The purpose of the network is to create a multi-disciplinary research environment focusing on patient safety in emergency medicine, and in the transition to primary care and in-hospital departments.
The Patient Safety Network is situated in the Research Center for Emergency Medicine. We welcome all researchers with an interest in patient safety within the area of emergency medicine and acute care. The current research focus is - medication safety, clinical deterioration, clinical intuition, situational awareness, prevention of acute hospital admissions, patient reported experience measurements and covid-19 – examined by a variety of research methods. The network has ongoing regional, national and international research collaboration e.g. Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ireland and Brigham & Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA.
The overall aim is this project is to improve the performance of PEWS and its acceptability among healthcare professionals. Three studies including a scoping review, a Delphi study and a prospective, cluster-randomized cross-over project will be conducted. The project will contribute to the existing knowledge of PEWS and nurses’ clinical judgment in relation to clinical deterioration of children.
The project investigates ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) among patients with multimorbidity. The project uncovers patient-related and organisational characteristics of admissions to hospital emergency departments. The aim is to develop and test risk assessment tool for use in primary care in order to prevent certain acute admissions effectively.