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Time and Motion

Start date:
unknown
End date:
February 2015
Co-ordinated by:
Amy Dunn, Rachel O’Brien

To explore the time taken for research nurses to recruit patients in an Emergency Department (ED) setting. To identify any challenges to recruitment and to ascertain methods to optimise participant recruitment.

Trial Design

Observational

List of Publications – References

Poster submissions

Lothian R&D Conference – 6th March 2015

RCN Annual International Research Conference – 20th – 22nd April 2015 – Winner for Best Poster

Scottish Emergency Medicine Clinical Meeting – 19th May 2015

Research Team

Rachel O'Brien

Lead Research Nurse

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