PI and RA Research Training Days – Melbourne 21 & 22 June

A number of multicentre studies will commence with the PREDICT network over the next few months.  These studies include PROMPT Bolus, SONIC, PeaChY O and CHOICE UTI.  In order for sites to be educated on all studies, we are planning a PI/ Research Nurse education session at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne on Monday 21st … Continued

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following authors: Babl FE, Tavender E, Dalziel SR; Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT). From knowledge generation to synthesis to translation. Emerg Med Australas. 2021 Apr;33(2):192-194

Project snapshot: APSOS-1

Australian and New Zealand Prospective Sepsis Observational Study-1  Multi-centre, prospective observational study to investigate the prevalence, management, and outcomes of children with sepsis. Setting and target:  >10 PREDICT sites in Australia and New Zealand. Inclusion criteria: Age <18 years, requiring hospital admission for admission for IV/IM/IO antibiotics, circulatory support (IV fluid bolus or inotrope).Children aged … Continued

Project snapshot – Prompt Bolus

Pragmatic Paediatric Trial of Balanced Versus Normal Saline Fluid in Sepsis (PRoMPT BOLUS) A pragmatic, international randomised controlled trial comparing 0.9% saline to balanced fluids for sepsis resuscitation and initial maintenance. This study aims to: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of balanced fluids for sepsis resuscitation and initial maintenance compared to 0.9% saline. Setting … Continued

Project snapshot – SONIC

Study of Neck Injury Imaging in Children (SONIC): Improving the Diagnosis of Spinal Cord, Bone and Ligament Injuries Many children sustain head and neck trauma during their lifetime. Significant neck injuries – to spinal cord, neck bones and connecting ligaments – can be identified by performing neck imaging with x-rays, or, if needed, computed tomography … Continued

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 … Continued

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 launched

The PREDICT Australian and New Zealand Guideline for Mild to Moderate Head Injuries in Children was officially launched on 3rd February 2021 with a fanfare of print, radio and television coverage.  The electronic version of the guidelines is now on the PREDICT website under the guidelines tab and a summary of the guideline recommendations and … Continued

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 … Continued