Thursday, 31 October 2013

New publication by Jacquie White

Jacquie White
Jacquie White has co-authored:

Fox C, Maidment I, Moniz-Cook E, White J, Rene Thyrian J, Young J, Katona C, Chew-Graham CA (2013) Optimising primary care for people with dementia Mental Health in Primary Medicine 10, 143-151

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Mary Seacole Award - end of project award

Dr Gloria Likupe's success in winning a Mary Seacole award was reported previously and on 24 October 2013 Gloria was presented with a successful  completion project certificate at the RCN office in London for her project 'A communication Model between Health Care Workers and Ethnic Minority Elders'.  The certificates were presented by Dean Royles, Chief Executive, NHS Employers and Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer England. 

Dean Royles, Chief Executive, NHS Employers, Gloria
and Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer England. 
Dr Gloria Likupe

Reflecting on the award, Gloria says:
Winning the Mary Seacole Leadership Award has been a highlight in my career. I have always had ideas on how I could influence the health care of people who may be disadvantaged in society and the Mary seacole award has started me on a journey to do this.  The Project I am working on concerns the exploration of communication processes between Health Care Works and Ethnic Minority Elders. From this exploration I have proposed a Communication Model which can be used by health care workers to enhance the care of ethnic minority elders and in so doing maintain their dignity. The project has also identified issues on training of health care workers in communication to enable them to provide culturally competent care.  I have already presented part of the project at the UK Phi Mu Chapter Inaugural Conference in Bournemouth. Other presentations and journal articles are planned.  The Mary Seacole award has enabled me to network with health care and social care providers and to hear, first hand, their views on communication.  I have developed my leadership skills and feel more energised to be a diversity champion generally and for older people in particular.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Erasmus Mobility Exchange - Hull and Borås

Members of staff Mike Parker and Jacqueline Hutchison (Faculty of Health and Social Care: Department of Nursing) are travelling to Borås Sweden on Saturday 26th October for 8 days on an Erasmus Mobility Staff Exchange. They have designed a website and they will be updating this and providing blogs on a daily basis; please feel free to interact with the website and 'blog them'! The purpose of the visit is to teach on the Post Registration - Ambulance Nursing Course and work in their respective clinical fields.
Mike will be working a shift with the Paramedic Ambulance Nurses in Borås and spending time in the Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Centre at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg. Jackie will be working in the Intensive Care Unit at Borås hospital and collaboratively with academic staff at the University of  Borås in the Dedicated Educational Unit;  Life World, (Södra Älvsborg Hospital, Borås). Information on the visit is on the University of Boras website.

Pictures from 2013 40th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Nursing Washinton DC October 17-19

Rita Pickler (JAN Editor) with
Mark & Roger

Mark's picture on wall of fame

Sally Chan with Roger

Sally Chan with her sponsors

Sally with husband
Bing Shu Chen
and Roger

From L-R: Rob Fasy (UCLA), Mark,
Sally Chan
Courtney Lyder (UCLA)
and Roger

Mark at the US Capitol

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Visiting students from Singapore

Joseph Tan and Rachel Goon from Nanyang Polytehnic in Singapore had this to say after their visit to Hull:
Joseph and Rachel

We would also like to send you our sincere appreciation for the kind hospitality Hull Royal Infirmary, University of Hull and yourself have shown us during our 6 weeks placement in UK. This invaluable placement in UK have benefited us both tremendously as nurses and served to widen our horizons in the field of nursing in the UK. In the process we have both made some good friends at the hospitals as well as wit some students from Hull university; and have enjoyed ourselves during our tours around the country. 
Rachel and Jospeh
with Dr Jeremy Jolley

Once again I like to extend our warmest appreciation to you and the university of hull for offering us this wonderful experience. We hope that Hull university would continue to support NanYang Polytechnic for future student placements in the years ahead.

Friday, 18 October 2013

New chapter co-authored by Professor Kate Galvin

Professor Kate Galvin has co-authored:

Galvin K.T. & Todres L. (2012)  The Creativity of Unspecialization: A Contemplative Direction for Integrative Scholarly Practice. In: Friesen, N. Henriksson & Saevi, T (Eds.) Hermeneutic Phenomenology in Education: Method and Practice. pp.107- 118. Rotterdam. Sense Publishers.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Publication for World Mental Health Day

Jacquie White an Esme Moniz-Cook have published:
Jacquie White

Fox, C. Maidment, I. Monez-Cook, E. White, J. Thyrian, J.R. Young, J. Kationa, C. Chew-Graham, C.A. (2013) Optimising primary care for dementia Mental Health in Family Medicine 10, 143-51
Esme Moniz-Cook

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Recent publications by Roger Watson

Some recent publications by Roger Watson:

Akansel N, Watson R, Aydin N, Özdemir A (2013) Mokken scaling of the CaringDimensions Inventory Journal of Clinical Nursing 22, 1818-1826

Cleary M, Jackson D, Watson R, Chan SW-C (2012) Qualitydoctoral programmes: views from the East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars Journal of Clinical Nursing 22, 1198-1200

Kelly J, Fealy G, Watson R (2013) Legitimacy in legacy: a discussion of historical scholarship publishedin the Journal of Advanced Nursing,1976-2011 Journal of Advanced Nursing 69, 1881-1894

Lin Y-P, Watson R, Tsai Y-F (2013) Dignity in care in the clinical setting: a narrative review Nursing Ethics 20, 168-177

For offprints please email Roger Watson

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Pioneering feeding tube reaches awards finals

PRESS RELEASE – 01/10/13
A novel feeding tube that signals when it has been correctly inserted into the stomach has reached the final stages of two innovation competitions. It is hoped that the new device, which was devised and developed at the University of Hull, will help improve the safety and ease of tube feeding for all patients.
Feeding tubes (also called nasogastric tubes) fulfil an essential role by allowing food and medication to be administered to patients who cannot eat or drink normally by mouth. As well as being commonplace on hospital wards, nasogastric tubes are used at home by the carers of children and people with illnesses or disabilities. They are also used routinely for all patients having abdominal surgery in order to drain the stomach and improve patient safety.
As the name suggests, nasogastric tubes must be inserted through the nose, down the oesophagus and into the stomach. However, there is currently no entirely fail-safe method of ensuring that the tubes have been inserted correctly, and the misplacement of tubes can lead to serious and sometimes fatal consequences.
Barbara Elliott, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Hull, felt certain that something could be done to improve the procedure.
“When I was a practicing nurse and Ward Sister, inserting nasogastric tubes was something I did regularly,” she said. “However, making sure the tube was positioned in the right place was problematic, as there is potential for the tube to be inserted into the lungs, or for it not to be inserted far enough into the stomach.
“The new feeding tube is designed to provide a signal once it is correctly positioned. When the tip comes into contact with stomach acid, a tiny current is generated which travels back up the tube and is detected on a handheld device, about the size of a mobile phone. This device can then be removed, allowing food to be administered.”
The tube is the result of collaboration between academic faculties across the University of Hull, the Knowledge Exchange and clinical colleagues. The project has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme.
The team at the University of Hull also sought feedback from the users of feeding tubes, to help them with their design. “We had originally planned for the detector to be credit-card sized,” said Barbara, “but parents told us that they would much rather have something a little bit bigger, similar to a mobile phone or TV remote, which was easy to carry but less likely to get lost.”
The feeding tube has reached the final five for the Universal Biotech Innovation Prize, beating around 200 other contenders from across Europe.
The project has also been recognised more locally, reaching the final five in ‘Medical Devices’ category of the Medipex NHS Innovation Awards. This award, which covers Yorkshire and the East Midlands, aims to identify inventions that could lead to improvements in patient care and could be scaled up for wider implementation across the NHS.
The winners of both awards are due to be announced at ceremonies in the coming weeks.
Robert Singh, Commercial Development Officer at the University of Hull Enterprise Centre, said:
“The feeding tube is the result of true collaboration and hard work by colleagues across the University and we are delighted to reach the final stages of two such significant awards.
“Medical device development is particularly strong at the University of Hull and we hope to see these ideas translated into tangible benefits for patients in the near future.”
The team hope to begin trialling the new feeding tube in patients within the next 18 months.
For media enquiries, please contact Nina Beadle on 01482 465268
Notes to Editors
The misplacement of a nasogastric tube which is not quickly detected and corrected is classed as an NHS ‘never-event’; meaning it is an event that is considered unacceptable and preventable.
The current recommended method of testing positioning is to use the tube to suck up a small sample of fluid from inside the body and test its pH using indicator paper. Tubes that are correctly inserted into the stomach should give a clear result using this test, as the fluid in the stomach is very acidic. In the event of an uncertain result, clinicians are recommended to use an X-ray to make sure of the correct positioning.
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