Posted by Rachel O'Brien | 8 May 2017
THE ED THOUGHTS ON RESEARCH
The results are in…
For the third year running EMERGE has distributed a questionnaire within the ED team, measuring attitudes and engagement of clinical staff to research and research nurses. The questionnaire uses a likert-type scale to acquire a ‘Clinical Engagement Score’ with the highest score being 70. In both 2015 and 2016, the score was high at 58. Excitingly, this has increased to 59 in 2017!
We had an excellent response rate of 112 within a variety of professions:
We were delighted to discover that 95% of the ED team believe the clinical research nurses fulfil an important role as part of the clinical care team. 82% of the team feel they participate in research activities, which is fabulous, and 100% believe patients should be given the opportunity to be involved in research. Interestingly, only 63% of the team felt that research is an essential part of their role – which is 69% of doctors and 58% of nurses surveyed.
In previous years, EMERGE and the ED set a challenge to the team to become 100% Research Active and we are getting closer to this goal. Two thirds of the respondents believe they are Research Active so hopefully by next year this will have increased even more!
19 Mar 2018 | Emma Nugent
On Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd of November, 2018, will be the EMERGE10: Powered by Curiosity, a celebratory conference marking EMERGE's 10th Anniversary! Topics will cover pre-hospital, emergency and critical care medicine. More details to follow! #EMERGE10 #whydoweresearch To register your interest and find out when the tickets are available to purchase, please feel free to contact Emma Nugent on firstname.lastname@example.org who will notify you of when registration is open.Read more
5 Mar 2018 | Emma Nugent
Good and Driscoll’s (2002) article presents a clear overview of how to plan a research project within the emergency department. Emphasising the challenge of working in a pressurised and busy environment whereby administrating research needs to be timely. In addition to this, we have added in some of EMERGE nurses’ own tips for conducting research within the emergency department.Read more
19 Feb 2018 | Emma Nugent
A qualitative based study investigates patient's experience of the emergency department based upon their physical surroundings.Read more