“Great fun, absolutely fantastic! I am very, very happy now”, Eva Mari Andreassen said, who won the terrific Researchers’ Grand Prix show at Kick Scene on Thursday evening.
The PhD Research Fellow at the Department of Health and Nursing Sciences at UiA delivered a convincing presentation of her research project, where the focus is on structured and precise communication between health workers when a patient is scheduled for surgery.
70 per cent of medicals errors in hospitals are due to communication failures. In her work, the researcher therefore focuses on the communication tool ISBAR - a communication method where both the person who starts the conversation and the person who receives it can understand and follow a sequence of what is communicated so that the information conveyed is precise. Her focus is on how nursing students learn to use ISBAR when providing information about a patient to a colleague.
The nine PhD students who presented their research on Thursday all delivered great presentations for a packed hall.
In addition to Andreassen, the audience was captivated by the dissemination skills of Bodil Kvernenes Norsett from Ansgar University College, Thomas Bjerregaard Bertelsen from The Hospital of Southern Norway, Tina Elinor Rosland from The Hospital of Southern Norway, Rune Hovland Skoe from UiA, Helen Kolb from UiA/Ansgar University College, Maren Songe Eriksen from UiA, Magnus Ivar Aagaard Skeie from UiA and Marthe Elden Wilhelmsen from UiA - all research fellows - in Agder.
Both the audience and the judging panel were impressed by the presentations on stage.
“It was not difficult to be impressed by either the research or the presentation by the winner. But I’m glad I got to hear the other presentations as well. Although they didn’t win, both the content and presentation were relevant and great. It is incredibly important for researchers to be able to present their work in public, and in a way that ordinary people can understand”, says journalist Siv Kristin Sællmann, who together with actor Lars Emil Nielsen and Siren Marcussen Neset in NORCE made up the judging panel.
Researchers’ Grand Prix Agder is one of several events during National Science Week, which take place every year in the latter half of September.
In Agder, the University of Agder, the Hospital of Southern Norway, the research institute NORCE and a number of other research and expert organisations participate in various events.