The Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital is part of the internationally recognised Burns, Trauma & Critical Care Research Centre (BTCCR). The BTTCR was founded in the wake of the Bali bombings of 2004 as an initiative to improve the care of the burnt and critically injured patient.
Research in the centre focuses on several themes:
- Trauma and military medicine
- Antibiotic pharmacokinetics and dosing in the critically ill
- Anaesthesia in the critically ill
- Endocrine profiles in the critically ill.
As well as unit initiated research, the RBWH ICU is an active member of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group and has participated in several large scale clinical trials, including NICE-SUGAR, CHEST, and ADRENAL. There is ample opportunity for trainees to participate in research projects either as their CICM formal project, a standalone endeavour, or as part of a higher degree.