Infusion Safety in Newborn Babies
- Research Opportunity
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
|A/Prof Christiane Theda||Christiane.Theda@thewomens.org.au||0450497347||Personal web page|
|Dr Omar Kamlin||Omar.Kamlin@thewomens.org.au||0383453769||Personal web page|
How does one safely infuse fluids and multiple medications continuously into a patient who may weigh only 600 grams? It can be a real challenge but the accurate administration of fluids and medications to a sick baby is crucial. Even once a central line has been placed, multiple solutions at different infusion rates often have to be combined to be administered through limited access points.
Join us in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Newborn Research Laboratory at the Royal Women's Hospital to help advance infusion safety in newborns. This research project will have two components:
- Perform an observational study in the NICU where we measure the delay times after infusions of medications to support blood pressure or normalise glucose levels are started in sick newborns.
- Use an infusion bench model in the laboratory to accurately assess how multiple infusions deliver their fluids and drugs to the patient in a simulation model.
The results of the observations and bench experiments will be summarised by the students. The abstracts and manuscripts generated will be submitted to national and international conferences and paediatric journals for distribution to the neonatal community.
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Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research
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