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).
IAEM/Leo Pharma Prize Awards 2009
Adult Emergency Medicine
The introduction of an Emergency Department care pathway for patients presenting with Renal Colic.
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.
Cyberspace: Another Access Point to the Emergency Department
Dr C. McDermott, N. McDermott, Dr M. Sweeney.
Intralipid Emulsion Therapy: Management of Cardiotoxic Poisoning
Dr C. McDermott, Dr M. Sweeney.
The Serotonin Syndrome as a Result of Mephedrone Toxicity.
Gerard Garrett, Michael Sweeney.
BMJ Case Reports Published 1 January 2010;published online 21 September 2010, doi:10.1136/bcr.04.2010.2925
Child Protection in Emergency Departments in the Republic of Ireland
Dr H Cummins, Dr K McHugh, Dr A Ibrahim, Dr K Cunningham.
Emergency Department Services for Children in the Republic of Ireland
K. McHugh, H. Cummins, A. Ibrahim, K. Cunningham.
Blunt Thoracic injury & the Management of Mutliple Rib Fractures
V Ramiah, F Hickey.
Farm Injuries Presenting to a General Hospital
Dr G Lecky, Dr K Cunningham.
Hard Landings: Injuries From Bouncy Castles
Dr O O’Flynn, Dr K Cunningham.
Introducing Emergency Department Fascia Iliaca Compartment Nerve Block for Hip Fractures.
Dr K McHugh, Dr T Lynch, Dr K Cunningham.
Multiple Allergic Reactions following Mass Chemoprophylaxis for Meningitis
Dr Aidan Ryan, Dr Kesokotse Seitsukulo, Dr Anthony Breslin, Dr Peter Wright, Dr K Cunningham.
New Care Pathway for Renal Colic
V Ramiah, M Sweeney.
Violence Related Injury in Children Attending an Inner City Emergency Department
Dr DR Green (Mater Infirmorum Hospital, Belfast), Dr K Cunningham (Sligo Regional Hospital)
Making Waves In The West. A Study of Water Sport Related Injuries Presenting to an Emergency Department in the West of Ireland
T.Breslin(St. James’ Hospital, Dublin 8.), K.Cunningham (Sligo Regional Hospital).
A Survey on the management of communications regarding at Risk children who may present to Emergency Departments in Ireland
V Ramiah, K Cunningham.
- Clinical Guidelines
- Clinical Care Pathways:
- Chest Pain pathway
- DVT pathway
- Renal Colic pathway
- Stroke pathway
- Procedural Sedation pathway
- Major Trauma pathway
- 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