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Perioperative LHN

This LHN brings together a diverse group of clinicians, consumers, academics, researchers, and data experts to work collaboratively to create sustainable improvements for planned and emergency surgery in Victoria. It will be in place for 2 years. 

  • Clinical lead: Prof. David Watters   
  • Advisory group: Established  
  • Data group: Established  

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Posted on 03 Sep 2020
Posted on 07 Apr 2020

New guidance on acute behavioural disturbance in emergency settings

Everyone deserves to feel safe in emergency care settings, but this can be challenging when caring for people who are agitated or aggressive. 

Together with healthcare consumers and staff, and after reviewing 125 pieces of evidence and analysing 73 public consultation submissions, Safer Care Victoria has produced clinical guidance to improve care for people experiencing acute behavioural disturbance. 

Download the guidance

Last Updated
18 Oct 2023
Posted on 31 Jan 2020
Posted on 16 Oct 2019

It’s restart a heart day! Can you help save a life?

Wednesday 16 October is ‘Restart a Heart’ Day, a global campaign to raise awareness on the importance of learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and having access to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in our community. 

Approximately 30,000 Australians suffer a cardiac arrest every year.  Of these only 1 in 10 will survive.  

You can help to save a life with 3 simple steps: 

Posted on 03 Sep 2019
Posted on 07 Jun 2019

Updated guidance for patients in emergency departments and urgent care centres

When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available and most up-to-date information. Which is why we’ve updated our patient information fact sheets for emergency presentations.

Easy to follow advice for patients

From chest pain to seizures – our updated patient fact sheets cover 47 common emergency presentations. They can be given to patients who present to an emergency department or urgent care centre when they are discharged.

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