PAC 2022 Conference

Pullman on the Park, Melbourne | Thu 20-Sat 22 Oct 2022. 


Michaela Waak

Improving neurological outcomes in resuscitation

Sat 22nd Oct

Michaela is one of the few paediatric specialists internationally with fellowships in paediatrics, neurology and paediatric intensive care medicine, having trained in local and overseas centres. She is an intensivist, neurologist, clinical researcher, and specialist in EEG monitoring in children and adolescence.

Since arriving in Brisbane in 2012 Michaela has implemented significant improvements in the care of children through audits, guideline developments and research including protocol driven best practice care for children requiring EEG in PICU (EEG pathway), a paediatric code stroke process, PICU Liberation (A-F bundle) focusing on preventing PICU related complications and improving survivorship in patients and families and PICU long-term outcomes – all consumer co-designed.

She is building a local interdisciplinary educational program for paediatric neurocritical care and is an inaugural faculty member and author of the national education and training course in neurocritical care (Paediatric Neuro-critical Care: beyond BASIC), the first paediatric course of its kind.

Nationally, Michaela is contributing to research and guidelines through ANZICS, ANZCNS and the ESA. She is a member of the cEEG monitoring taskforce (ESA) and the paediatric stroke taskforce (ANZCNS) as well as an office-bearer of the ANZICS-PSG (neurocritical care working group chair).

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