In 2013 the Victorian Paediatric Clinical Network (VPCN) funded a joint proposal by The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Monash Children’s Hospital to develop a set of Statewide Paediatric Observation and Response Charts, now known as ViCTOR (Victorian Children’s Tool for Observation and Response).

The ViCTOR charts utilise the most recent evidence in newborn and paediatric vital sign parameters as well as human factor elements such as colour, font and layout to assist clinicians to recognise and respond to clinical deterioration in newborn and paediatric patients.

The ViCTOR charts are available for any Victorian health service with newborn and/or paediatric patients up to the 18th birthday and are designed to be used in conjunction with the health services local paediatric procedures.

There are 8 types of ViCTOR charts as detailed below.

ViCTOROctober 2014Inpatient settings
ViCTOR Urgent CareNovember 2015Urgent Care Centres, specifically in rural hospitals
ViCTOR NeurologicalNovember 2015As an accompaniment to ViCTOR and ViCTOR Urgent Care Charts
ViCTOR BirthSuite / PostnatalMay 2017Birth Suite Settings and Postnatal Units
ViCTOR Special Care NurseryMay 2017Special Care Nursery environments
ViCTOR Paediatric Fluid Management ChartJuly 2018Paediatric Inpatients, Emergency Departments and Recovery units
ViCTOR SCN Fluid Management ChartJuly 2018Special Care Nursery environments
ViCTOR Paediatric Medical Emergency Metrics FormJuly 2018A minimum medical emergency dataset


VPCN Focus on Fluids Forum August 2018

Focus on Fluids Forum will showcase current best evidence-based fluid management for infants and children

1 Jul 2018


Fluid Management in Children Video

Confused about fluids in hospitalised children?

22 Jun 2018


ViCTOR Fluid Management Charts to go live

The ViCTOR Fluid Management charts will be available in early July.

22 Jun 2018


ViCTOR a State finalist

The ViCTOR team were thrilled to be finalists in the 2015 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

22 Sep 2015