Research and Teaching

The Emergency Department at Sligo Regional Hospital is accredited for Higher Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine by the Irish Committee for Emergency Medicine Training (ICEMT). It is also affiliated with the Sligo Vocational Training Scheme in General Practice. The Department is also part of Basic Specialty Training in Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Medicine and Surgery.

The ED has an active teaching programme with weekly teaching sessions for NCHDs, Medical Students, and Nursing Staff and Students.

  • Nursing Students (BNSc) complete a 4-week rotation in the ED.
  • 3rd year and final year Medical students from NUIG
  • The ED hosts Advanced Paramedics and EMS students from the Ambulance service as part of their clinical attachments.
  • The ED, in conjunction with the Resuscitation Training Department in SGH, runs regular courses in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS).

Research Projects

IAEM/Leo Pharma Prize Awards 2009

Award:
Best Poster

Adult Emergency Medicine

Title:
The introduction of an Emergency Department care pathway for patients presenting with Renal Colic.

Authors:
Vinesh Ramiah, Michael Sweeney, Adrian Gheiti.
Department of Emergency Medicine,
Sligo Regional Hospital.

Photo: Orla O'Donnell, Critical Care Representative, Leo Pharma presents Dr Vinny Ramiah, Sligo Regional Hospital with his prize.

Published Research

Title:
Cyberspace: Another Access Point to the Emergency Department
Authors:
Dr C. McDermott, N. McDermott, Dr M. Sweeney.

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Title:
Intralipid Emulsion Therapy: Management of Cardiotoxic Poisoning
Authors:
Dr C. McDermott, Dr M. Sweeney.

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Title:
The Serotonin Syndrome as a Result of Mephedrone Toxicity.
Authors:
Gerard Garrett, Michael Sweeney.

BMJ Case Reports Published 1 January 2010;published online 21 September 2010, doi:10.1136/bcr.04.2010.2925

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Title:
Child Protection in Emergency Departments in the Republic of Ireland
Authors:
Dr H Cummins, Dr K McHugh, Dr A Ibrahim, Dr K Cunningham.

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Title:
Emergency Department Services for Children in the Republic of Ireland
Authors:
K. McHugh, H. Cummins, A. Ibrahim, K. Cunningham.

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Title:
Blunt Thoracic injury & the Management of Mutliple Rib Fractures
Authors:
V Ramiah, F Hickey.

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Title:
Farm Injuries Presenting to a General Hospital
Authors:
Dr G Lecky, Dr K Cunningham.

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Title:
Hard Landings: Injuries From Bouncy Castles
Authors:
Dr O O’Flynn, Dr K Cunningham.

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Title:
Introducing Emergency Department Fascia Iliaca Compartment Nerve Block for Hip Fractures.
Authors:
Dr K McHugh, Dr T Lynch, Dr K Cunningham.

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Title:
Multiple Allergic Reactions following Mass Chemoprophylaxis for Meningitis
Authors:
Dr Aidan Ryan, Dr Kesokotse Seitsukulo, Dr Anthony Breslin, Dr Peter Wright, Dr K Cunningham.

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Title:
New Care Pathway for Renal Colic
Authors:
V Ramiah, M Sweeney.

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Title:
Violence Related Injury in Children Attending an Inner City Emergency Department
Authors:
Dr DR Green (Mater Infirmorum Hospital, Belfast), Dr K Cunningham (Sligo Regional Hospital)

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Title:
Making Waves In The West. A Study of Water Sport Related Injuries Presenting to an Emergency Department in the West of Ireland
Authors:
T.Breslin(St. James’ Hospital, Dublin 8.), K.Cunningham (Sligo Regional Hospital).

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Title:
A Survey on the management of communications regarding at Risk children who may present to Emergency Departments in Ireland
Authors:
V Ramiah, K Cunningham.

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Quality Control

  • Clinical Guidelines
  • Clinical Care Pathways:
    • Chest Pain pathway
    • DVT pathway
    • Renal Colic pathway
    • Stroke pathway
    • Procedural Sedation pathway
    • Major Trauma pathway
  • Audit
    • Management of Neck of Femur fractures
    • Time to thrombolysis
    • Paediatric waiting times
    • Asthma management
    • Bronchiolitis management
  • Risk Management
    • Trauma Forum – Joint QC forum with Department of Anaesthaesia, General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Patient Safety Committee
  • Morbidity & Mortality Meetings
    • Regular review of resuscitation cases
    • Joint grand rounds meetings with Paediatrics and Medicine
  • Continued Professional Development
    • All doctors in the ED are registered as per Irish Medical Council regulations
  • Regular appraisal/ assessment of staff

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Address:Emergency Department,
                  Sligo Regional Hospital,
                  The Mall,
                  Sligo
Telephone: (071)   917 - 4504
FAX: (071)   917 - 4654
E-mail: ed.admin@hse.ie