Capacity Building Grant: The Townsville Hospital

Grant ID: CAPB-2010-007-TTH

Lay Summary

The Townsville Hospital Emergency Department (ED) aimed to increase research capacity in the ED . The vision was to create a sustainable research culture within the ED, with a positive research profile and a clear point of contact making Townsville attractive for collaborative research and to establish a track record of research success and outputs ensuring the long-term future of ED research.


Outcomes

The Emergency Department were successful in engaging in multiple collaborative research projects. According to Dr Furyk the Department experienced an unprecedented growth in research activities over the Capacity Building grant period, with Townsville Hospital now recognised nationally and internationally as a local leader in emergency medicine research.

Key metrics
• Significant research activity, including involvement in more than 12 multisite Queensland/Australasian/ international trials
• Awarded 16 EMF grants worth $923,505
• Extensive collaborations: including with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, PREDICT network, Paediatric Critical Care Research Group and ACEM Clinical Trials Network
• Increased research output : 72 journal publications and 27 conference presentations, including authors being named on publications in leading international journals such as The Lancet
• Increased staff involvement
• Culture change
• Two of lead researchers undertaking PhDs: Dr Jeremy Furyk and Dr Denise Blake

Key projects
• Trauma: FEISTY* & FEISTY Jr* (reducing bleeding)
• Pain and Sedation: TARGET, SIESTA*, IV versus oral paracetamol*
• Paediatrics: PARIS I* (use of nasal high flow to treat infants with bronchiolitis), CONSEPT* (status epilepticus), THRIVE* (nasal high flow use in intubation), RAPIDS* (rapid sepsis diagnostic)
• Kidney stones – trialling prostate drug, Tamsulosin, to treat kidney stones*
• Gastrointestinal bleeding: Halt-IT, an international study assessing the early administration of tranexamic acid
• Vascular medicine stroke research
• Respiratory: AANZDEM
• Headache research*
• Hyperbaric medicine*

*EMF-funded projects


Leveraged Funds

- The Townsville Hospital Private Practice Fund: $210,000
- In-kind: $156,500
- Other: $552,108 (Tauma & Disaster Management Scheme, SERTA, Baxter, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine; QEDSAP)


Dissemination

• AANZDEM_investigators. Epidemiology, Prehospital Care And Outcomes Of Patients Arriving By Ambulance With Dyspnoea: An Observational Study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. 2016;(Accepted for publication).
• Adam L Holyoak, Mark S Elcock, and Peter J Aitken. Australian Dust Storm: Impact on a State Wide Aeromedical Retrieval Service. Air Med J. 2011 Nov-Dec;30(6):322
• Aitken P, Franklin RC, Lawlor J, Mitchell R, Watt K, Furyk J, et al. Emergency Department Presentations following Tropical Cyclone Yasi. PloS one. 2015;10(6):e0131196. PubMed PMID: 26111010. Pubmed Central PMCID: 4481345.
• Alisic E HC, Kassam-Adams N, Landolt MA, et al., “Psychosocial Care for Injured Children: Worldwide Survey among Hospital Emergency Department Staff”, J Pediatr. 2016;170:227-33. Pubmed Central PMCID: 26707581. Epub 2015 Dec 17.
• Babl FE, Borland M, Mackay M, Herd D, Kochar A, Hort J, et al. Bell's Palsy in Children (BellPIC): Protocol for a multicentre, placebo-controlled randomized trial. BMC pediatrics. 2016;Under peer review.
• Babl FE, Gardiner KK, Kochar A, Wilson CL, George SA, Zhang M, et al. Bell’s palsy in children: Current treatment patterns in Australia and New Zealand. A PREDICT study. J Paed Child Health. 2016;Accepted.
• Babl FE, Lyttle MD, Bressan S, Borland M, Phillips N, Kochar A, et al. A prospective observational study to assess the diagnostic accuracy of clinical decision rules for children presenting to emergency departments after head injuries (protocol): the Australasian Paediatric Head Injury Rules Study (APHIRST). BMC pediatrics. 2014;14:148. PubMed PMID: 24927811. Pubmed Central PMCID: 4074143.
• Blake DF, Dissanayake DB, Hay RM, Brown LH. “Did Not Waits” - a regional Australian emergency department experience. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2014;26:145-52.
• Blake DF, Gibbs CR, Commons KH, Brown LH. Middle ear barotrauma in a tourist-oriented, condensed open water diver certification course: incidence and effect of language of instruction. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. 2015;45(3):176-80.
• Blake DF, Naidoo P, Brown LH, Young D, Lippmann J. A comparison of the tissue oxygenation achieved using different oxygen delivery devices and flow rates. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. 2015:45(2):79-83.
• Blake DF, Shih EM, Mateos P, Browns LH. The efficacy of oxygen wafting using different delivery devices, flow rates and device positioning. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal. 2014;17(3):119-125.
• Blake DF, Young DA, Brown LH. Nitrogen narcosis in hyperbaric chamber nurses. International Journal of Research in Nursing. 2014:5(2):42-49. DOI: 10.3844/ijrnsp.2014.42.49.
• Borland ML, Dalziel SR, Phillips N, Daltong S, Lyttle MD, Bressan S, et al. Vomiting with head injury in children presenting to emergency departments: A PREDICT Study. Pediatrics. 2017;Accepted for publication.
• Brazil V, Mitchell R. Balancing quantity and quality in emergency medicine training for interns EMA 2013 vol 25(5); 387-389
• Brown SGA, Ball EL, Perrin K, Read CA, Asha SE, Beasley R, et al. Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of invasive versus conservative management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax. BMJ Open. 2016;6:e011826.
• Butson B, Kwa P. Intercostal catheter insertion. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2015; 27: 66-68.
• Butson B, Kwa P. Lumbar puncture. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2014; 26: 500-501. Butson B, Kwa P. Emergency department management of skin and soft tissue abscesses. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2015; 27: 460-463.
• Cheek, J. A.; Lyttle, M.; Oakley, E.; Babl, F.; Borland, M.; Dalziel, K.; Kanal, G. N.; Phillips, N.; Gilhotra, Y.; Kochar, A.; Dalton, S.; McCaskill, M.; Furyk, J.; Neutze, J.; Dalziel, S., “Annual acute hospital cost of paediactric head injury in Australia – a Paediactric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) study”, Emerg Med J 2016;33:903.
• Chen KC, Arad A, Chen KC, Storrar J, Christy AG. The clinical value of pathology tests and imaging study in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2016 Aug 12:postgradmedj-2015.
• Chu K, Howell T, Keijzers G, Furyk J, Ely R, Kinnear F, et al. Acute headache presentations to the emergency department: A statewide cross-sectional study. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2017;24:53-62. Pubmed Central PMCID: 27473746.
• Chu K, Keijzers G, Furyk J, Eley R, Kinnear F, Thom O, et al. Applying the Ottawa subarachnoid haemorrhage rule on a cohort of emergency department patients with headache. Eur J Emerg Med. 2017;Dec 5. doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000523.
• Chu KH, Howell TE, Keijzers G, Furyk JS, Eley RM, Kinnear FB, Thom O, Mahmoud I, Brown AF. Acute headache presentations to the emergency department: A state‐wide cross‐sectional study. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2016 Jul 1. Close B, Zolcinski R. Physician Assistants in Australasian Eds. Emergency Medicine Australia. 2016; published online 19 May. DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.12607
• Clemence M, Henderson A, Greenbury C, Norton R, Furyk J. A survey of the antibiotic prescribing practices of doctors in an Australian Emergency Department. Infection, Disease & Health. 2017;Accepted Dec 2017.
• Close B, Zolcinski R. Physician Assistants in Australasian Eds. Emergency Medicine Australia. 2016; published online 19 May. DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.12607 Begley J, Butson B, Kwa P. (in press). Emergency surgical airway. Emergency Medicine Australasia.
• Close BR, Banks CJ. Pediatric flecainide toxicity from a double dose. Am J Emerg Med 2012; 30: 2095.e1-2095.e2. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2012.01.005
• Commons KH, Blake DF, Brown LH. A prospective analysis of independent patient risk factors for middle ear barotrauma in a multiplace hyperbaric chamber. Diving Hyperb Med. 2013;43:143-7.
• Dalziel SR, Furyk J, Bonisch M, Oakley E, Borland M, Neutze J, et al. A multicentre randomised controlled trial of levetiracetam versus phenytoin for convulsive status epilepticus in children (protocol): Convulsive Status Epilepticus Paediatric Trial (ConSEPT) - a PREDICT study. BMC pediatrics. 2017 Jun 22;17(1):152. PubMed PMID: 28641582. Pubmed Central PMCID: 5480418.
• Franklin D, Dalziel S, Schlapbach LJ, Babl FE, Oakley E, Craig SS, et al. Early high flow nasal cannula therapy in bronchiolitis, a prospective randomised control trial (protocol): A Paediatric Acute Respiratory Intervention Study (PARIS). BMC pediatrics. 2015;15(1):183. DOI: 10.1186/s12887-015-0501-x.
• Franklin R, McBain-Rigg K and Knight S. Factors to be considered in developing occupational regulations for quad bikes in Australia. Journal of Agromedicine, 2015; 20 (3): 370-380.
• Franz E Babl MLB, Natalie T Phillips, Amit Kochar, Sarah Dalton, Mary, McCaskill JAC, Yuri Gilhotra, Jeremy Furyk, Jocelyn M Neutze, Mark D Lyttle, Silvia Bressan, Susan Donath, Charlotte Molesworth, Kim Jachno, Brenton Ward, Amanda Williams, Amy Baylis, Louise Crowe, Ed Oakley, Stuart R Dalziel. . Accuracy of PECARN, CATCH and CHALICE head injury decision rules in children. A prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2017 Jun 17;389(10087):2393-402.
• Furyk J, Egerton-Warburton D, Meek R. Drugs for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in adult patients in the emergency department setting. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012 (Issue 9):Art.No.:CD010106.
• Furyk J, Franklin R, Costello D. Ceiling fan head injury to children in an Australian Tropical location. J of Paed Child Health. J Paed Child Health. 2013 Jun; 49(6): 480-5. Doi: 10.1111/jpc.12213.epub 2013 April 25. PMID 23614780
• Furyk J, Lawlor J, Franklin R, O’Kane C, Kault D, Banks CJ, Aitken PJ. Emergency department presentations during “State of Origin” broadcasts: a retrospective analysis of state-wide data. Med J Aust 2012 Dec 10;197(11):663-6. PMID: 23230946
• Furyk J, Levas D, Close B, Laspina K, Fitzpatrick M, Robertson K, et al. Intravenous versus oral paracetamol for acute pain in adults in the emergency department setting: A prospective, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised controlled trial. . EMJ. 2017;(Online Dec 16, 2017).
• Furyk J, Watt K, Emeto TI, Dalziel S, Bodnar D, Riney K, et al. Review article: Paediatric status epilepticus in the pre-hospital setting: An update. Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA. 2017 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 28627014.
• Furyk JS, Chu K, Banks C, Greenslade J, Keijzers G, Thom O, et al. Distal Ureteric Stones and Tamsulosin: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Multicenter Trial. Annals of emergency medicine. 2016 Jan;67(1):86-95 e2. PubMed PMID: 26194935.
• Furyk JS, Meek R, McKenzie S. Drug treatment of adults with nausea and vomiting in primary care. Bmj. 2014;349:g4714. PubMed PMID: 25103458. ARISE Investigators, Group ACT, Peake SL, Delaney A, Bailey M, Bellomo R, et al. Goal-directed resuscitation for patients with early septic shock. The New England journal of medicine. 2014 Oct 16;371(16):1496-506. PubMed PMID: 25272316.
• Furyk JS, Meek RA, Egerton-Warburton D, Vinson DR. Oligo-evidence for antiemetic efficacy in the emergency department. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017;35:921-2.
• Furyk JS, Meek RA, Egerton-Warburton D. Drugs for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in adults in the emergency department setting. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD010106. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010106.pub2
• Furyk JS, Swann O, Molyneux E. Systematic review: neonatal meningitis in the developing world. Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH. 2011 Jun;16(6):672-9. PubMed PMID: 21395927.
• Gibbs CR, Blake DF, Smart DR, Banham NDG. Pulmonary decompression illness. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2013;25(1):91.
• Gibbs CR, Corkeron M, Blake DF. Vinegar and Chironex fleckeri stings. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. Letter to the Editor 2013;44:102.
• Jeremy S. Furyk, Kevin Chu, Colin Banks, Jaimi Greenslade, Gerben Keijzers, Ogilvie Thom, Tom Torpie, Carl Dux, Rajan Narula. Distal Ureteric Stones and Tamsulosin: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Multicenter Trial, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 67, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 86–95.e2.
• Johnston CI, O’Leary MA, Brown SGA, Currie BJ, Halkidis L, Whitaker R, Close B, Isbister GK for the ASP investigators. Death Adder envenoming causes neurotoxicity not reversed by antivenom - Australian Snakebite Project (ASP-16). PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2012; 6(9): e1841. DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001841
• Kaur PP, Drummond SE, Furyk J. Arrhythmia Secondary to Cold Water Submersion during Helicopter Underwater Escape Training. Prehospital and disaster medicine. 2016 Jan 12:1-3. PubMed PMID: 26754186.
• Kaur PP, Drummond SE, Furyk J. Arrhythmia Secondary to Cold Water Submersion during Helicopter Underwater Escape Training. Prehospital and disaster medicine. 2016 Jan 12:1-3. PubMed PMID: 26754186.
• Kelly AM, Keijzers G, Klim S, Graham CA, Craig S, Kuan WS, et al. Asia, Australia and New Zealand Dyspnoea in Emergency Departments (AANZDEM) study: Rationale, design and analysis. Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA. 2015 Jun;27(3):187-91. PubMed PMID: 25940885.
• Kelly AM, Keijzers G, Klim S, Graham CA, Craig S, Kuan WS, et al. Asia, Australia and New Zealand Dyspnoea in Emergency Departments (AANZDEM) study: Rationale, design and analysis. Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA. 2015 Jun;27(3):187-91. PubMed PMID: 25940885.
• Kyle E, Aitken P, Elcock M, Barneveld M. Use of telehealth for patients referred to a retrieval service: timing, destination, mode of transport, escort level and patient care. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2012; 18: 147-150
• Lawlor J, Franklin RC, Aitken P, Hooke B, Furyk J, Johnson A. Perceptions of the utility and acceptability of an emergency child minding service for health staff. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness. 2014 Dec;8(6):485-8. PubMed PMID: 25859689.
• Lawton LD, Thomas S, Morel DG. Trends in access block 2011 to 2013: the Redcliffe National Emergency Access Target experience. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2015 Feb 1;27(1):11-5.
• Lawton, L. D., Thomas, S. and Morel, D. G. (2015), Trends in access block 2011 to 2013: The Redcliffe National Emergency Access Target experience. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27: 11–15. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12345
• Makrides, Hannah, and Luke D. Lawton. "Don’t Blow It! Extensive Subcutaneous Emphysema of the Neck Caused by Isolated Facial Injuries: A Case Report and Review of the Literature." The Journal of emergency medicine, 2017; 52(3): e57-e59.
• Matthews K, Elcock M, Aitken P, Furyk J., “The use of tele-health to assist remote hospital resuscitation and aero-medical retrieval tasking: A 12 month case series”, J Telemed Telecare, 2012 Jul;18(5):260-6. doi: 10.1258/jtt.2011.110906. Epub 2012 Feb 2.
• Mountain D; Keijzers G; Chu K; Joseph A; Read C; Blecher G; Furyk J; Bharat C; Velusamy K; Munro A; Baker K; Kinnear F; Mukherjee A; Watkins G; Buntine P; Livesay G; Fatovich D, RESPECT-ED: Rates of Pulmonary Emboli (PE) and Sub-Segmental PE with Modern Computed Tomographic Pulmonary Angiograms in Emergency Departments: A Multi-Center Observational Study Finds Significant Yield Variation, Uncorrelated with Use or Small PE Rates. Plos One, ISSN: 1932-6203, 2016 Dec 05; Vol. 11 (12), pp. e0166483.
• Oakley E., May R., Hoeppner T., Sinn K., Furyk J., Craig S., Rosengarten P., Kochar A., Dalton S., Neutze J., Krieser D., Dalziel S., Cain T., Jachno K., Babl F.E., “Computed tomography for head injuries in children: change in Australian usage rates over time”, Emerg Med Australas. 2017 Apr;29(2):192-197. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12732.
• Pain T, Plummer D, Pighills A & Harvey A. Comparison of research experience and support needs of rural versus regional allied health professionals. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 2015; 23 (5): 277-285.
• Rathbone J, Franklin R, Gibbs C, Williams D. Review article: Role of magnesium sulphate in the management of Irukandji syndrome: A systematic review. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2016 Oct 1. Small, N. Is Australasia producing too many emergency physicians? No. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2015; 27: 597-598.
• Rogers A, Furyk J, Banks C, Chu K., “Diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage: a survey of Australasian emergency physicians and trainees. Emergency medicine Australasia”, EMA. 2014 Oct;26(5):468-73..
• Slowey M, Maw G, Furyk J. A case report on vertebral artery dissection in mixed martial arts. Emerg Med Aust. 2012: 24(2) 203-6. Doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2011.01483.x Epub 2011 Sept 13
• Stephen R. Thom, Michael Bennett, Neil D. Banham, Walter Chin, Denise F. Blake, Anders Rosen, Neal W. Pollock, Dennis Madden, Otto Barak, Alessandro Marroni, Costantino Balestra, Peter Germonpre, Massimo Pieri, Danilo Cialoni, Phi-Nga Jeannie Le, Christopher Logue, David Lambert, Kevin R. Hardy, Douglas Sward, Ming Yang, Veena B. Bhopale, Zeljko Dujic. Association of microparticles and neutrophil activation with decompression sickness, Journal of Applied Physiology Published 1 September 2015 Vol. 119 no. 5, 427-434 DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00380.2015.
• Stonehouse V, Furyk J, Norton R. Impact of polymerase chain reaction results on patient management during a viral meningitis outbreak in tropical north Queensland. Emerg Med Austr. 2012: 24(1); 52-56
• Swann O, Everett DB, Furyk JS, Harrison EM, Msukwa MT, Heyderman RS, et al. Bacterial meningitis in Malawian infants <2 months of age: etiology and susceptibility to World Health Organization first-line antibiotics. The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 2014 Jun;33(6):560-5. PubMed PMID: 24378940. Pubmed Central PMCID: 4025590. • Taylor, D.M., Fatovich, D. M., Finucci, D. P., Furyk, J., Jin, S.-w., Keijzers, G., Macdonald, S. PJ., Mitenko, H. MA., Richardson, J. R., Ting, J. YS., Thom, O. N., Ugoni, A. M., Hughes, J. A., Bost, N., Ward, M. L., Gibbs, C. R., Macdonald, E., and Chalkley, D. R. (2015) Best-practice pain management in the emergency department: A cluster-randomised, controlled, intervention trial. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27: 549–557. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12498. • Thom ON, Keijzers G, Taylor DM, Fatovich DM, Finucci DP, Furyk J, Jin SW, Macdonald SP, Mitenko H, Richardson JR, Ting J. The TARGET pain study: Lessons from a painful marathon. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2016 Oct 1;28(5):603-6. • Thom SR, Bennett M, Banham N, Chin W, Blake DF, Rosen A, Pollock NW, Madden D, Barak O, Marroni A, Balestra C, Pieri M, Cialoni D, Jeannie Le P, Logue C, Lambert D, Hardy KR, Sward D, Yang M, Bhopale VB, Dujic Z. Association of microparticles and neutrophil activation with decompression sickness. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2015;119:427-34. • Thurtle N, Banks C, Cox M, Pain T, Furyk J. Free Open Access Medical Education resource knowledge and utilisation amongst Emergency Medicine trainees: A survey in four countries. African Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015. • Vinson DR, Nagam MR, Lugovskaya N, Nasrollahi FS, Egerton-Warburton D, Furyk JS, et al. Oligoantiemesis: A Premature Neologism for an Intervention Insufficiently Substantiated in the Emergency Setting. The Journal of emergency medicine. 2016 Oct 6. PubMed PMID: 27720539. • Walters MC, Furyk J. Paediatric intramuscular injections for developing world settings: a review of the literature for best practices. J Transcult Nurs 2012; 23(4): 406-9 Epub 2012 Jul 16 PMID: 22802298 • Winearls J, Campbell D, Hurn C, Furyk J, Ryan G, Trout M, et al. Fibrinogen in traumatic haemorrhage: A narrative review. Injury. 2016 Dec 26. PubMed PMID: 28088374. • Winearls J, Wullschleger M, Wake E, Hurn C, Furyk J, Ryan G, et al. Fibrinogen Early In Severe Trauma studY (FEISTY): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2017 May 26;18(1):241. PubMed PMID: 28549445. Pubmed Central PMCID: 5446750. • Young DA, Blake DF, Brown, LH. Transcutaneous Oximetry Measurement: Normal Values in the Upper Limb. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. 2012;42(4):208-213. Conferences (28) 2012-2016 • Cheek J.A., Lyttle M., Oakley E., Babl F., Borland M., Dalziel K., Kanal G.N., Phillips N., Gilhotra Y., Kochar A., Dalton S., McCaskill M., Furyk J., Neutze J. & Dalziel S.R., “Annual acute hospital cost of paediatric head injury in Australia – A PREDICT study”, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 2016 • Oral: Furyk J. & Banks C., “Evidence vs eminence: Plenary session”, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 2016 • Furyk J., Levas D., Ray R., Close B., Vangaveti V., Laspina K., Robertson K., & Fitzpatrick M., “A prospective, double blind, double dummy, randomised controlled trial of intravenous paracetamol versus oral paracetamol in acute pain patients presenting to the emergency department”, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 2016 • Kingston G., Mountain D., Fatovich D., Chu K., Joseph A., et al., “RESPECT-ED, Rates of Emboli and Subsegmental PE from CT ordered by ED; Australasian - A multicentre collaboration to look at variability, utility and futility; initial data” Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, November 2016 • Perks S., Blake D., Hardman J., Young D., Brown L., Lewis I., Pain T., “An assessment of the performance of the Baxter Elastomeric Large Volume (LV 10) Infusor pump under hyperbaric conditions”, Townsville Research Week, Townsville, September 2016 • Lawton L., Taylor D., Taylor S., Kong D. & Yap C., “Sedation for acute agitation in Emergency Department patients: Targeting adverse events (SIESTA)”, Townsville Research Week, Townsville, September 2016 • Merlo G., Pain T., Jones L., Furyk J., “Economic evaluation of tamsulosin for the treatment of ureteric stones by size and location”, Townsville Research Week conference, Townsville Research Week, Townsville, September 2016 • Kerin G., Furyk J., Senthuran S. & Eisen D., “The MATHS Trial: Mechanisms of Aspirin THerapy in Sepsis”, Townsville Research Week conference, Townsville Research Week, Townsville, September 2016 • Blake D., Perk S., Young D., Hardman J., Brown L. & Lewis I., “An assessment of the performance of the Baxter Elastomeric Large Volume (LV 10) Infusor pump under hyperbaric conditions”, UHMS-ASM, Las Vegas, June 2016 • Oral: Furyk J. & Banks C., “Evidence vs Eminence”, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Autumn Symposium, Brisbane, May 2016 • Babl F., Borland M., Phillips N., et al, “Accuracy of PECARN, CATCH and CHALICE Head Injury Decision Rules in Children”, Paediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2016 • Gardiner K.K., Dalziel S.R, Babl F.E., et al., “Bell’s Palsy In Children: Current Treatment Patterns In Australia And New Zealand, A PREDICT Study”, Paediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2016 • Close B. & Zolcinski R., “Implementing Physician Assistants in the ED to improve patient experience”, Criterion Conference, Sydney, March 2016 • Babl F.E., Borland M., Phillips N.T., et al., “Accuracy of PECARN, CATCH and CHALICE head injury rules in children”, ICEM, Cape Town, 2016 • Poster: Furyk, J., “ANZICS and Anaesthetics CTG Forums: Lessons for ACEM”, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, November 2015 • Oral: Furyk J., Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, November 2015 • Oral: Furyk J. & Banks C., “Papers in 2015 that should and should not change your practice: Plenary session”, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, November 2015 • Poster: Small N., “Is Australasia producing too many emergency physicians?”, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, November 2015 • Lees M., Agnew A., Weston M., Salvador D., Jayalath R. & Watt K., “Teaching old dogs new tricks. Supervisors using the AMC intern assessment form”, National Prevocational Medical Education Forum, Darwin, October 2015 • Pain T., “Research capacity building at THHS”, Townsville Research Week, Townsville, October 2015 • Murphy K., Watson M., Bennett M. & Pain T., “Changing the delivery of occupational therapy services on acute medical wards at The Townsville Hospital”, Townsville Research Week, Townsville, October 2015 • Cosgriff N., Lemcke J. & Pain T., “Lymphoedema education: Are patients listening?”, Townsville Research Week, Townsville, October 2015 • Ashley B., “A survey of ED clinical staff to determine their knowledge of allied health roles”, Townsville Research Week, Townsville, October 2015 • Babl F., Borland M., Phillips N., et al., “Choosing When to Use Computed Tomography in Paediatric Head Injury”, Townsville Research Week, Townsville, October 2015 • Poster & Oral: Furyk J., Banks C., Velusamy K., Jones L. “Tamsulosin as medical expulsive therapy for distal ureteric colic. A systematic review”, ACEP ASM, Boston, USA, 2015 • Banks C., “Emergency Medicine in Papua New Guinea”, Developing Emergency Medicine, Havana, Cuba, September 2015 • Blake D., Gibbs C., Commons K. & Brown L., “Middle ear barotrauma in tourist-oriented, condensed open-water diver certification course: Incidence and effect of language of instruction”, SPUMS conference, Palau, Micronesia, May 2015 • Blake D., Naidoo P., Brown L., Young D. & Lippmann J., “A comparison of the tissue oxygenation achieved using different oxygen delivery devices and flow rates”, SPUMS conference, Palau, Micronesia, May 2015


SHARE

Amount Awarded
$210,000


Program


Grant Scheme


Status
Completed


Principal Investigator:
Dr Jeremy Furyk, Dr Ben Close & Dr Denise Blake


Co Investigators:
Prof Peter Aiken


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Collaborating Institutions


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