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Current research projects

Maternal and Child Health

  • The Pēpi-Pod® Program: Evaluation of a safe sleep enabler in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland
  • Investigating the role of Indigenous Health Workers in maternal and child health programs in rural and remote Queensland
  • Investigation of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy occurring in families characterised by chaotic social circumstances in Queensland: analysis of infant deaths 2004-2014
  • A descriptive explorative study of expectant parents' and health care professionals' experience and perception of umbilical cord blood and tissue banking in Australia
  • Nurse led weaning of high flow nasal cannula oxygen in children <12 months with bronchiolitis
  • Keeping baby close: trial of safe sleep enablers within a maternity hospital environment
  • Enhancing preparedness to initiate end-of-life care conversations between health practitioners and patients: A paediatric context
  • Paediatric pain management: An action research cycle to improve practice
  • '2017 I-CARE Qld' Project - investigating contemporary infant care practices and lifestyle behaviours among Queensland families with young infants

Acute and Complex Care of Adults

  • The CEDRiC Project: Evaluation of a model of service delivery that utilises a Nurse Practitioner Candidate in the Residential Aged Care Facility and a Geriatric Emergency Department Initiative specialist nurse.
  • The INTACT Trial – Pressure injury prevention strategies and hospital acquired pressure injuries
  •  One Million Global Catheters Prevalence Study – OMG PIVC
  •  Mental Health Triage in Emergency Department
  •  Telemedicine for paramedics
  • Chronic wound management: Evaluative study of the Wound Solutions Clinic – in partnership with Blue Care. This Clinic runs at USC Sippy Downs campus and provides placements for Nursing, OT and Nutrition students. One clinician has enrolled in MSc (Research). Future collaborations with INFLAME cluster are planned.

Health Professional Education

  • Developing clinical placement capacity and sustainability in paramedic education through opportunities for clinical learning in aged care
  • Using Simulation to Enhance Interdisciplinary Communication and Team Work
  • Acting for Health
  • Acting for Health with Children
  • Evaluation of the on line nursing and midwifery laboratory induction
  • Determining Competency of competing Paramedic students in Australia and New Zealand
  • Mapping the pedagogy of simulation
  • Expert in my pocket
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