Can a barcode scanner for blood collection improve patient identification integrity in the emergency department? A prospective before-and-after study.
This QEMRF funded research aimed to describe the effect of interventions designed to improve patient identification (PI) during pathology collection in the Emergency Department.
Published results are available to view here
|Spain D, Crilly J, Pierce J, Steele M, Scuffham P, Keijzers G.|
|Emerg Med Australas. 2015 Jan 16. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12334. [Epub ahead of print]|
|PMID: 25594877 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]|
The University of Queensland hosted a science media workshop on the 4th of December 2014 discussing the topic of how to communicate your research.
Some of the questions discussed was:
1. What do media want? Hard news, tabloid style news and stories of hope. Expert opinions and local angles, controversy and debate.
2. Why do you want to talk to media? Funding, educate others, raise your profile, increase citations, raise UQ’s profile.
Live-tweeting was done at the event and below you can follow the tweets sharing some tips and ideas around the communications of your research. The science media workshop was attended by UQ’s IMB, QBI, UQDI and AIBN communications teams. The live-tweeting was done by attendees and IMB seminars.Leave a comment
QEMRF is currently accepting applications for emergency medicine research grants and fellowships for Grant Round 22. Applications must be submitted by 22 August 2014. For grant information please click here.
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EMA Journal Silver Anniversary Issue – as shared by LITFL
This special 25th anniversary issue is literally a ‘once in a generation’ collection of papers all commissioned, collated, edited and accepted by the outgoing Editor-in-Chief Tony Brown. http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ema-journal-silver-anniversary-issue/
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To view video footage from the latest Insight Series of Franz Babl presenting ‘Head Injuries in Children Finding the Needle in the Haystack‘ and Ed Oakley presenting ‘Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative: A Multicentre Research Network in Paediatric Emergency Medicine‘ please view http://mediavisionz.com.au/qemrf/2013/.Leave a comment
Where: Victoria Park Complex, Quartz Room, Herston Road, Herston Qld
When: Wednesday 30 October 2013 from 6:00 pm
Head injuries are common in children of all ages. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in children.
Causes include falls, sporting accidents, road traffic accidents and non-accident injuries.
There are no “magic bullets” that have significantly changed outcomes in the past decade and outcomes are still linked to the severity of the initial insult.
Although most injuries are mild, they account for a large portion of Emergency Department visits. These patients provide a significant diagnostic challenge to the emergency physician, as only a small fraction of head injured patients will have life threatening intracranial complications resulting from their injury.
PREDICT is the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative. Established in 2004, it consists of all major tertiary children’s hospital Emergency Departments in Australia and New Zealand as well as some larger mixed (adult and paediatric) Emergency Departments. The vision of PREDICT is to improve emergency care for children and adolescents through rigorous multicentre research.
PREDICT currently has 13 member sites which have a combined annual visits of >450,000 children. It is a growing organisation which has successfully completed national and international studies funded by NHMRC and QEMRF.
This evening will highlight the research done by the PREDICT group, their challenges and the future of paediatric head trauma research.
Proudly supported by:
And the Queensland Government through Queensland Health.
RSVP by Friday 18 October to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be networking drinks and nibbles before and after the presentations. Please advise of any special dietary requirements at time of registration.
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