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Bringing together Mater’s collective expertise to improve patient experiences

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Bringing together Mater’s collective expertise to improve patient experiences 

Collaboration is a key pillar of how Mater operates, whether it be across our extensive hospital network in Queensland, down to how our internal departments operate and share resources and knowledge.

Recently, Mater Education teamed up with Mater Research to provide precautionary training to staff to ensure they are prepared in the unlikely case of an emergency during Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) trial vaccinations.

The trial vaccinations are part of a worldwide initiative, which is aiming to recruit 10 000 women across the globe. This common respiratory virus can be life-threatening for infants and adults and Mater Research are one of the key sites hosting the trial.  

Through OptiSim, Mater Education have been vital in ensuring Mater Research staff are well trained and well-versed in the case of an adverse reaction in participants. 

The activity involved briefing Mater Research staff including nurses, midwives, research assistants and program managers, to refresh them on correct medical protocols and procedures. The team members then simulated a real emergency, effectively preparing staff for any deterioration in patients.

This cross-ministry collaboration is invaluable and by working together, we are able to share expertise to benefit the community.

Mater Education’s OptiSim service is tailor made to each specific situation and goal. We encourage anyone interested in improving their service delivery to enquire with us here.

Pictured: Mater Research staff during a simulated emergency.