The 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) and the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ). 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 funded RINSE trial (The rapid infusion of cold normal saline by paramedics during CPR) and the Safe Emergency Elderly Discharge (SEED) project funded by an Alfred Health Research Grant.
Professor Belinda Gabbe BPhysio, GradDip(Biostatistics), MAppSc, PhD, NHMRC CDF.
Please direct all enquiries to the unit Senior Project Manager, Ms Mimi Morgan, who can be contacted on 9903 0996 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The unit has more than thirty dedicated specialist medical, academic and professional staff, and postgraduate students undertaking a variety of study programs. Our expertise include data management, epidemiology, injury prevention, pre-hospital care and emergency and trauma research.
To find out more about the clinical quality registries or research projects please see below:
Outcomes after serious injury: What is the recovery trajectory and how do the priorities for treatment and disability services change over time? (RESTORE)
Disaggregating the effects of off-premise alcohol outlets on alcohol related trauma (FARE)
Rate, type and cost of complications experienced by spinal cord injury patients: Usage of linked data sources (ISCRR)
The nature, incidence and impact of secondary conditions on outcomes for individuals with transport and work related injury in the state of Victoria.
National Heart Foundation Warning Signs Campaign: Evaluation Research Project
Understanding trauma patients’ perceptions of discharge destination and its impact on outcome.
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.