At the Intensive Care Foundation we are dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients, through funding vital research. Our overall aim is to improve the number of lives saved and the quality of those lives, for those who find themselves in intensive care.
The deadline for Applications for the 2016 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant has been further extended to Friday, 15 July! This extension results from recent advice indicating that several key communications channels were unable to deliver our message within the required time-frame. The Foundation is keen to ensure that all eligible nurses are aware of this Grant opportunity.
The 2016 Foundation Grants process has now moved on to the next stage. Invited Applications have been received and are currently being prepared for blind review by our large team of volunteer researchers. Once again, the Foundation is impressed by the range and quality of the projects put forward for funding. Following a comprehensive assessment process, the Foundation's Scientific Review Committee will make final recommendations to the Board in September and Grant Awards will be announced in October.
'Death over Dinner' is a global movement that is creating conversations about end of life issues and what it means to have a 'good death'.
Foundation Board member and intensive care specialist, A/Prof Neil Orford, took part in this thought-provoking discussion which aired recently on ABC TV's Lateline program.
Click on the heading for the link.
World-first research funded by the Intensive Care Foundation and the Health Research Council of New Zealand has found paracetamol is safe for treating patients in intensive care and may even help them recover and leave hospital more quickly.
Did you know?
165,000 people, including 10,000 babies and children, are admitted to Intensive Care Units every year.
Over 90% survive life threatening accidents or illnesses with the help of intensive care.
Since 2000 the ICF has supported more than 100 ANZ research projects, providing more than $3m in funding.
There are more than 10,790 nurses and more than 1,000 doctors working in ICUs in Australia and New Zealand.