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Alison Grant

Senior Research Nurse

Research Interests:
Emergency Medicine, Nurse-led projects, End-of-Life Care, Palliative Care, Leadership
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Studies (2:1)
Alison Grant

I moved to the big City of Edinburgh, from rural Perthshire, at the grand age of 17 to begin my nursing studies. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 with a 2:1 honours degree – all set to conquer the (nursing) world.

My career began in respiratory medicine, where I spent an enjoyable 4 years consolidating my training and love for nursing. Always after excitement and a fast-paced working environment, I was intrigued by the work of the Emergency Department. I moved to the ED as a staff nurse in 2004, and before too long I was promoted to deputy charge nurse. It is addictive working in the ED: it becomes a part of you and the loyalty you feel to your colleagues and patients is immeasurable. And so it was with mixed emotions that (after 9 years in a role I loved) I decided I was ready for a change and a new challenge.

Research nursing here I come!

I was delighted to not be going far. I have witnessed numerous changes over the years in the ED. My hope now is that, with my clinical experience and questioning approach to nursing and emergency care, I can be a part of the bigger medical and nursing picture and contribute in a different way. I hope to bring nurse-led projects to the department and bring the clinical and research teams closer together.

Out of work I spend time running around after a very active 4 year old and running an Airbnb on the Royal Mile. If I ever get some down-time then I would like to be on a paddle board or a set of skiis!


Trials

NOVEL Study

Diagnostics devices play an important part in the clinical assessment of a patient’s health and treatment. The purpose of the study is the evaluation of a new diagnostic platform developed by LumiraDx. The evaluation is focused around various biomarkers useful in the emergency settings.

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NOVEL Study

Collection of venous and capillary blood samples for the evaluation of new diagnostic devices for cardiovascular conditions

SNAP40

Detection of physiological deterioration by the SNAP40 wearable device compared to standard monitoring devices in the Emergency Department

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SNAP40

Evaluating the role of ambulatory, wireless vital sign monitoring in the detection of deterioration

HighSTEACS Bioresource

Evaluating the kinetics of cardiac biomarkers after ST-segment Elevation myocardial infarction

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HighSTEACS Bioresource

SALI Study

This is a study looking at incidence and risk factors for poor ankle functional recovery, and the development and progression of post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis after significant ankle ligament injury.

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SALI Study

SALI study - Significant Ankle Ligament Injury

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