We oversee research that deals with life threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support technologies.
In addition to investigating treatments and techniques which may save the lives of the very sickest patients in our hospitals, we are also engaged in determining what the long term effects of our treatments are, and which patients can best benefit from them. We are guided by the research priorities identified by patients, their families, and the specialist teams who care for them.
Examples of topics which are often the focus of research in critical care include:
- Sepsis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
- Long term implications of critical illness and how to improve recovery
- The mechanisms and management of brain injury
- Developing risk models to guide intensive care treatments for common conditions or complications
- Minimising risk and morbidity associated with major surgery