Experiences of a trial research midwife by sdfwerte

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									The Life and Times of a
  Research Midwife
      Rebecca Smyth
            Research Midwife
•   ORACLE Trial
•   Midwives Experiences of Antenatal Serum Screening Study
•   Cochrane Reviewer
•   Breastfeeding – Expectations versus Realty Cluster
    Randomised Trial
•   Student Midwives Mentorship Study
•   Magpie Trial
•   Magpie Trial Follow up Study
•   Women’s experiences of joining in a RCT
•   Reviewer – R&D, Journals, LREC
•   Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group
           ORACLE Trial
• Overview of the Role of Antibiotics in
  Curtailing Labour and Early Delivery
• UK
• 165 hospital’s
• 11,121 women recruited
• Results
                   Organisation
     PI – David Taylor / Co-ordinator – Sara Kenyon


                   4 Regional Midwives

                         Hospital
                obstetrician, midwife, pharmacist

Trained staff      Maximised recruitment            Data
 Midwives Experiences of
Antenatal Serum Screening
          Study
•   Liverpool Women’s Hospital
•   Qualitative
•   Interviews
•   MSc
         Cochrane Reviewer

• Fetal vibroacustic stimulation for facilitation of tests of fetal
  wellbeing
• Fetal intrapartum vibroacustic stimulation for fetal
  assessment in labour
• Epidural versus non-epidural or no analgesis in labour
• Amniotomy in labour
     Breastfeeding –
Expectations versus Realty
 Cluster Randomised Trial

•   Liverpool Women’s Hospital
•   Quantitative & qualitative
•   1,249 women
•   Antenatal workshop – lactation consultant
•   Questionnaires & Diaries
        Student Midwives
        Mentorship Study
• University of Surrey
• Qualitative
• Interviews, observation, focus groups,
  diaries
     Magpie Trial - Magnesium
     sulphate for treatment of
          pre-eclampsia
•   Regional Midwife
•   International
•   175 centres, in 33 countries, in 5 continents
•   10,141 women recruited
•   Results
      Magpie Trial Follow up
             Study
•   Research Midwife for UK
•   Follow up at 2 years
•   Ages & Stages Questionnaire
•   Women’s questionnaire
•   Bayleys Scales of Infant Development
       Women’s views and
     experiences of joining a
           RCT Study
•   Quantitative & qualitative
•   Questionnaires 619
•   Interviews x 40
•   PhD
             Reviewer

• Trust R&D
• Journals
• LREC – Adult
  Cochrane Pregnancy and
     Childbirth Group

• University of Liverpool
• Support review authors
• Ensure protocols & reviews correct
  format
            Real Experience

•   Friendships
•   Study days
•   Travel
•   MSc / PhD
•   New Skills
•   Good jokes
3 Stones!!!!!!

								
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