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Caroline Blackstock

AMU Senior Research Nurse

Research Interests:
Pre hospital care, Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, Infectious Diseases, Acute Medicine.
Qualifications:
BSc Honours Nursing.
Twitter:
@cblackstock53
Caroline Blackstock

Caroline graduated from The University of Abertay, Dundee in 2000 with a BSc Honours in Nursing.

Shortly after this she moved to Edinburgh and took up her first hospital post in the Regional Infectious Disease Unit at the Western General Hospital. From there she then took a post in the Emergency Department at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

In 2004 after some travelling around the world Caroline spent a couple of years working in Combined Assessment Unit (now AMU) where she developed a passion for toxicology. She then returned to The Emergency Department to continue her love for Emergency Nursing and after witnessing the great work of the Emerge team she joined their ranks in May 2015 to combine her passion for Acute Medicine and Research.

Caroline’s interest in research was ignited in her Honours year at University when she participated in research modules and carried out a qualitative phenomenological pilot study looking at the support given to breastfeeding mothers in Tayside. This then formed her 12,000 word honours dissertation. This interest has continued throughout her nursing career where she has strived to deliver evidence based care. And in recent years seeing the Emerge team working within her department has resulted in her joining the action with this bright enthusiastic research team.

Caroline now enjoys juggling part time hours within the Emerge team branching out with new studies into the Acute Medical Unit and raising a young family at home with three children.


Affiliations

NMC, RCN


Trials

AKI in LC Study

In the Liver Unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, we are involved in research to improve the treatment available for people with liver cirrhosis. Cirrhosis of the liver can make people vulnerable to other potentially serious complications including kidney problems.

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AKI in LC Study

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

IONA

Identification and characterization of the clinical toxicology of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) by laboratory analysis of biological samples from recreational drug users.

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IONA

Identification of Novel Psychoactive Substances (IONA)

Garfield-VTE

Global Anticoagulant Registry in the FIELD observing treatment and outcomes in patients with treated acute Venous Thromboembolic Events in the real world

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Garfield-VTE

Global Anticoagulant Registry In the FIELD – Venous Thromboembolic Events

PATCH-ED

Diagnostic yield of an ambulatory patch monitor in Emergency Department syncope patients.

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PATCH-ED

Diagnostic yield of an ambulatory patch monitor in ED

TPTIH

The Pharmacogenetics of Thiazide Induced Hyponatraemia

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TPTIH

The Pharmacogenetics of Thiazide Induced Hyponatraemia

Related Team

Dr James Dear

Dr James Dear

Consultant in Acute Medicine & Toxicology

Professor Michael Eddleston

Professor Michael Eddleston

Professor of Clinical Toxicology

Julia Grahamslaw

Julia Grahamslaw

Lead Research Nurse

Caroline Blackstock

Caroline Blackstock

AMU Senior Research Nurse

Bev Goldberg

Bev Goldberg

AMU Senior Research Nurse

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