Alison Pirret - NP Intensive Care and High Dependency, Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau DHB
- need to avert admission to intensive care unit (ICU) where possible and enable timely ICU admission where necessary
- need to enable ICU discharge by supporting continuity of recovery in the ward
- need to share critical care skills with ward staff.
support care of the unstable ward patient across Middlemore Hospital.
- a reduction in ICU readmissions within 72 hours (see graph).
ICU readmissions within 72 hours