Emergency Research Publications

This section provides access to emergency research publications. See the ECI supported / led Research Project page as well.

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Curtis K, Lam M, Mitchell R, Black D, Taylor C, Dickson C, Jan S, Langcake M, Myburgh J. University of Sydney: Nursing, Health Sciences, UNSW, The George Institute for Global Health, NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management

Accurate economic data is fundamental for improving current funding models and ultimately in promoting the efficient delivery of services. We describe the costs of acute trauma admissions in trauma centres, identify predictors of higher treatment costs and cost variance in New South Wales (NSW), Australia by linking trauma and costs data from 12 trauma centres.

Curtis, K, Fry, M, Shaban, R, and Considine, J, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2016, vol. 26, pp. 862–872

  • Trauma Patient Outcomes in New South Wales

Curtis K, Mitchell R.J, Chong S.S, Balogh Z.J, Reed D.J, Clark P.T, D’Amours S, Black D.A, Langcake M.E, Taylor C.J, McDougall P.A, Cameron P.A. University of Sydney, NSW Institute of Trauma, The George Institute, Monash University, UNSW.

To examine trends in major adult traumatic injury mechanism and outcome since the implementation of the NSW trauma monitoring program, and to identify factors associated with mortality, using data from the NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management.

  • The impact of a senior nurse as nurse team leader on communication and perceptions of leadership in major trauma resuscitations.

Clements A, Curtis K, Holzhauser K, Horvat L. St George Hospital , Depts of Trauma and Emergency, Nursing Practice Development Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

  • Does the use of patient controlled analgesia in blunt thoracic trauma reduce complications and improve outcome?

Asha S, Curtis K, Kwok A, Taylor C. St George Hospital Depts of Trauma and Emergency, George Institute for Global Health

  • Impact of an Integrated Point of Care Testing service in the Emergency Department: a randomised trial

Asha S, Chan A, Walter E, Honneyman D, Kelly P, Morton R, Ajami A

  • Benztropine for the relief of acute non-traumatic neck pain – a randomised trial

Asha S, Kerr A, Jones K

  • Unrecognised Oesophageal Intubation by Paramedics

Nichols M, Acker J, Bendall JC, Asha S

  • Comparison of radiation exposure of trauma patients from diagnostic radiology procedures before and after the introduction of a panscan protocol

Asha S, Curtis KA, Grant N, Taylor C, Lo S, Smart R, Compagnoni K

  • Factors associated with failure to follow-up with a general practitioner after discharge from the Emergency Department

Qureshi R, Asha S, Zahra M, Howell S

Joanne Callen, Richard Paoloni, Julie Li, Michael Stewart, Kathryn Gibson, Andrew Georgiou, Jeffrey Braithwaite and Johanna Westbrook

Published: Annals of Emergency Medicine, February 2013, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 131- 144.

Ling Li, Andrew Georgiou, Elia Vecellio, Alex Eigenstetter, George Toouli, Roger Wilson and Johanna I. Westbrook

Published: Academic Emergency Medicine, January 2015, vol. 22, no. 1pp. 38–46.

Andrew Georgiou, Mirela Prgomet, Richard Paoloni, Nerida Creswick, Antonia Hordern, Scorr Walter and Johanna Westbrook

Published: Annals of Emergency Medicine, June 2013, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 644-653.

Audra Gedmintas, Nerolie Bost, Gerben Keijzers, David Green and James Lind

Published: Emergency Medicine Australasia, October 2013, vol. 22, no. 5, pp 442-448.

Johanna Westbrook, Enrico Coiera, William T M Dunsmuir, Bruce M Brown, Norm Kelk, Richard Paoloni, Cuong Tran

Published: BMJ Quality Safety Health Care, 12 May 2010, vol. 19, no.4, pp. 284-289.

Emergency Communication Project - University of Technology Sydney

Over the last three years, the Emergency Communication Project has investigated communication between patients and clinicians in five representative emergency departments in NSW and the ACT. The project presents a detailed picture of the critical importance of communication in the delivery of effective patient care.

The project recorded, analysed and described spoken interactions between health care practitioners and patients, focusing on the causes of misunderstandings and breakdowns in communication in hospital emergency departments. It involved 1,093 hours of observation, 150 interviews with key staff and patients and 82 patient journeys recorded from triage to disposition. The project represents one of the most comprehensive studies internationally on clinician-patient communication in hospitals.

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1. Executive Summary of the Communicating in Hospital Emergency Departments Final Report, August 2011

2. Full Report of the Communicating in Hospital Emergency Departments Final Report, August 2011

Understanding the willingness of Australian emergency nurses to respond to a disaster - Flinders University

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