News & events

Ketamine: a new option for sedating violent patients in the ED

Research by Australian toxicologists raises the possibility of sedating violent patients in emergency departments with the anaesthetic, ketamine. The research team…

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Better care patients with muscle injuries

More than 300,000[i] Australians who visit an emergency department each year with joint, ligament, muscle, nerve and tendon pain could…

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Preventing men falling off ladders

The Australian Government has launched a national ladder safety campaign to reduce the rate of ladder injuries steadily increasing among…

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Sepsis research could improve survival

Sepsis and septic shock are one of the leading causes of death in hospital patients worldwide, but new research by Australian…

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Most non-trauma headaches benign

With funding from EMF, researchers have provided critical evidence that most non-trauma headaches are benign. The data could help change…

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Grant recipients announced (Round 25)

The Emergency Medicine Foundation has announced the successful grant recipients for the latest round of its Queensland Research Program, funded…

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Record number of grant applications

EMF received a recording-breaking response to its Queensland Research Program grant round earlier this year. The round closed on April 17, with…

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Lung ultrasound changing way heart and lung disease diagnosed

A new way of using ultrasound is transforming the diagnosis and treatment of breathing difficulties in elderly Australians. Emergency Medicine…

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Reducing patient transfers from police watch houses

In 2015, EMF and the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation funded the first Australian research assessing 24-hour emergency nursing care to…

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Rapid diagnosis for patients with cardiac symptoms

Since 2008, EMF has invested more than $1 million in acute cardiac research projects led by Royal Brisbane and Women’s…

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Improving jellyfish sting treatment

EMF funding is improving emergency care for the elderly

Trauma: better treatment for severe bleeding

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