EWMA Conference 2017

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Julie Jordan O'Brien

Council Member

RNP, MSc Nursing, Higher Diploma (Wound Management & Tissue Viability). Higher Diploma (Intensive Care Nursing), ENB199 (Accident & Emergency Nursing), Diploma in Management, RGN (PIN 31890)

Current position:

Nurse lecturer. School of Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES
• Programme Director of the Wound Management and Tissue Viability Post Graduate Diploma
• Programme Director of the Post Graduate Diploma Perioperative Theatre Children’s Nursing Course
• Programme Director for Advanced Practice Nursing
• Provides teaching and assessing across assigned modules
• Takes responsibility for planning, organising and delivering educational study days through master classes and conferences at RCSI
• Mentors Students and monitors student progress and assessment
• Takes part in research using a collaborative approach with academic staff within the RCSI
Job Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist – Tissue Viability; Sept 2007 to August 2014
Company Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland
Roles and Responsibilities
• Provides Leadership in wound management and tissue viability services
• Provides advice and hands on assistance regarding complex wound care and pressure area management for over 2000 referrals annually
• Delivery of wound management services for the monthly multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinic
• Delivery of pressure ulcer prevention and management services for inpatients
• Provides in-service education to staff at Beaumont Hospital including Occupational therapy, Physiotherapists, Dieticians Doctors, Health Care Assistants, Nursing orientation groups, and overseas groups.
• Conducts audit quarterly on pressure ulcers at Beaumont Hospital. Aim to reduce the number of hospital acquired pressure ulcers, raise awareness among staff and provide education for areas identified as pressure ulcers viewed a key quality indicator.
• Set up and implemented a link nurse programme for Beaumont Hospital in 2008 with 22 nurses currently involved
• Development, implementation and evaluation of wound management and tissue viability web page
• Update and relaunch wound care guidelines for Beaumont Hospital to all clinical areas and on intranet
• Incontinence Acquired Disorder protocol development
• Management of the wound management committee
Job Title: Medical Education Specialist; July 2006 to Sept 2007
Company: ConvaTec Medical Device Company, BMS Leopardstown Park, Dublin
Roles and Responsibilities
• Curriculum development and innovation for ConvaTec Ireland /UK
• Co-ordinate and deliver generic wound care education on behalf of Convatec country wide in the form of Conference and workshops.
• Co-ordinate and deliver lectures on the Cardiff University distance learning Wound care course (Diploma Level).
• Update and audit the delivery of wound care lectures for sales force.
• Assist clinical staff in the development of new evidence in the form of case studies to present at National and European conferences.
• Participate in the development and implementation of a public policy plan for Ireland.
Job Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist – Tissue Viability; June 2001 to July 2006
Company: Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland
Roles and Responsibilities
• Leadership in wound management and tissue viability services
• Delivery of pressure ulcer prevention and management services for inpatients. Carried out hospital-wide Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Study. N=429 21% Prevalence
• Provides in-service education to staff at Beaumont Hospital Organised and chaired wound care conference called “Bridging the Gap”, which attracted delegates from the hospital and community nursing
• Introduced pressure ulcer report form

Introduced a mattress selection flow sheet, emphasis placed on cost-effective use of these resources

Job Title: Staff Nurse, Accident & Emergency Department, Mar 2000 to May 2001
Company Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland
Roles and Responsibilities
• Management of a nurse led outpatient wound management clinic
• Management of a patient case load within the emergency department
Job Title: Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Mar 1994 to Feb 2000
Company Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland
Roles and Responsibilities
• Management of a patient case load within the Intensive care Department
• Provide in service training and Mentorship to New Staff
Job Title: Staff Nurse, Accident & Emergency Department, May 1992 to Feb 1994
Company Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland
Roles and Responsibilities
• Management of a patient case load within the emergency department
Job Title: Staff Nurse, Medical Ward, Nov 1991 to April 1992
Company Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland
Roles and Responsibilities
• Management of a patient case load within the Medical Unit
Job Title: Staff Nurse, Accident & Emergency Department, May 1988 to Oct 1991
Company: Guys & St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
Roles and Responsibilities
• Management of a patient case load within the emergency department


EDUCATION
Certificate in Wound Debridement (Level 9)
Bradford University UK Feb - July 2014
Certificate in Nurse Prescribing (Level 8)
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2009-2010
MSc Nursing (Wound Management & Tissue Viability) (Level 9)
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2006-2008
(Dissertation: Documentation of Pressure Ulcer Prevention in an Orthopaedic and Care of the Older Adult setting)

Certificate in ECDL - Syllabus 4 2006
Higher Diploma in Wound Management & Tissue Viability (With Distinction),
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2002-2003
Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing,
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1996-1997
Diploma in Management
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1994-1995
ENB Certificate 199 in Accident & Emergency Nursing,
The Nightingale & Thomas Guy College, London 1990-1991
Certificate in Staff Nurse Development
The Nightingale & Thomas Guy College, London 1989 -1990
Nurse Training: International Missionary Hospital, Drogheda 1985- 1988
FUNDING GRANTS
• Beaumont Foundation grant: 2013: €15,000
• Successful in two Beaumont Hospital Foundation applications 2009 €80,000
• WMAI Research Bursary 2014 €1000
• WMAI Education Bursary 2013 €500


TEACHING EXPERINECE
• Visiting Lecturer for Cardiff University (MSc Wound Healing and Tissue Repair Programme 2012-Present
o Lectures delivered via video link
• Part-time lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: 2005- Present
o Subject: Wound Management & Tissue Viability – post graduate students
• Part-time lecturer Dublin City University 2008-Present
o Subject: Wound Management & Tissue Viability – under graduate students
• Part-time lecturer Trinity College Dublin 2008- Present
o Subject: Wound Management & Tissue Viability – under graduate and post graduate students
• Part-time lecturer for Irish Nurses and Midwifery Organization (INMO), 2005-2011
o Subject: Wound Management & Tissue Viability
• Part-time course co-ordinator RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery. Jan –June 2006.
o Certificate in Telemetry
o Certificate in Cervical Check
• Planned, co-ordinated and delivered a 4 week (Evening) wound care course for
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o Delivered to nurses, podiatrists and dieticians at Beaumont Hospital approved by the Wound Management Association of Ireland (WMAI) and the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) Oct –November 2011
• Developed and delivers an in-service education programme on wound management
o Delivered regularly to staff at Beaumont Hospital including Occupational therapy, Physiotherapists, Dieticians Doctors, Health Care Assistants, Nursing orientation groups, and overseas groups.


LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

 Chairperson of the Beaumont hospital wound management committee 2001-Present
• Set up and implemented a tissue viability link nurse programme for Beaumont hospital in 2008 with 22 nurses currently involved
• Updated and re-launched the wound care guidelines for Beaumont hospital May 2011
• Key leader in the development of an Incontinence Acquired Disorder protocol Nov 2012
• Development, implementation and evaluation of wound management and tissue viability web page Sept 2012
• Member wounds research group at RCSI 2009-2013
• Provides advice and leadership in tissue viability at Rotunda hospital re Pressure area issues
• Conducts quarterly audit on all pressure ulcers at Beaumont hospital. Aim to reduce the number of hospital acquired pressure ulcers, raise awareness among staff and provide education for areas identified as pressure ulcers viewed a key quality indicator.
• Clinical Expert on the RCSI/HSE/RCPI National Pressure Ulcer Collaborative Steering group Sept 2013 to Present
• Clinical Expert on the HSE National Framework procurement group for wound dressings 2012 to Present
• Clinical Expert on the HSE wound management education development group 2011 to Present
• Clinical Expert on the Beaumont hospital “External Care Issues Management” group addressing risk management issues for patients 2010 to Present
• Expert witness for the INMO 2009
• Provide leadership newly appointed Tissue Viability Nurses
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• Facilitator/ Mentor for postgraduate students undertaking the Post graduate Diploma and MSc in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair 2007 to Present
• Clinical Expert on the Beaumont Hospital seating protocol development committee hospital and community 2011 to Present


AWARDS
• Winner of Quality Improvement Award European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 2015 - Pressure Ulcers to Zero Campaign: A Pilot Study in one Teaching Hospital
• Winner of the Best Oral Presenter award at RCSI Conference Feb 2009
• Winner Sheppard Trust Nursing Research Award, Nov 2008
• Winner of the Beaumont Foundation Accreditation awards- Nov 2008 “For Outstanding commitment to Patient Safety” category”
• Winner of Nutricia Case Study Competition, Sep 2003
• Winner Sheppard Trust Nursing Research Award, May 2004
• Winner of Smith & Nephew Case Study Competition, Sep 2004
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• Immediate Past President Wound Management Association of Ireland (WMAI), 2013 to date
• Treasurer Dublin/Wicklow Branch, Wound Management Association of Ireland (WMAI), 2002 to date
• Tissue Viability Nurses Association of Ireland (TVNAI), secretary and founder committee member, 2003 to date
• Wound Management Association of Ireland (WMAI), President 2011-2013
• European Wound Management Association (EWMA), member, 2002 to date
• European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), member, 2002 to date
• Leg Ulcer Forum Ireland (LUF), member, 2002 to date
• Irish Nurses and Midwifes Organisation (INMO), member, 1990 to date


PUBLICATIONS
• Jordan O’Brien J Moore Z (2016) A cross–sectional survey to explore the prevalence and management of wounds within an urban area in Ireland. British Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol 21, no 3 S12- S18.
• Jordan O’ Brien J (2014) Making a case For Larvae in the treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Wounds Uk London, 10(2).
• Moore Z, Jordan O’Brien J (2014) Nursing care of conditions related to the skin in Brady AM, Mc Cabe C, Mc Cann M Medical & Surgical Nursing A Systems Approach Wiley, Oxford 156-75
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• Jordan O’Brien J (2013) Chapter on “Larvae Therapy” in the Debridement Document launched at the European Wound Management Association Conference Copenhagen Denmark (EWMA)
• Jordan O ‘Brien J (2013) Article April Edition “Key challenges in Wound Care in Ireland “ Public Service Review Science and Research
• Cowman S, Gethin G, Clarke E, Moore Z, Craig G, Jordan-O'Brien J, McLain N, Strapp H (2012) An international eDelphi study identifying the research and education priorities in wound management and tissue repair. Journal of Clinical Nursing 21(3-4):344-53 (Impact Factor: 1.316)
• Jordan O ’Brien J & Cowman S (2011) An exploration of nursing documentation of pressure ulcer care in an acute setting in Ireland Journal of wound care 2011 Vol.20 No .5 197-205
• Moore Z, Jordan O'Brien J (2011) Wound Dressings - An Overview Acta Medica Croatia 65: Supl.2. 69-73
PRESENTATIONS
2015
• SUSTAINING PRESSURE ULCERS TO ZERO USING EVIDENCE TO GUIDE PRACTICE 23rd APRIL 2015, RCSI. Using SKIN BUNDLES
• Eposter Adjunct therapies and Oral free paper Prevalence of Wounds Dublin /Wicklow EWMA London 12th -15th May 2015
• Eposter A pilot study in a Dublin Teaching Hospital Pressure Ulcers to Zero Campaign at EPUAP Ghent Belgium Pressure Ulcer Collaborative pilot 15-18th Sept 2015
• Oral Presentation – Collaborative Experience using SSKIN BUNDLES Two Workshops – SSKIN BUNDLES and DRESSINGS SELECTION at The Wound Management Association of Ireland (WMAI)Biennial Conference at RCSI 2nd & 3rd Oct 2015
• Poster presentation at the 6th National Patient Safety Conference at Aviva Stadium Dublin 12th November on Experiences learned using SSKIN Bundles at one Teaching Hospital in Ireland
2014
• Stop Pressure ulcers Aetiology, Epidemiology, Risk Assessment and Management of pressure ulcers. 27th Nov 2014 Conference in Athlone
• Adjunct Therapies in wound care 10th Oct 2014 Gerontology Conference 62nd Annual Scientific meeting for Healthy & Active Ageing Galway
• Assessment and Treatment of oncology wounds and fungating breast lesions. 31st Oct 2014 Oncology Conference Somerset UK
• Leg ulcers epidemiology, assessment and Management 29th Oct 2014 Minimed lecture series RCSI
• Clinical Update at Royal College of Physicians (RCPI), “Prevention of pressure ulcers using S-SKIN Bundles” 25th March, RCPI, Dublin
• RCSI Mini med Series “Honey, Silver and Maggots topical wound therapies “29th January, RCSI, College Green, Dublin

2013
• The 12th National Wound Management Association Conference “Risk Management for Pressure Ulcers” 1-2nd October, Rochestown Park, Cork
• The Covidien Wound Care educational workshop “Antimicrobials and wound Management” Croke Park, Dublin 19th Sept
• An International Meeting in Tokyo “The Role of the Tissue Viability Nurse and Education in Ireland” 23rd June Tokyo, Japan
• The Annual Conference of the European Wound Management Association, Copenhagen, May “Dressing’s workshop and topical therapies”
• Master class on Doppler Assessment with Leg Ulcer Forum 22nd March Dublin

2012
• Master class at RCSI Advanced Therapies in Wound Management “Hydro debridement the Irish Experience in the clinical setting” 4th Oct Dublin
• The Tissue Viability Conference Western Health and Social Care Trust Enniskillen South West Acute Hospital “Wound Infection and Antimicrobial Dressing Usage” 13th Sept , Enniskillen
• A Master class in Athlone on Health Economics and Pressure ulcers “Looking after your skin” 7th Sept
• Conference at Rotunda Hospital Dublin “Pressure Ulcer Management in the Obstetric Setting” 29th August , Dublin
• The Annual Conference of the European Wound Management Association, Vienna, May 16th “The Dissemination of Wound Care Guidelines for Ireland”
• The First Inaugural Clinical Audit / Patient Safety Meeting 26th April “Achieving Zero Pressure Ulcers in Beaumont Hospital” Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
2011
• The National Croatian Conference, Croatia 25-27th October “Wound Assessment and Dressing Selection”
• The National Wound Management Association Conference WMAOI 4-5th Oct Galway “ Risk Assessment for Pressure Ulcers”
• KCI Wound Care Study Day, Dublin, 5th Sept “Achieving zero Pressure Ulcers in Ireland”
• The Power of Evolution KCI Wound Care Study Day 3rd June ,Dublin
“Pressure Ulcers Prevalence & Incidence in the Acute Setting “
• The Annual Conference of the European Wound Management Association EWMA 25-28th May, Brussels “Wound Assessment and Dressing’s Selection workshop”

2010
• Master class at RCSI, Dublin June “The challenges for the TVN, a Clinical Experience”
• The Annual Conference of the European Wound Management Association EWMA 25-28th May, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2010
“Demystifying Dressing Selection”
• The 29th International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference,
RCSI. Feb 2010 “The Prevalence of wounds in the acute Care setting “

2009
• The Annual European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel EPUAP conference, Amsterdam, Sept 2009, Oral presentation and workshop “Repositioning in pressure ulcers Evidence in clinical practice”
• The Master Class at the RCSI, Dublin, June 2009, “The Audit Cycle a Clinical Experience”
• The Annual Conference of the European Wound Management Association EWMA, Helsinki, Finland, May 2009 “Documentation of pressure ulcers in an orthopaedic & Care of the older adult setting”
• The 28th International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, RCSI , Dublin, February 2009, “Nursing Documentation of pressure ulcers”
2007
• The National Wound Management Association Conference WMAOI on Nov 07 Dressing Selection “Wound care more than skin deep”
2006
• The National Council/HSE Wound Conference Oral presentation “The launch of the Pressure Ulcer Guidelines”

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL POSTER PRESENTATIONS
• Poster presentation at the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Conference Back to the Future, Dublin 9th Oct 2013 “Hydro debridement a successful debridement therapy in a Dublin teaching hospital”
• Poster presentation at the International Gerontology Conference Spain Sept 2011 “Using larval therapy for Debridement of wounds in the Older Adult - A case series”
• Poster Presentation at Wounds UK National Meeting. Harrogate November 2010 “The Prevalence of Wounds in the Acute Care Setting”
• Poster presentation at Annual Conference of the Wound Management Association of Ireland Conference, Athlone, October 2009 “Prevalence and Incidence of Pressure Ulcers in the acute care setting”
• Poster presentation at the 27th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, RCSI. February 08 “ Diabetic Foot Ulcers Case Series”
• Poster presentation at 18th EWMA conference Lisbon, Portugal “Prevalence of Wound Care in the Acute Setting”
• Poster Presentation at 2nd World Wound Healing Meeting, Paris, France “ Using Information Technology to improve Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment”
PEER REVIEWER
• Peer reviewer for Journal of Wound care (JOWC )

MEDIA ENGAGEMENT
• Interview on Morning Edition with Keelan Shanley RTE 29th Jan 2014

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMES ATTENDED
• Currently enrolled on the post graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education
• National Lymphoedema Conference 25th September 2015 Mater Hospital Dublin
• “Health care Records on Trial” 22nd January Beaumont Hospital 2014
• Leadership Development Programme at Beaumont Hospital 11th -13th November 2013
• Brief Intervention for Smoking Cessation National Training Programme 24th October 2013
• “Writing Research Papers Workshop” DCU Dublin 7th Oct -12th Dec 2013
• Irish Nephrology Nurses Association “Recording Clinical Practice and Legal Implications Workshop” 27th Sept, Beaumont Hospital 2013
• Registered nurse prescribers study day in St James 25th Sept 2013
• Tissue Viability study day: Achieving Quality Outcomes, Manchester, UK 10th March 2012
• Health Economics Course Copenhagen, Denmark 7-8 April 2012
• It’s a Bugs Life Antimicrobial Wound Study Day Malahide Dublin 20th May 2011
• Clinical Nurse Specialist Study Day at Beaumont Hospital April 09
• Journal of Wound Care Conference in Birmingham March 09