Emergency medicine research at Midland

Research in the specialty of emergency medicine continues to expand and is helping to improve patient treatments and clinical outcomes. Valuable collaborations have been established with Western Australian universities and hospitals and we are increasingly developing key interstate and international collaborations.
It is estimated that nearly one in four Australians seek emergency care each year. 
There were 7.4 million presentations to emergency departments in Australia between July 2014 and June 2015. 
Our areas of research focus within the Emergency Department and include pain management, cardiology, respiratory, musculoskeletal issues, including fractures and snakebites.  Valuable collaborations with other Australian hospitals, universities and registries are an integral part of our research.
Dr Nicole Ghedina, Consultant Emergency Medicine
Karen Richards, Advanced Scope Physiotherapist
Kenny Kessler, Advanced Scope Physiotherapist
Dr Philip Brooks, Consultant Emergency Medicine
Chris Goadby, Nurse Manager - Emergency Department
Piers Truter, Advanced Scope Physiotherapist

Ghedina, N., Alkhouri, H., Badge, H., Fogg, T., McCarthy, S. (2019) Paediatric intubation in Australasian emergency departments: A report from the ANZEDAR. Emergency Medicine Australia. https://doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13416

Baker, B., Kessler, K., Kairser, B., Ingle, M., Brambilla, S., Viscardi, E., Richards, K., O’Sullivan, P., Goucke, R., Smith, A., Yao, F., Lin, I.  (2019) Non-traumatic musculoskeletal pain in Western Australia hospital emergency departments: a clinical audit of the prevalence, management practices and evidence-to-practice gaps.  Emergency Medicine Australia. 31(6):1037-1044.

Tan, J., Ng, Z., Tan, H., & Vendargon, S. (2018) Pyopericardium presenting with echocardiographic features of pericardial tamponade in an elderly man. BMJ Case Reports June 27 pii: bcr-2018-224741. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-224741

Tan, J., Ng, Z., Vendargon, S. (2018) Persistent left superior vena cava and absence of innominate vein during coronary artery bypass surgery. BMJ Case Reports. Apr 17; pii: bcr-2018-225271. https://casereports.bmj.com/content/2018/bcr-2018-225271

Jones, C.L., & Nanda, R. (2016) Assessing a doctor you've rarely worked with: The use of workplace-based assessments in a busy inner city emergency department. Emergency Medicine Australasia 28(4):439-43. https://doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12589