ESCALATION project- July Update
PARROT Chart Update
The ESCALATION project team are very excited to say after two months of comprehensive consultation the 5 Paediatric Acute Recognition and Response Observation Tool (PARROT) charts are finally heading to the printers. This is a great achievement and significant milestone for the project. In two weeks’ time hard copies should be available. During the past two months, there have been over 50 Paediatric expert clinicians, researchers and Health consumers who provided constructive feedback about the chart. In addition, posters and flyers have been developed to promote the PARROT and family engagement. These will be displayed in the areas during the trial.
Training Day- PARROT
Acute clinical deterioration can happen at any point during a child’s admission to hospital. Evidence suggests in the hours before acute deterioration events such as cardiac arrest or unplanned admission to critical care paediatric patients show early signs and symptoms. This means there are opportunities to intervene early and prevent these events. The ESCALATION project has developed the Paediatric Acute Recognition and Response Observation Tool (PARROT) as an aid to the early warning system to improve early recognition and response to acute deterioration. This tool is to be trialled in WA health care settings in the coming months.
On July 4th 2019, 18 key educators and paediatric expert clinicians participated in a training day for the roll out of the PARROT with the ESCALATION project team.
The training day priorities included
Health Consumer Engagement
Parents play an important role in ESCALATION system, as they can sometimes notice vital changes in their child’s condition more quickly and easily than the health care team, which can lead to a quicker medical response. The ESCALATION project team have consulted with consumers in Broome, Bunbury and Perth. A survey had recently been circulated in electronic format via both Perth Children’s Hospital Facebook team and the Health Consumer Council network. The focus of the survey was to hear from consumers who have had their child admitted to hospital in Western Australia. Thank you to the Health Consumer Council and Perth Children’s Hospital for supporting the ESCALATION project and the survey.