World Sepsis Day is on September 13th each year. This internationally recognised initiative of the Global Sepsis Alliance aims to increase public awareness and show support and solidarity with the millions of people worldwide whose lives have been affected by sepsis. To support this, the Queensland Paediatric Sepsis Program (QPSP) have developed a digital health promotion pack, designed to increase awareness, education and support for families and empower parents and caregivers of sick children to ask the question, “Could it be Sepsis?” – see the below link. Please consider how your organisation, team, workplace or community can help raise awareness.
MRFF – Clinician Researchers Initiative – 2022 Clinician Researchers: Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Grant Opportunity (GO ID: GO 5570)
At the beginning of April nurses, midwives and allied health clinicians leading research had some amazing news, which is a huge opportunity for PATTERN members. The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) has released dedicated Clinician Researcher funding for nurses, midwives and allied health -see here for more information.
This builds on the prior scheme that was focused on physicians, and is hopefully not the last time this type of funding is dedicated to our workforce, our science and our people. All teams must include early career researchers, so I encourage you to reach out to leaders in your clinical topic areas and be part of the teams.
Congratulations to Prof Amanda Ullman, Prof Samantha Keogh, A/Prof Natalie Bradford, Tricia Kleidon, Rachel Edwards and the entire team
Congratulations to Prof Amanda Ullman, Prof Samantha Keogh, A/Prof Natalie Bradford, Tricia Kleidon, Rachel Edwards and the entire team on a massive $2 million grant from the Cancer Council Queensland to support their research to prevent healthcare associated harm for children being treated for cancer.
• Cancer Council Queensland, Accelerating Collaborative Cancer Research Grant $2M ($1.4M CCQ; $600K UQ) Preventing adverse events during paediatric cancer treatment: A multi-site hybrid randomised controlled trial of catheter lock solutions.
In this world-first trial, the research team will evaluate the effectiveness of the CVAD lock solution (T-EDTA) compared to usual care (heparin and normal saline) to reduce infections, thromboses and blockages for children being treated for cancer. The team has a PhD scholarship available within the project, and would love to hear from you if you are interested. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more details, please click here.
The Nursing Professional Committee and Working Groups is proud to present this event, as a chance to come together and celebrate successes, share a wicked problem, learn from an instructive failure, or all of the above.
Representatives from the Senior Nurses of CHQ will each share their story. A rapid fire collection, guaranteed to leave you feeling proud of being a CHQ Senior Nurse, blown away by what nurses are achieving, and most of all part of an amazing team.
When: Monday 29th November, 1:30pm
Where: QCH Auditorium and Virtual