We presented findings from the ESCALATION project so far at the Child Health Symposium which was held at Perth's Children Hospital from the 3rd-5th November. This annual event is jointly hosted by the Child and Adolescent Health Service and Telethon Kids Institute and brings together paediatric researchers to share their work. Please follow the link to view a copy of the poster presentation.
October 2020 Update
Testing of the ESCALATION system and second version of the Paediatric Acute Recognition and Response Tool (PARROT) is now underway at PCH and Broome. The system is being used at the Emergency Department, 2B medical and 2A at PCH and in the Emergency Department and Children’s Ward at Broome. All areas testing the ESCALATION System and PARROT will continue using this after the six week pilot.
The system will be implemented across PCH in February 2021 and will also be ready for state-wide implementation in 2021. Grant applications have been submitted to facilitate the implementation and evaluation of the ESCALATION system and PARROT.
August 2020 Update
For the first half of 2020 the project team has been working on the recommendations • Re-design and refinement of PARROT v2.0 using the evaluation findings and continued engagement with and input from stakeholders • Planning for the final testing of PARROT v2.0 prior to implementation • Planning for implementation of the ESCALATION system including PARROT v2.0. We are developing a comprehensive implementation and evaluation plan using Implementation Science Principles to ensure consistency and fidelity of use to optimise the system
From the feedback in 2019 we have redesigned the PARROT and implementation education tools
We are about to test the second version of the PARROT in two sites both PCH and Broome for 6 weeks (this will commence in mid- September 2020)
We are rolling out the implementation training and education now that includes a video
We will be collecting feedback at the end of the testing phase (November 2020)
Thanks to our staff in the Emergency Department, 2B respiratory and 2A who, together with staff from the Broome Hospital Emergency Department and Children’s Ward who have undertaken training and are using the ESCALATION System as part of this final stage of the testing. The new system is expected to be rolled out State-wide in the first half of next year