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CollectioN Of Venous and capillary blood samples for the development of nEw diagnostic devices for cardiovascuLar conditions
At present, if one needs to perform a blood test for cardiovascular investigation (for example troponin, D-dimer, CRP) a full bottled blood sample must be taken and sent to a laboratory for testing. Getting a result can be a lengthy process, during which appropriate management/diagnosis may be delayed.
Lumira have developed a point of care testing tool which can provide results for a number of cardiovascular biomarkers within minutes, therefore allowing for more rapid diagnosis and more efficient management of these patients. The purpose of this study is to correlate the results of bottled blood tests with those of the fingerprick tests to ensure accuracy of results. The eventual aim is that this point of care testing can be used in a variety of clinical settings, reducing the overall cost and time burden of running all of these tests in a laboratory.
OCTS (Outcomes following Chest Trauma Score) has begun in the QEUH ED! This study aims to measure patient reported outcomes following rib fractures to optimise and improve care of this patient group. The patient will be asked to fill in a questionnaire at time of injury and two follow up questionnaires to assess how […]
Nicola was our first nurse appointed smashing the interview and rapidly getting a handle on the intricacies of clinical research in the ED. Her portfolio of studies includes She leads on Rapid-CTCA, Target-CTCA, SABER and Pro Teds
Mark was appointed in June 2017 and has rapidly found his feet helping promote QEUH ED nurse engagement. His infectious enthusiasm and energy will be a huge asset to the team! He leads on Novel, Aerogen, RAMPP, Frontiers
Introducing Dave the Trauma Man! The QEUH will become a Major Trauma Centre in 2019 as part of the Scottish Trauma Network. Dave is going to have a pretty tough year… in fact he is going to experience more car accidents, falls from height and industrial accidents than any other manikin in Scotland.