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Are you interested in supporting emergency care for traumatically injured children?

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital is looking for public volunteers to support their work in research, teaching and learning in the paediatric emergency care setting.

Led by Professor Ralph Mackinnon, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist & Paediatric Intensive Care Retrieval Physician, the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in collaboration with The University of Manchester is undertaking educational research to directly positively impact on the immediate care provision for traumatically injured children admitted to our hospital and their family members.

The team use high-tech electronic child-like manikins to simulate an emergency situation arriving at our hospital, which triggers an emergency response from our clinical teams.  By evaluating the response, we are able to apply our learning to:

  • directly improve clinical care;
  • further our research in this area; and
  • improve teaching for doctors, nurses, etc.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved by:

  • participating in our simulations (e.g. adopting the role of a 'parent'); or
  • advising on the design of our simulations; or
  • observing our simulations to help us to evaluate and improve the process
  • Learn more and get involved

Click here to view a flyer about our work.

Please contact: inspiretraumakids@manchester.ac.uk or follow us at: Twitter @inspiretraumakids