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Joyce Laura image 2020Senior Lecturer
Emergency Medicine (Department of Surgery)

MBChB FACEM BMedSci(Hons) MMedEd CCPU

Email laura.joyce@otago.ac.nz

Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine and a specialist in the Emergency Department of Christchurch Hospital.

She convenes the Emergency Medicine Trainee Intern attachment, as well as the UOC elective and selective modules. She is OMS lead convenor for the Trainee Intern elective module.

Research interests:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Education, Simulation and Teamwork
  • Paediatrics
  • Trauma
  • Mental Health

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Publications

Underwood, C., & Joyce, L. (2022, November). Raising ED clinicians' awareness of the importance of measuring frailty in geriatric trauma patients in a major trauma emergency department: A quality improvement project. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Addy, K., Joyce, L., Al-Busaidi, I. S., Pickering, J. W., Troughton, R., & Than, M. (2022, November). Improvement in patient outcomes following implementation of an emergency department atrial fibrillation pathway using a 'rate-and-wait' approach. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Underwood, C., & Joyce, L. (2022, November). Retrospective evaluation of frailty in geriatric trauma patients presenting to a major trauma emergency department. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sutcliffe, O., Joyce, L., Crombie, R., Fisher, C., Milkina, M., Burry, T., & Hazelhurst, J. (2022, November). Predictors of ICU admission in intentional overdoses. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Cameron-Dunn, S., Fisher, C., Joyce, L., Huria, T., & McCombie, A. (2022, November). Outcome measures of Māori patients presenting with dental pain to Christchurch Emergency Department: An equity review. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Al-Busaidi, I. S., Clare, G. C., Joyce, L. R., Pearson, S., Lainchbury, J., Than, M., & Troughton, R. W. (2022). Presentation, treatment and long-term outcomes of a multidisciplinary acute atrial fibrillation pathway: A 12-month follow-up study. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 31, 216-226. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2021.05.102

Journal - Research Article

Nonis, M., McCombie, A., Wakeman, C., Fleischer, D., & Joyce, L. (2022). Trauma team activation: Improved care of major trauma patients. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1562), 78-92. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Journal - Research Article

Richardson, S. K., Grainger, P. C., & Joyce, L. R. (2022). Challenging the culture of Emergency Department violence and aggression. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1554), 9-19. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Bothara, R. K., Raina, A., Carne, B., Walls, T., McCombie, A., Ardagh, M. W., & Joyce, L. R. (2021). Paediatric presentations to Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department during COVID-19 lockdown. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 57, 877-882. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15347

Journal - Research Article

Joyce, L. R., Richardson, S. K., McCombie, A., Hamilton, G. J., & Ardagh, M. W. (2021). Mental health presentations to Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department during COVID-19 lockdown. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 33, 324-330. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13667

Journal - Research Article

Raina, A., Carne, B., Bothara, R., McCombie, A., Gee, P., & Joyce, L. (2021). Paediatric exploratory ingestion presentations to Christchurch Hospital emergency department during 2019. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1541), 45-56. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Schwab, K., Nguyen, D., Ungab, G., Feld, G., Maisel, A. S., Than, M., Joyce, L., & Peacock, W. F. (2021). Artificial intelligence MacHIne learning for the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation guidelines in the emergency department setting (AIM HIGHER): Assessing a machine learning clinical decision support tool to detect and treat non-valvular atrial fibrillation in the emergency department. JACEP Open, 2(4), e12534. doi: 10.1002/emp2.12534

Journal - Research Article

Light, K. J., Joyce, P. R., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M. A., Joyce, L. R. M., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2006). Preliminary evidence for an association between a dopamine D3 receptor gene variant and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder in patients with major depression. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B, 141B(4), 409-413. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.30308

Journal - Research Article

Joyce, L., Loubser, J., de Ryke, R., & McHaffie, A. (2022). Young female with abdominal pain and intra-abdominal free fluid: The risk of confirmation bias associated with point-of-care ultrasound. Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/ajum.12320

Journal - Research Other

Henry, J., Boonstra, A., & Joyce, L. (2016). ACEM trainee opportunities in subspecialist domains: Experience from ultrasound, pre-hospital and medical education terms. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 28, 468-470. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12631

Journal - Research Other

Addy, K., Joyce, L., Al-Busaidi, I. S., Pickering, J. W., Troughton, R., & Than, M. (2022, November). Improvement in patient outcomes following implementation of an emergency department atrial fibrillation pathway using a 'rate-and-wait' approach. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Cameron-Dunn, S., Fisher, C., Joyce, L., Huria, T., & McCombie, A. (2022, November). Outcome measures of Māori patients presenting with dental pain to Christchurch Emergency Department: An equity review. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Carne, B., Raina, A., Bothara, R., McCombie, A., Fleischer, D., & Joyce, L. R. (2022, November). Factors contributing to death of major trauma victims with haemorrhage: A retrospective case-control study. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Fisher, C., Sutcliffe, O., Coghlan, P., McCombie, A., & Joyce, L. (2022, November). Choosing wisely: The management of non-traumatic dental procedures at a tertiary centre in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Joyce, L., & McCombie, A. (2022, November). Under-appreciation of the Silver Tsunami: Major trauma in older adults. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Lo, K., Joyce, L., & McCombie, A. (2022, November). Does activating a trauma team improve trauma processes? Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Nonis, M., McCombie, A., Wakeman, C., Fleischer, D., & Joyce, L. (2022, November). Trauma team activation: Improved care of major trauma patients. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Sutcliffe, O., Joyce, L., Crombie, R., Fisher, C., Milkina, M., Burry, T., & Hazelhurst, J. (2022, November). Predictors of ICU admission in intentional overdoses. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Underwood, C., & Joyce, L. (2022, November). Raising ED clinicians' awareness of the importance of measuring frailty in geriatric trauma patients in a major trauma emergency department: A quality improvement project. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Underwood, C., & Joyce, L. (2022, November). Retrospective evaluation of frailty in geriatric trauma patients presenting to a major trauma emergency department. Poster session presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Spring Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Joyce, L. (2022, July). Never let a good crisis go to waste: Implementing an extended-hours acute ultrasound pilot during the OMICRON wave. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) New Zealand Conference, [Online].

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Joyce, L. (2022, November). The benefits and challenges of interprofessional co-debriefing in simulation. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Association for Simulation in Healthcare (NASH) Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Nonis, M., McCombie, A., Wakeman, C., Fleischer, D., Evans, M., & Joyce, L. (2021, December). Trauma team activation in Christchurch Hospital. Verbal presentation at the National Trauma Symposium (NTS), [Online].

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Joyce, L. (2022). The benefits and challenges of interprofessional co-debriefing in simulation (MMedEd). University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.

Awarded Masters Degree

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