The Acute and Critical Care Team (ACCT) has the vision to improve the quality and safety of nursing care for patients requiring hospitalization, across the continuum from pre-hospital to their return to the community. In order achieve this, we conduct clinically relevant, high quality nursing research. Activities we undertake as part of this research include: writing for publication, grant writing retreats, and both clinical research and knowledge translation activities in order to promote evidence based practice.
Overview of ACCT
Structures: 10 members/leader(s), numerous clinical partners and collaborating organisations.
Processes: publication syndicates, methodological seminars, grant writing retreats.
Outcomes: increase research capacity and enhance clinical collaborations ultimately to improve patient outcome.
ACCT sponsors a variety of methodological seminars to strengthen the quality of our grant applications. Examples of previous and proposed seminars include: Patient safety as a driver for grant applications; Selling the significance of your proposed research; and Developing complex nursing interventions.
The ACCT Publication Syndicate meets on a regular basis to provide a forum for constructive critique of draft manuscripts. The Syndicate guidelines are summarized below. All Syndicate members agree to the following guiding principles:
Grant Writing Retreat
ACCT held its first two-day grant writing retreat in June, 2014 with 8 members in attendance. The purpose of a grant writing retreat is to use the collective group wisdom of the ACCT to improve the quality of grant applications.
Research Group Leader: Professor Wendy Chaboyer firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership of the ACCT is comprised of academic staff and their associated students and clinical partners. Below is a short summary of our staff members.
Research Group Leader
Wendy Chaboyer, researh group leader, visiting professor
Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing Interventions for Hospitalised Patients (NCREN).
Centre for Health Practice Innovation (HPI) Griffith Health Institute,
Gold Coast campus, Griffith University, Australia.
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Deakin University Australia.