South Australia Premier’s Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Recipient Reports These reports are written by nurses and midwives who have undertaken either international or Australasian study tours by visiting other health organisations over the past few years. The reports describe their learning’s, the knowledge gained and skills and attributes required, in order to benefit and make a difference to professional practice and community outcomes. 2008/09 Scholarship Recipients To view the Scholarship reports, please click on the recipient’s name. Michele Biggs – To gain strategies involved in establishing the role of Community Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner in the Northern region of Adelaide Raya Dubyna – To build on knowledge of pregnancy-related drug and alcohol issues. To identify appropriate screening methods and specific interventions to improve outcomes for the mother and child. Wendy Fraser & Jacky Talmet – To observe and consult on potential process of nurse non medical prescribing for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Nurses Andrea Marsh – Investigate best practice in Oncology management, particularly cytotoxic use. To investigate incorporating a young breast cancer survivor program into health services Megan Wake & Carla Zampatti – To examine the training of Resuscitation Nurses in Emergency Departments at Level 1 Trauma facilities in the Unites States of America and Canada. 2009/10 Scholarship Recipients To view the Scholarship reports, please click on the recipient’s name. Tracey Nicholls - Developing the ENT Perioperative Nurse Practitioner (USA) Jenny Hurley - Explore innovative strategies to support the nursing and midwifery information system (USA) Karleen Thornton - Observe current practices and the role that emancipatory practice development plays in acute care settings (UK) Georgina Paterson - Improving health outcomes for children and young people with chronic conditions, specifically asthma (UK) Lyn Croft & Karen Monaghan - Observe innovative mental health nursing practices and systems that address contemporary issues of the care and custody of forensic mental health patients (UK, Canada) Linda Nobes & Susan Wilson - Observe continuity of nursing care for people with serious mental illness at risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome (NZ) 2010/11 Scholarship Recipients To view the Scholarship reports, please click on the recipient’s name. Valerie Aylesbury - To investigate early intervention programs with an infant mental health focus in pre-school children (USA, Canada) Danielle Bowden – To investigate how other communities have commenced and promoted new services; planned and evaluated health promotional group activities; community partnerships – governance structure and sustainability of programs (UK) Debra Earl - Investigate the UK model of Nurse Led Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinics (UK) Karen Harlin & Cathi Montague – To examine health care delivery in contemporary correctional environments. To inform the direction of the SA Prison Health Service in establishing a strongly nurse-led service within this challenging practice setting. (Australia, UK and Ireland) Alison Slinn - Investigate the Nationwide implementation of the “Community Matron” program across the UK – hospital avoidance program specifically for older people (UK) 2011/12 Scholarship Recipients Coming soon….
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