Research


HITH Society Research Grants

The HITH Research Grants are administered by a panel of members of the HITH Research Interest Group which includes two members of the HITH Society Australasia Executive. It is anticipated that these grants will be awarded annually. There will be two Research Grants of $5000 to be awarded. 

For more information and an application form, click here.

Applications have closed for 2016. If you have further ideas or HITH-related research you would like to discuss, contact research@hithsociety.org.au

The Research Interest Group Mentorship Program 2016

Following the Research Workshop held during this years HITH conference in Sydney, the HITH society’s Research Interest Group is excited to be announcing an initiative we hope will be an enabler of research in the HITH setting. Following the workshop it was clear that a number of our members have a keen interest to progress local research projects in their HITH settings. A means to foster such research and add to the value proposition of belonging to the HITH society we are pleased to be able to offer members a mentoring program to provide those members with limited experience in research a mentor who is an experienced researcher.

Five mentorships are available and will be for six months commencing 1st February 2016. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the program will determine future program development. It is expected that an outcome of the mentorship is either a poster or oral presentation at the 2016 HITH Conference being conducted in Adelaide in early November.

Mentoring is a mutually beneficial relationship which involves a more experienced person helping a less experienced person to achieve their goals. Each of our mentors have extensive experience in research. The mentorship will consist of the following elements

  • Teleconference monthly maximum 1/2 hour
  • Monthly email contact
  • 6 month duration (unless extended by mentor)
  • To be eligible you must be a member of the HITH society. To apply, return the attached application form by email to: research@hithsociety.org.au

Who we are

The Hospital in the Home Research Interest Group (HITHRIG) is a new group which began in November 2011 at the 4th Scientific Conference.

The Aims of the group are to:

  • Encourage collaborative research
  • Provide rigor and evidence to support HITH care
  • Link members with similar research interests
  • Provide a framework for multi-centre hospital in the home trials
  • Support beginning HITH researchers

Who is who in HITHRIG

Convenor: Ian Campbell

Secretary: Delegate secretary

Executive Sponsor: Dr Daryl Kroschel

How do I join

For a HITH Service to join HITHRIG at least one member of the service must be a member of the HITH Society Australasia. When updating your member details, choose the Research Interest Group and you will automatically be sent information relating to meetings and activities. We are seeking active members who are prepared to participate in collaborative research.

When do we meet

The HITHRIG meets via teleconference every two months. The next teleconference will be held in early in 2014. Members will receive an email invitation to participate in the teleconference.

Current Projects

A Multi-site study of peripherally-inserted central catheters (PICCs) used for home IV therapy in hospital in the home (HITH) patients.

Lead Researchers: Dr. Mark Loewenthal & Pauline Dobson

We are looking for sites that are committed to supply data to this group so that we can benchmark PICC outcomes, and determine best practice for home intravenous therapy.

  • Download the spreadsheet for data entry and instructions on how to complete the spreadsheet. Documents are found at the right hand side of this webpage
  • Documents will require Office / Excel 2010 version and Office 97 – 2003 Excel version
  • Instructions for datasheet entry is in pdf format

After downloading these files contact HITHRIG to register your interest in participating.

List of current sites participating in HITHRIG

HITH Service, Canberra Hospital, Canberra ACT
Out & About IV Therapy Program, John Hunter Hospital Newcastle NSW
Camden & Campbelltown Hospitals, Sydney NSW
St. John of God, Ballarat VIC
APAC, Gosford Hospital, Gosford NSW
Calvary at Home, Canberra ACT
PACS, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney NSW
Goulbourn Valley Health, Shapparton, VIC
Mackay Base Hospital, Mackay, QLD
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA

Contact HITHRIG

Email: research@hithsociety.org.au
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