Projects to look at outcomes after a range of vascular surgical interventions and services:
- Epidemiology and outcomes after vascular surgery in older patients: linked data analysis, systematic reviews, clinical trials.
- Phenomenological exploration of the experience of major amputation in patients with peripheral vascular disease.
- Patient recruitment for Brief intervention with psychology for claudication (BIP).
- Patient recruitment for the PRESERVE Trial - renal prophylaxis for IV contrast.
- Medical education projects: virtual anatomy teaching, point of care ultrasound course for JMOs, teaching doctors how to teach course.
- Audit of surgical prophylaxis antimicrobials in MRSA positive vascular patients
- Qualitative evaluation of Vascular Wound Clinic.
- Mixed methods study on frailty and critical limb ischaemia
- Strong collaborative links with the University of Sydney in multiple projects.
- Inter-departmental cooperation for research with Infectious Disease, Haematology and Renal Medicine.
- Publication along with presentations at national and international meetings.
- American Society for Vascular Nursing Prize for Best Wound Care paper at 2017 meeting
- Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Nursing Prize for Best Paper at 2016 Meeting
- SLHD Nursing and Midwifery Research Symposium 2016 Highly commended first time presenter
- CRGH Research Travel Grant
Higher Degree Students:
- Dr Sarah Aitkin Senior, Lecturer
- A/Prof Anthony Freeman
- Susan Monaro, Clinical Lecturer
- Dr Sarah Aitkin
- Susan Monaro
- Oh Sung Choy
- Alasdair Bezzina
Publications and Presentations
- Gullick, J., Monaro, S., & Stewart, G. Compartmentalising time and space: A phenomenological interpretation of the temporal experience of commencing haemodialysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2016
- Monaro, S., Gullick, J., & West, S. An Integrative Review of Health-Related Quality of Life in patients with Critical Limb Ischaemia. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2016a
- Monaro, S., Gullick, J., & West, S. Patient outcomes following lower leg major amputations for peripheral arterial disease: A series review. Journal of Vascular Nursing. 2016b (in press)
- Freeman, A. Vascular Challenges. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2017; 1:11-12
- Monaro, S., Ko, N., Pinkova, J., Stomsmoe, N. & Gullick, J. 2017 Using qualitative data to demonstrate patient outcomes in a vascular wound clinic. Paper presented at the Society for Vascular Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee.
- Monaro, S., Gullick, J., & West, S. 2016b An Integrative Review to develop a better understanding of the experience of Chronic Critical Limb Ischaemia as a basis for improving discussions with patients and families. Paper presented at the Society for Vascular Nursing, Orlando, Florida.
- Monaro, S., Gullick, J., & West, S. 2016a Are PAD HRQoL tools appropriate to use in patients with CCLI: An Integrative Review. Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Nursing, Sydney.
- Monaro, S., Ko, N., Pinkova, J., Stomsmoe, N., & Gullick, J. 2016. Mixed methods research to capture patient outcomes in a Vascular Wound Clinic. Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Nursing, Sydney.
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||Qualitative study of complex wounds
|CRGH Research Travel Grant
||Integrative review of HRQoL in CLI
Contact details for department
Head of Department: Associate Professor Anthony Freeman
Department/Unit: Vascular Surgery
Telephone: (02) 9767 7797
Facsimile: (02) 9767 6991