Pushing the frontiers of medical care and patient outcomes for critically ill patients.
Currently, over 50% of patients with severe infection in ICU will die.
The UQ critical care research team is working to improve this statistic and brings together a range of expertise from across UQ and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), in the areas of drug dosing, burns, anaesthesia and emergency medicine.
The Intensive Care Unit at RBWH treats 2,000 patients each year with a 92 per cent survival rate, making it one of the top three Intensive Care Units in Australia for positive outcomes.
Many of the burns patients that are first treated and stabilised in Intensive Care are referred to the Burns Unit for more specialised, ongoing treatment. The Burns Unit at RBWH is, in fact, internationally recognised in medical publications as having the best burns outcomes in the world with just a two per cent mortality rate.
Through the Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre, critical care experts at the RBWH participate in world-leading research and education in a quest to keep pushing the frontiers of medical care for critically ill patients.