Elizabeth Kyle

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This prospective study of patients with acute respiratory illness or potential ventilatory compromise compared pCO(2) and pH on an arterial and a venous blood sample with the aims of determining whether venous pH and pCO(2) can replace arterial values in the management of patients with acute respiratory disease and to determine whether there is a cut-off(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to determine the extent of correlation of arterial and venous pH with a view to identifying whether venous samples can be used as an alternative to arterial values in the clinical management of selected patients in the emergency department. METHODS This prospective study of patients who were deemed by their treating doctor to(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to determine the extent of agreement between venous and arterial bicarbonate for a group of emergency department patients with respiratory or metabolic illness requiring blood gas analysis as part of their evaluation. METHODS This prospective study of patients who were deemed by their treating doctor to require an arterial blood(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the extent of correlation and agreement between arterial oxygen saturation and oxygen saturation as recorded by transcutaneous pulse oximetry, with a view to identifying whether pulse oximetry can be used as an alternative to arterial values in the clinical management of patients with acute exacerbations of chronic(More)
We examined the utility of telehealth in assisting the decision-making processes of aeromedical coordinators, with particular focus on the timing, destination, mode of transport and escort level. Medical coordinators from the Northern Operations site of the Queensland emergency retrieval service were asked to complete a survey form about the changes that(More)
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