Taking part in the MRC crash trial
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Taking part in the MRC crash trial

Gabby Lomas Lead Nurse, CRASH Trial Management Group, Hope Hospital, Salford
Sheila Massey Practice Nurse and CRASH Trial Regional Nurse Coordinator, UK North
Shiela Pantrini CRASH Trial Regional Nurse Coordinator, UK South, A&E Department, Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust (Teaching) Hospitals
Nin Ritchie CRASH Trial Manager

GABBY LOMAS and COLLEAGUES outline the benefits of a large-scale randomised controlled trial that provides nurses with an understanding of the research process in trauma and head injury

Emergency departments are notoriously busy clinical areas with increasing pressure from government health reforms (DoH 2001). In spite of these pressures, however, clinical research must not lose its professional profile. It must be of interest, exciting and innovative as well as simple in design and easy to manage.

Emergency Nurse. 10, 6, 34-37. doi: 10.7748/en2002.10.10.6.34.c1078

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