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Trauma and emergency care supports studies that encompass a wide range of conditions which require prompt diagnosis and treatment in order for patients to have the best outcome.
The scope of trauma and emergency care spans across pre-hospital care, where patients are needing immediate medical attention from paramedics or swift treatment in an accident and emergency or trauma operating room hospital setting. Whilst the focus is on emergency care, there are also aspects of recovery and rehabilitation after a traumatic injury.
The trauma and emergency portfolio mainly comprises multi-centre clinical trials, investigating the ‘major trauma’ caused by road accidents, falls, burns, severe allergic reactions, respiratory distress, poisoning and musculoskeletal injuries.
Research delivery manager
CRN North East and North Cumbria
Dr Mark Harrison
Trauma and emergency care specialty group lead
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain management, critical care, trauma and emergency, ophthalmology, ears, nose and throat, musculoskeletal, surgery and oral and dental
Dr Mark Harrison's research experience
I am an emergency medicine consultant at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. I specialise in the accident and emergency services at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington.
I graduated from Newcastle University in 2002 and worked my way up to become a consultant in emergency medicine in 2011. I also lead the NIHR local clinical research network’s trauma and emergency specialty group.
How to get involved
Join a trauma network, which will offer opportunities to take part in research in your area of expertise. Paramedics and ambulance staff can join the National Ambulance Research Steering Group, burns specialists can join the British Burns Association, staff in the acute hospital settings can join the Society of Acute Medicine and those who specialise in treating children can join the Paediatric Emergency Research network. Staff can then meet other like minded colleagues and make connections with more experienced researchers.
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