.ESCALATION pilot and PARROT Chart Update
September was all about the sites trialling the escalation system. Education was rolled out to make sure everyone was familiar with using the charts. Over 23, 000 PARROT charts were delivered to the 6 sites.
The completion dates of the trial are:
The month of October is busy collecting data about the trial; chart audits, staff focus groups and parent interviews. A staff survey is next to be circulated by the pilot site managers and educators for all staff to give their feedback. Please contact us if you would like to directly provide feedback
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ESCALATION Project Team Update
The ESCALATION project team flew to Melbourne to attend the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society - Safety and Quality Deteriorating Patient Conference (more information can be found on their websitehttps://www.anzics.com.au/safety-quality-conference/).
The Conference explored aspects of the deteriorating patient, more specifically, with the involvement of the family and the role of the patient in activation of the Medical Emergency team, recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient in the Emergency Department and measuring efficiency of the Rapid Response System.
The ESCALATION team presented a poster reporting the project (see photo). Associate Professor Fenella Gill was an invited speaker and discussed the role of the family/ Parent involvement in early recognition of the deteriorating child in hospital. The benefits of attending this conference were sharing our work more widely, gaining exposure to the clinical and scholarly area of current research and developments related to the deteriorating patient and to network with other clinicians and researchers in the area, establish contacts, and build collaborations.
Photo - The ESCALATION project team and poster on display. From right to left Alannah Cooper, Pania Falconer, Associate Professor Fenella Gill and Professor Gavin Leslie