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Research Activities

 

A clinical research facility, known as the Perioperative Health Institute has been established. It’s objective is to improve the quality of care available to patients before, during and after surgery by:

  • Optimising the use of current information technology
  • Organising and improving the training of health  professionals
  • Improving our understanding of the biological processes during the perioperative period by undertaking translational bench to bedside research
  • Co-ordination of a Health Technology Assessment system relevant to perioperative medicine worldwide

 

The current projects of the Perioperative Health Institute are;

European Projects:

1. MEDCap: Competence Assessment for Spinal Anaesthesia: A transfer of the competence based knowledge space theory from the education sector to the medical domain. www.medcap.eu 

Co-ordinator: Professor George Shorten, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Funding: European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme, Transfer of Innovation Leonardo da Vinci


2. On-lineOrtho: On-line performance support environment for minimally invasive Orthopaedic surgery. http://onlineortho.dipseil.net/

Co-ordinator: Professor Nevena Mileva, Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, 24, Tzar Assen str., Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Funding: European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme, Transfer of Innovation Leonardo da Vinci


National Projects:

1. HAYSTACK Project: A simulation tool for the training and assessment of competence in peripheral nerve blockade. (National Digital Research Centre www.ndrc.ie )

Principal Investigator: Professor George Shorten, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Funding: NDRC


2. Clinical Trial: A multicentre, randomised placebo controlled, parallel group clinical trial to evaluate the anti-neoplastic effects of Taurolidine in patients undergoing curative surgery for non-metastatic colon cancer.

Protocol  Code No:  RCSI SR&D 09/08/07 - 2

Principal Investigator: Professor H. P. Redmond, Department of Surgery, Cork University Hospital

Funding: Geistlich Pharma AG, Switzerland


 

Details on UCC research activities can be viewed here