Research & Training

The Emergency Department at Sligo University 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 SUH, 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

CSTEM Presentations Meeting RCSI Dec 2016

emma-and-wande-prizewinningAward:

1st and 2nd Prizes

Sligo ED CSTEM Trainees Dr Emma Roemmele and Dr Yewande Olupitan win 2nd and 1st prizes at the National CSTEM Presentations Meeting . Their presentations were on An Unusual Case of Traumatic Neck Swelling and NCHD Attitudes to Emergency Medicine respectively

iPERM Paediatric Emergency Research Meeting 2014
Award:
Best Oral Presentation

Title:
Paediatric procedural sedation in the ED: the experience in Sligo Regional Hospital

Author: 
Michael Bennett

Presentation

Photo: Michael Bennett receiving his prize, with Dr Turlough Bolger (Tallaght), Dr Roisín McNamara (Temple St), Dr Sam Deiratany (Temple St).

IAEM/Leo Pharma Prize Awards 2009
researchAward:
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.

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

Abstracts, Posters and Presentations

Title:  Safer, Better, Faster treatment of patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis

Authors:
K Harris, G O’Malley, M Khalil Poster

Title:  Checking Paediatric Blood Sugars at Triage – A Quality Improvement Project

Authors:
C O’Rourke, K Harris Poster

Title: ATLS – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Presenter: F Hickey (ICEM 2016 CapeTown)

Title:
Antibiotic Prescribing for Sepsis in Sligo University Hospital Emergency Department

Authors:
E Roemmele, K Harris, R O’Cathasaigh

SUH ED's good work in the fight against sepsis at the 3rd National Sepsis Summit

SUH ED’s good work in the fight against sepsis at the 3rd National Sepsis Summit

 

Title:
Art in the Waiting Room: A Quality Improvement Project – The Emergency Department Collaborating with the Local Community
Authors:
M Sweeney, H O’Shea, M Hynes, G Rutherford Poster

Title:
Painful thumb post anaphylaxis: a case of digital limb ischaemia
Authors:
S Gilmartin, M Hussain, M Sweeney Poster

Title:
Time to Intranasal Fentanyl in Acute Paediatric Presentations to an Emergency Department, A Closed Loop Audit
Authors:
S Gilmartin, L Cunningham, A Rodgers, M Sweeney Poster

Title:
The Scaphoid Train. An Audit of Patients with Suspected Scaphoid Fractures in the
Emergency Department of Sligo University Hospital
Authors:
K Harris, P Gallagher Poster

Title:
Spontaneous Subcapsular Renal Haematoma in a Patient with Renal Sarcoidosis: A Case Report
Authors:
M Rice Poster

Title:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.  Poster

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

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)  Poster

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).  Poster

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.  Poster

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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