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Emergency Department Collaborative Research Group

We are the overarching group for research conducted in the Emergency Department. Our vision is to embed research in clinical practice and education and inform new guidelines and policy.

In 2018, our group published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to more than 60 research projects, and were part of successful grant submissions totalling more than $5 million…

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Latest Emergency Department Research News

Gold Coast Health Researcher and Emergency Department Registrar Laura Hamill is delving into doctors’ antibiotic prescribing habits in our…

A new ultrasound training initiative is helping Gold Coast Health emergency department clinicians to find a patient’s vein during cannulation…

A Gold Coast Health led study into the treatment of a common hand injury is set to make a significant impact to fracture patient recovery times…

Current projects

A small proportion of patients with a headache are diagnosed with serious conditions such as subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH).

About one in…

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The overarching aim of this study is to estimate the magnitude of the need for care at the end of life care in the emergency department, and to…

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the second leading cause of avoidable hospital admissions. Anecdotal evidence indicates over-use…

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Clinical research priorities in emergency medicine: results of a consensus meeting and development of a weighting method for assessment of clinical research priorities

Thom, O., Keijzers, G., Davies, S., McD Taylor, D., Knott, J., & Middleton, P. M. (2014). Emergency Medicine Australasia, 26(1), 28-33.

'What the hell is water?' How to use deliberate clinical inertia in common emergency department situations

Egerton‐Warburton, D., Cullen, L., Keijzers, G., & Fatovich, D. M. (2018). Emergency Medicine Australasia, 30(3), 426-430.

Staffs perception of the Intensive Care Outreach Nurse role: a multisite cross-sectional study

Williams G, Rotering L, Samuel A, Du Plessis J, Abdel Khaleq MHA, Crilly J. (2019). Journal of Nursing Care Quality

Last updated 29 Nov 2019