Clinical Services > Accident & emergency

A Day in the Life of a LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor

16 October, 2019

A Day in the Life of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor Ola Sorensen.


Opioid-related harm increasing in Victoria

25 September, 2019

Opioid-related emergency department (ED) presentations in Victoria increased annually by an average of 3.1% during the 10-year period of 2008–09 to 2017–18.


New epileptic seizure treatment for kids to impact globally

24 April, 2019

A new treatment for severe epileptic seizures in children will halve the number of kids being ventilated and sent to intensive care.


1 in 5 strokes in under 45-year-olds due to drugs

05 April, 2019

A new Australian study has found that a fifth of fatal strokes in people aged under 45 years are due to psychostimulant use.


The simulation-based first aid training revolution

02 November, 2018

First aid is a big deal in today's society. The potential to develop a ground-force of trained first aiders for response to accidents and emergencies has never been greater, and industry experts are taking notice.


Dramatic increase in cardiac implants

30 July, 2018

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator procedures have risen significantly, with over 75% of recipients being men.


New drug tames violent patients

03 May, 2018

Queensland paramedics have introduced a drug that is sedating violent patients 70% faster.


30% of emergency patient cannulas unnecessary

27 February, 2018

Following research into cannula use in emergency departments, a new program being adopted by hospitals could save the nation's healthcare system $13 million annually.


Immediate use of clot-stabilising drug could save thousands more lives

10 November, 2017

A study shows that every minute counts when it comes to treating severe bleeding after trauma or childbirth.


Bone fractures costing Aust. more than $3.1 billion a year

30 October, 2017

Checking for undiagnosed osteoporosis the first time a bone is broken is essential.


Sci-fi smart bandage promotes healing

14 October, 2017

Laced with electronic fibres coated with medication, this futuristic bandage can be activated by a smartphone.


E-triage tool improves emergency outcomes

03 October, 2017

Developed in the US, an E-triage tool is providing more accurate ESI allocation.


Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients

21 June, 2017

Acupuncture, generally regarded as an alternative therapy, has been proven as a safe and effective substitute to pain-relieving drugs for some patients in emergency wards.


Time saved is brain saved

12 June, 2017 by Corin Kelly

Rapid access to stroke treatment made possible through the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) Program and Australia's first ever dedicated stroke ambulance.


A Day in the Life of critical care retrieval consultant Dr Simon Hendel

05 May, 2017

"The helicopter is able to land on the roof of the neurosurgical centre and the patient is transferred directly to the operating theatre for life-saving surgery."


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