- Dr Simon Cooper – Team leader
- Dr Robyn Cant
- Dr Bev Copnell
- Professor Ruth Endacott
- Noelleen Kiprillis
- Dr Joy Lyneham
- Karen Missen
- Julia Morphet
- Tracy McConnell-Henry
- Dr Virginia Plummer
- Jo Porter
- Rebecca Vanderheide
- Lorraine Walker
The acute clinical nursing team actively promotes and supports excellence in research in acute care settings. Team members are engaged in many exciting local and international research projects, for example:
- Emergency nursing
- High dependency nursing
- Critical care
- Acute medical surgical care
- Resource management
- Workforce issues
- Disaster management
- Patient deterioration management
- Medical emergency teams
Interested in studies in acute care?
The School of Nursing and Midwifery has major studies in acute care at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Nursing levels. These flexible programs enable coursework or combinations of coursework and research that are designed to meet career trajectories.
Further information can be found at www.med.monash.edu.au/nursing/info-4-students/postgraduate/
Supervisors from the team are available to work with research degree candidates to assist in:
- Topic selection
- Advice on methodology
- Locating resources
- Identification of industry partners
Consultancy services are also available for partnership in project management, tenders, service evaluation, and associated services to industry.
If you would like any further information please contact any of the team members or Simon Cooper at email@example.com
Recent Publications of Team Members
Book and book chapters
Endacott, R., Jevon, P., & Cooper, S. (Eds.). (2009). Adult Clinical Skills Nursing Skills. Oxford. Oxford University Press. Invited Editor.
Cooper, S., Skirton, H., Allum, P., & Nelmes, P. (2010). Games teachers play: games and visual aids to enhance learning in the health sciences. A compilation of games and visual aids for teachers of the health sciences. University of Plymouth In Press.
Jevon, P., Payne, E., Higgins, D. & Endacott, R. (2010). Medicines Management: a guide for nurses. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
Endacott, R. & Scholes, J. (2010). Minimal training requirements for ICU nurses. In: Flaaten, H., Moreno, R., Putensen, C. & Rhodes, A. (eds). Organisation and Management of Intensive Care, MWV, Berlin.
Farrand, P. & Endacott, R. (2009). Speech determines quality of life following total laryngectomy: the Emperors New Voice? In: Preedy, V.R. & Watson, R.R. (eds.). Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures Springer, New York.
Endacott, R. (2009). Documenting care in ICU: an Expert Witness perspective. In: Ciche, J-D., Moreno, R., Ptensen, C. & Rhodes, A/ (eds.). Patient Safety and Quality of Care in Intensive Care Medicine. MWV, Berlin.
Plummer, V. (2009). Shaping funding policy for nursing service. In B. Staudinger, V. Hob & H.Ostermann (Eds). Nursing and Clinical Informatics: Socio-Technical Approaches. (pp. 124-143).
Plummer, V. (2005). The Australian Mandatory Staffing Experience. In D. J. Mason, J. K. Lewitt, & M. Chaffee, M. (Eds). Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care.5th edition. (pp. 527-540).
Plummer V. (2005). An analysis of patient dependency data utilizing the TrendCare System, PhD, Monash University, Australia.
Endacott, R., Scholes, J., Buykx, P., Cooper, S., Kinsman, L. & McConnell-Henry, T. (in press). When do patient signs become cues? Detecting clinical cues of deterioration in a simulated environment. Journal of Advanced Nursing (in press: accepted May 2010). Impact factor 1.518, 10/72 Nursing.
Endacott, R., Cooper, S., Sheaff, R., Padmore, J. & Blakely, G. (in press). Improving emergency care pathways: an action research approach. Emergency Medicine Journal (published on-line June 26, 2010). Impact factor 1.477, 6/19 Emergency Medicine.
Cooper, S., Porter, J. & Endacott, R. (2010). Mixed methods research: a design for emergency care research? Emergency Medicine Journal. Published on-line Aug 15 2010.
Cooper, S., Endacott, R. & Cant, R. (2010). Measuring non-technical skills in medical emergency care: a review of assessment measures. Open Access Emergency Medicine. Invited submission.
Cooper, S., Kinsman, L., Buykx, P., McConnell-Henry, T., Endacott, R. & Scholes, J. (2010). Managing the deteriorating patient in a simulated environment: Nursing students' knowledge, skill, and situation awareness. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 19(15-16), 2309-2319. 2009 Impact Factor 1.194. 17/72 Nursing.
Cant, R. & Cooper, S. (2010). Simulation-based learning in nurse education: a quantitative systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 66(1), 3-15. Impact Factor 1.518, 10/72 Nursing.
Cooper, S., Cant, R., Sellick, K., Porter, J., Somers, G., Kinsman, L. & Nestel, D. (2010). Rating medical emergency teamwork performance: development of the Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM). Resuscitation. 81(4), 446-452. 2008 Impact factor 2.712. 7/22 Critical care medicine, 2/19 Emergency medicine.
Blakley, G., Skirton, H., Cooper, S., Allum, P., & Nelmes, P. (2010). Use of educational games in the health sciences: A mixed methods study of educators' perspectives. Nursing and Health Sciences. 12(1), 27-32. Impact Factor 0.881.
Blakley, G., Skirton, H., Cooper, S., Allum, P. & Nelmes P. (2009). Educational gaming in the health sciences: systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(2), 259-269. Impact Factor 1.518, 10/72 Nursing.
Cooper, S., Bradbury, M. & Blakely, G. (2009). Expert clinical examiners' decision processes in objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs); is intuition a valid and reliable decision strategy? International Journal of Clinical Skills, 3(3), 140-145.
Cooper, S., Chapman, Y., & Endacott, R. (2009). Qualitative Research: Specific designs for qualitative research in emergency care? Emergency Medicine Journal, 26(11), 773-776. 2008 Impact Factor 1.347, 5/13 Emergency Medicine.
Bradley, P., Cooper, S. & Duncan, F. (2009). A mixed-methods study of inter-professional learning of resuscitation skills. Medical Education, 43(9), 912-922. 2008 Impact Factor 2.181, 1/12 Education, Scientific Disciplines; 18/62 Health Care Sciences & Services
Cooper, S. & Grant, J. (2009). New and emerging roles in out of hospital emergency care: A review of the international literature. International Emergency Nursing, 17(2), 90-98.
Cooper, S., O’Carroll, J., Jenkin, A., & Badger B. (2008). Emergency Care Practitioners (ECP): Practice and Performance in the UK West country? International Emergency Nursing, 16(3), 180-184.
Blakley, G., Skirton, H., Cooper, S., Allum, P., & Nelmes, P. (2008). Educational gaming in the health sciences: systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(2), 259-269. Impact Factor 1.654. 4/46 Nursing.
Cant, R. (In press) Patterns of delivery of dietetic care in private practice for patients referred under Medicare Chronic Disease Management: results of a national survey. Australian Health Review. In press (Accepted Oct 09)
Pomeroy SEM & Cant R. (2010).General practitioners' decision to refer patients to dietitians: insight into the clinical reasoning process. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 5(4): in press for Dec 09
Cant, R. & Aroni, RA. (2009). Validation of performance criteria for Australian dietitians' competence in nutrition education of individuals. Nutrition & Dietetics, 66(1),48-54.
Cant, RP. (2009). Communication competence within dietetics: dietitians' and clients' views about the unspoken dialogue- the impact of personal presentation. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 22(6), 504-510. 2008 Impact factor 1.479, 34/59 Nutrition & Dietetics.
Cant, R. & Aroni, R. (2009). Eleven process evaluation strategies for teaching individual clients in dietetic practice. Nutrition & Dietetics, 66(2), 87-93.
Cant, R. (2009).Constructions of competence within dietetics: trust, professionalism and communications with individual clients. Nutrition & Dietetics, 66(2), 113-118.
Porter, J., Raja, R., Cant, R. & Aroni, R. (2009). Exploring issues influencing the use of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool by nurses in two Australian hospitals. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 22(3), 203-209. 2008 Impact factor 1.479, 34/59 Nutrition & Dietetics.
Porter, J. & Cant, R. (2009). Exploring hospital patients' satisfaction with cook-chill foodservice systems: a preliminary study using a validated questionnaire. Journal of Foodservice, 20(2), 81-89.
Mills, J., Field, J. & Cant, R. (2009). The place of knowledge and evidence in the context of Australian general practice nursing. World-Views of Evidence-based Practice in Nursing 2009; 6(4): 1-10. (published on-line Aug 27, 2009). 2008: Impact Factor: 1.294 13/60 Nursing (Science); 11/58 Nursing (Social Science).
Cant R & Aroni R. (2008). From competent to proficient: nutrition education and counselling competency dilemmas experienced by Australian clinical dietitians in education of individuals. Nutrition & Dietetics, 65(1), 84-89.
Cant, R.P. & Aroni, R.A. (2008). Exploring dietitians' verbal and non-verbal communication for effective dietitian- patient communication. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 21(5), 502-511. Impact factor 1.479, 34/59 Nutrition & Dietetics.
Raja, R., Gibson, S., Turner, A., Winderlich, J., Porter, J., Cant, R. & Aroni, R. (2008). Nurses' views and practices regarding use of validated nutrition screening tools. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 26(1), 26-33.
Cant, R. (2008). What outcome measures do Australian dietitians use to evaluate their nutrition education interventions with individual patients? Nutrition & Dietetics, 65(4), 284-291.
Tingay, D.G., Copnell, B., Gant, C. A., Dargaville, P., Dunster, K.R. & Schibler, A. (2010) The effect of endotracheal suction on regional tidal ventilation and end-expiratory lung volume. Intensive Care Medicine, 36(5), 888-896.
Evans, S.M., Lowinger, J.S., Spivulis, P.C. Copnell, B. & Cameron, P.A. (2009). Prioritizing quality indicator development across the healthcare system: identyfying what to measure. Internal Medicine Journal, 39, 648-654.
Copnell, B., Dargaville, PA., Ryan, EM., Kiraly, NJ., Chin, L., Mills, FM. & Tingay, DG. (2009). The effect of suction method, catheter size and suction pressure on lung volume changes during endotrachael suction in piglets. Pediatric Research, 66(4) 405-410. Impact factor 2.604, 15/86 Pediatrics
Kiraly, NJ., Tingay, DG., Mills, JM., Morley, C., Dargaville, PM. & Copnell, B. (2009). The effects of closed endotracheal suction on ventilation during conventional suction on ventilation during conventional and high frequency oscillatory ventilation. Pedriatric Research, 66(4), 400-404. Impact factor 2.604, 15/86 Pediatrics.
Copnell, B., Hagger, V., Wilson, S., Evans, S., Sprivulis, P. & Cameron, P. (2009). Measuring the quality of hospital care: An inventory of indicators. Internal Medicine Journal, 39(6), 352-360. Impact Factor 2.027, 36/107 Medicine, General & Internal.
Evans, S.M., Lowinger, J., Sprivulis, P., Hagger, V., Copnell, B. & Cameron, P. (2008). Prioritisation of quality indicator development across the healthcare system. Internal Medicine Journal. Online Accepted June 16 2008. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01733.x Impact Factor 2.027, 36/107 Medicine, General & Internal.
Hoellering, A.B., Copnell, B., Dargaville, P.A., Mills, J.F., Morley, C.J. & Tingay, D.G. (2008). Lung volume and cardiorespiratory changes during open and closed endotracheal suction in ventilated newborn infants. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 93(6) Epub F436-F441. Impact factor 2.832, 13/78 Pediatrics.
Kiraly, N.J., Tingay, D.G., Mills, J.F., Morley, C.J. & Copnell, B. (2008). Negative tracheal pressure during neonatal endotracheal suction. Pediatric Research, 64(1), 29-33. Impact Factor 2.604 15/86 Pediatrics.
Dargaville, P.A., Copnell, B., Tingay, D.G., Gordon, M.J., Mills, J.F. & Morley, C.J. (2008). Refining the method of therapeutic lung lavage in meconium aspiration syndrome. Neonatology, 94(3), 160-163. Impact Factor 1.920, 26/86 Pediatrics
Copnell, B. (2008). The knowledgeable practice of critical care nurses: a poststructural inquiry. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45(4), 588-598. Impact Factor 2.310, 2/60 Nursing.
Gillham, S. & Endacott, R. (in press). Impact of enhanced secondary prevention on health behaviour in patients following minor stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Clinical Rehabilitation, (in press: accepted Jan 2010). Impact factor 1.767, 12/33 Rehabilitation.
Pascal, J. & Endacott, R. (2010). Ethical and existential challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis Journal of Medical Ethics, 36(5), 279-283. Impact factor 1.206, 6/13 Medical Ethics.
Warne, S., Endacott, R., Chamberlain, W., Ryan, H., Boulanger, C., Hendry, J. & Donlin, N. (2010). Non-therapeutic omission of medications in acutely ill patients. Nursing in Critical Care, 15(3), 112-117.
Endacott, R., Chaboyer, W., Edington, J. & Thalib, L. (2010). Effects of an ICU Liaison Nurse on major adverse events in patients recently discharged from ICU. Resuscitation, 81(2), 198-201. Impact factor 2.712, 2/19 Emergency medicine, 17/22 Critical care medicine.
Donohue, L. & Endacott, R. (2010). Track, trigger and teamwork: communication of deterioration in acute medical and surgical wards. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing 26(1), 10-17.
James, A., Endacott, R. & Stenhouse, E. (2009). Identifying women requiring high dependency care. Midwifery (Available online 17 October 2009). Impact factor 1.169, 19/72 Nursing.
Endacott, R., Eliott, S. & Chaboyer, W. (2009). The scope and impact of intensive care liaison and outreach services: an integrative review and meta-synthesis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(23), 3225-3236. Impact factor 1.194, 17/72 Nursing.
Woodward, V., Endacott, R., Sheaff, R. & Jones, R. (2009). Locating corporate information from NHS Trusts: has Foundation Trust status led to decreased transparency? Nursing Standard, 23(42), 35-37.
Pascal, J., Endacott, R. & Lehmann, J. (2009). For the time being; understanding the temporality of cancer survival. Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer 8(3): 143-151
Marzooq, H. & Lyneham, J.I. (2009) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge among nurses working in Bahrain. International Journal of Nursing Practice .15(4), 294-302.
Lyenham, J., Parkinson, C.J., Denholm, S. (2009) Expert nursing practice: a mathematical explanation of Benner's 5th stage of Practice Development. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(11) 2477-2484. 2008 IF 1.654, 6/60 Nursing.
Lyneham, J., Parkinson, C. & Denholm, C. (2008). Explicating Benner's concept of expert practice: intuition in emergency nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 16(4), 308-312. 2008 IF 1.654, 6/60 Nursing
Lyneham. J., Parkinson, C. & Denholm, C. (2008). Intuition in emergency nursing: A phenomenological study. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 14(2), 101–108.
Lyneham. J., Cloughessy, L. & Martin, V. (2008). Workloads in Australian emergency departments a descriptive study. International Journal of Emergency Nursing, 16(3), 200-206.
Morphet, J., McKenna, L. & Considine, J. (2008) The career development year: responding to the emergency nursing shortage, Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 11, 32-38.
Plummer, V. Hall, H. & French, J. (2010). Promoting careers in health to Indigenous youth. Australian Nursing Journal, 17(10), 34.
Reid, L.W., Chivers, S., Plummer, V. & Gibson, P. (2009). Inflammatory bowel disease management: a review of nurses' roles in Australia and the United Kingdom. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27(2), 19-26.
Newton, J. & Plummer, V. (2009). Using creativity to encourage reflection in undergraduate education. Reflective Practice, 10(1), 67-76.
Birks, M., Francis, K., Chapman, Y., & Mills, J., Porter, J. (2009). Supporting the evolution of a research culture in Malaysia. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27(1), 89-93.
Vanderheide, R., & Walkington, J. (2008). Maximised Learning through Integrated Assessment: Evidenced through Nursing Practice. Nurse Education in Practice.9(6), 351-355.
Walkington, J., & Vanderheide, R. (2008). Enhancing the pivotal roles in workplace learning and community engagement through transdisciplinary 'cross talking'. Research and Development in Higher Education 31, 361-370.
Walkington, J., Vanderheide, R., & Hughes, R. (2008). Empowering University Women through a Group Mentoring Relationship. The International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, 1(1): 83-93.