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Children's Health Ireland at Tallaght Research Collaboration with TCPHI

History of collaboration

In 2014, a research capacity-building programme partnership was established between TCPHI and Children's Health Ireland at Tallaght (previously known as National Children's Hospital, Tallaght). A steering committee meets regularly to oversee the collaboration. Members include, the Director of Nursing, representative from Nursing Practice Development, along with the TCPHI Researcher (Dr Karin O'Sullivan) and TCD Academics (Dr Catherine McCabe), (Dr Catherine Comiskey) & (Dr Maria Brenner).

Funder

Currently, the National Children’s Hospital Foundation, Tallaght as well as the Adelaide Health Foundation and Meath Foundation are funding this partnership.

Healthcare researcher

The primary aim of the role of the researcher, Dr Karin O'Sullivan, is to support and advance the TCPHI-CHI at Tallaght collaborations with the purpose of developing high-quality nurse-led research that improves practice and patient care.

CHI at Tallaght

Title: The patient's experience of nitrous oxide for sedation and relief of pain during botulinum toxin injection treatment for muscle spasticity in children.

Description:  Examining Nitrous oxide as an alternative to general anaesthetic during the administration of botulinum treatment in children with cerebral palsy who experience muscle pain.

Collaborators: Deirdre O’Shea, Stephanie Kelly, Carmel Doyle, Sandra Fleming, Denise McDonald, Mary Quirke, Karin O'Sullivan

Title: Patient attendances at a paediatric psychiatric liaison service

Description: Examining trends in patient attendances at a paediatric psychiatric liaison service in an acute hospital setting

Collaborators: Caroline McGrath, Patricia Byrne, Catherine Comiskey, Mary Quirke

Title: Supporting children and young people with Type One Diabetes, An Evaluation of a Hospital-Based Structured Education Programme delivered to School Personnel

Description: Supporting children and young people with Type1 Diabetes: An evaluation of a hospital-based structured education programme delivered to School Personnel

Collaborators: Helen Fitzgerald, Eleanor Hollywood, Martina Comerford, Mary Quirke

Title: Registered Children's Nurses' self-assessed needs in respect of supporting children and young people with mental health problems in hospital and community settings

Description: This project seeks to explore the mental healthcare training needs of registered nurses working with children and young people

Collaborators: Frances O'Brien, Michael Nash, Caitriona Dennehy, Mary Mooney, Gobnait Byrne, Colman Noctor, Mary Quirke

Title: Medication management in children’s nursing: a review of audit scores over a five year period in one children’s services centre

Description: A five-year review of the medication management component of the NIQAc audit tool in an acute paediatric hospital

Collaborators: Thelma Begley, Caitriona Dennehy, Mary Quirke, Carmel Doyle, Eleanor Hollywood, Marianne Murphy, Fiona Lawlor

Funders: Adelaide Foundation

Title: Evaluation of the efficacy and tolerability of Levetiracetam as a first line treatment for epilepsy in a national paediatric population (Keppra National Study)

Description: A retrospective cross-hospital assessment of the efficacy as well as the tolerability of Levetiracetam on a paediatric population.

Collaborators: Ann Connolly, Mary Quirke, David Webb, Grainne Griffin, Suzanne Crowley, Noreen Teehan, Eadaoin Hayes

2020
Systematic Review

  • Kenny, M., Darcy-Bewick, S., Martin, A., Eustace-Cook, J., Hillard, C., Clinton, F., Storey, L., Coyne, I., Murray, K., Duffy, K., Fortune, G., Smith, O., Higgins, A. & Hynes, G. (2020) You are at Rock Bottom: A Qualitative Systematic Review of the Needs of Bereaved Parents as they Journey through the Death of their Child to Cancer, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. DOI

2020
Journal Articles

  • O'Connor, S. (PhD student), Brenner, M. & Coyne, I. (2019) Family-centred care of children and young people in the acute hospital setting: A concept analysis, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(17-18), 3353-3367. DOI
  • Connolly, A., Quirke, M.B., Crowley, E., Hayes, C., Keegan, M., Griffin, G. & Webb, D. (2020) The Efficacy and Tolerability of Levetiracetam as a First Line Monotherapy in Childhood Epilepsy, Irish Medical Journal, 113(2), pp.18-24.

2020
Conference Presentations

  • O'Brien, F., Nash, M., Quirke, M., Dennehy, C., Mooney, M., Noctor, C., Byrne, G. Registered Children's Nurses' self-assessed needs in respect of supporting children and young people with mental health problems in acute and community settings, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems', Trinity College Dublin, 3rd - 5th March 2020, Oral presentation, PUBLISHED.
  • Pembroke, S., Brenner, M., Hillard, C., Lagoda, N., Cody, D., Roche, E. & Coyne, I. (2020) Developing an intervention to improve youth question-asking and provider education during paediatric diabetes visits: the PACE study. Trinity Health & Education International Research Conference, 3-5th March 2020, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Kelly, S. O'Shea, D., Doyle, C., Fleming, S., McDonald, D., Quirke, M.B. & O'Sullivan, K. (2020) Using nitrous oxide for procedural pain during the administration of intramuscular botulinium toxin injections, Trinity Health & Education International Research Conference (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems', 3-5th March 2020 [Poster presentation]

2019
Journal Articles/Conference Papers

  • Coyne, I., Pembroke, S., Lagoda, N., Hillard, C., Cody, D., Roche, E. & Brenner, M. (2019) Determining adolescents, parents and professionals' views concerning the educational needs of adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and content preferences for short self-management videos and a question prompt sheet, 9th Europaediatrics Congress Dublin, Ireland, 13-15 June. Archives of Disease in Childhood June 2019, 104(Suppl 3) A252-A253. DOI
  • Pembroke, S., Lagoda, N., Brenner, M., Hillard, C., Cody, D., Roche, E. & Coyne, I. (2019) How do you measure self-management behaviour in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus? An integrative review of self-management measurement instruments. 9th Europaediatrics Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 13-15 June. Archives of Disease in Childhood, June 2019, 104(Suppl 3) A252. DOI
  • Alsaigh, R. & Coyne, I. (2019) Constant uncertainty: Mothers' experiences of caring for children receiving growth hormone treatment (GHT), 9th Europaediatrics Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 13-15 June. Archives of Disease in Childhood June 2019, 104(Suppl 3) A276. DOI

2019
Conferences

  • Coyne, I., Pembroke, S., Sleath, B., Lagoda, N., Hillard, C., Cody, D., Roche, E. & Brenner, M. (2019) Exploring adolescents', parents' and providers' views on triadic diabetes clinic encounters: the Promoting Adolescents Communication and Engagement study, International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH), 27-30 October 2019, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California, USA [Oral Abstract]
  • Lagoda, N., Brenner, M. & Coyne, I. (2019) A systematic review of healthcare provider-patient-parent communication and decision-making within paediatric healthcare, Children's Research Network PhD Symposium, Galway, 28th August 2019

2017
Published Reports

  • Begley, T., Doyle, C., Hollywood, E., Dennehy, C., Quirke, MB., Murphy, M. & Lawlor, F. (2017). Medication management in children’s nursing: a review of NIQA scores over a five year period in one children’s services centre. Report for Tallaght Hospital Nurse Development Department.

2017
Conferences/Posters Presented

  • Begley, T., Doyle, C., Hollywood, E., Dennehy, C., Quirke, MB., Murphy, M. & Lawlor, F. (2017). Medication management in children’s nursing: a review of NIQA scores over a five year period in one children’s services centre. RCN Children and Young People Nursing Conference. Birmingham, UK, 24th-26th May, 2017.
  • Connolly, A., Quirke, MB, Crowley, S., Lynch, B. & Webb, D. (2017). A retrospective audit of real-world data for the use of eslicarbazepine acetate (Zebinix®) in paediatric patients in Ireland. European Paediatric Neurology Society, Lyon, France. 19-20 June 2017
  • Connolly, A., Quirke, M.B., Crowley, S. Hayes, E. Hurley, C., Keegan, M. Griffin, G., Webb, D.W. (2017). A national retrospective study of the efficacy and tolerability of Levetiracetam (Keppra) as a first line monotherapy in childhood epilepsy. 12th Congress of The European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS), Lyon France 20th-24th June, 2017

2016
Published Reports

  • Dennehy, C. and Quirke, M.B. (2016). The preceptorship of nursing students in a children’s service: Report based on Tallaght Hospital data from August 2013-2014. Tallaght Hospital, Dublin.

2016
Conferences/Posters Presented

  • Connolly, A. Quirke, M. Teahan, N. Griffin, G. Keegan, M. Webb, D. A retrospective study of the efficacy and tolerability of Levetiracetam (Keppra) as a first line monotherapy in childhood epilepsy. 35th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference 2016RCSI, Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd March 2016. (Poster)
  • Connolly, A., Quirke, M.B., Crowley, S., Hayes, E., Keegan, M., Griffin, G., Webb, D. (2016). A retrospective study of the efficacy and tolerability of Levetiracetam (Keppra) as a first line monotherapy in childhood epilepsy. 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, November 2016

Ann Connolly

  • Hospital: Children's Health Ireland at Tallaght
  • Current role: Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Childhood Epilepsy
  • Qualifications: Registered Nurse for Intellectual Disability, Registered Children's Nurse, Registered Nurse Prescriber, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner, MSc in Epilepsy Science
  • Name of TCPHI Research Project: The efficacy and tolerability of Levetiracetam as a first line monotherapy in childhood epilepsy.
  • Other members of the collaboration team: Mary B. Quirke, Suzanne Crowley, Eadaoin Hayes, Collette Hurley, Maria Keegan, Grainne Griffin & David WM Webb
  • Publications to date:
    • Howard, C., Macken, W.L., Connolly, A. et al. (2019) Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy for refractory epilepsy and medication refusal, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 104: 690-692
    • Boyle, M., Chukwu, J., Connolly, A. & Webb, D. (2013) An audit of first afebrile seizure management in an Irish tertiary pediatric setting, European Journal Pediatrics, 173(4): 525-8