Webinar - Results from national research priorities survey
This research was linked to a research workshop which was held during the ACORN & ASIORNA Conference in 2018. The aim of the workshop was to explore the research evidence supporting the ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing. Gaps in the evidence and challenges associated with implementing the standards were also explored. Potential areas for further research were identified, which created the impetus for the current study. The aim of the study was to prioritise research topics identified during the workshop held in Adelaide, and to identify gaps for consideration and inclusion in the ACORN standards.
This presentation will include an overview of the research project and present potential topics identified in the study.
Dr Patricia Nicholson is an associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is a nationally respected clinician, academic and researcher with expertise in perioperative nursing, midwifery practice and higher education. Her interdisciplinary research in patient safety is centred on reducing the incidence of adverse events in the operating suite, medication adherence and medication safety and midwifery practice in Africa.
Pat is a Fellow of the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN), and author of ACORN Standards. In 2014 she was invited to present the Judith Cornell Oration at the ACORN National Conference and was awarded the ACORN Individual Excellence in Perioperative Nursing in 2016. Pat was a committee member of the VPNG Executive for 10 years, holding the position of ACORN Director, Vice President and President, holding this position for 5 years. In 2017 Pat was awarded VPNG Life Membership.
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