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Remote Monitoring of Critically Ill Patients Project (RMCIP) Research Grant

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Remote Monitoring of Critically ill Patients Project (RMCIP)

Congratulations to Mr Timothy Leen, Ms Kylie Fawcett, Ms Jeanne Young, Dr Heather Kidd, Dr Timothy Bowles, Ms Katie Khoury who were awarded a $137,323 Clinical Simulation and Training Research Grant.

The research funding from the Department of Health in conjunction with the WA Simulation in Healthcare Alliance will support the development of an immersive insitu simulation education project for the remote monitoring of critically ill patients at RPH.

Currently, the EMHS are implementing a Health in a Virtual Reality Environment (HIVE) Service to remotely monitor 50 critically ill ward-based patients using artificial intelligence (AI) software, overseen by HIVE acute care clinicians.

Funding will allow for an additional HIVE ward based “room” that will be used to provide insitu immersive simulation education to staff, with the “room” also available when clinically required.

The purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate an ongoing advanced Remote Monitoring of Critically Ill Patients (RMCIP) simulation programme that will further develop the workforce with regard to effectively using HIVE technology to deliver high quality patient care.

The RMCIP programme will build on current HIVE training to allow clinical staff to fully experience caring for a critically unwell patient.  The programme will provide ward staff with an opportunity to master their communication and collaboration skills with both the patient and virtually with HIVE clinicians, whilst being immersed in real life clinical deterioration scenarios.

The course will commence in April 2021.