Dr Amith Shetty

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Emergency Medicine, Westmead Clinical School
Co-Director, Emergency Medical Research Unit
Honorary Research Fellow, NHMRC CRE in Critical Infection

Telephone +61 2 9845 5633

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Biographical details

Staff Specialist in Emergency department at Westmead Hospital and Co-Director of Emergency Medical research unit since 2013.

Director, Hospital in the Home service, Western Sydney Local Health District

Medical Chair, Research Advisory Committee, Emergency Care Institute NSW

Clinical Advisor, eHealth NSW

Research interests

Models of care, Health Services Research, Emergency department research and patient care outcomes; Sepsis, eHealth

Teaching and supervision

ED administration and Research, Sepsis screening and algorithms, eHealth quality and safety

Current projects

Sydney Multicentre Emergency Department Sepsis Archive

· BLISS 2 trial – Bacterial load in severe sepsis trial – site lead for this multicentre trial

· SMEDSA (Sydney Multicentre Emergency Department Sepsis Archive) – Project lead/ Chief investigator for development and analysis of patients presenting to ED – multicentre trial – multiple studies

· Manual CPR, Manual CPR with feedback and Mechanical CPR in simulation – randomised trial

· Pain Control and Patient Satisfaction study (PCAPS)

· Alcohol Harm in Emergency Department Study – Research lead for Westmead hospital for multicentre trial (Australia and New Zealand)

· · Motor Traffic Authority – clinical lead for Westmead hospital – sociodemographic factors in chronic head injury outcomes

· Domestic violence in Emergency department – current practice and future policy impacts

· Adolescent presentations to co-located adults and paediatrics hospitals – qualitative analysis of transitional care.

Associations

Reviewer and Committee member - Best Of Web resources, Choosing Wisely initiative; Australasian college for Emergency Medicine

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Shetty, A., MACDONALD, S., Keijzers, G., Williams, J., Tang, B., De Groot, B., Thompson, K., Fraser, J., Finfer, S., Bellomo, R., Iredell, J. (2018). Review article: Sepsis in the emergency department - Part 2: Investigations and monitoring. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 30(1), 4-12. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Thompson, K., Byth Wilson, K., Macaskill, P., Green, M., Fullick, M., Lander, H., Iredell, J. (2018). Serum lactate cut-offs as a risk stratification tool for in-hospital adverse outcomes in emergency department patients screened for suspected sepsis. BMJ Open, 8(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Noori, O., Batra, S., Shetty, A., Steinbeck, K. (2017). Adolescent presentations to an adult hospital emergency department. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(5), 539-544. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Teh, C., Vukasovic, M., Joyce, S., Vaghasiya, M., Forero, R. (2017). Impact of emergency department discharge stream short stay unit performance and hospital bed occupancy rates on access and patient flow measures: A single site study. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(4), 407-414. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., MACDONALD, S., Williams, J., Van Bockxmeer, J., De Groot, B., Exteve Cuevas, L., Ansems, A., Green, M., Thompson, K., Lander, H., et al (2017). Lactate ?2 mmol/L plus qSOFA improves utility over qSOFA alone in emergency department patients presenting with suspected sepsis. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(6), 626-634. [More Information]
  • Fullerton, J., Thompson, K., Shetty, A., Iredell, J., Lander, H., Myburgh, J., Finfer, S. (2017). New sepsis definition changes incidence of sepsis in the intensive care unit. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 19(1), 9-13.
  • Fullerton, J., Thompson, K., Shetty, A., Iredell, J., Lander, H., Myburgh, J., Finfer, S. (2017). New sepsis definition changes incidence of sepsis in the intensive care unit. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 19(1), 9-13.
  • MACDONALD, S., Williams, J., Shetty, A., Bellomo, R., Finfer, S., Shapiro, N., Keijzers, G. (2017). Review article: Sepsis in the emergency department � Part 1: Definitions and outcomes. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(6), 619-625. [More Information]
  • Noori, O., Shetty, A., Steinbeck, K. (2016). Adolescent presentations to adult hospital emergency departments: systematic review. Jacobs Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3(4), 1-7.
  • Tse, R., Thompson, N., Moscova, M., Sindhusake, D., Shetty, A., Young, N. (2016). Do delays in radiology lead to breaches in the 4-hour rule? Clinical Radiology, 71(6), 523-531. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Vaghasiya, M., Boddy, R., Byth Wilson, K., Unwin, D. (2016). Perceived incivility during emergency department phone consultations. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 28(3), 256-261. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Brown, T., Booth, T., Van, K., Dor-Shiffer, D., Vaghasiya, M., Eccleston, C., Iredell, J. (2016). Systemic inflammatory response syndrome-based severe sepsis screening algorithms in emergency department patients with suspected sepsis. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 28(3), 287-294. [More Information]
  • Yee, K., Shetty, A., Lai, K. (2015). ABG needle study: a randomised control study comparing 23G versus 25G needle success and pain scores. Emergency Medicine Journal, 32(5), 343-347. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Shankar Raju, S., Hermiz, A., Vaghasiya, M., Vukasovic, M. (2015). Age and admission times as predictive factors for failure of admissions to discharge-stream short-stay units. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27(1), 42-46. [More Information]
  • Denver, D., Shetty, A., Unwin, D. (2015). Falls and Implementation of NEXUS in the Elderly (The FINE Study). The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 49(3), 294-300. [More Information]
  • Perveen, S., Unwin, D., Shetty, A., Byth Wilson, K. (2014). Response to the comments on 'point of care D-dimer testing in the emergency department-A bioequivalence study' and erratum to the results. Annals of Laboratory Medicine, 34(1), 66-67. [More Information]
  • Vaghasiya, M., Murphy, M., O'Flynn, D., Shetty, A. (2014). The emergency department prediction of disposition (EPOD) study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 17(4), 161-166. [More Information]
  • Rafi, M., Shetty, A., Gunja, N. (2013). Accuracy of computed tomography of the kidneys, ureters and bladder interpretation by emergency physicians. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 25(5), 422-426. [More Information]
  • Grewal, H., Varshney, K., Thomas, L., Kok, J., Shetty, A. (2013). Blood pressure cuffs as a vector for transmission of multi-resistant organisms: colonisation rates and effects of disinfection. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 25(3), 222-226. [More Information]
  • Perveen, S., Unwin, D., Shetty, A. (2013). Point of Care D-Dimer Testing in the Emergency Department: A Bioequivalence Study. Annals of Laboratory Medicine, 33(1), 34-38. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Gunja, N., Byth Wilson, K., Vukasovic, M. (2012). Senior Streaming Assessment Further Evaluation after Triage zone: A novel model of care encompassing various emergency department throughput measures. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(4), 374-382. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Lai, K., Byth, K. (2010). The CO2 GAP Project-CO2 GAP as a prognostic tool in emergency departments. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 22(6), 524-531. [More Information]

2018

  • Shetty, A., MACDONALD, S., Keijzers, G., Williams, J., Tang, B., De Groot, B., Thompson, K., Fraser, J., Finfer, S., Bellomo, R., Iredell, J. (2018). Review article: Sepsis in the emergency department - Part 2: Investigations and monitoring. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 30(1), 4-12. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Thompson, K., Byth Wilson, K., Macaskill, P., Green, M., Fullick, M., Lander, H., Iredell, J. (2018). Serum lactate cut-offs as a risk stratification tool for in-hospital adverse outcomes in emergency department patients screened for suspected sepsis. BMJ Open, 8(1), 1-8. [More Information]

2017

  • Noori, O., Batra, S., Shetty, A., Steinbeck, K. (2017). Adolescent presentations to an adult hospital emergency department. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(5), 539-544. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Teh, C., Vukasovic, M., Joyce, S., Vaghasiya, M., Forero, R. (2017). Impact of emergency department discharge stream short stay unit performance and hospital bed occupancy rates on access and patient flow measures: A single site study. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(4), 407-414. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., MACDONALD, S., Williams, J., Van Bockxmeer, J., De Groot, B., Exteve Cuevas, L., Ansems, A., Green, M., Thompson, K., Lander, H., et al (2017). Lactate ?2 mmol/L plus qSOFA improves utility over qSOFA alone in emergency department patients presenting with suspected sepsis. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(6), 626-634. [More Information]
  • Fullerton, J., Thompson, K., Shetty, A., Iredell, J., Lander, H., Myburgh, J., Finfer, S. (2017). New sepsis definition changes incidence of sepsis in the intensive care unit. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 19(1), 9-13.
  • Fullerton, J., Thompson, K., Shetty, A., Iredell, J., Lander, H., Myburgh, J., Finfer, S. (2017). New sepsis definition changes incidence of sepsis in the intensive care unit. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 19(1), 9-13.
  • MACDONALD, S., Williams, J., Shetty, A., Bellomo, R., Finfer, S., Shapiro, N., Keijzers, G. (2017). Review article: Sepsis in the emergency department � Part 1: Definitions and outcomes. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(6), 619-625. [More Information]

2016

  • Noori, O., Shetty, A., Steinbeck, K. (2016). Adolescent presentations to adult hospital emergency departments: systematic review. Jacobs Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3(4), 1-7.
  • Tse, R., Thompson, N., Moscova, M., Sindhusake, D., Shetty, A., Young, N. (2016). Do delays in radiology lead to breaches in the 4-hour rule? Clinical Radiology, 71(6), 523-531. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Vaghasiya, M., Boddy, R., Byth Wilson, K., Unwin, D. (2016). Perceived incivility during emergency department phone consultations. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 28(3), 256-261. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Brown, T., Booth, T., Van, K., Dor-Shiffer, D., Vaghasiya, M., Eccleston, C., Iredell, J. (2016). Systemic inflammatory response syndrome-based severe sepsis screening algorithms in emergency department patients with suspected sepsis. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 28(3), 287-294. [More Information]

2015

  • Yee, K., Shetty, A., Lai, K. (2015). ABG needle study: a randomised control study comparing 23G versus 25G needle success and pain scores. Emergency Medicine Journal, 32(5), 343-347. [More Information]
  • Shetty, A., Shankar Raju, S., Hermiz, A., Vaghasiya, M., Vukasovic, M. (2015). Age and admission times as predictive factors for failure of admissions to discharge-stream short-stay units. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27(1), 42-46. [More Information]
  • Denver, D., Shetty, A., Unwin, D. (2015). Falls and Implementation of NEXUS in the Elderly (The FINE Study). The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 49(3), 294-300. [More Information]

2014

  • Perveen, S., Unwin, D., Shetty, A., Byth Wilson, K. (2014). Response to the comments on 'point of care D-dimer testing in the emergency department-A bioequivalence study' and erratum to the results. Annals of Laboratory Medicine, 34(1), 66-67. [More Information]
  • Vaghasiya, M., Murphy, M., O'Flynn, D., Shetty, A. (2014). The emergency department prediction of disposition (EPOD) study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 17(4), 161-166. [More Information]

2013

  • Rafi, M., Shetty, A., Gunja, N. (2013). Accuracy of computed tomography of the kidneys, ureters and bladder interpretation by emergency physicians. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 25(5), 422-426. [More Information]
  • Grewal, H., Varshney, K., Thomas, L., Kok, J., Shetty, A. (2013). Blood pressure cuffs as a vector for transmission of multi-resistant organisms: colonisation rates and effects of disinfection. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 25(3), 222-226. [More Information]
  • Perveen, S., Unwin, D., Shetty, A. (2013). Point of Care D-Dimer Testing in the Emergency Department: A Bioequivalence Study. Annals of Laboratory Medicine, 33(1), 34-38. [More Information]

2012

  • Shetty, A., Gunja, N., Byth Wilson, K., Vukasovic, M. (2012). Senior Streaming Assessment Further Evaluation after Triage zone: A novel model of care encompassing various emergency department throughput measures. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(4), 374-382. [More Information]

2010

  • Shetty, A., Lai, K., Byth, K. (2010). The CO2 GAP Project-CO2 GAP as a prognostic tool in emergency departments. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 22(6), 524-531. [More Information]

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