Awards and prizes
ECI Best Evidence into Practice Award
The ECI has a long standing history of fostering and encouraging clinical innovation, excellence and research. As part of this commitment, the ECI annually awards a prize at the International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Annual Scientific Meetings for a paper related to closing an important gap between the best available evidence and current clinical practice. The assessment criteria considered by the review team is below:
1. Is the paper related to closing an important gap between the best available evidence and current clinical practice?
2. Does the paper mention results of the practice change and how these were achieved?
3. Does the paper mention the methods used in implementing the practice change?
4. Would the findings impact the broader clinical practice in the foreseeable future?
International Conference for Emergency Nurses - ECI Best Evidence into Practice Award
- 2022 - 'Implementation Evaluation of an Emergency Department Rapid Response System' by Dr Belinda Munroe
- 2019 - 'Impact of a telephone helpline on emergency department and hospital avoidance, mortality and morbidity rates and patient satisfaction' by Prof. Margaret Fry.
- 2018 - 'Changing the culture of the “just in case” Cannula in the Emergency Department' by Tracey Hawkins
- 2017 - 'Implementation evaluation and refinement of an intervention to improve blunt chest injury management' by Kate Curtis.
- 2015 - 'Nurse performed ultrasonography in confirming the position of nasogastric tube in the Emergency Department: a prospective single group diagnostic test study' by Tai Pak Hong et al.
- 2014 - 'Improving the management of adult patients presenting to the Emergency Department with atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response' by Sue Anderson
- 2013 - 'Controlled oxygen therapy for ED patients with chronic obstructive airways disease: a quality initiative' by Sarah Cornish et al.
- 2012 - ‘Can parents detect a tight plaster?’ by D. Crellin et al.
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine - ECI Best Evidence into Practice Award
- 2022 - 'Sharpening the focus on fundus photography use in the emergency department: A mixed methods implementation study' by Samuel Browning.
- 2019 - 'Characterisation of oral lidocaine as intervention in acute dyspepsia – COOLAID' by A/Prof Jonnathon Knott.
- 2016 - 'Improving Care Processes for Patients with Possible Acute Coronary Syndrome (ICare - ACS)' by Dr Martin Than.
- 2015 - 'Patient Satisfaction with their Pain Management: The Effect of Provision of pain Management Advice' by Prof David Taylor.
- 2014 - 'Best-practice Pain Management in the Emergency Department: The TARGET Pain Trial' by Prof David Taylor.
- 2013 - 'Early experience with an overcapacity protocol' by Prof D. Richardson and Dr Michael Hall.
- 2012 - 'Effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on mortality in the treatment of acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema (ACPO) in the pre-hospital setting: randomised controlled trial' by M. A. Austin et al.