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Autumn 2017 EMERGE Newsletter now out!

Posted by Miranda Odam | 3 Nov 2017

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Dr Dave Caesar on Purpose & Mindset

Posted by Miranda Odam | 10 Aug 2017

Nelson Mandela once said: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is the difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” So what does that mean to us in the Emergency Department? How can we make a difference? There are two factors that I think are really important: purpose and mindset. As clinicians, our purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients. We all know that this can be harder than it sounds, and that looking after ourselves is also important. Getting the right balance is extremely rewarding, and often requires a degree of support as well as “stretch”. It also requires understanding the effects our decisions, our care, and our treatments have on our patients. How do we really know if something has worked? Could we do this any better? This is where we need the right mindset. The mindset of learners. The GROWTH mindset. Teams with the growth mindset embrace challenges, learn from feedback, persist in the face of setbacks, learn from failure and are inspired by successes, are persistent and want to keep learning. These teams GROW, and individuals develop within them. Teams like this ask the right questions to fulfil their purpose, to improve their understanding and further their knowledge to make a bigger difference to the lives of others and themselves. EMERGE help us in the ED to do this. They help drive our curiosity, stimulate our thinking, stretch our perspectives, and contribute to our growth mindset. There is a Maori saying: “Learning brings greater knowledge, Knowledge brings greater understanding, Understanding brings greater wisdom, Wisdom brings greater wellbeing.” Learning is good for us all.

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TEDxNHS – #InspiredByPeople

TEDxNHS – #InspiredByPeople

Posted by Miranda Odam | 8 Aug 2017

When: Tuesday 15th August 2017 Time: 2pm - 8pm (drop in or stay) Where: Lecture Theatre B, Chancellors Building RIE TEDxNHS is a an event for those who work in the NHS live streamed in all four nations of the UK. The ebvent is independently organised and under license from TED. EMERGE (Emergency Medicine Resarch group of Edinburgh) are hosting on behalf of NHS Lothian and we would love you to join us to be inspired by a huge variey of speakers from a blind autistic savant and musical prodigy to a European Space Agency research doctor by way of a clinical entrepreneur and renaissance surgeon. Please contact Emma.Ward@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or call 0131 242 3863 to reserve your seat Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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The Prior Study

The Prior Study

Posted by Allan MacRaild | 19 Jul 2017

EMERGE and RRG are undertaking a preliminary study into the principles of fluid exchange within the body.

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IPED – 50% Recruitment Achieved

IPED – 50% Recruitment Achieved

Posted by Rachel O'Brien | 28 Jun 2017

We are pleased to announce that the IPED study has reached the exciting halfway point and has recruited 50% of the required participants. Congratulations to the Urgent Care Research Team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading for recruiting the participant to get us to this point. We would also like to thank all sites participating in the study for their ongoing contribution and we are really delighted to be working with you all!

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ED Perceptions of Research

ED Perceptions of Research

Posted by Rachel O'Brien | 8 May 2017

A questionnaire was distributed amongst ED staff at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to determine what they thought of research activity in their area.

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1st Quarter 2017 Newsletter now out!

Posted by Miranda Odam | 11 Apr 2017

https://www.emergeresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/EMERGE-Newsletter-Spring-2017.pdf EMERGE has had a great start to the year with a number of projects in process, actively recruiting and in follow-up. Please take a look.

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Exciting new trial: SNAP40

Exciting new trial: SNAP40

Posted by Megan McGrath | 10 Apr 2017

EMERGE will soon begin recruitment to the new SNAP40 trial which will compare the new SNAP40 device with standard monitoring devices in the Emergency Department.

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Are you interested in emergency medicine research nursing?

Posted by Miranda Odam | 20 Mar 2017

EMERGE is currently advertising for a Band 6 Research Nurse part/full time available https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/uploads/80/emerge_ed_6_0317.pdf Emergency Department Senior Research Nurse, Band 6 Fixed Term contract ending 31st March 2018 in the first instance Up to 37.5hrs/week (Full or Part Time options) Closing date for applications: 28 March 2017 Reference: EMERGE/ED/6/0317

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The Beats That My Heart Skipped

The Beats That My Heart Skipped

Posted by Allan MacRaild | 23 Jan 2017

Heartbeats provide the rhythm of life. Interruptions to this rhythm are more likely to lead to a loss of consciousness than just a loss of spark. Rob Hannigan (pictured with Senior Research Nurse Allan MacRaild) took part in the PATCH-ED trial in 2016 following a number of unexplained blackouts. The results of his PATCH highlighted some dangerous arrhythmias including 24 seconds when his heart stopped beating entirely. Six months after his participation in the PATCH-ED trial, Rob met up with Allan to share his experiences.

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Autumn 2017 EMERGE Newsletter now out!
3 Nov 2017

Dr Dave Caesar on Purpose & Mindset
10 Aug 2017

TEDxNHS – #InspiredByPeople
8 Aug 2017

The Prior Study
19 Jul 2017

IPED – 50% Recruitment Achieved
28 Jun 2017

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