Posted by Adam Lloyd | 18 Oct 2016
In September 2016, former EMERGE research nurse Polly and I attended the 2nd Global Conference on Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care in Sitges (near Barcelona).
Over 240 abstracts were submitted from 30 countries and we were privileged to be invited to present 3 separate pieces of work. These were: ‘24 hours in A&E: a video analysis of nurses’ clinical and non-clinical task performance during live clinical resuscitation episodes’; ‘It’s a silent leadership’: an interview and questionnaire study investigating staff conceptualisations of leadership during emergency department resuscitation’; ‘Clinical engagement with emergency medicine research’.
The feedback from the international nursing community was overwhelmingly positive. Staff are interested in how our department manages to conduct high-quality research whilst being such a large, busy service. A number of centres from the UK and further afield are particularly interested in our departmental video-audit system. We are currently submitting an article for publication to explain how we achieved this so that other centres can learn from Edinburgh’s model.
This could not have been possible without the continued support from the ED staff who have embraced video-audit and research within the department. Formally, support from the Nursing Directorate, Medic One and the University of Edinburgh made presenting at this conference possible.
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more