The PREDICT members meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th October 2021 online via Zoom from 11.00am – 2.00pm (AEST). Due to time constraints this year, presentations will be very focused and not all projects presented. Written reports on the status of all PREDICT projects and the relevant project contact, will be made available to … Continued

Elyssia Bourke awarded Buchanan Prize

Huge congratulations to PREDICT PhD candidate Elyssia Bourke for being awarded the Buchanan Prize by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) for top performing candidate in the 2021 Fellowship Clinical Examination (OSCE). These awards don’t come easily and this is testament to Elyssia’s hard work and dedication and “never give up” attitude. Well done … Continued

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following authors: Eapen N, Kochar A, Lyttle MD, Phillips N, Cheek JA, Furyk J, Neutze J, Bressan S, Williams A, Hearps S, Oakley E, Dalziel SR, Borland ML, Babl FE; Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT). Seizure- and syncope-related head injuries in children: A prospective PREDICT cohort study. Emerg Med … Continued

Getting to know you – meet Katie Reeves

Our “Getting to Know You” segment ensures PREDICT members are aware of new members, their interests and areas of expertise and where they are located. This month we introduce Katie Reeves from QCH.  Welcome to PREDICT Katie. “Hi everyone, I’m one of many Katies that work at the Queensland Children’s Hospital Emergency Department in sunny … Continued

Project Snapshot – Observational study of COVID-19 Infections

Observational study of COVID-19 Infections: Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes at PREDICT Sites Aim: Describe clinical features and outcomes of patients < 18 years who tested positive with COVID-19 and presented to hospitals across Australia in the PREDICT network. Design: A multicentre retrospective study involving data extraction from medical records. Recruitment: Sites – 16 hospitals in … Continued

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following authors: Bourke EM, Say DF, Carison A, Hill A, Craig S, Hiscock H, Babl FE, O’Donnell SM. Emergency mental health presentations in children with autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. J Paediatr Child Health. Advance online publication.    

Project Snapshot – KidsTHRIVE

Trans-nasal Humidified Rapid- Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange in Children Requiring Emergent Intubation Aim The aim of this study is to assess the effect of THRIVE as a method for prolonging apnoeic oxygenation during the emergency intubation of children to reduce the proportion adverse events (specifically, oxygen desaturation) and increase the proportion of first attempt success for … Continued

Project Snapshot – PEAChY-O

PEAChY-0: Pharmacological Emergency management of Agitation in Children and Young people – A randomised controlled trial of Oral medication Trial Design: Pragmatic, open-label, multi-centre, phase III superiority, randomised controlled trial (RCT). Aim: To determine in children and adolescents aged ≥7 years to <18 years with acute severe behavioural disturbance (ASBD) whether oral olanzapine is more … Continued

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following authors: Haskell L, Tavender EJ, Wilson CL, O’Brien S, Babl FE, Borland ML, Cotterell E, Schembri R, Orsini F, Sheridan N, Johnson DW, Oakley E, Dalziel SR; PREDICT Network. Effectiveness of Targeted Interventions on Treatment of Infants With Bronchiolitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Apr 12. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.0295. Epub … Continued

Head Injury Guideline released

The PREDICT Australian and New Zealand Guideline for Mild to Moderate Head Injuries in Children was officially launched on 3rd February 2021. The electronic version of the guidelines is now on the PREDICT website under the guidelines tab and a summary of the guideline recommendations and methods used will also be published in the journal … Continued