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 has been distributed to clinical staff in seven departments in NHS Lothian;
• Princess Alexandra Eye Pavillion
• 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 | Dr 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
Trauma remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity. 10% of blunt force trauma patients admitted to a major trauma centre will have sustained one or more fractured ribs, which may cause significant pain and problems with breathing.
To establish the outcome of rib fractures and their treatments it is important to know what to measure, and how to measure this accurately. A patient reported outcome measure (PROM) is a questionnaire used to measure patient reported outcomes, to show how the patient is doing from their perspective.
Whilst there is ongoing interest in surgery to fix broken ribs, there is no PROM specifically designed for patients with broken ribs following chest trauma. Therefore, it is not clear whether the symptoms that are most important to these patients are being represented by the current outcome measures. This study aims to create a PROM specific to rib fracture patients to give us a better understanding of whether a new treatment actually makes a difference to the patient’s recovery.
The 1st part of the study involves asking patients with rib fractures to help design a new PROM. This will be conducted through focus groups at a site in Nottingham. The 2nd part of the study entails field testing, whereby patients with rib fractures will be asked to test this new PROM. This will be conducted across multiple secondary care settings in the UK, including the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The study is expected to run for approximately 2 years, with recruitment targets of 50 patients for the PROM Creation phase and 250 for the Field Testing phase.
ISARIC/WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol for Severe Emerging Infections in the UK (CCP-UK)
Diagnostics devices play an important part in the clinical assessment of a patient’s health and treatment. The purpose of the study is the evaluation of a new diagnostic platform developed by LumiraDx. The evaluation is focused around various biomarkers useful in the emergency settings.
Collection of venous and capillary blood samples for the evaluation of new diagnostic devices for cardiovascular conditions