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I am in Melbourne, and do not have first hand account of what it is like in NSW ICUs right now. But I feel the fear & stress in what my colleagues are saying.

ICU nurses are perfectionists. To not be delivering ‘best care’ will be intensely distressing.
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In ICU, things can’t ‘just wait’. These are life altering, and life sustaining interventions.

‘Life support’ is just that.

But it’s not just initiating interventions. It’s complications to avoid, like embolus, pressure, infection, & haemorrhage.
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Monitoring & documentation of things like fluids, electrolytes, pressures, waveforms, and minute changes in cardiac electric activity actually impact life outcomes. Knowing how to manage, and when to escalate for consultation takes experience.
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Why we formed OzSAGE @RealOzSAGE, who we are and why we're promoting:

- Living with occasional outbreaks, not widespread #COVID19 disease
- Ventilation & #vaccinesplus
- No one left behind
- Protecting the health system

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Australia has many world class institutes, universities, etc. We know because we represent many of them!

Yet #COVID19 challenges us because it cuts across every silo of expertise. Virology to sociology. ICU to IT. So we gathered 50+ ppl from the largest relevant breadth we could
Diversity counts

People think similarly if they have same backgrounds, trained in same system or come from same place

We are proud to be a diverse group. Half women, multicultural, strong First Nations representation, many industries

Academics AND frontline healthcare workers
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Perhaps the best summary yet of the importance of airborne transmission for COVID and respiratory pathogens more generally. Extraordinarily clear & powerful. Implications are enormous #Covid19Aus 1/

Airborne transmission of respiratory viruses | Science science.sciencemag.org/content/373/65…
“Additional measures must be implemented for mitigating aerosol transmission …, with particular attention to ventilation, airflows, air filtration, UV disinfection, and mask fit. These interventions are critical tools for ending the current pandemic.” 2/
The significance in fully embracing mitigating airborne transmission is that the better we do this, the lower the vax rate to re-open. It’s not overstating things to say we need a #VentilationRevolution for COVID. It’s the major missing link in the ‘plus’ in #VaccinesPlus. 3/end
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