AUEC - Australasian
Emergency Care

Formerly Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal

Australasian Emergency Care is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to supporting emergency nurses, physicians, paramedics and other professionals in advancing the science and practice of emergency care, wherever it is delivered. As the official journal of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA), Australasian Emergency Care is a conduit for clinical, applied, and theoretical research and knowledge that advances the science and practice of emergency care in original, innovative and challenging ways.

The journal serves as a leading voice for the emergency care community, reflecting its inter-professional diversity, and the importance of collaboration and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient outcomes. It is strongly focussed on advancing the patient experience and quality of care across the emergency care continuum, spanning the pre-hospital, hospital and post-hospital settings within Australasia and beyond.

Australasian Emergency Care is published quarterly, and CENA members receive complimentary copies of each issue.

Aims & Scope

Australasian Emergency Care (formerly the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal) is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to supporting emergency nurses, physicians, paramedics and other professionals in advancing the science and practice of emergency care, wherever it is delivered.

As the official journal of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA), Australasian Emergency Care is a conduit for clinical, applied, and theoretical research and knowledge that advances the science and practice of emergency care in original, innovative and challenging ways. The journal serves as a leading voice for the emergency care community, reflecting its inter-professional diversity, and the importance of collaboration and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient outcomes. It is strongly focused on advancing the patient experience and quality of care across the emergency care continuum, spanning the pre-hospital, hospital and post-hospital settings within Australasia and beyond.

 

 

Meet the Editors

Professor Ramon Shaban, Editor-in-Chief

Professor Ramon Shaban is Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal. As an emergency nurse and credentialled expert infection control practitioner with an extensive background in clinical sciences and practice, his inter-professional expertise in infectious diseases, infection control and emergency care are the basis of a highly successful and integrated program of teaching, practice, and research. Professor Shaban is the Inaugural Clinical Chair and Professor of Infection Prevention and Control at the University of Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health District, within the Sydney Nursing School and Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity.

He is a statutory member of the Australian Government Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, a member of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Healthcare-associated Infection Advisory Committee, and 2016-2017 President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention. He is a member of the World Health Organization Global Outbreak and Response Network, and in 2016 Ramon served as Technical Advisor (Antimicrobial Resistance) to the World Health Organization. Ramon is particularly interested in the role emergency nurses play in the management, prevention and control of infectious diseases and healthcare-associated infection.

Professor Julie Considine, Senior Editor

Professor Julie Considine is Deakin University’s Chair in Nursing at Eastern Heath, one of Victoria’s largest health care services with 5000 nurses and midwives. Julie has held clinical, education and research roles in emergency nursing over the last two decades and internationally recognised as a leader in research and education in emergency care. Her program of patient safety aims at improving nurses’ decisions, recognising and responding to deteriorating patients, increasing use of research evidence in practice, and ensuring effective models of nursing care delivery. 

Julie is a founding member of Deakin University’s Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, has over 150 publications and has attracted over $5M in research and project funding. She has also supervised numerous PhD, Masters’ and Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) students to completion.  Julie is an expert educator and is an expert in the development, implementation and evaluation of education programs aimed at increasing workforce capability and safety and quality of care. Julie has led initiatives such as transition to speciality practice programs in Australian emergency nursing and in more recent years Australia’s only interprofessional graduate program for nursing-paramedicine double degree graduates.

Currently Julie teaches in the Master of Nursing Practice Emergency Care and Nurse Practitioner degrees at Deakin University. She holds a number of teaching awards including university award for teaching excellence, a vice-chancellors award for distinguished teaching, and an Australian Government Learning and Teaching Council citation for outstanding contribution to student learning. Julie is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, is a Founding Fellow of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA), and in 2013 was awarded the Julie Finucane OAM Medal for leadership in emergency nursing and commitment to CENA. She is a Senior Editor of the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, represents the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia on the Australian Resuscitation Council, and is a member of the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation Basic Life Support TaskForce.

Professor Marg Fry, Senior Editor

Professor Fry is nationally and internationally recognised as a researcher, clinician, supervisor and teacher in emergency care and advanced nursing practice. The focus of her applied research is on pain management, advanced practice and emergency nursing care. The nexus of these areas has led to significant change on emergency nursing practice and policy. Professor Fry is currently Director Research and Practice Development Nursing and Midwifery Directorate, Northern Sydney Local Health District which is a Professorial Chair appointment with the University of Technology Sydney. 

Professor Fry is registered as a Category 1 Higher Research Degree Supervisor. Professor Fry has extensive senior nursing experience and a proven research track with over 125 peer reviewed publications and over $2.5million in grants, research tenders and/or scholarship funding. Professor Fry’s program of emergency care research has established her as a national and international leader with strong clinical credibility. She is an authorised Nurse Practitioner (NSW).

Awards in recognition of her distinguished career include: finalist for NSW Nursing Excellence Awards – ‘Excellence in Innovation in Research’ (2014), Invited Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Nursing (2012); Australasian Emergency Nurse of the Year (2005), St George Hospital Nurse of the Year (2001) and awarded NSW Better HealthCare Awards (2002; 2001) for innovative research and practice impact. She currently serves on state, national and international advisory committees to support healthcare service delivery and is Senior Editor for the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal and editorial board member for the International Emergency Nursing Journal (United Kingdom).

Submissions

The Australasian Emergency Care journal (AUEC) is the official journal of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd. It seeks, through the membership of the College and subscribers, to provide contemporary, thought provoking information relevant to emergency nurses in Australia today.

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