The team met again this year to celebrate the research activity, the problems encountered and the successes achieved.
The emergency department and pre-hospital settings are notoriously challenging – for the patients, for the staff working and for the research teams recruiting. Research is an opportunity for patients, some would say a Right, and we know that research improves patient care simply from the fact that it’s happening in the health board.
If research isn’t being done in the clinical environment, relative to the presenting patients, where is it happening? We need to learn how our patients, in our communities respond to new therapeutics, innovative devices and techniques. We aspire to be on the cutting edge of technologies beneficial to patient care and outcomes.
As a growing team, we can do this. Everyday we are seeking new projects and figuring out how they might work in the emergency department at the RIE. The opportunity for us to participate in important research studies and trials is increasing –
To work with EMERGE your study/trial should require the emergency department/emergency medicine context in some way – sometimes we facilitate, other times we lead, always we support.
Please do not hesitate to contact me Miranda.Odam@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or any of the team for further information.