Standards for physios in critical care
Grant recipient: Shane Patman, FACP
Project title: Establishing evidence-based minimum standards of practice expected for physiotherapists working within critical care in Australia and New Zealand.
Year awarded: 2012
PRF grant: Tagged Grant
Snapshot: The Tagged Grant funding enabled Shane and his colleagues Lizzie Skinner, Julie Reeve and Peter Thomas to establish evidence-based minimum standards of practice (knowledge, skills and techniques) expected for physiotherapists who work within critical care in Australia and New Zealand.
Benefits to the profession: It is anticipated that these standards will lead to a higher quality of care provided by physiotherapists in critical care and subsequently improve patient health outcomes.