Evidenced-based practice in a rural setting

The UoNDRH 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, 2006: 529.

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