Airway Registry For NSW Study Sites

NSW Health Awards WINNER 2014: Translational Research

The Airway Registry Project is composed of an observational study to look at practice of airway management in our (NSW) EDs and on a larger scale represents the beginning of a widespread and ongoing registry in order to improve the quality of care associated with this procedure.

It is being led by Dr. Toby Fogg and Dr John Vassiliadis from Royal North Shore Hospital ED as a collaborative research venture with other EDs across Australasia and the ECI.

The primary objectives are:

  • To provide each participating department with the data that they will require for audit of their practice, with the hope that departments will highlight areas of potential process improvement and then enact change.
  • Pooled data will be used for a descriptive study of the practice of intubation in Australasian EDs, with particular emphasis on the indication, staff seniority, techniques (e.g. induction drugs or type of laryngoscope), number of attempts at laryngoscopy required and the rate of complications. The project will compare tertiary, urban district and regional EDs, as well as FACEM/Registrar/CMOs (or equivalent), with regard to the above metrics.

Enrollment of sites across NSW for the Project Study is currently happening. For further information, or if you have any queries, please contact Airway Registry.


This page represents a resource for hospitals taking part in the Airway Registry Project as well as an information portal for those who might be interested.

The ECI Airway Registry Project Team (L-R: Mr Matthew Murray, Dr Hatem Alkhouri, Dr John Mackenzie and Dr Sally McCarthy)

For further instructions on how to get the SSA form from ethics see the movie below. It doesn't take long and its not hard, really!

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