We are looking for members of the public to help us improve the care we provide to adults attending the Emergency Department in people who have suffered a collapsed lung following:
- a severe chest injury after a fall,
- suffered multiple injuries following a major accident
- have been a victim of knife crime.
Why we need you
We want to explore whether a collapsed lung due to a severe/major injury can be safely and effectively treated without immediately inserting a drain tube into the chest.
Our previous research suggests that more patients with a collapsed lung could be safely treated without a chest drain, but clinicians are often unsure about which approach will work best.
How you can help
- We would like you to meet with us via Teams/Zoom or similar for an initial talk about the research study and why we feel it is important to carry out this research.
- We would like you to help us to ensure that the patient information we give to our research participants is easily understood.
- Share your experience of receiving a chest drain after a major injury.
If you would like to be involved, please email:
Associate Professor, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Communication & Patient & Public Involvement Manager (Research)