St Vincent’s Melbourne ICU has seen many cases of severe COVID-19 infection. One of the most memorable is the story of Betty Mandarano. Betty spent over a month in ICU before eventually making it home to her very loving family. Her family was kind enough to start a fundraising campaign through the STV Foundation. Recently […]
Post update 24-1-2022 2022 midyear Postgraduate Intensive Care students can undertake the Graduate Certificateof Critical Care (Intensive Care) with University of Melbourne (UoM) commencing 13th June2022. Contact Details:Nurse Unit Manager, Philippe Thomas, email@example.comAlternate Contact:Graduate Coordinator, Allison Mawson, SVHM.Education.firstname.lastname@example.org Closing Date:11 February 2022 11:59pm Postgraduate Nursing Intensive Care: Master of Nursing Practice (Intensive Care) – Deakin […]
We’re joining The Great Registration Race for DonateLife Week Right now in Australia, there are about 13 million people eligible to register as organ and tissue donors, but they haven’t signed up. Are you one of them? There are around 1,800 Australians currently waiting for an organ transplant. A further 12,000 are on dialysis and […]
We are currently recruiting for 2022 and are looking for enthusiastic trainees to join our ICU team! Job applications are open until 10/6/2021 followed by short listing and interviews. Jobs start in Feb 2022. Junior Registrars Internal Posting https://svha.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/SVHA_SVHM/job/Fitzroy-Melbourne/Junior-Intensive-Care-Registrar_JR117390-1 External Posting https://www.seek.com.au/job/52225346 Senior Registrars Internal Posting https://svha.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/SVHA_SVHM/job/Fitzroy-Melbourne/Senior-Intensive-Care-Registrar_JR117392-1 External Posting https://www.seek.com.au/job/52225778
As ICU clinicians we work tirelessly to improve the care for our patients. We are privileged to be there for our patients, their families and friends in sometimes the most challenging moments of their lives. Families often ask us how they can best offer their thanks or contribute to the ICU. There are many ways […]
This presentation covers normal and disordered sleep by Respiratory Physician and Intensivist A/Prof John Santamaria.
This is part one of an excellent introduction to statistics series presented by ICU Director A/Prof John Santamaria.
Peer reviewed by Rachael Johnstone and Steven Musca Setting the scene I am caring for a patient admitted with pneumonia. They have been in ICU for two days and yesterday they had to be sedated and intubated as they were tiring with their breathing despite maximal non-invasive therapies. They have a few comorbidities with type […]
Peer reviewed by Dr Steven Musca and Dr Patricia Hurune Case details 55 year old male with known ESRF presented to hospital with shortness of breath after missing haemodialysis (HDx). PMHx: CKD-5D (HDx 3x/wk via AV fistula), T1DM, HTN VBG on presentation: VBG Parameter Patient Value Normal Range pH 7.13* 7.31 – 7.41 pCO2 43mmHg […]
Melbourne is amidst a second wave of COVID-19, with many more patients requiring Intensive Care than previously. See the ABC news 7:30 report below to learn about some of the homegrown trials occurring around Melbourne ICUs, including our very own Nebulised Heparin (CHARTER) trial led by Dr Barry Dixon! Skip to 7 min 18 sec […]