The NSW Intensive Care Coordination and Monitoring Unit (ICCMU) considers promotion and dissemination of evidence-based practice as core business and seeks to achieve this through clinical networking and a collaborative framework. To date two major projects have seen the development of 7 clinical practice guidelines: 1) Intensive Care Collaborative (ICC) Project and 2) Central Line Bacteraemia, in collaboration with Clinical Excellence Commission.
Intensive Care Collaborative Project
The guideline development began in June 2005 with a seminar for senior nursing clinicians from intensive care units from across the state. Following the workshop six guideline development networks (GDN) were formed. Over the nextt years the GDNs
After the guidelines were written a external validation process was successfully completed for each guideline. PDF copies of the guidelines can be found under the links below.
- developed the scope of practice for each guideline
- conducted systematic literature reviews and
- developed recommendations for practice.
ICCMU wishes to thank all of the members of the various GDNs and the academic team for their hard work and persistence. The Project would not have been realised without the collaborative efforts of this group of professionals. A journal publication has resulted from the project
Guideline Development Networks
Please note that these documents cannot be housed at any other website without the express permission of the copyright owner. This includes online document sites.
Central Line Associated Bacteraemia
Quality Use of Antimicrobials in Intensive Care
This guideline is aimed at providing the clinicians of NSW intensive care units (ICU) with recommendations to frame the development of policies and procedures related to empirical antimicrobial therapy. The guideline is an integral part of a joint project between ICCMU and CEC aimed at reducing the incidence of multiresistant organisms through an antibiotic stewardship program. Further information on QUAIC can be found at the CEC website.
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