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Intensive Care resources making a difference for clinicians, patients and families

Intensive Care resources making a difference for clinicians, patients and families

Three metropolitan and regional hospital Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in NSW held simultaneous morning teas on 11 May 2016 to celebrate new resources aimed at building the capability of ICU staff, empowering consumers and improving healthcare in hospitals across NSW .

The ACI Intensive Care and Coordination Monitoring Unit (ICCCMU) website provides a one-stop, comprehensive pool of information and resources for ICU clinicians, managers, patients, families and people visiting an ICU.

The ICCMU website recently underwent an extensive redesign process led by the Intensive Care Service Network (ICSN) Nurse Leaders Group, including local ICU Nursing Unit Managers (NUM) from the launch sites of Liverpool, St George and Gosford Hospitals.

During the morning tea, ICU staff were given a tour of the revamped website, including the new interactive Patients & Families space which aims to provide easy-to-understand information for family and friends with a loved one in an ICU . People visiting this new resource have access to videos, infographics and an interactive online patient and equipment database to guide them through an often confusing and complex clinical environment.

Visitors to the website can also access information around a range of intensive care related topics such as research and quality, the Intensive Care Manual, ICCMU and Intensive Care Services Network (ICSN), and a clinician education resource library.

Thank you to the local teams for hosting the morning teas as part of an ongoing commitment to professional development in ICU staff.

For more information on the ACI ICCMU website visit: www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/networks/intensive-care.