Clinical Research

Rural Clinical Practice-Based Research

Evidenced based practice in a rural setting

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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.

Publications include:

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


Engaging rural clinicians in research

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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.

Publications include:

Crowley E, Williams L, Roberts T, Dunstan R, Jones P. Does milk cause constipation? A crossover dietary trial. Nutrients 2013; 5: 253-260.

Sheridan T, Brown L, Harris D, Moy S.Health outcomes of eating disorder clients in a rural setting.Australian Journal of Rural Health 2013; [accepted for publication]

Crowley E, Williams L, Brown L. How do mothers juggle the special dietary needs of one child while feeding the family?: A qualitative exploration. Nutrition and Dietetics 2012; 69(4): 272-277.

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 http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/13/1/17 March 2012

Doherty S, Cave G, Harvey M. Paediatric amitriptyline overdose. Open Journal of Paediatrics 2012, 2, 170-174 doi:10.4236/ojped.2012.22028 Published online June 2012 http://www.SciRP.org/journal/okped/

Gaw A, Doherty S, Hungerford P, May J. When death is imminent: Documenting end of life decisions. Australian Family Physician  2012; 41(8): 614 – 617.

Hansen K, Thom H, Rodda H, Price M, Jackson C, Bennetts S, Doherty S, Bartlett H. Impact of pain location, organ system and treating specialty on timely delivery of analgesia in emergency departments. Emergency Medicine Australasia 2012;24:64-71 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1742-6723.2011.01491.x/abstract February 2012

Bennetts S, Campbell-Brophy E, Doherty S. Pain management in Australian emergency departments: Current practice, enablers, barriers and future directions Emergency Medicine Australasia National Health and Medical Research Council's National Institute for Clinical Studies National Emergency Care Pain Management Initiative

doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2011.01499.x  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1742-6723.2011.01499.x/pdf

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

For all enquiries in the above area of research, please contact:

 

Dr Jenny May
Rural GP Academic
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

jenny.may@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au