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If drinking puts you in Emergency you’re a 'Bloody Idiot'

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 5:12 pm | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

A snapshot survey of 14 Emergency Departments (EDs) in New Zealand has demonstrated that almost one in five people are there as a result of the harmful use of alcohol. More >>

Action not intimidation will fix Dunedin’s Emergency Dept

Thursday, 6 September 2012, 2:43 pm | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Action not intimidation will fix Dunedin’s Emergency Department The New Zealand Faculty of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) expresses its strong support for its member Dr John Chambers in relation to the proposed disciplinary ... More >>

Emergency Medicine Conference Highlights Tuesday 14 August

Tuesday, 14 August 2012, 12:03 pm | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Highlights for TUESDAY AUGUST 14, Winter Symposium of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Sebel Hotel, Cairns More >>

Toxic cocktail: warning to tourists in southeast Asia

Friday, 3 August 2012, 10:09 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Drinking complimentary cocktails at a popular tourist bar in Indonesia resulted in a young woman requiring hospital treatment for methanol poisoning, sparking a warning from doctors for tourists to be wary of potentially tainted drinks in southeast Asia. More >>

Summer of disasters: how did we fare, are we ready for more?

Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 10:21 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Summer of disasters - the Christchurch earthquake, Japan earthquake and tsunami, Pakistan floods, Queensland floods and cyclone. These were all disasters for the people involved, and hospital emergency departments experience huge surges in patient ... More >>

Emergency Medicine Conference to Discuss Important Issues

Monday, 11 July 2011, 1:33 pm | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

The Christchurch earthquakes, cardiac arrest following drug poisoning, superwarfarin poisoning, Monday morning fever, party drugs, and more. These issues will be discussed at the Winter Symposium of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine being ... More >>

Party drugs still potentially deadly

Sunday, 10 July 2011, 3:23 pm | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Dr Paul Gee, emergency physician at Christchurch Hospital, today told the winter symposium of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, that these drugs occupy the twilight zone between legal and illegal drugs because they are unscheduled. More >>

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Sunday, 10 July 2011, 12:47 pm | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Media release (all except for the 14.40 presentation are embargoed until 12.01 am Sunday) The Christchurch earthquakes, cardiac arrest following drug poisoning, superwarfarin poisoning, Monday morning fever, party drugs, and more. These issues will be discussed ... More >>

"Monday morning fever" a persisting problem

Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 3:05 pm | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

"Monday morning fever" - metal fume fever - is a persisting problem, despite changes in modern-day work practices. Both workers in the home and also students doing metal work are at great risk. More >>

Access and overcrowding a problem in tertiary hospitals

Friday, 1 July 2011, 10:30 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Hospital access block and emergency department overcrowding continues to be a problem in tertiary hospitals in New Zealand, and contributes significantly to the ability of these hospitals to meet the "Shorter Stays in ED" target, according ... More >>

Farmers Put Themselves At Risk

Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 1:21 pm | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

A pilot study of the prevalence of cardiac risk factors in a group of agricultural workers and of their decision-making abilities with regard to when and how they would seek help when experiencing chest pain has found that most put themselves at risk ... More >>

Emergency medicine conference, Canberra - Wednesday

Wednesday, 24 November 2010, 4:38 pm | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Amphetamines cause brain damage; Complementary medicine use common in people taking warfarin but little awareness of adverse effects; Accuracy of methods of recording immunisation questioned ; Australia should stop pretending to have one of the world’s ... More >>

Emergency medicine conference, Canberra - Tuesday

Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 11:48 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Health reform – what does it mean at the coalface?; Indigenous health emergencies; The 4-hour national access target; Up to 90% of eye injuries are preventable; Hospital in the home – from the back door to the front door More >>

Australasian Emergency Medicine Conference for Monday

Monday, 22 November 2010, 10:35 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Australia's Governor-General Quentin Bryce will open this year's annual scientific meeting of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine at the Canberra Convention Centre. More >>

Paracetamol pain relief for kids with broken bones

Thursday, 26 November 2009, 11:08 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Paracetamol is as effective as ibuprofen for relief of pain in children who have an acute bone fracture. These are the findings of a prospective randomised controlled study of over 70 children aged 5-14 years conducted at the Children’s Emergency ... More >>

Preventability of pre-hospital trauma deaths

Tuesday, 17 November 2009, 10:37 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

In trauma-related deaths in New Zealand, most patients who die before reaching hospital do so from non-survivable injuries, predominantly involving the head and chest. However, a significant proportion has either potentially survivable or survivable injuries, ... More >>

College for Emergency Medicine Meeting

Thursday, 27 November 2008, 12:44 pm | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Wellington has just finished hosting a highly successful 25th anniversary annual scientific meeting of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. The over-arching theme was leadership and quality. More >>

Remove coins from vicinity of small children

Thursday, 29 November 2007, 10:21 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Although New Zealand’s replacement of 5 cent coins with smaller versions has not resulted in an increase in the number being ingested by children, doctors are urging parents to be particularly vigilant, ensuring coins are not left near young children. More >>

Party Pills Use Common In Emergencies

Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 9:59 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

The use of herbal party pills is common in presenters to the emergency department (ED), particularly in those aged 14-25 years. More >>

Lap Seat Belt Use In Children Dangerous

Thursday, 9 February 2006, 1:48 pm | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

The use of lap seat belts can result in a range of life-threatening injuries or permanent disability in children, a new study has found. More >>

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