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Innovation: Rapid ED Facility Build for COVID-19

Australia’s first COVID-19 RESUS Medical Facility at Monash Health was built within 3 weeks, with the modular infrastructure built and installed on site by SPACECUBE within a day. The facility was built using 25 cubes, spanning 360sqm over two-levels; housing six negative pressure resuscitation beds, a nurse’s station, medication room,

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Perspective: Decontamination Isolation Resuscitation Room

Box Hill Hospital introduced a decontamination isolation resuscitation room as part of their new Emergency Department that opened in 2014. The clever design neatly incorporates all the components of decontamination, isolation, and medical care in a compact footprint. It includes: Decontamination area adjacent to the ambulance bay Isolation resuscitation room accessed

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Evidence: ‘Between the Flags’ approach to recognising patient deterioration

Recognising patient deterioration early is critical to preventing or preparing for adverse events such as cardiac arrest. When unrecognised patient deterioration was identified as a contribution to unexplained patient deaths, the Clinical Excellence Commission worked with clinicians, managers and administrators to develop a two-tiered warning system. Vital signs are recorded

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Innovation: Mobile CT scanners allow earlier intervention for strokes

Ad campaigns in the community have improved awareness of cerebrovascular accidents, leading to faster responses from bystanders. Prompt arrival times from the ambulance are important in reducing the damage caused by a progressive neurological event, with standard practice being monitoring and assessment en route. Thrombolytic agents cannot be administered until