Acute, critical and trauma care

Acute, critical and trauma care

Sydney Nursing School researchers are passionate about acute, critical and trauma research that impacts directly on the care of patients, their families, and health services. The research conducted in these areas has a high translation rate into publication, policy and practice as well as attracting significant funding for projects that can change and improve practice with new models of care. There are multiple opportunities for being part of pioneering multidisciplinary research work alongside recognised leaders in these fields.

Our research

Heart attack risk 8.5 times higher after burst of anger

Research by Associate Professor Thomas Buckley reveals that the risk of a heart attack is 8.5 times higher in the two hours following a burst of intense anger. Published in the European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, this is the first Australian study to investigate the link between acute emotional triggers and high risk of severe cardiac episodes.

Major injury in children

Associate Professor Kate Curtis is a internationally renowned emergency and trauma nurse researcher and practicing trauma nurse. In 2015 she won Nurse of the Year in Research and Innovation at the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.