We collaborate with organisations nationally and internationally to integrate Research, Education, Medical Technologies and Trauma Systems Development to improve clinical care and outcomes. See the tabs below to learn more.
Clinical Care »
The Alfred Trauma Service was founded in 1984. It is the largest and most active Trauma Service in Australasia. The Trauma Service treats over half of all major Victorian trauma cases and is one of three Victorian Major Trauma Services (The Alfred, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Royal Children's Hospital) all based in the state capital, Melbourne.
The National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) was founded in 2003 as a partnership between Alfred Health and Monash University. The Institute’s research strategy is threefold: (i) to conduct world-class clinical research, (ii) to translate the research into practice, policy and system improvements to deliver better clinical care to patients with traumatic injury; and (iii) to mentor the next generation of leaders through postgraduate program supervision.
Medical Technologies »
Medical technologies, decision support, physiological monitoring, team communication and the subsequent reduction in errors of omission are the keys to improved trauma care. The NTRI is currently involved in a number of medical technologies research and education projects that are designed to improve the care of the injured.
The NTRI co-ordinates clinical education programs of The Alfred Trauma Service and Monash University. This includes the Trauma Orientation program, the Trauma Reception and Resuscitation Training Program©, the Resuscitative Thoracotomy program, the Trauma Reception and Resuscitation (TRR©) System, the TraumaApt© inpatient tracking program and accredited training programs for partner organisations and trauma clinicians.
Systems Development »
The state of Victoria, Australia (population 5.6 million) implemented the Victorian State Trauma System (VSTS) between 2000 and 2003. The VSTS encompasses all 138 trauma-receiving hospitals in the state, designated according to capability. Three hospitals (two adult, one paediatric) were designated as major trauma services (Level 1 trauma centre equivalent).