Kerri Holzhauser

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Increased technological and pharmacological interventions in patient care when patient outcomes are uncertain have been linked to the escalation in moral and ethical dilemmas experienced by health care providers in acute care settings. Health care research has shown that facilities that are able to attract and retain nursing staff in a competitive(More)
BACKGROUND The past decade has seen increasing patient acuity and shortening lengths of stays in acute care hospitals, which has implications for how nursing staff organise and provide care to patients. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the activities undertaken by enrolled nurses (ENs) and registered nurses (RNs) on acute medical wards in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the reported impact of Pandemic (H(1)N(1) ) 2009 on EDs, so as to inform future pandemic policy, planning and response management. METHODS This study comprised an issue and theme analysis of publicly accessible literature, data from jurisdictional health departments, and data obtained from two electronic surveys of ED directors and(More)
AIM To assess the impact of multifaceted clinically focused educational strategies that concentrated on introducing dementia care research evidence on health professionals' awareness and inclination to use research findings in their future practice. BACKGROUND The promise of evidence-based practice is slow to materialize with the limitations of adopting(More)
BACKGROUND In 2007, the Mater Children's Hospital Emergency Department participated in the Emergency Care Pain Management Initiative funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council National Institute of Clinical Studies (NHMRC-NICS). The findings of this NHMRC-NICS research across eleven paediatric emergency departments highlighted deficits in(More)
AIM To describe how momentum towards building research capacity has developed through aligning research activity with executive responsibility via strategic planning processes that direct operational structures and processes for research activity. BACKGROUND Reflecting on the development of research capacity over many years at complex tertiary referral(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to examine the impact of Pandemic (H(1)N(1)) 2009 Influenza on the Australian emergency nursing and medicine workforce, specifically absenteeism and deployment. METHODS Data were collected using an online survey of 618 members of the three professional emergency medicine or emergency nursing colleges. RESULTS(More)
Historically, nursing research undertaken in the clinical setting has been problematic. Problems included small samples, weak methodology, poorly designed tools, limited analyses, and little dissemination. These issues have made it difficult to apply some of the research within an evidence-based framework. A visiting scholar program was developed to link(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This research aimed to evaluate the use of aromatherapy massage and music as an intervention to cope with the occupational stress and anxiety that emergency department staff experience. The study also aimed to compare any differences in results between a summer and winter 12-week massage plan. BACKGROUND Emergency nurses are subjected(More)