The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre (E&TC) is a tertiary referral centre for Victoria and provides a statewide emergency medical service for adult trauma, hyperbaric medicine, burns, HIV medicine, cystic fibrosis, haemophilia, haematological malignancies, heart and lung transplant and critical neurosurgery.
Research is concentrated on pre-hospital care, emergency medicine (EM) and trauma resuscitation and focuses on improving safety, satisfaction and quality. There is an emphasis on research methods education, evidence-based medicine and international development of EM.
The E&TC is a participant in the Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre under the critical care, trauma and perioperative medicine theme. This involves working with national research networks including:
Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Trials Group
ANZ College of Anaesthetists Clinical Trials Group
National Trauma Research Institute
Australasian Cochrane Centre
Monash University School of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM)
Trauma specialists are urging Victorians to take care cleaning gutters and preparing the home for Christmas as the number of patients arriving at The Alfred with life-threatening injuries caused by ladder falls continues to rise.