Critical care and trauma
Staff in intensive care units are constantly faced with the challenge of making critical decisions, which have the potential to impact the survival and recovery of patients in their care, quickly and accurately.
The George Institute undertakes research designed to provide critical care staff with the evidence they need make the most informed and accurate decisions. The George Institute conducts high-quality, multi-national, large-scale clinical trials where evidence is lacking or is insufficient, to ensure critically ill patients receive the best treatment for their short term and long term recovery. Examples include the Institute’s landmark studies into the choice of fluids used to resuscitate patients in intensive care.
These studies have shown that the choice of fluids significantly impacts a patient’s risk of death and kidney failure in some instances.