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Polly Black

Senior Research Nurse

Research Interests:
Emergency medicine
Twitter:
@emerge_research
Polly Black

Polly started working with EMERGE in 2014 after completing the Masters of Nursing in Clinical Research.

Polly worked with NHS Research Scotland (NRS) between 2016 and 2017 coordinating musculoskeletal research in Scotland. She was delighted to return to EMERGE and continue recruiting and coordinating a variety of studies. She has worked with Rachel O’Brien on their nurse led study promoting and investigating clinical staff engagement with research.

Polly has also been lucky to work with the global arm of EMERGE; volunteering with Global Emergency Medicine (GEM) in Zambia in January 2018. Polly is also a member of HRA Scotland A Research Ethics Committee.


Poster Presentations

Emergency Department Research Nursing: Time and Motion – A Pilot Study

  • NHS Lothian R&D Conference – March 2015. Presented
  • RCN International Research Conference – April 2015. Winner
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine Conference – May 2015. Presented

Trials

PRECISE- CTCA

To determine the association between high-sensitivity cardiac troponin concentration and obstructive coronary artery disease in patients presenting to the Emergency Department with suspected acute coronary syndrome and cardiac troponin concentration within the normal reference range using CTCA.

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PRECISE- CTCA

To determine the association between high-sensitivity cardiac troponin concentration and obstructive coronary artery disease in patients presenting to the Emergency Department with suspected acute coronary syndrome and cardiac troponin concentration within the normal reference range using CTCA.

HU-FIX

Assisting in identifying patients with Humeral shaft fractures in the ED by screening.

Giving patient information sheets to introduce the study, so patient has had adequate time to read and make decision about going into the trial before going to the fracture clinic.

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HU-FIX

Minimal Unit Pricing Study (MUP)

Assessing the impact of the Minimum Unit Pricing

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Minimal Unit Pricing Study (MUP)

Assessing the impact of the Minimum Unit Pricing

NOVEL Study

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.

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NOVEL Study

Collection of venous and capillary blood samples for the evaluation of new diagnostic devices for cardiovascular conditions

SABER

Developing a molecular tool to stratify the acute joint presentation: facilitating early diagnosis of septic arthritis (Septic Arthritis Biomarker Emergency Rule-out - SABER)

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SABER

Developing a molecular tool to stratify the acute joint presentation: facilitating early diagnosis of septic arthritis (Septic Arthritis Biomarker Emergency Rule-out - SABER)

ATTEST2

Alteplase-Tenecteplase Trial Evaluation for Stroke Thrombolysis (ATTEST 2)

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ATTEST2

Alteplase-Tenecteplase Trial Evaluation for Stroke Thrombolysis (ATTEST 2)

SNAP40

Detection of physiological deterioration by the SNAP40 wearable device compared to standard monitoring devices in the Emergency Department

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SNAP40

Evaluating the role of ambulatory, wireless vital sign monitoring in the detection of deterioration

NoPac

Patients commonly present to the Emergency Department with epistaxsis (nose bleed). Standard first aid measures such as applying pressure can often stem bleeding however in more severe cases of epistaxsis further treatment is required.

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NoPac

Novel Use of Tranexamic Acid to Reduce the Need for Nasal Packing

Research on Research

Attitudes towards Research and Research Nurses among the clinical team in an Emergency Department (ED) and Acute Medical Unit (AMU)

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Research on Research

Attitudes towards Research and Research Nurses

Relax 2

Evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of Serelaxin when added to standard therapy in acute heart failure patients (CRLXA).

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Relax 2

Evaluating Serelaxin in acute heart failure patients

ENCEPH UK

To produce a predictive tool for HSV encephalitis by comparing those with and without the infection.

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ENCEPH UK

Understanding and improving the outcome in Encephalitis

Related news

ED Perceptions of Research

ED Perceptions of Research

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.

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Edinburgh Emergency Nursing in Barcelona

Edinburgh Emergency Nursing in Barcelona

18 Oct 2016 | 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’.

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Research –A patient’s Perspective

Research –A patient’s Perspective

26 May 2015 | Polly Black

Meet Hilda. Hilda is 91 and has heart failure. In February 2015 participated in the RELAX 2 study and she kindly shared her experience with us.

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A Day in the Life of a Research Nurse

A Day in the Life of a Research Nurse

26 May 2015 | Jen Simpson

Our very own Jen Simpson, takes us through the roller coaster ride that is 24 hours in the shoes of a Research Nurse.

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#WhyWeDoResearch

#WhyWeDoResearch

15 Apr 2015 | Miranda Odam

We asked a number of colleagues and friends why we do what we do. Their answers are inspiring, challenging and sometimes very funny.

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