will be two streams: a candidate stream for those preparing to sit the exam, and a faculty stream for Intensivists involved in supervising candidates preparing for this exam. Teaching faculty includes CICM first part examiners, recent successful candidates, Intensivists and anaesthetists.

The day will focus on exam technique, study preparedness and topics of difficulty. The morning comprises adult learning based talks, followed by small group workshops on written exam and viva skills. The afternoon will incorporate exam-simulated viva stations and a written exam paper with targeted feedback to follow.

Registrations are now open and can be found on our website here: http://vpecc.weebly.com/

22/06/2015 5:02 PM
  
22/06/2015 5:00 PM

Register for the Safety and Quality conference: The Deteriorating Patient​ here.


SafeyQuality2015Program30042015.pdf

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18/05/2015 4:47 PM

​The TGA recently published information regarding Astral 100 and Astral 150 ventilators. ​

The TGA's statement can be found at:

https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/astral-100-and-astral-150-ventilators

18/05/2015 4:47 PM
  
6/05/2015 3:02 PM

​"How We Die Now & What Happens if We Don't: The Story of Infectious Diseases in the Developed World" - ​ By Professor Jack Iwashyna

University of Adelaide

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 at 5:30pm
Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre,
Ground level, Horace Lamb Building​


Lecture Poster​

6/05/2015 2:57 PM
  
15/04/2015 9:50 AM

Save the date: NSW ANZICS Dinner Meeting, Thursday May 14th 2015

Dr Xavier Guasch, Hospital de La Plana, Villa-Real, Spain

Brain Death and Organ Donation - What Can Australia Learn From Spain?

 Venue - to be confirmed.

 Please RSVP to OTDS-StateMedicalDirector@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au by May 7th 2015.​

15/04/2015 9:50 AM
  
14/04/2015 10:40 AM

The ANZICS End-of-life Care Working Group (EOLCWG) represents the Society's interests in matters related to end-of-life care in the ICU. The Working Group is responsible for developing and promoting statements for:

Statement on Care and Decision Making at the End-of-Life for the Critically Ill

This statement supersedes the Withholding and Withdrawing Treatment Statement​.

13/01/2015 12:20 PM
  
26/03/2015 4:45 PM

​EOI: ANZICS Volunteer Sepsis Guidelines​

Call for expressions of interest for an ANZICS Representative to assist in the creation of a guideline on sepsis in pregnancy.

 

The Society of Obstretric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand are seeking contribution for a section about critical care issues including: recognising a deteriorating patient, when to refer to ICU, management once in ICU.

 

Please submit your interest to contribute via return email to anzics@anzics.com.au prior to Thursday 2 April.​


26/03/2015 4:45 PM
  
25/03/2015 2:36 PM

The National Blood Authority (NBA) is pleased to announce that the Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 5 – Obstetrics and Maternity and accompanying Quick Reference Guide PDFs are now available and can be downloaded from the NBA website (http://www.blood.gov.au/pbm-module-5). Further information will be sent to notify you when hard copies are available to order from the NBA website in mid-April.

 

Module 5 is intended to assist and guide health-care professionals in making clinical decisions when managing pregnant and postpartum women.

 

We would be grateful if you would advise your members that Module 5 – Obstetrics and Maternity is now available. Please forward this email onto relevant parties and announce the news on your website and in your newsletter. Please feel free to use the attached web-button on your website so that your members can click straight through to the NBA website to download the guideline. 

 

Questions regarding the release of Module 5 – Obstetrics and Maternity should be directed to guidelines@blood.gov.au.

 

Kind regards

PBM Guidelines Team


25/03/2015 2:36 PM
  
2/03/2015 10:10 AM

​The 20th International Intensive Care Symposium will be held on 8th – 9th May 2015 in İstanbul, TURKEY​.

The Scientific Committee has elaborated an outstanding programme full of cutting edge innovations in intensive care science, innovation in the field, in education and in quality and safety improvement. Research from investigators around the world will be presented in special lectures and panels during the symposium. The aim of the programme​ is to make it efficient for our colleagues in terms of the intensive care science, improving education and service in intensive care, and assisting intensivists in their careers.​

2/03/2015 10:10 AM
  
24/02/2015 11:43 AM

​Radio National Health Report with Dr. Norman Swan and guest Associate Professor William Silvester.

Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care

Listen to the Health Report here​



24/02/2015 11:40 AM
  
13/01/2015 12:23 PM

6th November 2014

ANZICS Issues Statement on Care and Decision Making at the End-of-Life

Following a comprehensive survey of stakeholders, the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) has recently finalised the first edition of the ANZICS Statement on Care and Decision Making at the End-of-Life for the Critically Ill.

Based on the original ANZICS Statement on Withholding and Withdrawing Treatment, this document is more comprehensive, providing considerable detail on the clinical context, ethical principles and the legal framework in Australia and New Zealand.

Produced by a dedicated ANZICS Working Group, the Statement is intended to provide a framework for best practice in respect of critically ill patients at the end of life in Australia and New Zealand and provide strong support to intensive care staff involved in the care of these patients and their families. Guidance is given on processes and a limited number of specific recommendations are made regarding good clinical practice. Clinical case examples are used throughout to illustrate important points and to stimulate consideration and discussion.

Prior to the finalisation of the Statement, a consultation draft was sent out to all ANZICS members as well as a number of external stakeholders inviting them to review the document and provide feedback via an accompanying survey. The survey closed on 29th August 2014. ANZICS membership represented approximately 70% of respondents with external stakeholders making up the remaining 30%.  ​

ANZICS End-of-Life Care Working Group members:

Associate Professor William Silvester, Chair (Victoria, DODC)

Dr Stewart Moodie, Deputy Chair (South Australia, DODC)

Associate Professor Brent Richards (Queensland, DODC)

Dr Charlie Corke (Victoria)

Dr Dominic Wilkinson (South Australia)

Dr James Judson (New Zealand, DODC; ANZICS Past President)

Professor Malcolm Fisher, AO (ANZICS Past President)

Dr Penny Stewart (Northern Territory)

Dr Peter Saul (New South Wales)

Dr Stephen Jacobe (New South Wales – Paediatrics)

Associate Professor Stephen Streat (New Zealand, DODC)

Dr Theresa Jacques (New South Wales)


ANZICS Statement on Care and Decision Making at the End-of-Life for the Critically Ill



Contact

Jessyca Menzel

PO Box 164

CARLTON SOUTH, VIC 3053

T: 03 9340 3400

F: 03 9340 3499

E: jessyca.menzel@anzics.com.au


6/11/2014 11:52 AM
  
11/12/2014 2:58 PM

​The Latest publication of The Intensivist is The Intensivist_December 2014.pdf

11/12/2014 2:58 PM
  
26/11/2014 11:06 AM

​Noradrenaline Standardisation

 In 2014, the ANZICS Safety and Quality Committee was asked to investigate the potential patient safety issue of variability in noradrenaline infusion concentrations across Australia and New Zealand.  The Committee survey ICU Directors to determine current practice and seek opinion as to the importance of standardisation of noradrenaline infusion concentration as a patient safety issue.

Noradrenaline Survey Results and Discussion


26/11/2014 11:06 AM
  
26/11/2014 11:03 AM

The ANZICS Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy Consensus Statement was developed by the ANZICS Safety and Quality Committee in 2010. This statement was derived from the results of a survey of the ANZICS Membership. It is considered a guide of current best practice in the area. The statement was updated in 2014 following a review of literature published since the initial statement. ​The Committee strongly encourages feedback on the statement, as it is considered a 'living' document which is available for regular update as new evidence to guide practice in this area becomes available. 

​ANZICS Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy Statement

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26/11/2014 11:01 AM

2015 Safety and Quality Conference: The Deteriorating Patient​​
Sea World Resort, Gold Coast
6-7 July 2015

http://www.sqao-anzics.com

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