The 2016 sepsis study has successfully reached its first major output today through publication of a comparison between two sepsis definitions in Anaesthesia. You can read the full abstract on the website.
We are incredibly proud that WDDCP has completed registration as a non-profit organisation with the Charity Commission in England and Wales with registration number 1175771. We are also very happy that Miss Maja Kopczynska has joined as a trustee for the organisation after being sepsis study coordinator for the past two years. We hope the recent registration shows our continued commitment to free and open access for research tools and for the WDDCP in particular.
The WDDCP has today moved to a new academic domain at www.WDDCP.ac.uk. You will still be able to visit and email our .com domain until further notice.
The second paper from the 2015 sepsis study has now been published in PLOS ONE. The full article can be read by visiting the PLOS ONE website.
Our collaborative platform has been shortlisted for an NHS Wales Awards in the Student Innovation category! A panel will consider all shortlisted projects in July, followed by announcement of the winner in September 2016. You can read about the other projects here with a comment by Robert Lundin in the most recent 1000 Lives Student and Educator Newsletter.
At WDDCP we are delighted to be part of creating ICNAP, the UK’s first Intensive Care National Audit Project.
An initial pilot study in 6 hospitals in England and Wales will take place over 2 weeks in May 2016, looking at complications from central line insertions. The data collection form is supplied by WDDCP, data is collected by the ICNAP-1 steering committee and medical students in Wales through Cardiff University Research Society (CUReS).
The pilot will be followed up by a national audit in Autumn 2016. Head over to our dedicated ICNAP-1 page for more information!
Yesterday the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association published our first article on the development of WDDCP and its use in measuring sepsis prevalence on the general medical wards.
You can read the full article on the JAMIA website by visiting this link.
We are very excited to be bringing WDDCP to the Research Data Alliance’s 7th Plenary meeting in Tokyo in March 2016. Make sure you come and check out our poster on developing a digital data collection platform for Wales if you are attending.
A very interesting collaboration has been started to use the platform for nursing OSCEs at the University of South Wales.
We are currently developing the form for data collection which will take place in May 2016.
To find out more about their nursing programs you can see the university website: http://www.southwales.ac.uk/study/subjects/nursing-health-sciences/
Curious about WDDCP and digital data collection for research projects? We will be presenting the platform and our work during the upcoming Welsh Public Health Conference in Cardiff on the 2nd-3rd of November 2015 at the SWALEC stadium. For more information and to sign up to the event please visit the conference website.
If you would like to meet us during the event and get a demonstration of the platform, please let us know so we can prepare something relevant to your work.