Associate Professor Jason Acworth

ATH - Professor

Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Professor Jason Acworth is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, is the Medical Lead for the hospital’s Rapid Response System and is Director of the STORK Statewide Simulation Service. Jason has a long-held passion for paediatric resuscitation and simulation education and research. His current research work is focussing on paediatric rapid response systems in Australia and New Zealand and components of high quality paediatric CPR. He is the current President of Advanced Paediatric Life Support Australia, is the paediatric representative on the Australian Resuscitation Council and is a member of the ILCOR Paediatric Life Support Task Force. ILCOR is the international peak body in resuscitation and sets the international standards for Resuscitation Councils around the world. Jason was a part of the group that established the PREDICT (Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative) paediatric emergency research network, serving as its inaugural Vice Chair (2004-2008) and later as Chair (2008-2009). He was also Chair of the international Paediatric Emergency Research Network (PERN) in 2010. Jason has co-authored over 60 publications in peer reviewed journals and in the last 10 years and has shared in research funding support of over $5 million.

Research Interests

  • Healthcare simulation
  • Paediatric Resuscitation

Qualifications

  • FRACP
  • MBBS, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Priestley, Stephen, Acworth, Jason and Harrington, Anthony P. (2007). Analgesia y sedación. Tratado de medicina de urgencias pediátricas. (pp. 479-488) edited by Peter Cameron. Madrid, Spain: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-84-8086-225-7.50086-4

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Bray, Janet, Howell, Stuart, Acworth, Jason, Finn, Judith C., Ball, Stephen, Smith, Karen L., Heriot, Natalie, Bosley, Emma, Faddy, Steven, Doan, Tan, Thomas, Andrew, Wilson, Alex, Dicker, Bridget, Swain, Andy, Thorrowgood, Melanie and Perillo, Sam (2022). The epidemiology of paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Australia And New Zealand. Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association / Resuscitation Science Symposium, Chicago, IL United States, 5-6 November 2022. Philadelphia, PA United States: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. doi: 10.1161/circ.146.suppl_1.254

  • Teoh, Laurel, Chatfield, Mark, Acworth, Jason, Mccallum, Gabrielle and Chang, Anne (2021). How does the Canadian acute respiratory illness and flu scale relate to other scales in paediatric asthma exacerbations?. ERS International Congress 2021, Online, 5-8 September 2021. Sheffield, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society. doi: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2021.PA2164

  • Teoh, L., Chatfield, M. D., Acworth, J. P., McCallum, G. B. and Chang, A. B. (2021). How does the Canadian acute respiratory illness and flu scale relate to other scales in pediatric asthma exacerbations?. 20th International Congress of Pediatric Pulmonology, Online, 24–27 June, 2021. Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley and Sons.

  • Anderson-James, S., Newcombe, P., Marchant, J., O'Grady, K., Acworth, J., Turner, C. and Chang, A. (2014). Item Reduction and Validation of a Children'S Acute Cough Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (Pac-Qol). Annual Scientific Meeting of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2014, Adelaide, SA Australia, 4-9 April 2014. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12263_4

  • Teoh, L., Van Asperen, P., Acworth, J., Hurwitz, M., Upham, J., Wang, C., Mackay, I, Sloots, T., Neeman, T. and Chang, A. (2014). Recovery From Acute Asthma Exacerbations in Children: Influence of Viruses, Eczema and Atopy. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2014, Adelaide, SA Australia, 4-9 April 2014. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12263_4

  • Murphy, B., Carter, R., Oakely, E., Borland, M., Neutze, J., Acworth, J., Dalziel, S., Krieser, D. and Babl, F. (2013). ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF NASOGASTRIC HYDRATION VERSUS INTRAVENOUS HYDRATION FOR INFANTS WITH BRONCHIOLITIS: A RANDOMISED TRIAL. NEW YORK: ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2013.08.2180

  • Drescher, B. J., Chang, A. B., Phillips, N., Acworth, J., Marchant, J. M., Sloots, T. and O'Grady, K. F. (2013). Chronic cough following acute respiratory illness in children. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2013 Annual Scientific Meetings, Darwin, NT, Australia, 22-27 March 2013. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/resp.12046

  • Anderson-James, S., Newcombe, P. A., Marchant, J. M., O'Grady, K. F., Acworth, J. P., Turner, C. T. and Chang, A. B. (2013). Defining the parental burden of acute cough in children. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2013 Annual Scientific Meetings, Darwin, NT, Australia, 22-27 March 2013. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/resp.12046

  • Robinson, P. D., Blackburn, C., Nogaski, R., Druda, D., Krieser, D., Lee, M., Acworth, J., Gamage, L., Schulze, J., Neutze, J., Dalziel, S., Donald, C., Babl, F. and Ngo, P. K. (2012). A MULTICENTRE RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS. MALDEN: WILEY-BLACKWELL. doi: 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2012.185.1_meetingabstracts.a1842

  • Anderson-James, S., Newcombe, P. A., Marchant, J. M., O'Grady, K. F., Acworth, J. P., Turner, C. T. and Chang, A. B. (2012). Development of a children's acute cough specific quality of life questionnaire (Pac-Qol). Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2012 Annual Scientific Meetings, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 30 March–4 April 2012. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02143.x

  • Anderson-James, S., Marchant, J. M., Acworth, J. P., Turner, C. T. and Chang, A. B. (2012). Inhaled Corticosteroids for sub-acute cough in children - a Cochrane systematic review. 17th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 14-16 December 2012. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02297.x

  • Gotley, Lisa, Blanch, Andrew, Kimble, Roy, Frawley, Kieran and Acworth, Jason (2008). Pyloric stenosis: A retrospective study of an Australian population. ELK GROVE VILLAGE: AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS. doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-2022OOOOOOO