Carol has twenty years clinical experience as senior physiotherapist in intensive care at The Alfred. She was awarded Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP) in 2009 and is a past national chair of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Australia (Australian Physiotherapy Association). She leads multicentre trials in mechanical ventilation, early mobilisation and recovery after ICU. Her areas of interest include ARDS, mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), ICU acquired weakness, early rehabilitation and long-term outcomes of ICU survivors.
A MEETING OF THE TRIBES: INTER-PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN CRITICAL CARE
“Meeting of the Tribes” brings together clinicians from a broad range of health professions–including medicine, nursing, social work, and physiotherapy–to explore interprofessional issues in critical care. In addition to their clinical work, panelists have unique perspectives on education, simulation, and resilience in healthcare. In discussing issues related to tribalism and their implications for interprofessional practice, we will explore what it will take to overcome a tribal mentality in the service of improved patient care. In this session, we will strive to: (a) present a snapshot of the status quo, (b) explore key issues and their implications for clinical practice, and (c) envision of future of enhanced interprofessional collaborative practice.
CRITICAL ILLNESS… HEROES, VICTIMS, VICTORS, SURVIVORS?
Critcal care is viewed from different perspectives. How to clinicians, patients and families experience this life changing part of the health care system?