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EMERGE and RRG Annual Meeting 2016

Posted by Miranda Odam | 28 Nov 2016

EMERGE and RRG Annual Meeting 2016

This day presents and celebrates the enormous variety and scope of work our group now achieves each year.

This year we had a great selection of speakers – from students to emergency medicine consultants, research and clinical nurses, and managers. Matt Reed spoke about his exciting and innovative studies examining ways to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias, Alasdair Summers spoke about the use of mobile Apps in research, Joel Symonds (our first Research Paramedic) spoke about the challenges of his study looking at the bystanders experience in out of hospital cardiac arrest. We heard from the exciting work of the Resuscitation Research group, where their analysis of the chain of survival in out of hospital cardiac arrest is being taken apart and re-worked revealing new ideas and conclusions, and changing and improving practice and patient outcomes – service improvement and campaigning at its very best. All speakers were enthusiastic and obviously well informed of their subject, their aims and the significance of the work. The day was full, intense and inspirational.

As a group, we continue to aspire to promote research in the clinical areas, encouraging clinical staff to engage where and when possible. Emergency Medicine, although not a traditional research entity is an exciting and dynamic place to carry out research. EMERGE and RRG continue to offer patients and the public the opportunity to enter research projects, studies and campaigns where their contribution is needed and appreciated. Research is all about making the future brighter, identifying problems and seeking solutions, being hopeful in better outcomes for all.

We remain powered by curiosity, and keen to get back to work.

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