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Kenneth D. Walsh
University of Tasmania
EngineeringNursingHealth careGeotechnical engineeringMedicine
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#2Kenneth D. Walsh (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 22
Last. Susan Dodds (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Background Nurses face challenges when providing information about multi-resistant organisms (MROs), and related hospital policies, to patients found to be colonised, and may be concerned for their own safety when caring for MRO-colonised people. Resultant emotional responses may influence behaviours of staff caring for these patients. This study aimed to identify the feelings experienced by nurses when talking about MROs with patients. Secondary objectives were to learn about staff beh...
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#1Joanna Harris (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 1
#2Kenneth D. Walsh (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 22
Last. Susan Dodds (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 14
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Hospital infection control practices known as Contact Precautions are recommended for the management of people with pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or vancomycin-resis...
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#1Jessica Mesman (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 11
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Last. Danielle Bywaters (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 1
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Professionals seldom discuss those things that go well-rather the focus is often on problems, poor outcomes, and what does not go well. Exnovation is about illuminating the invisible or hidden strengths of existing practices in order to improve practice and is central to the contemporary, qualitative elicitation method: video-reflexive ethnography (VRE). VRE is a method to explore and articulate the taken for granted by means of short video clips of one’s own work practice that provides a basis ...
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Background: Providing appropriate and timely mealtime assistance to hospitalized patients should be part of a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to optimizing a patient’s nutritional care plan. Problem: There was anecdotal evidence at the study hospital that patients did not receive adequate and/or timely assistance at mealtimes. Approach: A best practice implementation project, using a proven strategy of audit, feedback, and reaudit, was used to effect practice change on an acute gener...
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#1Kenneth D. WalshH-Index: 22
#2Pamela SykesH-Index: 1
#1Ricardo Antunes (University of Auckland)H-Index: 2
#2Vicente A. González (University of Auckland)H-Index: 3
Last. Ibrahim Odeh (Columbia University)H-Index: 4
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#1Jenny Sim (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 3
#2Patrick A Crookes (ACU: Australian Catholic University)H-Index: 18
Last. Elizabeth J Halcomb (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 29
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Aim: To develop nursing-sensitive patient indicators to measure the outcomes of nursing practice. Background: Nurses play an important role in the health care system yet there is no consensus on how the impact of nursing work should be evaluated. Limited research has previously examined the views of clinical nurses on the important concepts for measuring nursing practice. Design: A four-round modified Delphi survey sought opinions from patients and nurses about the relevant concepts and their re...
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#1Kenneth D. Walsh (CCCU: Canterbury Christ Church University)H-Index: 22
#2Kathleen DohertyH-Index: 17
Last. Robert McSherry (Teesside University)H-Index: 15
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Effective supervision in doctoral research is critical to successful and timely completion. However, supervision is a complex undertaking with structural as well as relational challenges for both students and supervisors. This instructional paper describes an internationally applicable approach to supervision that we have developed in the health and social care disciplines that offers structure, but is also dynamic and responsive to the needs of students and supervisors and aims to develop the r...
#2Kenneth D. WalshH-Index: 22
Last. Karen FordH-Index: 10
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An estimated 234 million operations are performed in hospitals each year and complications of surgery are common and often preventable1. The rates of complications vary between studies with reports of perioperative death rates of between 0.4 and 0.8 per cent and rates of complications between 3 and 17 per cent. Adverse events can lead to patient disability, death, or increased length of stay, imposing a significant burden on the health care system, patients and their families. Perioperative nurs...
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#1Ricardo AntunesH-Index: 2
#2Vicente GonzálezH-Index: 13
Last. Kenneth D. WalshH-Index: 22
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Projects are finite terminating endeavors with distinctive outcomes, usually, occurring under transient conditions. Nevertheless, most estimation, planning, and scheduling approaches overlook the dynamics of project-based systems in construction. These approaches underestimate the influence of process repetitiveness, the variation of learning curves and the conservation of processes' properties. So far, estimation and modeling approaches have enabled a comprehensive understanding of repetitive p...
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