Lahn Straney, Archie Clements, Jan Alexander, Anthony Slater, and for the ANZICS
Paediatric Study Group
Given that the APD and Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) have different definitions for intensive care patients, an a priori decision was made to use the ANZICS
is the only agency to compile bi-national statistics on distribution of critical care resources in Australia and New Zealand (1-9).
There has been sufficient informed criticism of the PROWESS trial for ANZICS
to be unable to recommend the use of rhAPC within practice guidelines.
The authors wish to thank ANZICS
for providing a list of Australian and New Zealand intensive care units and all of the clinicians for giving their valuable time in responding to this survey.
The NZCCCN has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with ANZICS
The aims of this follow-up study were to 1) further evaluate the quality of data collected for and submitted to the ANZICS
APD, and 2) investigate the perceptions of NSW ICU directors in relation to issues pertaining to ICU data quality, reporting and usage, including the value that is placed on these issues at the local ICU level.
In order to obtain a large sample of ANZ ICUs, a public invitation to participate was issued via mailing lists to all ANZICS
members, including member units of the ANZICS
Two section members, Kay Davies and Liz Dalby, both from Auckland's North Shore Hospital, attended the conference, thanks to a generous donation from the ANZICS
At the ANZICS
and CCNS conference earlier in the year, a number of nurses presented results from their masters research.
Statement (4) requires a minimum of 24 hours between a cardiac arrest and determination of brain death from hypoxicischaemic encephalopathy.
The international medical speakers were associate professor Bill Silvester from Melbourne's Austin Hospital, who spoke on end-of-life care, and ANZICS
clinical trials group chair Steve Webb from Perth, who spoke on ICU clinical trials.