A3: Improving Intensive Care Capacity Safely

Friday, 25th August

In this session, you will hear from two speakers each from different countries on how capacity is being safely increased in an Intensive Care setting in their region. You will hear how innovative programs in Intensive Care can be implemented to improve bed capacity, minimise risk and provide optimal care for patients in Singapore and Calgary, Canada.

After this session, you will:

  • Obtain an overview of a nurse-led outreach program to minimise risk and re-admission rate to patients during the initial transition to the general ward.

  • Appreciate the value of Clinical Networks in adopting innovative care processes using Clinical Practice Guidelines to improve tertiary care perinatal capacity, regional resource utilization with cost savings and potential patient benefits.

Kit Cheng Ting, Advanced Practice Nurse (Acute Care), National University Hospital, Singapore
Sumesh Thomas, Associate Clinical Professor & Neonatologist, University of Calgary, Canada