Emergency Department

Our Research

Current research in the Emergency Department focuses on resuscitation, trauma care, patient flow, models of care and acute mental health. In 2020 a new emergency research institute, called The Green Light Institute will be formed bringing together research and training opportunities and improve translation and collaboration across university and related research institutes.

Research Staff

  • Michael Dinh
  • Matthew Oliver
  • Kendall Bein
  • Saartje Berendsen Russell
  • Dane Chalkley
  • Timothy Wand

Higher Degree Students:
  • Dr Viola Korscak (PhD)
  • Dr Matthew Oliver, (M.Trauma)
  • Dane Chalkley, (M.Ed)


Publications and Presentations

Publication Details:
  • Muscatello D, Dinh MM, Bein K. Influenza and emergency department performance. Emerg Med Australis 2018
  • Muscatello D, Dinh MM, Bein K. Influenza and the effects on Emergency department activity and throughput. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response
  • Dinh MM, Roncal S, Ivers R. Using Trauma Team Activations to measure trauma activity and injury severity - ten years of experience using an Australian major trauma registry. Accepted European Journal of Trauma August 2017
  • Gomez D, Hsu J, Balogh J, Sarrami P, Dinh M. Risk adjusted mortality in trauma centres in NSW. Accepted Injury May 2018
  • Ebker-White AA, Bein KJ, Dinh MM.The Sydney Triage to Admission Risk Tool (START): A prospective validation study. Emerg Med Australas. 2018 Feb 8. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12940. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ebker-White AA, Bein KJ, Dinh MM. Extending the START tool: a derivation study. Emergency Medicine Journal. Accepted May 2018
  • Perera J, Wand T, Bein KJ, Chalkley D, Ivers R, Steinbeck KS, Shields R, Dinh MM. Presentations to NSW emergency departments with self-harm, suicidal ideation, or intentional poisoning, 2010-2014. Med J Aust. 2018 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Pozzato I, Craig A, Gopinath B, Dinh M Cameron I. Biomarkers of sympathetic and parasympathetic balance for predicting psychological distress and recovery following road traffic injuries: protocol for a prospective cohort study. Accepted BMJ Open 2018
  • Koprinska I, Ebker White A, Kyme A, Rendell L, Dinh M. Analysis of the Sydney Triage to Admission Risk Tool (START2) using machine learning techniques to support disposition decision making. Emergency Medicine Australasia 2019
  • Oliver M, Green T, Chalkley D, Haber P, Wand T, Dinh M. The impact of acutely aggressive patients in the emergency department - a prospective observational study. Accepted Emergency Medicine Australasia 2018
  • Oliver M, Dinh MM, Balogh Z, Curtis K, Rigby O. Major trauma procedure trends. Accepted World Journal of Surgery February 2017
  • Leonard E, Dinh MM. Code Crimson data review Presented Trauma 2016 Barcelona, Spain
  • Dinh MM et al. The Sydney Triage to Admission Risk Tool: Derivation and Internal validation study. BMC Emergency Medicine 2017
  • Berendsen Russell S, Dinh MM. Triage, Damned triage and statistics. Sorting redundancy in the ED presenting problem careset. Australian Emergency Nursing Journal 2016
  • Craig A, Jagnoor J, Gopinath B, Dinh MM et al. The psychological impact of traffic injuries sustained in a road crash by bicyclists: A prospective study. Traffic Injury Prevention Accepted November 2016
  • Oliver M Dinh MM, Iver R, Rigby O, Balogh Z, Curtis K. Major trauma procedure trends Accepted World Journal of Surgery
  • Dinh MM, Byrne C, Hill DA, The Albert Pavilion - A story of trauma and emergency care at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Published Trauma and Emergency Care January 2017
  • Muscatello D, Dinh MM, Bein K. Influenza and emergency department performance. Emerg Med Australis 2018
  • Muscatello D, Dinh MM, Bein K. Influenza and the effects on Emergency department activity and throughput. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response 2017
  • Dinh MM, Roncal S, Ivers R. Using Trauma Team Activations to measure trauma activity and injury severity - ten years of experience using an Australian major trauma registry. Accepted European Journal of Trauma August 2017
  • Barakat-Johnson M, Barnett C, Wand T & White K (2017) Medical device-related pressure injuries: An exploratory descriptive study in an acute tertiary hospital in Australia Journal of Tissue Viability 26, 246-253
  • Mills J, Wand T & Fraser J (2017) Palliative care professionals' care and compassion for self and others: A narrative review International Journal of Palliative Care Nursing 23, 219-229
  • Mills J, Wand T & Fraser J (2017) Self-Care in Palliative Care Nursing and Medical Professionals: A Cross-Sectional Survey Journal of Palliative Medicine 20, 625-630
  • Wand T (2017) Considering the culture of blame in mental health care and service delivery International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 26, 3-4

Research Grants

Granting Body

Awardees

Project Title

Grant total $

Years

State Insurance Regulatory Authority

Michael Dinh

NSW Trauma Outcomes Registry and Quality Evaluation (NSW TORQUE).

1,700,000

2019-2023

Agency for Clinical Innovation translation research grant scheme

Tim Wand

Implementation of ED Mental Health Nurse Model of Care

470,000

2018-2020

SLHD Pitch

Michael Dinh

Sydney Triage to Admission Risk Tool START2 - development and implementation of a novel data analytics tool to improve ED patient flow

50,000

2019

Contact details for department

Head of Department: Dr James Edwards

Department/Unit: Emergency Department
Address:
RPA Hospital
Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
Telephone: (02) 9515 0010
Facsimile: (02) 9515 9610
Web: www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/research
Email: Michael.Dinh@health.nsw.gov.au 

 

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