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Prescription Of analgesia in Emergency Medicine- Now Open for Recruitment

Posted by Mia Paderanga | 9 May 2016

Prescription Of analgesia in Emergency Medicine- Now Open for Recruitment

POEM aims to assess the adequacy of pain management in patients presenting to the ED with confirmed long bone fracture and/or dislocation isolated to a proximal or distal limb.
It is projected that the sample captured within the study will be representative of the UK and therefore provide insight into factors that may influence the standard of acute pain management nationally.

Recruitment: The study is estimated to continue for 26 consecutive weeks. It is estimated that our ED sees approximately 10 patients presenting with long bone fractures each week. We are therefore aiming to enrol between 20-30 participants each month.
Posters regarding the POEM study will be clearly displayed (24 hours prior to recruitment) in different areas in the ED alerting patients that a clinical research is being carried out and that information regarding their clinical care may be used for research purposes. Patients are advised in the poster to contact the EMERGE team if patients do not wish for their information to be used.

Eligibility Criteria: All patients with confirmed long bone fracture and/or dislocation isolated to a single proximal or distal limb presenting in the ED.

Ethical Consideration: No Consent required as no sensitive patient data will be collected and all data will be anonymised.
Approved by the Research Ethics Committee (Ref 14/SC/0167). Reviewed by Patient and Public Involvement Officer and The National Institute for Health Research’s Research and Design Service South Central.

Funding: The Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Research Team: Professor Alasdair Gray, Mia Paderanga, Rachel O’Brien, Miranda Odam, Emma Ward.

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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 www.wtcrf.education@ed.ac.uk

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