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A Joint iSRRS and ANZICS Webinar Sustaining the Rapid Response System in Australia and New Zealand

July 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:50 pm


“Sustaining the rapid response system in Australia and New Zealand”.

Date and Time: 19th of July from 8:00 AM to 12:50 PM (Melbourne time) to accommodate for international speakers.

Australia and New Zealand were early adopters and are world leaders of the Rapid Response System model of care.  Such systems have been associated with reductions in in-hospital cardiac arrests and mortality for hospitalised patients. In Australia and New Zealand rapid response team staff are often comprised of intensive care doctors and nurses.

In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of Rapid Response Team calls for hospitalised patients in many ICU-equipped hospitals. This has led to a strain on intensive care resources, particularly when the service does not have dedicated staffing.

This webinar will address elements of sustainability, clinician resourcing, and supervision of registrars involved in the rapid response team. Strategies to improve the recognition and response of at risk in deteriorating patients in the period prior to breaching rapid response team criteria will be explored. These will include strategies for enhanced monitoring of ward patients, improving pre rapid response team tiers of recognition and response, and approaches to predict which patients will experience a rapid response team review.  There will also be a discussion about the roles and responsibilities of a Critical Care Outreach Physician.

This activity has CICM CPD Accreditation for Category 2A: Passive Group Learning (1 point per hour).

The webinar will be free for all members of ANZICS and the iSRRS.
Non-members can become a member of ANZICS or the iSRRS at the links below:

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Thanking you,

On behalf of iSRRS: Lesley Durham, Daryl Jones
On behalf of ANZICS: Mark Nicholls, Deepak Bhonagiri, Gian Sberna, Sue Huckson, Phyllis Toparlanis, Vathsala Pradeep.

Speakers Biography & Summary: 
Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud
Mary Pinder
John Welch
A.Prof Winston Cheung
Dr Paul Secombe
Steph Sprogis
Ken Hillman
Bianca Levkovich
Josh Allen
Prof Daryl Jones
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July 19, 2022
8:00 am - 12:50 pm