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Naas General Hospital collaboration with TCPHI

History of collaboration

In 2016, a partnership research capacity building program was established between Naas General Hospital and the Trinity Centre for Practice & Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI), School of Nursing and Midwifery. A steering committee meets regularly to oversee the collaboration. Members include, the Director of Nursing, a representative from Nursing Practice Development, along with the TCPHI Research Fellow and Co-Principal Investigators Dr Margaret McCann and Dr Louise Daly.

Funder

Currently, this partnership is being funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit (NMPDU), Dublin South, Kildare and Wicklow.

Healthcare researcher

The primary aim of the role of the researcher is to support and advance TCPHI-NGH collaborative research with the purpose of developing high-quality nurse-led research that improves practice and patient care.

Naas General Hospital

  • Title: Impact of COVID-19 on nurses' experiences of communicating with and supporting patients and family/informal carers communication: A qualitative exploration
  • Description: The aim of this project is to explore nurses' experiences of communicating with and supporting patients' and family/informal carers' communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Collaborators: Dr Louise Daly, Dr Frances O'Brien, Ms Elaine Harris, Ms Ancy Mary Anthony and Ms Fiona Grogan.
  • Title: Keeping patients healthy at home. The impact of unscheduled nurse-led virtual care on patients and healthcare outcomes
  • Description: The aim of this project is to examine the impact of unscheduled nurse-led virtual care to patients in an outpatient's setting.
  • Collaborators: Dr Margaret McCann, Prof Catherine McCabe, Ms Elaine Harris, Ms Joanne Begley, Ms Jackie McGrath.
  • Title: The role of the Stroke ANP
  • Description:  A paper to quantify the role of the ANP and impact on patient treatment and management and to reflect on the current challenges in sustaining the ANP role in practice and make recommendations for the future.
  • Collaborators: Patricia Daly, Sharon O’Donnell, Patricia White.
  • Title: Assessing the level of depression in patients with chronic illness
  • Description: A cross-departmental assessment of depression in patients with chronic illness (respiratory, cardiac, rheumatology, stroke, dermatology and diabetes).
  • Collaborators: Lorna Keating, Geraldine Hogan, Patricia Daly, Stephanie Naramore, Fiona Kavanagh, Catherine Callan, Christine Hogan, Olivia Lee, Joanne Begley, Jackie S. McGrath, Elaine Harris, Una Nolan,  Patricia Cronin, Patricia White.

 

Naas General Hospital

  • Title: Developing the Red Legs RATED Tool (Rapid Assessment & Treatment in the Emergency Department) in Naas General Hospital
  • Description: This study involves conducting a retrospective chart review, the development and use of a red legs care pathway and a prospective chart review. It will also include a service user and service provider satisfaction survey.
  • Collaborators:  Gillian O’Brien, Ann Marie Tobin, A Salim, Emmanuel Eguare , Patricia Cronin (advisory capacity), Patricia White.
  • Title: COPDisc Naas Project: Improving discharge care for COPD patients
  • Description: A multi-phase study to review patients who are re-admitted after an unplanned admission for treatment of a COPD exacerbation. The first phase involves conducting an international eDelphi study to identify factors for a review of 90 day readmissions following an initial unplanned admission for treatment of a COPD exacerbation.
  • Collaborators: Fiona Kavanagh, Catherine Callan, Tariq Quadri, Amani EL Gammal, Geralyn Hynes, Patricia White.
  • Title: Nurses' preparedness for end of life conversations. Exploring nurses' experiences and needs when communicating with patients with non-malignant life-limiting illnesses in an acute hospital care setting
  • Description: This was a mixed methods study to explore the current experiences and needs of nurses in an acute hospital setting when communicating with patients with non-malignant life-limiting illnesses around end of life care.
  • Collaborators: Eilish Duignan, Anne Marie Maguire, Elaine Harris, Dr Patricia White, Kathleen Neenan & Dr Louise Daly.
  • Title: Capturing nurses practices in delivering planned virtual clinics to their patients in Naas General Hospital pre and post COVID-19
  • Description: The aim of this study was to investigate practices and processes in delivering planned virtual clinics in Naas General Hospital. It involved an audit of clinic data, analysis of relevant documents, a patient satisfaction survey and a focus group exploring nurses' experiences of developing and delivering virtual clinics in Naas General Hospital.
  • Collaborators: Joanna Rea, Marian Hayden, Elaine Harris, Dr Patricia White, Professor Catherine McCabe & Dr Margaret McCann.
  • Title: Establishing Enhanced Care in Naas: An Appreciative Inquiry
  • Description: Using a mixed methods approach including audits, documentary analysis and the World Café methodology, this study developed an action plan in relation to enhanced care for patients in Naas General Hospital.
  • Collaborators: Antoinette Fenlon-Carroll, Anne Murphy, Elaine Harris, Dr Louise Daly (TCD), Dr Patricia White (TCPHI).

  • Title:  An evaluation of the impact on services and perception of colleagues on the introduction of Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department
  • Description: Retrospective audit of patient records and survey of staff to evaluate the impact of the introduction of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department.
  • Collaborators:  Eimear Lavelle, Caroline O’Neill, Catherine McCabe, Amanda Roberts.
  • Title: Observation of mealtime assistance at breakfast: a cross hospital project Nutrition/Hydration Cross Hospital Project encompassing Naas General Hospital, St. James Hospital and Tallaght Hospital.
  • Description: This project evaluated the practice of mealtime assistance at breakfast in a sample of patients across three ward types in three acute hospitals and if appropriate, identify possible quality improvement initiatives.
  • Collaborators: Nora O’Mahony , Julie O’Grady, Shauna Ennis, Patricia Cronin, Louise Daly, Margaret McCann, James Mulkerrins , Eimear Digan , Amanda Roberts, Geraldine Prizeman, Mary Brigid Quirke.
  • Title: An evaluation of patients experiences of Advanced Nurse Practitioner-led chest pain services (non-ACS) in Naas General Hospital and Tallaght Hospital
  • Description: A survey based evaluation of patients’ experience of attending the Nurse Chest Pain Clinics in Naas General Hospital and Tallaght Hospital
  • Collaborators: Jackie O’Toole, Frances O’Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Shirley Ingram, Niamh Kelly, Mary Quirke, Amanda Roberts.

2022

  • Hayden, M., Rea, J., Harris, E., White, P. & McCann, M. (2022) Developing and delivering planned virtual clinics to patients pre and post COVID-19: Nurse practices from an acute hospital setting. Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2022), Dublin, 9th March 2022.
  • White, P., Harris, E., Duignan, E., Maguire, A.M., Neenan, K. and Daly, L. (2022) A qualitative exploration of nurses' experiences of communicating with patients with non-malignant life-limiting illnesses: findings from a mixed methods study, THEconf 2022, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 8th-10th March 2022.

2021

  • O'Brien, G. & White, P. (2021) The Red Legs RATED tool to improve diagnosis of lower limb cellulitis in the emergency department, British Journal of Nursing, 30(12), S22-s29. DOI
  • Daly, L., White, P., Harris, E., Fenlon-Carroll, A. and Murphy, A. (2021) Using a Collaborative Approach to identify ways to strengthan enhanced care practices in a general hospital while building research capacity. Presented at: Annual and Scientific Virtual Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society 70 Years of Change 1951 - 2021, Age and Ageing. 50 (Supplement 3) Retrieved from here.
  • Daly, L., White, P., Harris, E., Neenan, K., Duignan, E., Maguire, A.M. and O'Regan, M. (2021) Nurses' Preparedness For End-of-Life Conversations - Exploring Nurses' Experiences and Needs When Communicating With Patients With Non-Malignant Life-limiting Illnesses in an Acute Hospital Care Setting, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, September, p1-96.
  • Daly, L., White, P., Harris, E., Neenan, K., Duignan, E., Maguire, A.M. and O'Regan, M. (2021) Nurses' Experiences and Needs when Communicating with Patients with Non-malignant Life-limiting Illnesses. Naas General Hospital Quality Improvement, Audit and Research Day, Poster Competition December, 2021.
  • Fenlon-Carroll, A., Harris, E., Murphy, A., White, P. and Daly, L. (2021) Developing Enhanced Care in Naas General Hospital: A collaborative, multi-method study. Naas General Hospital Quality Improvement, Audit and Research Day, Poster Competition December, 2021.
  • Harris, E., Hayden, M., Rea, J., White, P., McCabe, C. & McCann, M. (2021) Capturing nurse practices in delivering planned virtual clinics to patients in Naas General Hospital pre and post COVID-19. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin.
  • Harris, E., Hayden, M., McCabe, C., McCann, M., Rea, J., Kenny, K., Begley, J., McGrath, J. and White, P. (2021) Nurse Practices in Developing and Delivering Planned Virtual Clinics to Patients Pre and Post COVID-19. Naas General Hospital Quality Improvement, Audit and Research Day, Poster competition December, 2021. Second Prize Awarded.
  • Harris, E., Hayden, M., McCabe, C., McCann, M., Rea, J. and White, P. (2021) Patients' Satisfaction with Virtual Clinics - The VCSQ (Naas and TCPHI 2021). Naas General Hospital Quality Improvement, Audit and Research Day, Poster Competition December 2021.
  • White, P., Fenlon-Carroll, A., Harris, E., Murphy, A. & Daly, L. (2021) Using an appreciative inquiry methodology with the World Cafe approach to explore enhanced care in a general hospital setting, THEconf2021, Virtual Conference School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 9-11th March 2021. [Poster presentation] URL

2020

  • Fenlon-Carroll, A., Harris, E., Murphy, A., White, P. & Daly, L. Advancing Enhanced Care Practice in Naas General Hospital, Year of the Nurse Virtual Presentation, Chief Nurse Webinar 2020, 15th December 2020. [Poster presentation] URL
  • Hogan, C., Lee, O., Nolan, U., Kenny, R., Kavanagh, F., Callan, C., McGrath, J., Begley, J., Keating, L., Hogan, G., Daly, P., Harris, E., White, P. & Cronin, P. Working Together. Conducting nurse-led research on depression in patients from six different chronic conditions. Trinity Health & Education International Research Conference, March 2020, Trinity College Dublin
  • O'Brien, G., Tobin, AM., Salim, A., White, P. & Cronin, P. Red Legs RATED (Rapid Assessment & Treatment Emergency Department) Naas General Hospital, Trinity Health & Education International Research Conference, March 2020, Trinity College Dublin
  • White, P., Donohue, G., Louw, J.S., Prizeman, G. & Quirke, M. (2020) Building bridges between clinical practice and research: Experiences of 'boundary spanners'. Trinity Health & Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems' 3-5th March 2020, Trinity College Dublin

2019

  • O’Toole, J., Ingram, S., Kelly, N.,Quirke, M.B., Roberts., A. & O’Brien, F. (2019). Patient satisfaction with innovative nurse practitioner cardiology services, Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 15(4), pp. 311-315. DOI
  • Quirke, M.B., Donohue, G., Prizeman, G., White, P. and McCann, E. (2019) Experiences and perceptions of emergency department nurses regarding people who present with mental health issues: a systematic review protocol, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports.
  • Hogan, C. Working Together. Conducting nurse-led research on depression in patients from six different chronic conditions. Nursing Research Day, Naas General Hospital, October 2019
  • O'Brien, G., Tobin, AM., Salim, A., White, P. & Cronin, P. Developing the Red Legs RATED Tool (Rapid Assessment and Treatment Emergency Department) Nursing Research Day, Naas General Hospital, October 2019
  • Lee, O., Nolan, U., Kenny, R., Kavanagh, F., Callan, C., McGrath, J., Begley, J., Keating, L., Hogan, G., Daly, P., Harris, E., White, P. & Cronin, P. Working Together. Conducting nurse-led research on depression in patients from six different chronic conditions. NMPDU DSKW Conference, September 2019
  • Keating, L. & Hogan, G. Examining factors that impact on depression in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation. SJH Multidisciplinary Research, Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Seminar, 30th May 2019
  • Keating, L. et al. Assessing the levels of depression in patients with chronic illness - an interdepartmental study. Trinity Health and Educational International Research Conference (6th-7th March 2019)
  • O'Brien, G., Tobin, AM., Salim, A., Cronin, P. & White, P. (2019) The Naas Red Legs Project. A general hospital perspective. Trinity Health and Educational International Research Conference (6th-7th March, 2019)
  • O'Brien, G., Tobin, AM., Salim, A., White, P. & Cronin, P. Red Legs RATED (Rapid Assessment & Treatment Emergency Department NGH) Wounds UK, November 2019
  • O'Brien, G., Tobin, AM., Salim, A., White, P. & Cronin, P. Red Legs RATED (Rapid Assessment & Treatment Emergency Department NGH) Nursing Research Day, Naas General Hospital, October 2019 (Won 3rd prize)
  • Keating, L., Lee, O., Nolan, U., Kenny, R., Kavanagh, F., Callan, C., McGrath, J., Begley, J., Hogan, G., Daly, P., Harris, E., White, P. & Cronin, P. Assessing the levels of depression in patients with chronic illness - an interdisciplinary study. Nursing Research Day, Naas General Hospital, October 2019 (Won 2nd prize)
  • Kenny, R., Keating, L., Lee, O., Nolan, U., Kavanagh, F., Callan, C., McGrath, J., Begley, J., Hogan, G., Daly, P., Harris, E., White, P. & Cronin, P. Assessing the levels of depression in patients with chronic illness - an interdepartmental study. IRS October 2019. Irish Rheumatology Healthcare Professionals Society (IRHPS) at the National Irish Society for Rheumatology Conference (Won 2nd prize)
  • O'Brien, G., Tobin, AM., Salim, A., White, P. & Cronin, P. Red Legs RATED (Rapid Assessment & Treatment Emergency Department NGH) NMPDU DSKW Conference, September 2019
  • Keating, L., Lee, O., Nolan, U., Kenny, R., Kavanagh, F., Callan, C., McGrath, J., Begley, J., Hogan, G., Daly, P., Harris, E., White, P. & Cronin, P. Assessing the levels of depression in patients with chronic illness - an interdisciplinary study. SJH multi-disciplinary Research, Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Seminar, 30th May 2019
  • O'Brien, G., Tobin, AM., Salim, A., Cronin, P. & White, P. (2019) The Naas Red Legs Project. A general hospital perspective. SJH multi-disciplinary Research, Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Seminar, 30th May 2019

2018

  • Holland, A., Galvin, F., Maguire, M. & White, P. Hand Hygiene Perception Survey for Patients. 11th Annual Multidisciplinary Research, Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Seminar. St James’s Hospital, Dublin, 16th May 2018.
  • Kavanagh, F., Callan, C., Lee, O. Roberts, A., White, P. EL Gammal ,A., Quadri, T. & Hynes, G. COPDisc Project Naas. Improving discharge care for COPD patients. Phase 1: Developing a methodology for reviewing 90-day unplanned readmissions following a COPD EXACERBATION. 11th Annual Multidisciplinary Research, Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Seminar. St James’s Hospital, Dublin, 16th May 2018.

2017

  • Roberts, A., Donohue, G., Prizeman, G. & Quirke, M. Building research capacity in hospital-based nurses: A collaborative research model. NMPDU Newsletter. April 2017.
  • O'Neill C., Lavelle E., Roberts A. & McCabe C. (2017) The role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the emergency department: The perception of staff in an Irish emergency department. The 36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2017, 1st-2nd March, Dublin, Ireland (Poster presentation)

 

 

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