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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…

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Most patients need intravenous cannula (a small plastic tube, inserted into the vein) in the emergency department, but many suffer multiple…

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Sepsis remains a leading cause of childhood mortality, causing >$50M in direct costs every year in Australia and New Zealand. A recent WHO…

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Bell’s palsy denotes the sudden onset of one-sided facial weakness of unknown cause. It is the third most common neurological reason for children…

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Pregabalin versus placebo in targeting pro-nociceptive mechanisms to prevent chronic pain after whiplash injury in at-risk individuals - a feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial

Nikles, J., Keijzers, G., Mitchell, G., Schug, S., Ware, R., McLean, S. A., ... & Sterling, M. (2018). Trials, 19(1), 44.

Phenomenology: Moving from philosophical underpinnings to a practical way of doing

Ranse, J. (2018). Presentation at the University of Newcastle, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Research Week, Newcastle, NSW, 10th August.

The prevalence of lung surface abnormalities in a healthy population as detected by a screening lung ultrasound protocol: Comparison between young and older volunteers. Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Pellatt, R., Fomin, I., Pienaar, C., Bindra, R., Thomas, M., Tan, E., Mervin, C., Zhang, P. and Keijzers, G., 2019. Is Buddy Taping as Effective as Plaster Immobilization for Adults With an Uncomplicated Neck of Fifth Metacarpal Fracture? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of emergency medicine.

Last updated 16 May 2019