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Epilepsy Awareness Purple Day

Epilepsy Awareness Purple Day

Posted by Emma Nugent | 26 Mar 2018

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SAVE THE DATE! EMERGE’s 10th Anniversary Celebratory Conference

SAVE THE DATE! EMERGE’s 10th Anniversary Celebratory Conference

Posted by Emma Nugent | 19 Mar 2018

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 emma.nugent@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk who will notify you of when registration is open.

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Article- Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine: Putting It Together

Posted by Emma Nugent | 5 Mar 2018

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.

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Article: The Role of Space in Patient’s Experience of an Emergency Department

Article: The Role of Space in Patient’s Experience of an Emergency Department

Posted by Emma Nugent | 19 Feb 2018

A qualitative based study investigates patient's experience of the emergency department based upon their physical surroundings.

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2017 Annual Team Meeting – EMERGE-RRG

2017 Annual Team Meeting – EMERGE-RRG

Posted by Miranda Odam | 1 Dec 2017

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What does a Research Nurse actually do?

What does a Research Nurse actually do?

Posted by Miranda Odam | 30 Nov 2017

Working as a research nurse is an unusually challenging, stimulating and fascinating speciality - whether it is as a research nurse in emergency medicine, critical care or the Clinical Research Facility - research nursing has something for everyone. And any nurse can do it ;) NHS Lothian has an enormous portfolio of research happening on every ward and down every corridor. Research nurses identify suitable patients, and give them the opportunity to enter innovative and leading studies and trials. It is well know that research is an opportunity for patients, we also know that research improves patient care. So why not give it a go? There are band 5, 6 and 7 research nurse posts throughout NHS Lothian - and we would all be delighted to speak with you and share our appreciation for research. It's not dull, and you don't need to write your own research project - having an attention to detail and a love of team work are key characteristics, and of course a willingness to be enthusiastic and excited about your projects. Join us on 1st February 2018 to learn more about the role, and the various specialities that are research active Seminar room 6 Chancellors building, RIE www.wtcrf.education@ed.ac.uk

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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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