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Respiratory

Clinical Excellence Division

The Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network’s membership is multidisciplinary and comprised of Queensland clinicians with an interest in respiratory health.

The Network’s focus is on clinical practice improvement, quality and safety enhancements and provides expertise, direction, and advice on evidence based best practice to Queensland Health clinicians caring for respiratory patients.

The Respiratory Network Steering Committee (SRCN) is chaired by Dr Stephen Morrison from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and meetings are convened bi-monthly. The committee is comprised of medical, nursing and allied health clinicians interested in respiratory health, private sector, general practice and those working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. There is also consumer representation on the committee.

SRCN Work Groups progress specific priorities under the leadership of the steering committee.

Priorities for 2016-17

  • Provision of culturally appropriate spirometry training programs for Indigenous health workers and other health professionals.
  • Promote quality in lung function testing practice throughout Queensland.
  • Improve access to Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV) in Emergency Departments by developing a guideline in collaboration with the ED Network.
  • Develop electronic Asthma Action Plan according to National Asthma Council guidelines to improve the completion of asthma action plans in general practice and hospitals.
  • Improvement and standardisation of screening and brief intervention for Smoking Cessation across Queensland Health and Community Services.
Last updated: 15 December 2016