In August 2023, we announced the Safer Care for Kids project. This project aims to implement the following recommendations made by paediatric clinicians, consumers and health service managers who identified reasons for potential harm to paediatric patients:
- Mandate the use of Victorian Children’s Tool for Observation and Response (ViCTOR) by all clinicians wherever children and young people have vital signs recorded.
- Implement a virtual paediatric emergency consultation system with the right infrastructure, including training and quality assurance, video links to clinicians with paediatric expertise, and retrieval services.
- Design a centralised parental and carer escalation process.
We’re currently in the scoping phase of the project, exploring barriers and enablers to the escalation of care in acute health settings.
As part of this phase, we’re inviting consumers with experience accessing acute healthcare for their children and clinicians (Ambulance Victoria, emergency departments, urgent care centres or hospitals) with experience in recognising and responding to deterioration of paediatrics to help us explore and understand the issue.
You can help us in one or more of the ways:
- Complete this questionnaire about current practice in relation to track and trigger tools and escalation of care processes. This survey takes about 10 minutes.
- Clinicians can complete this expression of interest to join our online advisory group workshops on 5 and 12 October (1-3pm). This EOI takes about 2 minutes to complete.
- Consumers can complete this expression of interest to join our online advisory group workshop on 17 October (1-3pm). This EOI takes about 2 minutes to complete.
These forms will be open until 24 September 2023.
If you have any queries about this survey or the Safer Care for Kids project, please email: email@example.com with the subject line Safer Care for Kids.