ICUConnect is the premier Australasian virtual community for the multi-disciplinary critical care team
The aim of ICUConnect is to improve the outcomes of critically ill patients by facilitating the distribution of knowledge across the intensive care community.
We are open to all individuals who provide care for critically ill patients including clinicians, managers and academics. We are also open to our industry partners.
ICUConnect is a discussion forum managed by ICNSW.
ICUConnect was established in December 2003 with 130 senior nursing clinicians across NSW Intensive Care Units. Membership has grown steadily and now numbers over 2150 health professionals from Australia, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia.
As a member of ICUConnect:
It has been a breakthrough in communication between all levels of units/staff/competence. Its good to know that somewhere out there someone has trod where you are now!
I think this is a great service as it really does connect all. It invites everybody to have a say and discuss what is going on in other units. We ICU people tend to get very comfortable in our own little part of the world and do things our way.
It's a great service, and it helps practitioners learn from the experiences of other practitioners/units and saves time when researching clinical issue.
How do I become a member?
After you complete the form the moderator will receive an email, review your details and complete your enrolment.
Publications on ICUConnect
- Rolls K, Kowal D, Elliott D, Burrell (2008) Building a statewide knowledge network for clinicians in intensive care units: knowledge brokering and the Intensive Care NSW (ICNSW) Australian Critical Care 21(1): 27-37 (http://www.australiancriticalcare.com/article/S1036-7314(07)00141-5/fulltext?mobileUi=0)
- Rolls K, Kowal D, Hansen M and Elliott D (2010) If you build it they will come: growth of an online community for intensive care in Australia, ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting Hobart October Poster Presentation
- Rolls K, Hansen M, Jackson D and Elliott D (2014) Analysis of the social network development of a virtual community for Australian intensive care professional, Computers, Informatics, Nursing 32 (11): 536-544 (http://journals.lww.com/cinjournal/Abstract/2014/11000/Analysis_of_the_Social_Network_Development_of_a.5.aspx)
- Rolls K, Hansen M, Jackson D and Elliott D (2014) Using online focus groups to explore why healthcare professionals belong to a practice-focused virtual community, 14th Qualitative Methods Conference, Melbourne Victoria April 28-30 2015