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Western Health Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research (JECEMR)

introduction

The Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research at Western Health is located at Sunshine Hospital in St Albans, Melbourne, Australia.

  • The aim of the Centre is translating evidence into better health care by:
    • Performing high quality clinical research in the areas of emergency medicine and pre-hospital care
    • Developing partnerships for research, both across regional (intrastate, national and international) and across disciplines (ambulance, medical, nursing, community)
    • Providing education and support to workers in pre-hospital care and emergency medicine in order to develop research that will improve outcomes for patients and
    • Demonstrating the translation of evidence into improved practice
  • Key areas of interest are:
    • The management of cardiovascular disease
    • Pain assessment and management
    • *Therapeutics for emergency conditions
    • Prehospital care research and
    • Process / outcome improvement.

current staffing

  • Professor Anne-Maree Kelly: JECEMR Director
  • Sharon Klim: Research Coordinator
  • Debra Kerr: Deputy Director (until December 2008)
  • Megan Clooney: Research Nurse (until October2008)

current research

Effectiveness And Safety Of Intranasal Naloxone For Treatment Of Opiate Overdose In The Pre Hospital Setting. Debra Kerr Anne-Maree Kelly, Bill Barger, Paul Dietze, Damien Jolley, K Cantwell.

Validation of the ABCD, ABCD2 and California Risk Scores in identifying patients with high early risk of stroke after transient ischaemic attack. Anne-Maree Kelly Debra Kerr, Hong Nguyen

Occupational Hand Injuries Requiring Treatment At An Australian Emergency Department . Anne-Maree Kelly Debra Kerr

What Proportion Of Rule Out Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Would Be Suitable For Multi-Slice CT Coronary Angiography? Anne-Maree Kelly, Debra Kerr, Sulieman Hamid, Fiona Bainbridge.

Assessment ,Management And Outcome Of Children Who Present To The Emergency Department With Croup Debra Kerr, David Krieser, Edwin Kwan

Initial Serum Troponin And Outcome In An ED Population: A Retrospective Study. Anne-Maree Kelly, Debra Kerr, Hwee Min Lee

Does Size Measurement On Inspiratory And Expiratory X-Rays Alter Size Classification Of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax? Anne-Maree Kelly, Dino Druda

Survey Of Management Practices For Suspected Scaphoid Fracture. Anne-Maree Kelly

The Relative Efficacy Of Phenothiazines For The Treatment Of Acute Migraine: A Meta-analysis. Anne-Maree Kelly

Determining The Value Of Intermediate Troponin Values With Respect To Short And Medium-Term Prognosis: A prospective study. Anne-Maree Kelly

Development and validation of risk-adjusted outcomes for systems of emergency medical care Anne-Maree Kelly Collaborators: University of Shefield, UK.

Agreement between transcutaneous and arterial pCO2 in patients undergoing non-invasive ventilation in the emergency department. Anne-Maree Kelly

2008 journal publications

Kelly AM. Will CT Coronary Angiography Revolutionise Emergency Department Chest Pain Evaluation? Hong Kong J Med 2008; 15: 67-70.

Aroney CN, Aylward P, Chew D, Huang N, Kelly AM, White H, Wilson M. 2007 addendum to the National Heart Foundation of Australia/Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes 2006. Med J Aust. 2008; 188:302-3.

Kerr D, Dietze P, Kelly AM. Intranasal naloxone for the treatment of suspected heroin overdose. Addiction 2008; 103:379-86.

Eagles D, Stiell I, Clement C, Brehaut JC, Taljraard M, Kelly AM et al. International Survey of Emergency Physicians’ Awareness and Use of the Canadian C-Spine Rule and the Canadian CT Head Rule Acad Emerg Med 2008; 15:1256-61.

Kelly AM, Druda D. Comparison of size classification of primary spontaneous pneumothorax by three international guidelines: A case for international consensus? Resp Med 2008; 102:1830-2.

Kelly AM, Kerr D, Clooney M. Outcomes of emergency department patients treated for spontaneous pneumothorax. Chest 2008; 134:1033-6.

Kerr D, Jennings P, Kelly AM, Walker T, Edington J. Case report: Trial of prehospital thrombolysis in ST elevation myocardial infarction. JEPJC 2008 www.jephc.com/uploads/DK990277.pdf

Anderson B, Kelly AM, Kerr D, Jolley D. Capillary refill time in adults has poor inter-observer agreement. Hong Kong J Emerg Med 2008; 15: 71-4.

Grayson ML, Jarvie LJ, Martin R, Johnson PDR, Jodoin ME, McMullan C, Gregory RHC, Bellis K, Cunnington K, Wilson FL, Quin D, Kelly AM. Significant reductions in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and clinical isolates associated with a multi-site, hand hygiene culture-change program and subsequent successful State-wide rollout. Med J Aust 2008;188:633-40.

Kerr D, Dietze P, Kelly AM, Jolley D. Attitudes of Australian heroin users to peer distribution of naloxone for heroin overdose: Perspectives on intranasal administration. J Urban Health 2008;85:352-60.

Soon KH, Chaitowitz I, Selvanayagam J, Kelly AM, Zajhem B, Nguyen M, Bell KW, Lim YL. Comparison of fluoroscopic coronary angiography and multi-slice CT coronary angiography in the characterization of anomalous coronary arteries. Int J Cardiol 2008; 130:96-8.

Kelly AM, Clooney M, Kerr D, Ebeling PR. When continuity of care breaks down: a systems failure in identification of osteoporosis in older patients treated for minimal trauma fractures. Med J Aust 2008; 188:389-91.

Kelly AM, Clooney M, Spontaneous Pneumothorax Australia Study Group. Deviation from published guidelines in the management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax in Australia. Int Med J 2008; 38:64-7.

Kelly AM, Kerr D, Clooney M. Impact of Oral Dexamethasone Versus Placebo After ED Treatment Of Migraine With Phenothiazines On The Rate Of Recurrent Headache: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Emerg Med J 2008; 25:26-9.

2008 conference and seminar presentations

Research that will change your practice. Victorian Faculty, ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, August 2008. [Plenary] Identification and follow-up of osteoporsosis. Australiasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Wellington NZ 2008. . [Plenary]

The Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research: A little bit goes a long way? Australiasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Wellington NZ 2008. . [Plenary]

Effectiveness And Safety Of Intranasal Naloxone For Treatment Of Heroin Overdose By Ambulance Officers. Australiasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Wellington NZ 2008.

Treatment of migraine in Australian emergency departments. Australiasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Wellington NZ 2008.

Outcomes of emergency department patients treated for spontaneous pneumothorax. Australiasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Wellington NZ 2008.

2008 posters

Visual Analog Scales For Assessment of Nausea Severity: Correlation With Verbal Descriptors And Definition of Minimal Clinically Significant Difference In An Emergency Department Population. [Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Washington 2008]

Effectiveness And Safety Of Intranasal Naloxone For Treatment Of Heroin Overdose By Ambulance Officers. [Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Washington 2008]

Attitudes Of Australian Heroin Users To ‘Take-home’ Naloxone For Heroin Overdose And Methods Of Administration. [Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Washington 2008] What really happens to patients with spontaneous pneumothorax managed with outpatient observation alone? [Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Washington 2008]

What Proportion Of Rule Out Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Are Potentially Suitable For Multi-slice CT Coronary Angiography? Australiasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Wellington NZ 2008.

What is the difference in estimated size of primary spontaneous pneumothorax between inspiratory and expiratory radiographs? Australiasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Wellington NZ 2008.

Initial management of potential occult scaphoid fracture in Australasia. Australiasian College for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Wellington NZ 2008.

2008 book chapters

Kelly AM, Gunn B. Acute pain management in the emergency department. In Rice A [Ed] Textbook of Clinical Pain Management. Hodder & Stoughton London

Kelly AM, Kerr D, Dietze P. Intranasal naloxone for treatment of opioid overdose in Opioid Receptors and Antagonists: From Bench to Clinic. Dean R, Bilsky E, Negus S [Eds]. Humana Press

Kelly AM, Cross A, Cameron P. Non-invasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure in the emergency department: Comparison of continuous positive airway pressure [CPAP] and bi-level positive airway pressure [Bi-PAP]. In Esquinas A, Volsko T, Scala R [Eds] International Respiratory Care Clinics and Technology. Mason/ Grupo Aulamedica 2008

Kelly AM. Asthma in David S, Brown A, Banerjee A, Anantharaman A, Nelson B. [Eds] Textbook of Emergency Medicine, Wolters Kluwer (Health), India. [at press]

Kelly AM. Pneumothorax in David S, Brown A, Banerjee A, Anantharaman A, Nelson B. [Eds] Textbook of Emergency Medicine, Wolters Kluwer (Health), India. [at press]

Kelly AM. Writing for publication in Cameron P, Jelinek G, Kelly AM, Murray L, Brown A (Editors) Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine. 3rd Ed Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh [at press]

Kelly AM. Headache in Cameron P, Jelinek G, Kelly AM, Murray L, Brown A (Editors) Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine. 3rd Ed Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh [at press]

Kelly AM, Talbot-Stern J. Pneumothorax in Cameron P, Jelinek G, Kelly AM, Murray L, Brown A (Editors) Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine. 3rd Ed Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh [at press]

Kelly AM. Asthma in Cameron P, Jelinek G, Kelly AM, Murray L, Brown A (Editors) Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine. 3rd Ed Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh [at press]

Hayes J, Kelly AM. Pericarditis, cardiac tamponade and myocarditisin Cameron P, Jelinek G, Kelly AM, Murray L, Brown A (Editors) Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine. 3rd Ed Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh [at press]

Kelly AM. Injuries of the shoulder girdle in Cameron P, Jelinek G, Kelly AM, Murray L, Brown A (Editors) Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine. 3rd Ed Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh [at press]

Goodacre SW, Kelly AM. Acute Coronary Syndromes in Cameron P, Jelinek G, Kelly AM, Murray L, Brown A (Editors) Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine. 3rd Ed Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh [at press]

2008 awards

Sir Richard Stawell Memorial Prize; Australian Medical Association Victoria for article Grayson ML, Jarvie LJ, Martin R, Johnson PDR, Jodoin ME, McMullan C, Gregory RHC, Bellis K, Cunnington K, Wilson FL, Quin D, Kelly AM. Significant reductions in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and clinical isolates associated with a multi-site, hand hygiene culture-change program and subsequent successful State-wide rollout. Med J Aust 2008;188:633-40. MJA/Wyeth Award For Excellence In Clinical Research 2008 for Grayson ML, Jarvie LJ, Martin R, Johnson PDR, Jodoin ME, McMullan C, Gregory RHC, Bellis K, Cunnington K, Wilson FL, Quin D, Kelly AM. Significant reductions in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and clinical isolates associated with a multi-site, hand hygiene culture-change program and subsequent successful State-wide rollout. Med J Aust 2008;188:633-40.

Morson Taylor Research Award, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine;.Research Foundation. Determining the value of intermediate troponin values with respect to short and medium term prognosis. Winner, Best Paper. Australian College of Ambulance Professionals 2008 Annual Conference. Effectiveness and safety of intranasal naloxone for the treatment of heroin overdose by paramedics.

Silver Award Winner, Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. Effectiveness and safety of intranasal naloxone for the treatment of heroin overdose by paramedics.

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