This study was initially conducted in the Emergency Department at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and extended to the Acute Medical Unit. Due to interest from other clinical areas this has now been extended to several other departments within the hospital.
Attitudes towards Research and Research Nurses among the clinical team
• To measure the level of engagement with research of clinical staff
• To investigate clinical staff’s perceptions and attitudes towards research nurses
• To compare the attitudes and engagement between specialties and professions
• To inform strategies required to improve a engagement and attitudes
This is a prospective, quantitative observational study using a validated questionnaire to measure attitude and engagement of clinical staff to research and research nurses
The questionnaire has been distributed to clinical staff in seven departments in NHS Lothian;
• Princess Alexandra Eye Pavillion
• Acute Medical Unit
• Emergency Department
• Critical Care
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.Read more
18 Oct 2016 | Dr 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’.Read more
DASH is a randomised clinical trial investigating a treatment to reverse the effects of blood-thinning medications.
People who develop an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) often have a poor prognosis and many go on to develop chronic kidney disease (CKD). The recognition that AKI and CKD are linked is recent and the molecular pathways that control the transition from acute injury to chronic disease are not well defined. Currently there are no specific treatments that reduce the risk of progressing to CKD after AKI.
Preliminary investigations (not yet published) suggest that AKI causes sustained activation of the endothelin (ET) system to the long-term detriment of renal and systemic haemodynamic function. These pilot data form the basis of our project that seeks to determine whether the ET system is active in patients with AKI and, thus, represents a potential target for therapeutic intervention.
KRAKIL aims to recruit altogether 100 patients from across the emergency department, acute medical unit and inpatient wards at the Royal Infirmary. 50 of which with AKI’s and 50 matched controls with normal kidney function. We will monitor their bloods and urine for 90 days and compare the data from between the two groups.