Kids Critical Care Research

Group Leader: Dr Jonathan Egan

The Kids’ Critical Care Research group is a team of doctors, nurses and scientists dedicated to improving survival and health outcomes for approximately 1200 critically ill and injured infants and children admitted every year to paediatric intensive care at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Our research focuses on a range of conditions and interventions affecting these patients, with two main aims: improving the diagnosis and early detection of clinical problems, and improving treatments and practice in order to reduce mortality and achieve better patient outcomes.

Our current research interests are pre-hospital assessment of traumatic brain injury, effective administration of intravenous fluid, novel biomarkers for early identification of at-risk heart surgery children, and blood transfusion following congenital heart surgery.