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Ali Mather – on presenting the trauma app at RCEM Annual Scientific Conference

13 Dec 2019

I am currently a clinical fellow based in the Emergency Department at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. My main role is to identify and lead research projects to support the development of the trauma app.

 

The current projects are:

• providing evidence based literature to support cognitive aids and prompts
• testing usability, reviewing and analysing feedback
• reviewing existing trauma documentation

In October I attended the Royal College Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Conference in Gateshead. This three-day conference involved speakers from across the UK and around the world who gave scientific updates for the Emergency Medicine community.

Here I presented the research abstract ‘Ensuring data adequacy in development of a major trauma clinical decision app’. This included:

• describing the process of development and refinement the trauma app
• how the data is assured, produced and is adequate and reliable

Ali Mather presenting the trauma app

 

The team jointly designed and created a poster outlining the development and progress of the trauma app which was on display for the duration of the conference.

The presentation and poster display generated great interest and feedback from clinicians across the UK. This feedback has been instrumental in helping to further develop and enhance of the trauma app.

A1 poster designed for the conference

 

The abstract presented at this conference has been published in The Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ). This is an international peer review journal which reports advances and developments in pre-hospital and hospital emergency medicine, and critical care. Ensuring data adequacy in development of a major trauma clinical decision app’ is article number 35 in December 2019’s issue of the EMJ.

The presentation and publication has provided invaluable exposure of the trauma app to the wider Emergency Medicine community.

As a junior doctor I strive to contribute a fresh perspective to the app development team. I am very excited to be involved and look forward to seeing the future development and introduction of the trauma app into every day working practices in Emergency departments.