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Rural emergency doctors lack confidence in trauma control, study finds

A study by critical care researchers has found that as the trauma cases drained from regional hospitals to The Alfred, Royal Children’s and Royal Melbourne hospitals, rural clinicians dealing with these patients have become ‘de-skilled

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 15 November, 2018
Blood transfusion

Jehovah’s Witness trauma study probes blood alternatives

Major blood loss after trauma is particularly challenging for physicians when blood is not an option (BNAO) for treatment, as is often the case for patients who are Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 15 November, 2018
Security in EDs

Researchers urge greater hospital security to curb patient violence

Australian hospital emergency departments should employ security personnel to counter the increasing number of violent incidents occurring there, a Monash University and Alfred Hospital study recommends.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 8 November, 2018