Project Snapshot – PARIS II

Acute Hypoxaemic Respiratory Failure aged 1-4  (Paediatric Acute Respiratory Intervention Studies) Recruitment stats: Study commenced December 15th 2017 and study completed recruitment 27 March 2020 with recruitment of 1512 patients. Currently cleaning the dataset for analysis in August Manuscript currently drafted and ready to input the results and then circulate to PARIS investigators for feedback/comment … Continued


By now, all PREDICT Members should have received a link to the PREDICT Members survey – we are looking forward to your feedback. The PREDICT Executive is wanting to gain an understanding of how PREDICT is perceived by its membership in relation to activities deemed critical for network success and desired outcomes. We are also wanting … Continued

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following authors: Bressan S, Eapen N, Phillips N, Gilhotra Y, Kochar A, Dalton S, Cheek J, Furyk J, Neutze J, Williams A, Hearps S, Donath S, Oakley E, Singh S, Dalziel S, Borland ML, Babl FE. PECARN algorithms for minor head trauma: risk stratification estimates from a prospective PREDICT cohort study. Acad … 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