RHH/STAHS recipients of the Florence Nightingale Grants and Awards for 2010/2011
Leadership Grant $10,000
Recipient: Kathryn Marsden: Clinical Nurse Educator Critical Care Unit, PhD Candidate School of Medicine University of Tasmania
Project: Study of Tasmanian outcomes in critical care
A PhD project which represents novel research in the area of long-term outcomes of critical care survivors. It is the first Australian study which concurrently tracks the recovery of critically ill patients and their carers, comprehensively measuring and describing their health in detail.
Aged Care Research Grant $10,000
Recipients: Lois Jenkins and Ange Patras, both Registered Nurses practicing as ACAT assessors with the Aged Care Southern Area Service
Project: A proposal that the process of ACAT assessment and record of the outcome, in the form of the Aged Care Client Record (ACCR), could provide a much enhanced and valuable part of holistic care to older Australians. The ACCR should be available to a wider audience (with the consent of the client) and would likely, quickly become an essential component of health records and care planning by GPs, Emergency Departments, clinicians and health care workers for all older, frail Australians. This use of the record would also prevent excessive repetition of questioning and information gathering that occurs in present practice.
Nell Espie Grant $4000
Recipients: Lisa Shelverton: Chronic Kidney Disease Educator, Department of Nephrology RHH
Project: Lisa is currently enrolled in the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) Degree through the Flinders University, South Australia; this grant will assist Lisa in completing this degree.
Leonie Sidebottom Grant $3000
Recipients: Deirdre Tuck, Haemophilia Data Nurse (RHH) also job shares the CNM position at Gibson Unit St John's Hospital
Project: Attendance at the Haematology Association of Australasia (HAA) conference in Auckland New Zealand in October 2010. Deirdre presented a paper that analysed the outcomes of older versus younger patients who undergo autologous bone marrow transplantation in Tasmania. Based on this presentation Deirdre is preparing an article for submission in a peer reviewed scientific/nursing journal which also forms part of her assessment for her postgraduate degree Master of Clinical Nursing at UTAS
Robyn Whitworth Study Grant $2000
Recipient: Helen Gulliver, Orthopaedic Nurse, Orthopaedic Unit, Launceston General Hospital.
Helen is enrolled to undertake the Graduate Certificate In Orthopaedic Nursing via distance education, with career plans to continue with academic study and to achieve a Masters in Nursing, Orthopaedic Nursing over the next few years.