Mr Joshua AllenLecturer in Nursing and PhD Candidate, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University
Mr Joshua Allen
Lecturer in Nursing and PhD Candidate, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University
Joshua Allen is a critical care nurse with clinical practice experience predominantly in cardiac and emergency care. He currently works in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University as a Lecturer in Nursing, teaching into both the Bachelor of Nursing course and the Master of Nursing Practice specialty stream courses. He is currently completing a PhD, also at Deakin University, exploring the factors that contribute to clinical deterioration in an acute care hospital. His research is focused on the period of time between admission to healthcare and MET call, and the role acute care nurses have in the identification and management of patients at risk of clinical deterioration. Four children and a wife are eagerly awaiting the completion of the PhD. With a fairly busy schedule, Joshua maintains his mental health by going to the gym to pick up heavy things and then put them straight back down again.
Professor Tracey BucknallFoundational Chair of Clinical Nursing and Director of Nursing Research, Alfred Health and Deakin University.
Professor Tracey Bucknall
Foundational Chair of Clinical Nursing and Director of Nursing Research, Alfred Health and Deakin University.
Tracey Bucknall is an Alfred Deakin Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Australia. She holds a joint appointment at Alfred Health as the Director of Nursing Research, Foundational Chair of Clinical Nursing and Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Patient Safety Research-Alfred Health Partnership. She holds Adjunct Professorial appointments at Bangor University, United Kingdom; University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; and Monash University, Australia.
For more than a decade Tracey’s practice specialty was critical care. Since 2005, she has held joint clinical and academic appointments. As a decision scientist, she focuses on improving patient safety, augmenting clinical decision-making and the use of research in practice. She has a sustained record of competitive research funding, presented her research nationally and internationally, and published over 200 scholarly publications in decision making and knowledge translation. Her recent awards include the title of Alfred Deakin Professor, the highest academic award granted to Deakin University Professors and as an inductee into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame for her contribution to research and health care.
Intensivist and Nephrologist, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
Dr Campbell has been involved in Rapid Response Systems since 2003. Now, as a practising Intensive Care and Renal physician on the Sunshine Coast for the last 13 years, she has gained an understanding of both the critical care and ward requirements of recognition and management of patient deterioration, as well as contributing to published literature on safe hospital care delivery.
Dr Campbell’s current role as Chair of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Standard 8 committee and Queensland Health Digital Early Warning Tool steering committee, and member of the Deteriorating Patient Interjurisdictional Community of Practice led by the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission. These roles provide the opportunity to contribute to prevention/recognition improving deteriorating patient outcomes on a larger scale, and join fellow colleagues committed to safer health care innovation in this area.
Over the last 2 years Dr Campbell has been involvement in the Queensland State-wide digital Hospital Program at both an individual site and state-wide level.
Dr Chalwin is an intensive care specialist at Lyell McEwin Hospital with a long-standing interest in Rapid Response Systems and particularly their human factors aspects. He has translated this interest to his PhD candidature and is currently investigating ergonomic improvements to his hospital’s Rapid Response Team operations. His involvement also extends to a Senior Lecturer role with Adelaide Health Simulation, at the University of Adelaide, and as one of the authors of the RRT Handbook (https://rrthandbook.org). More recently, he has founded and convenes the Australian and New Zealand Rapid Response Educator Group – a multi-disciplinary collaboration working to develop free, open-access, standardised training resources for all Rapid Response Teams.
Professor of Nursing, Deakin University – Eastern Health, Victoria, Australia
Professor Julie Considine is the Director of the Eastern Health – Deakin University Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre in Victoria, Australia. Julie is nationally and internationally recognised for her expertise in patient safety research and education and her work related to clinical decision making and recognising and responding to clinical deterioration. Julie has over 190 publications in the peer reviewed literature and has attracted over $5.2M in research and project funding. She is a founding fellow of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia and fellow of the Australian College of Nursing. She is a Senior Editor of the Australasian Emergency Care, represents the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia on the Australian Resuscitation Council, and represents the Australian and New Zealand Resuscitation Councils on the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation Basic Life Support TaskForce.
Professor of Nursing and Director, Active Learning – Deakin University
Judy is a Professor of Nursing and Director of Active Learning at Deakin University, Melbourne. Judy’s clinical research program is focused on decisions that impact patient safety and quality of care, specifically clinical deterioration of patients in acute wards, emergency departments and cardiac catheter laboratories. Judy is an internationally Accredited Consultant-Trainer in Team-Based Learning; and holds numerous university and national teaching awards for innovative curriculum design, active learning and outstanding contributions to student learning.
Ms Emma ForbesQuality Improvement Advisor, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Ms Emma Forbes
Quality Improvement Advisor, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Emma works for the Health Quality & Safety Commission in New Zealand. She is the hospital improvement team’s quality improvement advisor and supports national implementation of the patient deterioration and maternity early warning systems programmes, and other hospital improvement activities. Previously she was the senior project manager for these programmes. Other programmes she has worked on at the Commission include safe surgery NZ and medication safety.
Prior to joining the Commission, Emma was a patient safety lead at the former National Patient Safety Agency in the United Kingdom. She managed patient safety projects and programmes across a range of areas including patient engagement, open disclosure (Being open), the cleanyourhands campaign, and reporting and learning systems.
Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, Canada & Director of Medical Education at Hamilton Health Sciences.
Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud is Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, Canada and an Intensivist and Director of Medical Education at Hamilton Health Sciences. She completed her BSc in Biology and Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick (1983), MSc in Medical Sciences from Medical Sciences (1985) and MD from the University of Ottawa (1989). She completed her Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary before joining McMaster University in 2000. A clinician scientist, Dr. Fox-Robichaud studies the pathophysiology of sepsis and how laboratory research discoveries and evidence are transferred into clinical care. She is particularly interested in discovering a biomarker to improve sepsis diagnosis. She is the past president of the Canadian Critical Care Society and the inaugural president of the Canadian Sepsis Foundation. She has over 80 peer-reviewed publications that reflect a broad engagement in academic medicine. In 2015, she received a Leading Practice Award from Accreditation Canada for the integration of an electronic early warning score into the medical record. In 2018, the Global Sepsis Alliance awarded her an individual award for her sepsis leadership.
Fenella Gill’s clinical background is paediatric intensive care and her postgraduate education experience led on to PhD work to develop Australian practice standards for graduates of critical care nurse education. Fenella’s postdoctoral NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship focused on implementation and evaluation of the role of parents in early recognition and response to the deteriorating patient in hospital. Fenella leads the Perth Children’s Hospital nursing research program to optimise patients and families’ hospital experience and patient outcomes. The West Australian Health Research Network Fellowship in Research Translation provided the opportunity to lead larger scale implementation research focusing on human behaviour and communication in hospital especially in the context of clinical deterioration. Fenella is a journal editor for Australian Critical Care and has been honoured as a life member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses.
Following the completion of a Master of Nursing in Critical Care, Malcolm went on to a variety of roles in Intensive Care across the NSW Public Health System and NHS England. His seemingly conflicting interests of resuscitation and organ donation have seen him work for both the Australian Resuscitation Council and the NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service and he is a National Board Member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses. Malcolm is a member of the International Society for Rapid Response Systems and has a broad interest in using predictive analytics and electronic clinical decision support tools to recognise and respond to deteriorating patients.
Malcolm joined the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission in 2012, where his is the Senior Manager, Adult Patient Safety Program leading state wide initiatives to improve the early recognition and response to deteriorating patients, sepsis and the prevention of harm from falls and pressure injuries in the NSW Public Health System. Malcolm undertook the Institute for Healthcare Improvement year-long Improvement Advisor Program graduating in September 2017 and continues to teach Quality Improvement Science at a local and national level.
Dr Susan HertzbergSenior Staff Specialist in Emergency Department, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Senior Medical Advisor, Avant Mutual Indemnity Group
Dr Susan Hertzberg
Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Department, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Senior Medical Advisor, Avant Mutual Indemnity Group
Dr Hertzberg is a Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and is a Senior Medical Advisor, at the Avant Mutual Indemnity Group. She is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at the University of NSW and tutored in Ethics in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW.
Dr Hertzberg has a Masters of Health Law and a Masters of Bioethics, from the University of Sydney. She is a member of the Medico-legal Society. She is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine and has held various training and committee roles in the College.
Professor of Intensive Care, University of New South Wales.
Ken Hillman is Professor of Intensive Care and Foundation Director of the Simpson Centre for Health Services Research at the SWS Clinical School, University of New South Wales which is affiliated with the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research. He is an actively practising clinician in Intensive Care at Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals. He has over 190 peer-reviewed publications; 65 chapters in textbooks; co-authored an intensive care textbook; co-edited several textbooks; and written two books – Vital Signs and A Good Life to the End. He has been awarded over $24 million in grants. has been an examiner for 12 years in intensive care and has held many professional positions related to health. He is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the introduction of the Medical Emergency Team. He has published extensively on the care of the elderly frail at the end-of-life. In 2016 he was an invited presenter at TEDx which was held at the Sydney Opera House. His research now concentrates on Health Services Research, especially in relation to the potential inappropriate health management of the elderly frail. He is also the recipient of the Order of Australia for his work.
Associate Professor Daryl JonesA/Prof DEPM Monash University, Adjunct Associate Professor University Melbourne, Medical Director Critical Care Outreach Austin Hospital
Associate Professor Daryl Jones
A/Prof DEPM Monash University, Adjunct Associate Professor University Melbourne, Medical Director Critical Care Outreach Austin Hospital
Associate Professor Daryl Jones graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996 and is an Intensive Care Specialist at Austin Health.
Daryl is also an Associate Professor at Monash University, and adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and an advisor to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in healthcare
He has completed a doctor of medicine in aspects of the Rapid Response Team (RRT) and has also completed a PhD on the RRT that will assess the characteristics and outcomes of patient who are reviewed by the RRT, and details of resource utilization of the MET in ICU-equipped hospitals throughout Australia.
Daryl is the medical director of critical care outreach at the Austin Hospital and is the the president-elect of the international society for Rapid Response Systems, and has convened the last six ANZICS conferences on deteriorating patients
Dr Harvey LanderDirector, Systems Improvement Directorate, Clinical Excellence Commission
Dr Harvey Lander
Director, Systems Improvement Directorate, Clinical Excellence Commission
Dr Harvey Lander B Med MBA FRACMA is Director, Systems Improvement at the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC), Sydney, Australia. The CEC has specialists in patient safety and is tasked with partnering with Local Health Districts to support improvements in safety and reliability of care across NSW Health. Harvey currently has responsibility for leading a number of programs including the adult and older person’s patient safety programs, mental health patient safety as well as the medication safety program. He contributes at a state level in supporting clinical and specifically medical leadership, executives and health services to improve the quality and safety of patient care in over 200 hospitals and smaller health facilities. He has contributed to publications on improving the recognition and response to sepsis and the deteriorating patient. He is passionate about systems improvements to help support safe, reliable, integrated, sustainable person-centred systems of care that reduce harm and improve patient experience and outcomes.
Harvey has previously worked as a Director of Medical Services in range of acute tertiary, outer metropolitan and regional hospitals across Australia and had responsibility for clinical governance, quality and safety, medical, pharmacy, and related services. He has previously served on the RACMA (Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators) Council, a Victorian Health Service Board Subcommittee and a School Council.
Tammie is an ICU Nurse Consultant at Austin Health. She completed her critical care nursing studies in 2001 and Masters in Nurse Practitioner in 2010. Since 2006 she has been working as an ICU Nurse Consultant where she continues to be passionate and challenged in supporting the care of acutely ill patients following critical illness, and those at risk of, and who are deteriorating in the hospital wards.
Dr Mewton trained in Bristol in the UK, initially having trained in Surgery then Emergency and Intensive Care, has sixteen years clinical experience. Currently work in a Quaternary/Tertiary Hospital in Queensland as a Fellow, implementing a relatively new concept of a combined senior clinician and senior nurse providing after hours leadership and support for patients on the wards. Key objectives include improving early recognition and management of patients who acutely deteriorate, assisting in the care of complex patients discharged from or not suitable for Intensive Care and providing post Medical Emergency Response follow up and advice. Dr Mewton has conducted numerous audits and research including an annual survey for the last three years of 298 doctors who participate in the medical emergency response teams. She has also created a number of education initiatives to enhance clinical and non-technical skills training in our hospital including a five-week Resident Ward Call Education Program and an initially medical now multidisciplinary Medical Emergency Response Team Course.
Jo Molloy is a Nurse Practitioner who jointly manages and leads the Critical Care Liaison Nurse service at Peninsula Health. In this role she provides clinical leadership and the Intensive Care response to Medical Emergency Team calls. She has completed post graduate diploma qualifications in Intensive Care as well as Education and has over 25 years of Critical Care experience at various ICUs and EDs in Australia. She completed her Masters in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at LaTrobe University and has been an endorsed Nurse Practitioner since 2015.
Jo enjoys providing critical care outreach and supporting clinicians caring for deteriorating patients in ward areas outside of ICU. She is a clinical mentor for advanced practice nurses at Peninsula Health and has undertaken research to understand the factors associated with care for deteriorating patients. This has resulted in several conference presentations and journal publications. Jo also has a keen interest in Advanced Life Support education and has been an Advanced Life Support 2 Instructor and Course Director for the Australian Resuscitation Council since 2014.
Ms Gemma PoundSenior Physiotherapist, The Alfred Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital
Ms Gemma Pound
Senior Physiotherapist, The Alfred Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital
Gemma Pound graduated from King’s College, London in 2006 and worked in a number of hospitals in the UK before emigrating to Australia in 2015. She works as Senior Physiotherapist in Intensive Care at The Alfred Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. She is passionate about early mobilisation, non-pharmacological management of delirium and long-term outcomes of ICU patients. She is undertaking a part-time PhD at Monash University and her research includes the functional recovery, health-related quality of life and long-term follow up of patients following in-hospital cardiac arrest.
Naomi Pratt is a Nurse Practitioner who jointly manages and leads the Critical Care Liaison Nurse service at Peninsula Health. In this role she provides clinical leadership and the Intensive Care response to Medical Emergency Team calls. She has completed post graduate qualifications in Intensive Care and has over 20 years of ICU experience at various ICUs in London and Melbourne. She completed her Masters in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at LaTrobe University and has been an endorsed Nurse Practitioner since 2015.
She has a keen interest providing critical care outreach and supporting clinicians caring for deteriorating patients in ward areas outside of ICU. She is a clinical mentor for advanced practice nurses at Peninsula Health and has undertaken research to understand the factors associated with the care of deteriorating patients. This has resulted in several conference presentations and journal publications.
In 2019 Naomi was appointed as the Chair of the Governance committee for the Critical Care Clinical Network within the healthcare quality and safety improvement agency for Victoria, Safer Care Victoria (SCV).
Dr Alex PsiridesSpecialist, Intensive Care Unit, Wellington Regional Hospital, New Zealand
Dr Alex Psirides
Specialist, Intensive Care Unit, Wellington Regional Hospital, New Zealand
Alex is an ICU specialist & co-clinical leader of the regional ICU in Wellington. He trained in London, Australia and New Zealand. He has been involved in the design and implementation of rapid response systems to detect and respond to in-patient deterioration in several countries. His work and research in this area led to an appointment as the national clinical lead for the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission’s 5-year ‘Deteriorating Patient’ programme. He is medical director of Wellington’s ICU aeromedical retrieval service covering the lower North and upper South Islands of New Zealand. He is interested in how hospitals (often fail to) recognise dying patients and thinks we could & should do better. When not walking his dog or children, he builds websites & designs logos for Wellington ICU’s prodigious research department. He has nearly written a lot more papers so should spend less time on Twitter; despite this he managed to write a free rapid response team textbook with some nice Australians.
Senior Registrar, Intensive Care, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Dr Hannah Rotherham is a senior intensive care registrar at Royal Melbourne Hospital. After completing a MBBS at Australian National University in Canberra, she has returned to Melbourne to pursue a career in Intensive Care. Her areas of interest include end of life care and trainee welfare.
Dr Francesca RubulottaConsultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Imperial College Medical School London
Dr Francesca Rubulotta
Consultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Imperial College Medical School London
Francesca Rubulotta, was born in Catania, Italy. She obtained her MD with laude and commendation in July 1998 at the University of Catania, Italy. In 2002, Dr Rubulotta gained accreditation in Anesthesia at the University of Trieste in Italy and later in 2004 she obtained her specialty in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Her training in ICM took place in the USA, the Netherlands, and in Belgium. She is currently working in the UK as Consultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer in ICM and Anaesthesia at Imperial College, Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospital, NHS Trust and Medical School in London. In 2012, she obtained her PhD at the University of Catania, Italy. In 2018 she obtained the Master in Business Administration (MBA) at Imperial College London, UK. Dr Rubulotta was the Chair of the Division of Professional Development (DPD) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), deputy editor of the Patient Centred Acute Care Training e-learning ptoject (PACT) and the Chair of the CoBaTrICE project (www.cobatrice.com). Dr Rubulotta is the chair of the committee of Medical Managers (CMM) of the British Medical Association (BMA). Dr Rubulotta is a member of the European Board of Intensive Care Medicine (EBICM) and a member of the European Accreditation Board for Continue Medical Education (EACCME) in the Union of European Medical Specialities (UEMS), a member of the Governance Board of the EACCME, and a new member of the UEMS school of examiners. Dr Rubulotta is member of the elearning educatin committeee of the Faculty of Critical Care Medicine (FICM). Dr Rubulotta is in the Editorial board of ICU management and practice and she is a reviewer for several journals including Critical Care and Critical Care medicine. Dr Rubulotta did her training in End of Life and Compassionate Care Medicine, in the USA at Brown University, Rhode Island University Hospital in Providence. She is a founding member of the International Conference of the Society for Rapid Response Systems and part of two Consensus Conferences of rapid response systems (consensus on identifying the deteriorating patients and consensus on metrics for rapid response systems). She is audit and quality improvement lead at Charing Cross Hospital she has lead several projects including Decubicus (international study executive committee), quality improvement to assess the incidence of pressure damages, PROBESE study to set ventilation for bariatric patients, new drug bag project for emergency intubation outside critical areas, pain management project, eye care new protocol, prevention of ankle and shoulder sub-luxation in neuro-patients, IMPRESS study for severe sepsis, I-Glossari, EPOCH perioperative management of emergency laparotomy, and others. An avid researcher, Dr. Rubulotta has published papers, abstracts, chapters and reviews, mainly on education, sepsis, rapid response systems, leadership and ethics. Dr. Rubulotta has recently developed interest in value creation in health care and has been consulting companies including Phillips and Medtronic. She is working with the London in vitro Diagnostics Co-Operative ( London IVD, http://london.ivd.nihr.ac.uk/industry-innovators/ ) Dr. Rubulotta has studied five different European languages.
Dr Rubulotta has been invited as a speaker at national and international meetings. Dr Rubulotta has a personal interest in Waterpolo which she is still playing at a semiprofessional level and winning four times the master world championship and several times national and European championships.
Dr Amith ShettyEmergency physician and Clinical Director, Patient Experience and System Performance Support & Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
Dr Amith Shetty
Emergency physician and Clinical Director, Patient Experience and System Performance Support & Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
Amith, is an Emergency physician, and Clinical Director in the Patient Experience System Performance Support division at NSW Ministry of Health. He has been a Medical Director of Hospital in the home service is Western Sydney and Clinical adviser to eHealth NSW. He is also the Medical chair of NSW Emergency Care Institute Research Advisory Committee. He has clinically co-designed the Sepsis screening programs for NSW and the digital clinical decision support tools for Sepsis in Western Sydney which are slated to be rolled out across NSW EDs through the electronic version of the Clinical Excellence Commission’s SEPSIS KILLS program in late 2019.
He has led several evaluations on sepsis screening algorithms in Sydney, NSW, Australia and Internationally. His passion remains in developing augmented rather than automated clinical decision support tools for safe use in clinical practise – which could deliver learning systems and safe high quality patient care. He continues to keep engaged in clinical activities through stints at rural Australian EDs and international charity missions.
Clinical Ethics Lead, St George Hospital, Conjoint Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW
George Skowronski graduated from Monash University in 1974. His postgraduate training was in internal medicine and intensive care. He has recently retired from clinical practice in intensive care, but holds a part-time position as clinical ethics consultant at St George Hospital, Sydney. He also holds a conjoint appointment with the University of NSW as an Associate Professor of Critical Care.
George is an ex-President of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), an ex-chairman of the Intensive Care Specialist Advisory Committee of the RACP, and an ex-examiner for the former Faculty of Intensive Care. He was instrumental in establishing the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group, which has produced a number of large-scale trials of international significance, and led the development of the MBS fee structure for intensive care. He has also served as a State Councillor for the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Association, a State Councillor for the AMA and remains an expert reviewer for the Heath Care Complaints Commission.
The numerous ethical problems of intensive care medicine led to an early interest in this area, and George completed a Master of Bioethics through Sydney University in 2016. He has a current research interest in organ donation ethics as well as his ethics consulting role at St George.
PhD Candidate and Critical Care RN, Deakin University
Stephanie is currently a full-time PhD Candidate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University in Burwood, and an ICU nurse at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg. She was previously employed as a Research Fellow and sessional facilitator of undergraduate nursing education at Deakin University. Stephanie has clinical, education, and research expertise in the areas of patient safety and critical care, in specific relation to the recognition of, and response to, clinical deterioration in the ward setting. Her Master’s study was one of the first studies of the trajectory of clinical deterioration in ward patients prior to Medical Emergency Team activation, and the utilisation of pre-Medical Emergency Team tiers of Rapid Response Systems. That study was significant as it highlighted there were frequent and repeated opportunities to recognise and respond to early clinical deterioration before the need for Medical Emergency Team activation.
Carmel Taylor is an Intensive Care Nurse Consultant at Austin Health, with vast involvement in critical care outreach services for over 15 years, and clinical background in critical care nursing. She has completed a in Graduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing, and Masters of Nursing- Nurse Practitioner studies. Her interest in rapid response teams has been significant with involvement with ICU Liaison Nurse Special Interest Group, & Safer Care Victoria project work related to RRT development. In addition, she has contributed to various published works related to ICU Liaison nurse role in Australia.
Other roles in clinical governance and education have occurred, with leadership in critical care services, Deteriorating Patient Committee whilst maintaining ongoing clinical practice as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with active involvement in protocol development related to liver failure and cardiac surgical patients. She is passionate about staff and patient advocacy in support of better clinical outcomes and well-respected for her drive towards clinical excellence.
Clinical Director, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Associate Professor Amanda Walker is a Specialist in Palliative Medicine in the Southern Highlands of NSW who has led state-wide work in End-of-Life Care and Diagnostic Error at the Clinical Excellence Commission in NSW.
Her work as a Clinical Director at the Commission has primarily focused on the development of Clinical Care Standards, resources to support clinicians and managers addressing Hospital Acquired Complications, and supporting clinicians to provide Comprehensive Care.
Ms Megan YoungsonClinical Fellow, Critical Care Clinical Network, Safer Care Victoria
Ms Megan Youngson
Clinical Fellow, Critical Care Clinical Network, Safer Care Victoria
Megan is the clinical fellow for the critical care clinical network at Safer Care Victoria. She is currently undertaking the recognition and response system project, with a focus on standardising recognition and response governance structures and improving clinician engagement in the recognition and response system.
Megan completed her nursing training, in New Zealand, over 10 years ago. She has since gone on to complete a Master of Nursing Practice and specialise in emergency and intensive care nursing. Previous roles have included clinical nursing, research, education and project management, in both a metropolitan and regional setting. Her aim for the future is to work in systems improvement and risk management, with a focus on maximising the potential of regional and rural health services.