202: The D.R.E.A.M. Collaboration: The Future of Emergency and Acute Medicine

June 24, 2015

Make no mistake, the "DREAM Collaboration" is an exciting and unique approach to examining the Emergency patient that will make dramatic impact upon the future of emergency healthcare.

 DREAM is an abbreviation for "Distributed Research in Emergency and Acute Medicine". By using a fundamentally new approach, it seeks to explore a problem which is still only partially recognised or appreciated. That is; to expand the epidemiology knowledge of emergency medicine patients and practice in a medical specialty that annually serves the equivalent of a third of the Australian population.


One of the unique approaches used is DREAM's truly collaborative method of engaging not only of institutions and health organisations, but of individual clinical researchers, and provide education, mentoring and assistance in the pursuit of academic career progress.


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About my Guest:

Clinical Associate Professor Paul Middleton is a specialist in prehospital and emergency medicine, and has worked in critical care retrieval in helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and ground ambulances.


Paul is Clinical Associate Professor in the Discipline of Emergency Medicine at the University of Sydney; Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the UK College of Emergency Medicine and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and has published clinical research on non-invasive assessment of illness, pre-hospital research and clinical trials, epidemiology, health economics and critical patient transport. He is the Chair and Principal Investigator of the DREAM Collaboration.


He is Chair of the Australian Resuscitation Council NSW branch, was the convener of the first “Resus At The Park” conference in May 2014, and also recently launched Take Heart Australia, a public health advocacy and educational organisation designed to include all Australians in a mission to increase survival from sudden cardiac arrest.


Paul has taught hundreds of doctors and nurses how to treat serious illness and injury in adults and children, and is Director of the Australian Institute for Clinical Education, which develops clinical educational courses for the health industry. He is the lead author of What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick (2010) published by Allen and Unwin, and is the principal of SavingLittleLives, a company founded to teach parents and other carers how to recognise sick and injured children.


Former roles include Medical Director of the Ambulance Service of NSW, inaugural Director of the Ambulance Research Institute and Chief Medical Officer to St John Ambulance, Australia.



About the Podcast Host:

Craig, is a health and emergency service management specialist with more than 30 years experience in operational management, emergency planning, health service delivery and service redevelopment. More information can be found at www.cahooper.com 



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