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Safer Care Victoria is pleased to invite you to an interactive virtual discussion on parental recognition and escalation of care for the deteriorating child in the emergency department.

Many paediatric sepsis sentinel events have similar themes related to the parent/carers' difficulty in being heard when they were concerned about their child's deterioration whilst in the ED. Hear about lessons learned from paediatric sentinel events.

The Safer Care Victoria Parental Recognition of the Deteriorating Child Quality Improvement Pilot Project co-designed, tested, and trialled tools to recognise, escalate and respond to the deteriorating child in the ED. It included parents/carers as part of the treating team and a critical component for providing timely treatment to lead to better outcomes for children.

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to collaborate with representatives from any health service across the state to:

  • ask questions about the project and learnings from the pilot health services
  • discuss learnings from their health service about parental escalation of care for children in EDs i.e. enablers and barriers to overcome
  • learn from each other about innovative ways to ensure that parents have access to systems to escalate care for their child if they are worried they are getting worse in the ED and that they know how to enact these.

Before joining the session, please ensure that you are familiar with the improvement work undertaken by the pilot sites by viewing the video of the final presentation. Please share this Eventbrite link with any of your colleagues that may be interested in joining this session. Facilitator: Dr Annie Moulden, Clinical Lead, Paediatric Clinical Network, Safer Care Victoria

For further information/ queries please contact:

Libby White (Senior Project Officer, Paediatric Clinical Network, Centre of Clinical Excellence) 


Page last updated: 19 Aug 2022