These Research Projects are currently being supported by CENA

We are interested in your views.

If you are interested in participating in this exciting project, please email
Tomi Adesina ades009@flinders.edu.au or phone 0422 148 233

You are invited to take part in research that aims to:

  1. a) Obtain an improved understanding of nurses’ attitudes towards and experiences of working with people who present with self-injury;
  2. b) Identify nurses’ knowledge and skill set to work with people who self-injure; and
  3. c) Identify strategies and interventions that can enhance emergency department and mental health nurses’ ability to provide quality care to this group of patients.

A skilled nursing workforce can have a major impact on the wellbeing of people who present with self-injury, as they are able to effectively assess and provide care to the person in the emergency and inpatient settings.

If you would like to participate in the research you can complete the online questionnaire by opening the following link: https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6nYmB6kRqohMAap

The first page of the questionnaire contains an information sheet that details the purpose and objectives of the research along with a consent form that you must complete. Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2017-0811).

Thank you for taking the time to read this invitation to participate. If you have any questions or would like any further information about the research before agreeing to participate please contact Dr Irene Ngune on (08) 92662357 or I.ngune@curtin.edu.au

investigators: Irene Ngune1, Dianne Wynaden1, Carrie Janerka1, 2, Sharon Delahunty2, Penelope Hasking1, Karen Heslop1, Shirley McGough1 and Clare Rees1  

1 – Curtin University; 2 – Fiona Stanley Hospital

Overview

Disasters happen everyday somewhere in the world. Nurses make up the largest part of the healthcare sector and are integral to disaster response. However, despite the importance attributed to disaster nursing, studies show that nurses feel under prepared to assist in the aftermath of a disaster. This is because training programs are lacking and disaster education contents are not well addressed in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. Implementing disaster contents in the undergraduate nursing curriculum would enable Australian graduates have disaster base knowledge.

What is the aim of this study?

This research study will determine priority disaster topic contents aimed at preparing Australian undergraduate nursing students to assist in caring for victims in the aftermath of disasters.

Click the link to participate in Survey

http://canberrahealth.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8H9hUzgLOUXOz89?Q_DL=cBiTeQLA1R2O61L_8H9hUzgLOUXOz89_MLRP_bDzimYyg6ZMUTrL&Q_CHL=email

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What are the benefits of participating in this study?

This area of nursing practice is not yet well developed. By participating in this study, you would be part of the body of experts who could provide some disaster content of what should be included in the Australian undergraduate nursing curriculum. The study results will enable the researcher to generate a list of subject priorities to develop a disaster module in the future that could inform disaster content teaching in Australia. This would be of benefit to survivors of future disasters as findings could better equip future nurses for practice in the aftermath of disasters and probably increase nurses’ willingness to assist following a disaster.

What are the requirements of participation?

You will be required to complete an online survey at two points in time.  Each survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. An email containing a link to the survey will be sent to you. If you wish to continue as a participant in the study, you will be required to follow the link to access the survey. The survey includes:

  • Simple demographic information
  • A list of disaster related topic statements generated from literature review of other studies
  • A provision made for comments and suggestions of additional topic areas you deem relevant for inclusion in the Australian undergraduate nursing curriculum.

In the survey, you will be required to rank the generated topics using a 5-point Likert scale.

Are there possible risks associated with participation in study?

The likelihood of risk associated with this study is negligible. However, the study may be a source of inconvenience to you. Participation in this study is voluntary and you may withdraw your participation at any time of your choosing without consequence. Furthermore, the co-investigators may have some sort of relationship with you. However, the co-investigators will only participate in the process of data analysis after the chief researcher must have grouped the individual datum. This will protect your identity and maintain privacy and confidentiality if perhaps, the co-investigators know you personally.

Will this study affect my emotional health?

You may experience an emotional response relative to your experiences. The likelihood of this occurring is minimal. The rationale is that the survey does not involve the collection of highly personal or sensitive information. However, if an emotional response occurs you are encouraged to seek support from any one of these services:

  • Your General Practitioner
  • Workplace Employer Assistance Program
  • Beyond Blue – 1300224636
  • Lifeline – 131114

Will I be identified in this study?

During data collection, a combination of personal and non-identifying information will be collected from you. However, the only personal information required from you is your email address for further contact to be maintained during the data collection phases of the study. Only the researcher named above will access the individual information you provide. The information you provide will remain confidential. If at any stage of the study you withdraw your participation, no further information will be collected from you. However, information already collected from you prior to your withdrawal will continue to be used for data analysis.

How will information I provide be stored?
Any information you provide will be stored securely on a password protected University of Canberra online survey account.  At the end of the study, data will be transferred to and stored on a University of Canberra password protected network drive.  Data will be stored for a period of 5 years then destroyed afterwards according to University of Canberra policy.

How will study results be used?

At the completion of this project, the research findings will be submitted in thesis format, as part of the requirements of the researcher’s Honours. Furthermore, the results may be presented at conferences and published in a journal. However, in any of these publications or presentations, only aggregated data will be used hence, you will not be individually identified. As a participant if you would like to access the study results, please contact the chief researcher on the email address provided above. The researcher will then send you a summary of the research outcome.

Has this study been approved by ethics?

Approval to conduct this project was obtained from the University of Canberra Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) on 26th February, 2018. Approval number – HREC 17-289.

What if I have any concerns?

Any complaints or reservations you may have about ethical aspects of your participation in this study, may be forwarded to the University of Canberra Research Ethics & Integrity Unit (contact either Mr Hendryk Flaegel via phone 02 6201 5220, Ms Maryanne Simpson via phone 02 6206 3916 or email humanethicscommittee@canberra.edu.au.)  If you make any complaint, it will be treated in strict confidence, investigated and you will be notified of the outcome.

For further information on some questions you could ask about your participation in the research study, you can refer to the Participants’ Guide located at http://www.canberra.edu.au/ucresearch/attachments/pdf/a-m/Agreeing-to-participate-in-research.pdf

About the researcher

The researcher is an Honours student at the University of Canberra. There is one supervisor and two co-investigators overseeing the project. Questions or concerns about this study may be directed to the chief researcher, supervisor or co-investigators on their email contacts above.

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Project summary:

The aim of the research is to examine the perceived preparedness of emergency nurses working in regional and rural NSW Australia.

Objectives:

  1. Explore ED nurses’ perceptions of preparednes
  2.  Describe disaster-training activities that nurses have undertaken
  3. Compare findings to current body of knowledge

Participants will be asked to provide demographical information as well as complete a 52 point questionnaire.

The data from the study will help the research team develop an understanding of the key elements that lead to protecting against psychological vulnerability while working in the emergency department and the role physical activity plays in reducing stress levels of staff.

If you are currently working full-time as an emergency department nurse (graduate or fully-qualified) and working ‘in the field’ (rather than working in an administrative role) you are eligible to participate. We understand that your time is limited, but we would greatly appreciate your time to complete a short 10-15 minute online survey. This survey is anonymous and voluntary.

Click the link below to participate:

https://limesurveys.federation.edu.au/index.php/568759?lang=en

Before completing the survey, you are encouraged to read the plain language statement which outlines the project in more detail. Please note you are able to withdraw from this project prior to completing the online survey, however once the survey is completed data cannot be extracted from the final data set. All data will remain confidential and anonymous. 

Federation University Australia (Ref No A17-114) and the Ethics Committees of the College of Emergency Nursing (CENA; Ref No: CENA/RC/2018/02) have approved this project.

If you have any complaints or concerns about your participation in the study that the student researcher has not been able to answer for you, you may contact the Principal Researcher Dr. Christopher Mesagno of the School of Health Sciences and Psychology. PH: (03) 5327 6136. EMAIL: c.mesagno@federation.edu.au or Associate Researcher Dr. Joanne Porter of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare. PH: (03) 5122 6440. EMAIL: joanne.porter@federation.edu.au

 

Perera, C

As part of this research you are invited to partake in an online survey at a time that is convenient to you. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes. The survey is intended to explore your confidence, your perceived competence of caring for paediatric emergencies in the ED and paediatric education that you have received.

Please find attached explanatory statement for further information. We encourage you to read this form and ask any other questions you may have.

You are under no obligation to participate in this research, however if you wish to participate, please read the explanatory statement and complete the online survey.

https://monash.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eGb6fPg9ZTlyEIZ

Explanatory Statement_Emergency nurses preparedness to care for paediatric patients

This project has been approved by Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval number 10426).

Please contact the lead investigator Chanika Perera (chanika.perera@monash.edu) if you have any questions.

 


 

Hammad, K, PhD

This study aims to explore the perceived CBRNe preparedness, knowledge and training of emergency department staff in Australia.

Gao, J, PhD Candidate

Interruptions have been found to be associated with medication administration errors, leading to interventions aimed at reducing or eliminating interruptions. However, nurses have been observed to have different ways of managing interruptions that do not involve the reduction or elimination of interruptions. Nurses have also been found to define interruptions differently compared to researchers. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to understand how nurses define and manage interruptions, as well as their perception of current interruption-handling interventions. This project is conducted by researchers from both the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University and Cognitive Engineering Research Group at the University of Queensland.

Giles, Dr Tracey

This pilot study will explore perceptions and experiences of doctors and nurses providing end-of-life care in emergency department (ED) settings throughout Australia.

When people die in emergency departments (EDs), they are surrounded by expert clinicians but may often be separated from their family and significant others. Emergency departments are designed and staffed for rapid diagnosis, treatment and referral/discharge, and they may not be equipped to care for dying patients and their families. As such, ED clinicians tend to prioritise lifesaving activities over family-centred end-of-life care – even when the most likely patient outcome is death.

As our population ages, there will be an increasing number of people presenting to and dying in EDs. The provision of safe, effective end-of-life care in this setting is therefore important for not only patients but also their families and ED staff. Sub-optimal end-of-life care can lead to physical, emotional and spiritual distress for patients, families and loved ones over an extended period of time – impacting individuals as well as society at large.

Gilbert, Prof. Lyn

This mixed-methods project seeks to develop consensus recommendations for routine use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) by frontline Emergency Department (ED) staff, in the context of assessing new patients, with unknown infectious risks. The study uses a video survey to explore the views of ED clinicians and infection control/infectious disease experts about what PPE is appropriate (i.e. required and practical) and how it should be used in different clinical situations.

Innes, K

Waiting room nurses have been introduced in some EDs to provide dedicated to care for patients in the waiting room.  There is some evidence that waiting room nurses helped to meet patient and carer expectations, including the commencement of care on arrival (Cashin et al., 2007; Fry et al., 2012; Garling, 2008b). However, there is limited evidence that waiting room roles decrease waiting times, ED length of stay, or number of patients leaving without being seen by a medical officer (Cheng et al., 2013; Fry & Jones, 2005; Fry et al., 2012; Huang et al., 2013).

Further, there is limited evidence underpinning the model of the waiting room nurse role, including scope of practice, and expertise required to perform in this role.

The aim of this study are to explore the introduction of a nurse allocated to care for patients in ED waiting rooms. The specific study objectives are to explore:

  1. Factors contributing to the development of a waiting room nursing roles.
  2. Current role and models of waiting room nursing roles in practice.
  3. Nurses’ perceptions of waiting room nursing roles.

This current application relates to Phase Three of the study.

Martin, L

STEMI management is a complex interdisciplinary process of care that requires prompt recognition of symptoms, diagnosis, then action to restore epicardial blood flow, with time delay a principal determinant of mortality. Successful treatment relies on several health agencies coordinating systems of care. Frontline clinicians play a pivotal role in this process, responsible for the first transaction of care to the suspected STEMI patient. To date there has not been an extensive analysis of the barriers to best practice for these frontline clinicians.

This research will aim to bridge this gap in knowledge. This study will establish key factors of delay for frontline clinicians in the management and delivery of timely care for suspected STEMI patients.

The research aims for this survey are the following;

  1. Emergency Department Triage Nurses and Paramedics will observe different individual, organizational and system barriers to timely STEMI management.
  2. There will be no difference in barriers experienced and observed by health care clinician according to whether their work is in rural or urban locations in Victoria.

Copnell, B

Provision of quality paediatric end‐of‐life care in acute care settings is a priority for the Australian health care system, with a national consensus statement recently published. No previous studies have investigated emergency nurses’ experiences of childhood death. Understanding this experience is crucial in determining how well prepared they are to deal with this situation, and in turn, their ability to provide quality nursing care to dying children and their families.

The aim of this study is to explore Australian nurses’ experiences of caring for a child who dies in the Emergency Department.

Morphet, J; Jones, T; Dunshea, K

Aims/Objectives:

To develop national agreement on how the emergency clinical nurse specialist (CNS) role should be defined and function in Australian emergency departments (ED).

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Morrow M, Patel B, Pache Dr D

Aims/Objectives:

The aim of this study is to review the current practice regarding the development, use and application of
medication standing orders in Australian Emergency Departments. The study involves two surveys, one of which
aims to explore nursing staff use and opinions of Medication Standing Orders in their Emergency Department.
In particular, we are hoping to gather information about:
• Your understanding of the definition of a medication standing order;
• Your frequency of use of individual medication standing orders;
• Your knowledge and confidence of use of medication standing orders; and
• The type of organisational support of use of medication standing orders

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Hammad K, Wake M, Zampatti C, Newmann S

Aims/Objectives:

The aim of this study is to try and determine how the extreme weather events impacted South Australian emergency department staff. We would like to know what worked, what didn’t work and what we can learn from this event that might help us better prepare for future major incident or disaster events. If you would like to participate please click on the link to complete a survey on your experience

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Jacqueline Ingram, Associate Professor Dr. Trudy Dwyer, Professor Dr. Kerry Reid-Searl, Associate Professor Dr. Tania Signal,

Aims/Objectives:

The primary aim of the current research is to explore if/how emergency nurses’ professional quality of life is related to their professional conduct towards patients.  The secondary aim is to explore emergency nurses’ own perception and understanding of professional quality of life and it’s impact upon their professional conduct towards patients.

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Eva Alisic, PhD , Claire Hoysted, BSc(Hons) , Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD et al.

Aim/Abstract:  Examines emergency department (ED) staff’s knowledge of traumatic stress in children, attitudes toward providing psychosocial care, and confidence in doing so, and also to examine differences in these outcomes according to demographic, professional, and organizational characteristics, and training preferences.

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Johnstone MJ, Hutchinson AM, Redley B et al

Aim/Abstract: There is a lack of clarity regarding nursing roles and strategies in providing culturally meaningful end-of-life care to elderly immigrants admitted to Australian hospitals. This article redresses this ambiguity.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25902948

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Jelinek GA, Marck CH, Weil J et al

Aim/Abstract: To explore the views of Australian emergency department (ED) clinicians about their skills, role and expertise in caring for people with advanced cancer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25576064

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Weiland TJ, Lane H, Jelinek GA, et al.
Aim/Abstract: Delivery of care to people with advanced cancer in the emergency department (ED) is complicated by competing service demands, workloads and physical design constraints. We explored emergency clinicians’ attitudes to the ED environment when caring for patients who present with advanced cancer, and how these attitudes are affected by access to palliative care services, palliative care education, staff type, ED experience and patient demographic, hospital type and region.

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Lane H, Weil J, Jelinek GA et al

Aim/Abstract: Over the course of their illness, a person with cancer is likely to see a number of different healthcare professionals, including those in the emergency department (ED). There is limited research examining the interaction and communication between the involved healthcare professionals when such a patient presents to the ED. This study aimed to explore the views and experiences of interdisciplinary interactions of healthcare professionals caring for patients with advanced cancer who present to the ED.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24287504

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Lane H, Weil J, Jelinek GA et al

Aim/Abstract: Over the course of their illness, a person with cancer is likely to see a number of different healthcare professionals, including those in the emergency department (ED). There is limited research examining the interaction and communication between the involved healthcare professionals when such a patient presents to the ED. This study aimed to explore the views and experiences of interdisciplinary interactions of healthcare professionals caring for patients with advanced cancer who present to the ED.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24287504

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Jelinek GA, Boughey M, Marck CH, et al

Aim/Abstract: It is difficult to provide optimal care to people with advanced cancer presenting to emergency departments (EDs). Recent data suggest that the ED environment, the skills and priorities of treating staff, and the lack of clear communication related to goals of care contribute to the difficulty. By exploring the views of emergency, palliative care (PC), and oncology clinicians on the care of these patients, this study aimed to describe potential solutions.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25058985

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Deasey D, Kable A, Jeong S

Aim/Abstract: CENA members were invited to participate in a survey to assess nurses’ knowledge of ageing and attitudes towards the older person in Emergency Department settings and investigate the characteristics of nurses that influence these.

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Jelinek GA, Marck CH, Weiland TJ et al

Aim/Abstract: People with advanced cancer frequently present to hospital EDs. International studies report conflicting attitudes towards providing such care and difficulties with communication. The experience of Australian clinicians, however, is not described.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23560966

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Marck CH, Neate SL, Weiland TJ et al

Aim/Abstract: To improve organ donation processes and outcomes, many Australian hospitals have introduced donation after cardiac death (DCD) following the 2010 publication of the National Protocol for DCD. As emergency clinicians play a significant role in identifying potential DCD donors, it is critical to assess their support and knowledge. Although many support DCD, most are unaware of the protocol or procedures regarding DCD. Education is needed and desired by many emergency clinicians.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23841760

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Weiland TJ, Marck CH, Jelinek GA, et al

Aim/Abstract: To determine Australian emergency department clinicians’ cultural and religious barriers to organ and tissue donation (OTD)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23996949

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Marck CH, Jelinek GA, Neate SL, et al

Aim/Abstract: To explore emergency department clinicians’ perceived resource barriers to facilitating organ and tissue donation (OTD).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23116566

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 Griffiths D, Morphet J, Plummer V et al

Marck CH, Weiland TJ, Neate SL, et al

Aim/Abstract: Healthcare staff’s acceptance of brain death (BD) being a valid determination of death is essential for optimized organ and tissue donation (OTD) rates. Recently, resources to increase Australian OTD rates have been aimed at emergency departments (ED) as a significant missed donor potential was discovered. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to assess Australian ED clinicians’ acceptance and knowledge regarding BD. Most (86%) of the 599 medical and 212 nursing staff accepted BD, but only 60% passed a 5-item-validated BD knowledge tool. BD knowledge was related to the acceptance of BD. Accepting BD influenced attitudes toward OTD, including willingness to donate. BD acceptance and knowledge were related to education/training regarding OTD, years of experience in EDs, experience with OTD-related tasks, and increased perceived competence and comfort with OTD-related tasks. Of concern, more than half of respondents who did not pass the BD test reported feeling competent and comfortable explaining BD to next of kin; of respondents who had recent experience with this, more than a third failed the BD test. Despite being generally positive toward OTD, Australian ED clinicians do not have a sound knowledge of BD. This may be hampering efforts to increase donation rates from the ED.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22583165

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Marck CH, Weiland TJ, Neate SL et al

Aim/Abstract: To assess emergency department clinicians’ general beliefs and personal attitudes toward organ and tissue donation, how general beliefs influence personal attitudes, and which demographic characteristics are related.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22951510

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Jelinek GA, Marck CH, Weiland TJ, et al

Aim/Abstract: The ED is emerging as a priority for efforts to improve rates of organ and tissue donation (OTD) in Australia, but little is known of ED clinicians’ attitudes, education or practices in the area. We aimed to determine the attitudes and OTD-related educational background and practices of Australian ED clinicians.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22672164

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Neate S, Marck CH, Weiland TJ et al

Aim/Abstract: In 2010 the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority introduced a nationally consistent indicator, the GIVE Clinical Trigger, for early identification of potential organ and tissue donors in EDs and intensive care units. This national survey of emergency clinicians aimed to assess emergency clinicians’ perceptions and use of the Trigger.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23039291

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The Neurotrauma Evidence Translation trial is devoted to developing and trialling a consistent approach to the management of patients with mild TBI in Australian Emergency Departments (EDs). We have completed and published an extensive review of all published guidelines in this area and from this, developed a list of treatment recommendations for the ED management of mild TBI (Tavender 2011). We have also completed one-on-one interviews with ED staff and an audit of practice in two Victorian hospitals to gain a picture of how this environment functions (Tavender 2014). Using the information from our recommendations and the results of the interviews we have designed a strategy for optimising the ED management of mild TBI. A cluster randomised trial has been designed to test this strategy.

The trial has completed recruitment and ethics approval has been finalised for all participating sites. In total 31 emergency departments from around Australia have agreed to participate. All sites have been randomised and roll out of the trial commenced in late June 2014. The results of the trial will not be known until 2015.

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Sally E Green, Marije Bosch, Joanne E McKenzie et al

Aim/Abstract: The Neurotrauma Evidence Translation (NET) program was funded in 2009 to increase the uptake of research evidence in the clinical care of patients who have sustained traumatic brain injury. This paper reports the rationale and plan for this five-year knowledge translation research program. The overarching aims of the program are threefold: to improve outcomes for people with traumatic brain injury; to create a network of neurotrauma clinicians and researchers with expertise in knowledge translation and evidence-based practice; and to contribute knowledge to the field of knowledge translation research. The program comprises a series of interlinked projects spanning varying clinical environments and disciplines relevant to neurotrauma, anchored within four themes representing core knowledge translation activities: reviewing research evidence; understanding practice; developing and testing interventions for practice change; and building capacity for knowledge translation in neurotrauma. The program uses a range of different methods and study designs, including: an evidence fellowship program; conduct of and training in systematic reviews; mixed method study designs to describe and understand factors that influence current practices (e.g., semi-structured interviews and surveys); theory-based methods to develop targeted interventions aiming to change practice; a cluster randomised trial to test the effectiveness of a targeted theory informed intervention; stakeholder involvement activities; and knowledge translation events such as consensus conferences.

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Emma J. Tavender, MSc, Marije Bosch, PhD, MSc, Sally Green et al

Aim/Abstract:  The objective was to provide an overview of the recommendations and quality of evidence based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the emergency management of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), with a view to informing best practice and improving the consistency of recommendations.

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Emma J Tavender, Marije Bosch, Russell L Gruen, et al

Aim/Abstract: Mild traumatic brain injury is a frequent cause of presentation to emergency departments. Despite the availability of clinical practice guidelines in this area, there is variation in practice. One of the aims of the Neurotrauma Evidence Translation program is to develop and evaluate a targeted, theory- and evidence-informed intervention to improve the management of mild traumatic brain injury in Australian emergency departments. This study is the first step in the intervention development process and uses the Theoretical Domains Framework to explore the factors perceived to influence the uptake of four key evidence-based recommended practices for managing mild traumatic brain injury.

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Sally E Green, Marije Bosch, Joanne E McKenzie et al

Aim/Abstract: The Neurotrauma Evidence Translation (NET) program was funded in 2009 to increase the uptake of research evidence in the clinical care of patients who have sustained traumatic brain injury. This paper reports the rationale and plan for this five-year knowledge translation research program. The overarching aims of the program are threefold: to improve outcomes for people with traumatic brain injury; to create a network of neurotrauma clinicians and researchers with expertise in knowledge translation and evidence-based practice; and to contribute knowledge to the field of knowledge translation research. The program comprises a series of interlinked projects spanning varying clinical environments and disciplines relevant to neurotrauma, anchored within four themes representing core knowledge translation activities: reviewing research evidence; understanding practice; developing and testing interventions for practice change; and building capacity for knowledge translation in neurotrauma. The program uses a range of different methods and study designs, including: an evidence fellowship program; conduct of and training in systematic reviews; mixed method study designs to describe and understand factors that influence current practices (e.g., semi-structured interviews and surveys); theory-based methods to develop targeted interventions aiming to change practice; a cluster randomised trial to test the effectiveness of a targeted theory informed intervention; stakeholder involvement activities; and knowledge translation events such as consensus conferences

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