New PREDICT publications

The following manuscripts have been published.  Congratulations to the authors.

Franklin D, Shellshear D, Babl FE, Hendrickson R, Williams A, Gibbons K, McEnery K, Kennedy M, Pham TM, Acworth J, Levitt D, Oakley E, Schibler A; PARIS and PREDICT. High flow in children with respiratory failure: A randomised controlled pilot trial – A paediatric acute respiratory intervention study. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Dec 30. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15259. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33377568. [link]

Babl FE, Tavender E, Ballard DW, Borland ML, Oakley E, Cotterell E, Halkidis L, Goergen S, Davis GA, Perry D, Anderson V, Barlow KM, Barnett P, Bennetts S, Bhamjee R, Cole J, Craven J, Haskell L, Lawton B, Lithgow A, Mullen G, O’Brien S, Paproth M, Wilson CL, Ring J, Wilson A, Leo GS, Dalziel SR; Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT). Australian and New Zealand Guideline for Mild to Moderate Head Injuries in Children. Emerg Med Australas. 2021 Feb 2. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13722. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33528896. [link]

Tavender E, Ballard DW, Wilson A, Borland ML, Oakley E, Cotterell E, Wilson CL, Ring J, Dalziel SR, Babl FE; Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT). Review article: Developing the Australian and New Zealand Guideline for Mild to Moderate Head Injuries in Children: An adoption/adaption approach. Emerg Med Australas. 2021 Feb 2. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13716. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33528917. [link]

Lim JC, Borland ML, Middleton PM, Moore K, Shetty A, Babl FE, Lee RS, Acworth J, Wilson C, Than M, Craig S; ACEM EDEN and the PREDICT Network. Where are children seen in Australian emergency departments? Implications for research efforts. Emerg Med Australas. 2021 Jan 3. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13698. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33393221. [link]

Florin TA, Tancredi DJ, Ambroggio L, Babl FE, Dalziel SR, Eckerle M, Mintegi S, Neuman M, Plint AC, Kuppermann N; Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN) Pneumonia Investigators. Predicting severe pneumonia in the emergency department: a global study of the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN)-study protocol. BMJ Open. 2020 Dec 2;10(12):e041093. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041093. PMID: 33268423; PMCID: PMC7713188. [link]

Wilson CL, Hearps SJ, Tavender EJ, Phillips NT, Lawton B, Kinnear F, Beattie A, Mitenko H, Young R, Cole J, Kochar A, George S, Teo SS, Georgeson T, Michael A, Mukherjee A, King A, Gamage L, Archer P, Cassidy C, Rao A, Thosar D, Borland ML, Babl FE. Factors predictive for computed tomography use and abnormality in paediatric head injuries in Australia and New Zealand. Emerg Med Australas. 2020 Dec 22. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13694. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33354919. [link]

Babl FE, Lyttle MD, Phillips N, Kochar A, Dalton S, Cheek JA, Furyk J, Neutze J, Bressan S, Williams A, Hearps SJC; MBiostat, Oakley E, Davis GA, Dalziel SR, Borland ML. Mild traumatic brain injury in children with ventricular shunts: a PREDICT study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Nov 20:1-7. doi: 10.3171/2020.7.PEDS2090. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 33254139. [link]

Nagler J, Auerbach M, Monuteaux MC, Cheek JA, Babl FE, Oakley E, Nguyen L, Rao A, Dalton S, Lyttle MD, Mintegi S, Mistry RD, Dixon A, Rino P, Kohn-Loncarica G, Dalziel S, Craig S, the Paediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN). Exposure and confidence across critical airway procedures in pediatric emergency medicine: An international survey study. J. Emerg. April 2021. 42:70-77. Doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.12.075. [Epub ahead of print]. [link]

 

RHD and RA positions appointed

Following the nomination process, the following appointments on the PREDICT executive have been made:

Research Higher Degree scholar: Brooke Charters (2021 & 2022)
Research Assistant: Libby Haskell (2021) & Michael McCarron (2022)

Congratulations to the successful nominees. We look forward to your involvement on the PREDICT executive.

 

 

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 Emergency Medicine Australasia.

The guidelines, are the product of a collaboration between emergency medicine physicians, GPs, neurosurgeons, radiologists, paramedics and nurses in Australia and New Zealand, and are the first nationally consistent protocols for treating children with head injuries.  

As some of you may know we had quite a bit of media here in Australia including multiple TV, radio and print.  Selected links below:

Don’t Forget the Bubbles

GP News – the official RACGP news

The Age

The JJ Report (US)

MCRI Bulletin

Congratulations to the large team who have been involved in this comprehensive piece of work.  With special thanks to Dr Emma Tavender, Knowledge Translation Co-ordinator for PREDICT, who was the driver of the process from conception to completion.

 

Getting to know you – Alison Partyka

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 Alison Partyka from Royal North Shore Hospital.

“I am currently working as Acting Clinical Nurse Consultant in the Royal North Shore Emergency Department. The Royal North Shore Emergency Department is a mixed ED seeing over 25,000 paediatric presentations per annum.  I am interested in paediatric resuscitation specifically ventilation, simulation use in nursing education and paediatric family centered care.”

Welcome to PREDICT Alison!

WRAP IT UP FOR 2020

2020 has been a unique and challenging year for everyone during the COVID 19 pandemic. Despite this PREDICT research has continued to progress and there has still been significant growth in our network.  It also marks the first year of our 2020-2024 NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) collaboration which will continue to support a program of excellent research in the years to come.

Please join us in reflecting on these and other outstanding achievements:

  • PREDICT now has 162 members – in the past year we welcomed 40 new members.
  • PREDICT has continued working actively with consumers in our research. Our mental health consumer group recruited for “The Kids are not Okay” program of research have been actively involved in the development of the Mental Health Delphi project, the PEACHY – O and PEACHY-M projects, and the Enhanced Safety Planning project. The Perth Children’s Hospital ED consumers have been involved in our PROMPT Bolus and our Research Priorities studies.  Lots of valuable insight has been gained.
  • 54 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand have been actively involved in PREDICT research!
  • The Acute Head Injury Guidelines are completed and will be available soon!  Congratulations to the team for finishing
    the marathon!
  • This year we have two committed teams undertaking Cochrane reviews which are now well underway including:
    “Triage tools for detecting cervical spine injury in paediatric trauma patients”
    “Parenteral medication for the management of acute severe behavioural disturbance (ASBD) in the emergency department”
  • Data collection was completed for the BellPIC RCT (after 5 years), the PERN pneumonia and the PARIS II project! Congratulations to these teams.
  • We continue to undertake work collaboratively with the international PERN Pediatric Emergency Research Network) group on the PERN COVID 19 project, the PERC BIPED study (Dexamethasone and Adrenalin for bronchiolitis), and the PAINT study (Pain Management and Sedation in Pediatric Ileocolic Intussusception: A Global, Multicenter, Retrospective Study).
  • Other international studies include the PROMPT Bolus Study (US and Canada) and the SONIC study (Study of neck injuries in children: A prospective observational study to develop a new or validate existing international clinical decision rules for children presenting to the emergency department with suspected cervical spine injuries).
  • Voting was undertaken by 73 members to select a new PREDICT Executive committee of eight members.
  • The PREDICT Executive reviewed and endorsed 11 new projects, most of which are now in various stages of development.
  • We continue to mentor 6 PhD scholars and two MDs.
  • There have been 7 successful grant applications with combined funds of $8,176,376.
  • Twenty-four papers were published in various Journals including the PLoS 1, Emergency Medicine Journal, Journal of Paed Child Health, BMC Paediatrics and others!
  • The annual PREDICT members meeting was held online via zoom and attended by 53 members.

Thank you to all members and collaborators for your contributions and support.

New PREDICT publications

The following manuscripts have been accepted for publication.  Congratulations to the authors.

Lim J, Acworth J, Craig S, Borland M, Middleton P, Moore K, Shetty A, Babl FE, Lee R, Wilson C, Than M.
Where are Children Seen in Australian Emergency Departments? Implications for Research Efforts”
Emergency Medicine Australasia. November 2020.

Florin TA, Tancredi DJ, Ambroggio L, Babl FE, Dalziel SR, Eckerle M, Mintegi S, Neuman MI, Plint AC, Kuppermann N on behalf of the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN) Pneumonia Investigators.
Predicting Severe Pneumonia in the Emergency Department: A Global Study of the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN): A Study Protocol.
BMJ Open. November 2020.

Wilson C, Babl F.
Factors predictive for computed tomography use and abnormality in paediatric head injuries in Australia and New Zealand.
Emergency Medicine Australasia. November 2020.

Getting to know you – meet Michael McCarron

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 Dr Michael McCarron from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.  Welcome to PREDICT Michael.

“I am a UK-trained Paediatric Emergency Medicine specialist currently working as the Postgraduate Fellow in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and as a retrieval doctor for NETS NSW, with the aim of meeting the FRACP requirements to be recognised in Australia as a PEM specialist.

My research interests include models of care for children who present to ED with non-urgent medical problems, adolescent health in the ED, mental health in the ED and paediatric retrieval medicine. My current project examines the impact of retrieval team composition (paediatric/ adult HEMS/ flight nurse/ paramedic) on morbidity outcomes in paediatric trauma patients who require a secondary retrieval from the hospital at which they present to a Paediatric Trauma Service in New South Wales. It will also be the subject of my thesis submission for the Master of Philosophy (Medicine) degree at the University of Sydney.”

Publicity for PeaChY in WA

Some great publicity with commentary provided by Meredith Borland from Perth Children’s Hospital, appearing in The West Australian (22/10/20).  Under the headline “Youth mental health boost” it highlights the increasing rate of children with severe mental health issues currently accessing emergency departments, and outlines the “ground-breaking research” to be undertaken by PeaChY on behalf of PREDICT which will investigate treatment options for these children.