Research Strategic Directions
The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health supports a broad range of projects that explore the evidence base for clinical care. The evidence-based management of acute asthma, the improvement of pain management in the emergency department and investigations into the role of cricoids pressure are key areas that the Rural Clinical Training and Support Program has been involved with.
Doherty S, Jones P, Stevens H, Davis L, Ryan N, Treeve V. “Evidence-Based Implementation” of Paediatric Asthma guidelines in a Rural Emergency Department. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2007; 43: 611-616
Doherty S, Jones P, Davis L, Ryan N, Treeve V. Evidence-based implementation of adult asthma guidelines in the emergency department. A controlled trial. Emergency Medicine Australasia 2007; 19: 31-38
Doherty S. Evidence-based implementation of evidence-based guidelines. International Journal of Healthcare Quality Assurance 2006; 19(1): 32-41
Doherty S, Jones P. Use of an “evidence-based implementation” strategy to implement evidence-based care of asthma into rural district hospital Emergency departments. Rural and Remote Health 6 (online), 2006: 529. Available from: http://rrh.deakin.edu.au
Doherty S. Evidence-based medicine. Arguments for and against. Emergency Medicine Australasia 2005; 17: 307-313
Doherty S. The history of evidence-based medicine. Oranges, chloride of lime and leeches. Barriers to teaching old dogs new tricks. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2005; 17: 314-321
The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health supports a broad range of projects driven by the need of clinicians to ask key research questions.
Trethewy C, Burrows J, Clausen D, Doherty S. Effectiveness of cricoid pressure in preventing gastric aspiration during rapid sequence intubation in the emergency department study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2012; 13:17
Hansen K, Thom H, Rodda H, Price M, Jackson C, Bennetts S, Doherty S. Factors influencing timely delivery of analgesia in emergency departments. Emergency Medicine Australasia 2012; [in press]
Bennetts S, Cambell-Brophy E, Huckson S, Doherty S. Pain management in Australian emergency departments: Current practice, enablers, barriers and future directions. Emergency Medicine Australia 2012 [in press]
Tucker A, Trethewy CE. Lack of effect on blood alcohol level of swabbing venepuncture sites with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Emergency Medicine 2010; 22:9-12.
Pedersen A. Acute neck swelling: a diagnostic dilemma in a regional hospital. Emergency Medicine Australasia 2010; 22(3): 246-248
Doherty S. Prescribe systematic corticosteroids in acute asthma. British Medical Journal 2009; 338: 1-2
Doherty S, Davis L, Leschke P, Valpani A, Whitely E, Yarnold D, Stevens H. Automated versus manual audit in the emergency department. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance 2008; 21(7): 671-678
Shepherd MK, Trethewy CE, JF Kennedy, L Davis. Helicopter use in Rural Trauma. Emergency Medicine 2008; 20: 494–499
Crowley E, Williams L, Roberts T, Jones P, Dunstan R. Evidence for a role of cow's milk consumption in chronic functional constipation in children: systematic review of literature from 1980 to 20006. Nutrition and Dietetics 2008:65(1):29-35
Doherty S. Use of ipratropium bromide for acute asthma. Emergency care evidence into practice series 2006. National Institute of Clinical Studies. Available at: http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/nics/asp/index.asp
Dr Jenny May