Dr Brett Abbenbroek (RN, BSc, MPH, PhD) is the Australian Sepsis Network Program Manager within the Critical Care Division at The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney.
Brett has extensive critical care clinical, education and management experience. Brett’s PhD considered the efficiency and effectiveness of critical care organisational models, and the association with patient and nurse outcomes. Study findings aim to inform the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines for new and redeveloped ICUs.
Brett has worked in Nepal, Vanuatu, China and Croatia on projects to establish cardiac surgical and critical care programs, and system-wide service improvements. Concurrently, Brett has held a range of health policy, planning, project management, digital health and clinical safety advisory roles. As the coordinator for state wide clinical service planning for ICU, ED and medical retrieval services he worked with clinicians to develop and enhance the integration of critical care services across NSW. A health service planning and management consultancy business followed, leading to project manager roles within the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care on a series of national eHealth clinical safety programs, electronic medication safety and the development of evidence based national clinical care standards.