Mission & Objective
The Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit is dedicated to developing a centre of excellence forclinical service in emergency medicine, education inemergency medicine and pre-hospital care, research inemergency care and emergency department administration.
- To provide the highest standards of assessments, diagnoses and treatments to patients with emergency and critical care needs, within the resources available to us.
- To align with the Prince of Wales Hospital, local universities, hospitals and institutions and international partners to pursue high quality emergency care research.
- We shall:
- explore the basic sciences and epidemiology that form the foundation of emergency medicine
- conduct clinical and scientific research projects focusing on critical care including genetic studies, phase three randomized clinical trials and epidemiological studies
- undertake single and multi-centre clinical trials.
- Our specific research interests:
- Circulating nucleic acids in emergency critical care
- Pain management and guidelines
- Clinical prediction rules
- Trauma care and trauma systems
- Critical care in the emergency department
- Acute stroke care.
- To promote high quality undergraduate and postgraduate medical and nursing education in Emergency Medicine, and to encourage the pursuit of Fellowship, Masters and Doctoral qualifications
- To continue to develop the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Prehospital & Emergency Care
- To develop an MSc in Emergency Nurse Practice to facilitate the local training of Emergency Nurse Practitioners in Hong Kong
- To provide a safe, harmonious and stimulating environment for staff development.