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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.

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

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Autumn 2017 EMERGE Newsletter now out!