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Commonwealth Department of Health - Medical Research Future Fund - Models of Care to Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Acute Care

Improved respiratory support in remote settings for children: A paediatric acute respiratory intervention study (PARIS), PARIS on Country.

Indicative Funding
$1,630,153 over 5 years (administered by Griffith University)
Summary
Respiratory illnesses are the most frequent reason for non-elective hospital admissions in children <5 years. Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is the common endpoint for many underlying specific diagnoses such as bronchiolitis, asthma and pneumonia. In FNQ approximately 50-70% of mostly indigenous children with ARF require transfer to a tertiary hospital, compared to 10-15% of these children in SEQ. We aim to introduce a measured model of care using a comprehensive respiratory care package for children with ARF in remote hospitals in Queensland. The aim is to reduce the number of transfers and offload the pressure on the emergency/retrieval systems.
Investigators
Donna Franklin, Andreas Schibler, Sally West, Alice Cairns, Erika Borkoles, Malama Gray, Richard Hays, Catrina Felton-Busch, Angus Ng, Martin Downes, Ben Lawton and Shane George (Griffith University, Wesley Research Institute, JCU Murtupuni Centre for Rural & Remote Health, Metro South Hospital and Health Service and Gold Coast University Hospital)
Keywords
Paediatric; Bronchiolitis; Respiratory illness; Emergency Medicine; Ventilatory support

Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre Limited - Research Assistance Scheme

Developing research capacity in Weipa, Cape York

Indicative Funding
$38,863 over 1 year
Summary
This application is to support a program of health services and biomedical research in Weipa, Cape York. This encompasses 5 research projects that are active (3) or in development stages (2). Active projects: Implementation of Nasal High Flow in the Remote Context (PARIS-REMOTE), Evaluation of Cape York Kidney Care model of care, Evaluation of a student-assisted community rehabilitation service. Developing projects include: Implementation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiac rehabilitation services across Cape York, and Identifying pathogenesis of middle ear disease, goal directed therapy and review of antibiotic resistance through in Cape York.
Investigators
Andrea Miller, Sally West, Amy O'Hara, Stephen Johnson and Leanne Brown (JCU Murtupuni Centre for Rural & Remote Health and Torres & Cape Hospital & Health Service)
Keywords
Implementation; Health Services; Rehabilitation; Romote Health; Aboriginal And Torres Strait Youth; Respiratory

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Rural and Remote Grant

Implementation of Nasal High Flow Therapy: A Remote Context

Indicative Funding
$50,000 over 4 years
Summary
The aim of the research is to evaluate implementation of nasal high flow (NHF) therapy with infants with bronchiolitis in the remote context. A two-phased approach will be employed: Firsty, an expert working party establishing agreed safe clinicial boundaries for the NHF therapy implementation and utilising expert viewpoints for implementation when managing infants with bronchiolitis. Secondarily, a comparison of the outcomes before and after implementation to observe a reduction in escalation of care leading to reduced transfers. A community engagement process, with the focus to keep community members in their country/community environment, will be established to measure psychological, social-emotional and economic benefits of NHF.
Investigators
Sally West, Nicholas Cairns, Neil Archer, Greg Wiseman, Clinton Gibbs, Andreas Schibler, Donna Franklin, Ben Lawton and Rexie Burke (JCU Murtupuni Centre for Rural & Remote Health, Torres & Cape Hospital & Health Service, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Townsville Hospital and Health Service, Retrieval Services Queensland, The University of Queensland and Childrens Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service)
Keywords
Nasal High Flow; Bronchiolitis; Rural and Remote; Indigenous Health

Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre Limited - Research Assistance Scheme

Evaluation of student-led community rehabilitation and lifestyle service and Implementation of Nasal High Flow

Indicative Funding
$18,328 over 2 years
Summary
This research grant is to support two studies conducted in Weipa, Cape York. The first project is the ?Evaluation and Implementation of a Student-led Community Rehabilitation and Lifestyle Service?, the second project is the ?Implementation of Nasal High Flow (NHF): A remote context?. Both projects explore the effectiveness of service delivery to remote and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Both projects explore the effectiveness of the delivery of novel health care interventions. The community rehabilitation project evaluates an innovative health workforce model that is providing a service for people experiencing the impact of non-communicable diseases (chronic disease) that previously didn?t have access to community rehabilitation.
Investigators
Alice Cairns and Sally West (JCU Murtupuni Centre for Rural & Remote Health)
Keywords
Implementation; Remote Health; Health services; Atsi Health; Rehabilitation; Respiratory

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