This study was initially conducted in the Emergency Department at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and extended to the Acute Medical Unit. Due to interest from other clinical areas this has now been extended to several other departments within the hospital.
Attitudes towards Research and Research Nurses among the clinical team
• To measure the level of engagement with research of clinical staff
• To investigate clinical staff’s perceptions and attitudes towards research nurses
• To compare the attitudes and engagement between specialties and professions
• To inform strategies required to improve a engagement and attitudes
This is a prospective, quantitative observational study using a validated questionnaire to measure attitude and engagement of clinical staff to research and research nurses
The questionnaire will be distributed to clinical staff in seven departments in NHS Lothian;
• Paediatric Emergency Department
• Acute Medical Unit
• Emergency Department
• Critical Care
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
The Emergency Medicine Annotated Bioresource Consortium (EM-ABC): A pilot and feasability programme
Developing a bioresource for all emergency presentations
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disabilities amongst young people worldwide. Many sufferers develop chronic physical and mental health problems and are unable to work or re-engage socially after their injuries. There are therefore significant health and socioeconomic consequences.
A study examining the Prevalence and Risk of Anterior Pituitary Dysfunction following Traumatic Brain Injury
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