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Helping children breathe

After more than a decade of research, EMF-funded researchers are set to change the way we treat infants with respiratory illness.

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Rapid diagnosis for patients with chest pain

EMF-funded research is helping Australian emergency departments to rapidly diagnose the cause of chest pain.

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Fostering research in regional and rural areas through our Research Support Network

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Software tool predicts patient arrivals in emergency departments

EMF-funded software tool now used in 31 Queensland Emergency Departments

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IV drips don’t sober drunks

EMF-funded researchers have found popular IV drips don’t sober drunken patients.

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 Improving care for the elderly in a medical emergency

EMF has invested close to $600,000 in aged-care research projects.

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EMF supports emergency health professionals to design, execute and translate research into better healthcare

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LATEST NEWS

Australia-first ED social work service…

With an Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) grant, researchers are studying an Australian first 24/7 social work service at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH)… Read more >

Best way to diagnose head…

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH) researchers took part in a large Australasian clinical trial, which could see clinicians using fewer CT scans and less radiation… Read more >

New oxygen therapy for children…

Queensland emergency medicine researchers are trialling a new device for children presenting to hospital emergency departments with life-threatening respiratory failure. In Australia and New Zealand,… Read more >

Improving recognition of heart failure…

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick recently promoted the clinical trial of lung ultrasound as a diagnostic for emergency medicine clinicians. Queensland emergency… Read more >

Urine sample instructions make a…

More than 40 per cent of urine samples are being flushed away because of contamination from external bacteria or skin cells. But Princess Alexandra Hospital… Read more >

New multi-centre trial in critically…

Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) is the lead site for a Queensland clinical trial aiming to improve outcomes for severely injured trauma patients with critical… Read more >

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Every year, more than 7.4 million Australians visit a public hospital emergency department

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), is an Australasian non-profit organisation. We are dedicated to funding innovative evidence-based research that improves clinical practices to save lives as well as delivering significant economic benefits to the healthcare system. We acknowledge the financial support of our partners, in particular the Queensland Government.

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