Project overview

The ESCALATION Project resulted in the development of an evidence-based ESCALATION system for recognising and responding to clinical deterioration in WA paediatric settings, inclusive of family participation. The ESCALATION System has been implemented across WA metropolitan health services and is being rolled out across WA Country Health Service hospitals.

Project aims

Early recognition of patient clinical deterioration followed by a prompt and effective response can minimise the occurrence of adverse events and may reduce the level of intervention required when delays occur. Failure to escalate care for a deteriorating patient can have devastating consequences, especially when the patient is a child.

Project timeline

The next steps for the ESCALATION research program have been funded by the WA Future Health Research and Innovation Fund and include strengthening involvement by Aboriginal families.

More information

For further resources and information on the ESCALATION Research Program visit our website.

Last Updated: 23/06/2022