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Megan McGrath

Senior Research Nurse

Research Interests:
Training and development of nurses in clinical practice, Organisational culture and its impact on the training, education and development of the nursing workforce, End of Life Care, Bereavement Care, Emergency medicine
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Nursing (Adult), Masters of Nursing in Clinical Research (Distinction)
Megan McGrath

Megan graduated from the University of Dundee and began her nursing career within the Urology Department at the Western General Hospital. Following reflections on her own knowledge, skill set and confidence during her first year in clinical practice, she very quickly became interested in organisational culture and leadership, and the impact that these critical factors have on the development of the nursing workforce.

Particularly, she became curious about the effect of these factors on the training and development of qualified nurses within the clinical setting, and the impact this then has on clinical practice.  It was this curiosity that was her biggest motivator in applying for the Master of Nursing in Clinical Research programme which she completed in 2015.

Whilst undertaking this programme, Megan realised that she would love the opportunity to move into a research active role and thus feels incredibly lucky to have recently joined the EMeRGE team. She has lots to learn, both clinically and in the field of research, but is really excited to learn from the amazing body of knowledge and experience that sits within the emergency department’s team. Megan is delighted to part of such a motivated and enthusiastic team, and hopes to (one day!!) work on her own research ideas and projects


Trials

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

IPED

Randomised controlled Trial using smart phone based event recorder technology versus standard care in palpatations or pre-syncope

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IPED

Randomised controlled Trial using smart phone based event recorder technology versus standard care in palpatations or pre-syncope

4AT

Determining the diagnostic accuracy of the 4AT for delirium versus the reference standard of a DSM-IV diagnosis

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4AT

The 4AT as a triage test for delirium: a validation study in acutely hospitalised older patients

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

HighSTEACS

A randomised controlled trial assessing patient outcomes before and after the implementation of high sensitivity Troponin assay

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HighSTEACS

Assessing the implementation of high sensitivity Troponin assay

Related news

Exciting new trial: SNAP40

Exciting new trial: SNAP40

10 Apr 2017 | Megan McGrath

EMERGE will soon begin recruitment to the new SNAP40 trial which will compare the new SNAP40 device with standard monitoring devices in the Emergency Department.

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