Senior Research Nurse
Polly graduated in Nursing Studies (BSc Honours) from the University of Edinburgh in 2013. Knowing that she wanted to pursue a career in research she went straight on to complete a Masters of Nursing in Clinical Research.
Polly started working with EMeRGE in May 2014 and at present her work is focused on Acute Heart Failure as she is working on a Randomised Controlled Trial and a Service Evaluation focusing on the condition. Polly has a passion for nurse-led research and hopes to work on her own research study sometime in the future.
Emergency Department Research Nursing: Time and Motion – A Pilot Study
Detection of physiological deterioration by the SNAP40 wearable device compared to standard monitoring devices in the Emergency Department
Evaluating the role of ambulatory, wireless vital sign monitoring in the detection of deterioration
Patients commonly present to the Emergency Department with epistaxsis (nose bleed). Standard first aid measures such as applying pressure can often stem bleeding however in more severe cases of epistaxsis further treatment is required.
Novel Use of Tranexamic Acid to Reduce the Need for Nasal Packing
Attitudes towards Research and Research Nurses among the clinical team in an Emergency Department (ED) and Acute Medical Unit (AMU)
Attitudes towards Research and Research Nurses
Evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of Serelaxin when added to standard therapy in acute heart failure patients (CRLXA).
Evaluating Serelaxin in acute heart failure patients
8 May 2017 | Rachel O'Brien
A questionnaire was distributed amongst ED staff at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to determine what they thought of research activity in their area.Read more
18 Oct 2016 | Adam Lloyd
In September 2016, former EMERGE research nurse Polly and I attended the 2nd Global Conference on Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care in Sitges (near Barcelona). Over 240 abstracts were submitted from 30 countries and we were privileged to be invited to present 3 separate pieces of work. These were: ‘24 hours in A&E: a video analysis of nurses’ clinical and non-clinical task performance during live clinical resuscitation episodes’; ‘It’s a silent leadership’: an interview and questionnaire study investigating staff conceptualisations of leadership during emergency department resuscitation’; ‘Clinical engagement with emergency medicine research’.Read more
26 May 2015 | Polly Black
Meet Hilda. Hilda is 91 and has heart failure. In February 2015 participated in the RELAX 2 study and she kindly shared her experience with us.Read more
26 May 2015 | Jen Simpson
Our very own Jen Simpson, takes us through the roller coaster ride that is 24 hours in the shoes of a Research Nurse.Read more