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2017 Annual Team Meeting – EMERGE-RRG

Posted by Miranda Odam | 1 Dec 2017

2017 Annual Team Meeting – EMERGE-RRG

The team met again this year to celebrate the research activity, the problems encountered and the successes achieved.

The emergency department and pre-hospital settings are notoriously challenging – for the patients, for the staff working and for the research teams recruiting. Research is an opportunity for patients, some would say a Right, and we know that research improves patient care simply from the fact that it’s happening in the health board.

If research isn’t being done in the clinical environment, relative to the presenting patients, where is it happening? We need to learn how our patients, in our communities respond to new therapeutics, innovative devices and techniques. We aspire to be on the cutting edge of technologies beneficial to patient care and outcomes.

As a growing team, we can do this. Everyday we are seeking new projects and figuring out how they might work in the emergency department at the RIE. The opportunity for us to participate in important research studies and trials is increasing –

To work with EMERGE your study/trial should require the emergency department/emergency medicine context in some way – sometimes we facilitate, other times we lead, always we support.

Please do not hesitate to contact me Miranda.Odam@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or any of the team for further information.

2017 Annual Team Meeting – EMERGE-RRG What does a Research Nurse actually do?

What does a Research Nurse actually do?

30 Nov 2017 | Miranda Odam

Working as a research nurse is an unusually challenging, stimulating and fascinating speciality - whether it is as a research nurse in emergency medicine, critical care or the Clinical Research Facility - research nursing has something for everyone. And any nurse can do it ;) NHS Lothian has an enormous portfolio of research happening on every ward and down every corridor. Research nurses identify suitable patients, and give them the opportunity to enter innovative and leading studies and trials. It is well know that research is an opportunity for patients, we also know that research improves patient care. So why not give it a go? There are band 5, 6 and 7 research nurse posts throughout NHS Lothian - and we would all be delighted to speak with you and share our appreciation for research. It's not dull, and you don't need to write your own research project - having an attention to detail and a love of team work are key characteristics, and of course a willingness to be enthusiastic and excited about your projects. Join us on 1st February 2018 to learn more about the role, and the various specialities that are research active Seminar room 6 Chancellors building, RIE www.wtcrf.education@ed.ac.uk

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Autumn 2017 EMERGE Newsletter now out!