Intravenous lines (IVL) are placed in the majority of patients admitted to hospital emergency departments. Unfortunately approximately 35 per cent of IVL fall out, become infected, cause irritation and pain, or become blocked.Read More
Every second counts when treating high level trauma victims but without the right equipment on board, ambulance officers have to wait until their road crash patients reach hospital to identify the extent of any internal bleeding. That can cause delays in getting the patient into surgery.Read More
Effective hand washing and hand hygiene are universally recognised as the simplest ways to prevent the spread of infection.Read More
About one in every ten patients who present to an emergency department have symptoms that could be attributable to heart disease. The problem is identifying the patients who don’t have heart disease.
Among many factors contributing to the increasing demand and overcrowding in Emergency Departments is that 17.6 per cent of patients presenting are elderly (over 65 years old) with residents from nursing homes where medical support is limited forming a significant proportion.Read More
Head Injury remains a common and serious paediatric presentation to Emergency Departments.Read More
One of the major strengths of the QEMRF is that Emergency Medicine research has the capacity to generate outcomes in a shorter period of time then other research.Read More
This is a study currently underway in North Queensland involving Cairns Base Hospital and James Cook University however it has the potential to generate significant benefits for the Queensland Government, Queensland Health and patients.Read More