Our PATTERN new project is coming soon
Project topic: Identifying research priorities for paediatric nursing in Australia
High quality research is necessary to inform nursing practices within paediatrics, to prevent harm and promote
recovery. Recently funded by the Griffith University School of Nursing and Midwifery, the purpose of
this study is to bring together clinicians, consumers and health service executives to identify and prioritise
research questions for paediatric nursing.
We are aiming to get agreement on the "top-ten" most important paediatric nursing research questions.
A three phased project based on James Lind Alliance methodology:
Phase One "Ideas-gathering" Survey: Engaging a diverse range of stakeholders and disseminating an
online survey through their resources.
Phase Two "Prioritisation" Survey: After shortlisting responses from phase one, another survey sent to
rank research questions.
Phase Three Final top ten consensus workshop: Agreed via consensus at a final workshop with
For more information, or to get involved, please contact Dr Helen Petsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sharon will be sharing her experience and insights on how to do great things in paediatric research, and how we can all work together. In addition to her role within PREDICT, Sharon is a Registered Nurse and Research Nurse Coordinator in the Emergency Department at Perth Children's Hospital, Western Australia.
Sharon coordinates the research being undertaken within the Emergency Department at PCH and is currently involved with the PREDICT Bronchiolitis Guideline Development and Knowledge Translation projects and is the Australian Coordinator for the international randomized controlled trial comparing epinephrine and dexamethasone to placebo in the treatment of infants with bronchiolitis. Sharon is a Ph.D candidate and her work with PREDICT on the formulation of an evidence based, Australasian clinical practice guideline for infants presenting to, and admitted into hospital, with bronchiolitis will contribute to her doctoral degree.To access the meeting room, come across the road from QCH, and come straight up the lift to level 6. You will see the meeting room straight across. No pressure or tricky questions, come along if you're interested in being part of the conversation about paediatric nursing research!