Pre-Hospital, Emergency and Trauma Research

Belinda GabbeThe Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma Unit is headed by Professor Belinda Gabbe and is a rapidly growing research unit. The unit is responsible for a number of leading clinical quality registries including the Victorian State Trauma Outcomes Registry Monitoring Group (VSTORM), the Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR), the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) and the Australian Resuscitation and Outcomes Consortium Epistry (Aus-ROC Epistry). These registries play an important role in the health system and involve high-level interaction with senior industry, government, medical specialists and other professional and academic personnel. The unit also manages the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC), the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Pre-hospital Emergency Care Australia and New Zealand (PEC-ANZ) and the NHMRC funded clinical trial "Reduction of oxygen after cardiac arrest: The EXACT trial".

Director

Professor Belinda Gabbe BPhysio, GradDip (Biostatistics), MAppSc, PhD, NHMRC CDF

Enquiries

Please direct all enquiries to the Senior Project Manager, Ms Mimi Morgan, who can be contacted on +61 3 9903 0996 or via email at mimi.morgan@monash.edu.

Staff

The unit has more than thirty dedicated specialist medical, academic and professional staff, and postgraduate students undertaking a variety of study programs. Our expertise includes data management, epidemiology, injury prevention, pre-hospital care and emergency and trauma research.

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Research Projects

To find out more about the clinical quality registries or research projects please see below:

  • Victorian State Trauma Outcomes Registry and Monitoring (VSTORM) (DHHS / TAC)
  • Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR) (TAC)
  • Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) (ACC)
  • Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Epistry (Aus-ROC Epistry) (NHMRC)
  • Pre-hospital Emergency Care Australia and New Zealand (PEC-ANZ) (NHMRC)
  • Outcomes after serious injury: What is the recovery trajectory and how do the priorities for treatment and disability services change over time? (RESTORE) (NHMRC)
  • Rate, type and cost of complications experienced by spinal cord injury patients: Usage of linked data sources (ISCRR)
  • Australian Trauma Registry (ATR) (Alfred Health / BITRE)
  • King Saud Medical City Trauma Registry (KSMCTR) (KSMC)
  • Reduction of oxygen after cardiac arrest (The EXACT Trial) (NHMRC)
  • Acquired Brain Injury and Family Violence (ABIFV) (DHHS)
  • Joint replacement following hip fracture
  • Early intervention for pain and mental health (ISCRR)
  • Traumatic Deaths in the Pre-hospital Setting (DHHS)
  • Deaths from traumatic out of hospital cardiac arrest: epidemiology and preventability (Australian Resuscitation Council)
  • Understanding the burden of serious injury in road transport events: linking the Victorian State Trauma Registry with crash data
  • Trauma deaths in Victoria, Australia – epidemiology and preventability (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)
  • Potentially preventable road trauma deaths in Victoria (RACV)
  • Evaluation of the implementation of a new model of bladder management care at the Victorian Spinal Cord Service (ISCRR)
  • The impact of mass media campaigns on emergency calls for acute cardiovascular events
  • Post resuscitation care in Victoria: understanding current practice to improve outcomes for out of hospital cardiac arrest patients (NBVLL)

Publications

The Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma Unit staff have had articles published in many leading medical journals, including The Lancet and Annals of Internal Medicine. Please select from the year groupings below to see a full list of publications.