Improving outcomes for people with acute mental illness in the emergency department

Improving outcomes for people with acute mental illness in the emergency department

This is a NHMRC funded study. We are seeking expressions of interest from CENA members willing to provide their expert perspective on interventions that can be delivered to people with mental health problems in the ED. Additional information is in the invitation and Participant Information Sheet/Consent form.

Participant Information Sheet

Professor Julia Crilly
Department of Emergency Medicine
Gold Coast University Hospital

Assess the frequency of stress and identify the most common factors that contribute to stress for emergency department nurses in New South Wales

You are invited to participate in a research study being conducted by Ali Alomari, Master of Research Student at Western Sydney University, under the Supervision of Dr Nathan Wilson, Dr Leanne Hunt, and Dr James Collison.

The research is aiming to assess the frequency of stress and identify the most common factors that contribute to stress for emergency department nurses in New South Wales (NSW) of Australia. In addition, this research is intending to identify the coping strategies that emergency department nurses use to minimise stress.

You will need 30-45 minutes to finish the survey.

Please use the link below to access the survey

https://surveyswesternsydney.au1.qualtrics.com/…/SV_82ZFk7n…

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact the supervisor of the project, Dr Nathan J Wilson n.wilson@westernsydney.edu.au.

Thanks and kind regards

Ali Alomari

Forensic nursing education program for interpersonal violence related presentations

What is the project about?

This research project will investigate the understanding and use of forensic principles in emergency care settings across Australia and determine if an online education program will help nurses identify and implement forensic principles.

 

What will I be asked to do?

If you consent to take part in this research study, you will be asked to participate in an online survey, through Survey Monkey to provide your professional opinion regarding information that should be included in a forensic nursing education program. The survey will take approximately up to 20 minutes. The project involves developing a forensic nursing online learning program for emergency settings, and to determine if there has been a benefit to patient care following its completion.

Click the link below to participate in the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VW73S8M

 

Melanie Brown

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate
School of Nursing and Midwifery
University of Notre Dame
Ph 0773 648 358
melanie.brown1@my.nd.edu.au

Unusual but important ECG signs you need to know – December 3rd

Unusual but important ECG signs you need to know – December 3rd

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognise the diverse range of abnormalities for ECG recording
  • Have acquired a methodical approach to accurate 12-lead ECG recording
  • To identify the different clinical manifestations of abnormal ECGs
  • Practised interpreting and communicating the appearance of abnormal ECGs
Hour of Power – Artlines/Pacing – October 8th

Hour of Power – Artlines/Pacing – October 8th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Have the knowledge and skills necessary to care for a patient with an arterial line
  • Detect and prevent potential complications associated with an arterial line
  • Outline the steps to safely care for a patient with an arterial line
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for cardiac pacing
  • Outline the safe application of transcutaneous pacing
  • Recognise  the complications associated with cardiac pacing
Anaphylaxis anxiety – Calming the nerves – September 3rd

Anaphylaxis anxiety – Calming the nerves – September 3rd

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the structured assessment of the patient with anaphylaxis in the Emergency Department
  • Review clinical cases that present to ED’s
  • Describe and apply up-to-date knowledge in the area of anaphylaxis and allergy management

 

Bloodborne infections in the ED – July 9th

Bloodborne infections in the ED – July 9th

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the reasons for a patient presenting to the ED with blood borne infection
  • Discuss critical decision-making in the evaluation of a patient with a suspected blood borne infection
  • Understand the use and role of medication to assist in the treatment of these disease states
  • Describe the considerations in special populations of patients with a suspected blood borne infection

 

Xray interpretation simply!! – June 4th

Xray interpretation simply!! – June 4th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify cardiothoracic anatomical structures demonstrable on a chest film.
  • Recognise a normal chest radiograph.
  • Recognise and interpret common abnormalities on chest x rays
  • Correlate physical signs and symptoms radiographic findings.
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