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Lincoln student’s research praised for “national importance”

A Lincoln student’s research on blood clotting had been praised for its “national importance” as it was presented to the National Nursing and Midwifery Network.

Junior Sister Averil Adams, from Lincoln County Hospital, presented her dissertation research at the network’s April meeting at Richmond House, Whitehall.

The study, which was also spotlighted at a study day for nurses and midwives at King’s College Hospital on Friday June 20, will be submitted to the Journal of Advanced Nursing with the hopes of publication and international recognition.

The work deemed nationally significant by Dr David Foster, Deputy Director of Nursing at the Department of Health for England, was part of Averil’s BSc in Healthcare Studies.

The analysis looked into ‘Proactivity in VTE (venous thromboembolism, also known as blood clotting in the veins) Prevention.’

Averil said: “I chose this topic as I am passionate about nurses being proactive and preventing problems before they occur.

“As blood clots are one of the leading causes of avoidable deaths in and after a hospital admission, I felt this was an appropriate clinical context.”