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Celebrating Research 2018

Staff at Research Week

Professor Stephen Jane, Head of Monash University’s Central Clinical School and Director of Research at The Alfred spoke at the Opening of Research Week on Monday. Pictured from right, Professor Jane, Peninsula Health Professor of Medicine Velandai Srikanth, Chief Executive Felicity Topp and Board member Dr Alison Dwyer.

This week Peninsula Health researchers showcased the projects they have been working on, which are making a real difference to patients across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.

Researchers presented their projects on posters and also during a number of oral presentations. 

Peninsula Health also welcomed guest speakers Professor Stephen Jane from The Alfred and Professor Alison Mudge from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals. Professor Jane spoke about Peninsula Health’s growth in the research field and the future of the Peninsula Clinical School. Professor Mudge leads a collaborative multidisciplinary research group committed to improving hospital and post-hospital care for complex older patients, with research interests in geriatric syndromes, malnutrition, exercise rehabilitation, depression, multi-morbidity and hospital re-admissions. She explained some of their key learnings from the research so far. 

Peninsula Health research prizes were also presented during the week. Congratulations to the below staff and students who won awards this week, in recognition of their outstanding research efforts.

Poster Prize Winners

PATIENT SAFETY AND PERSON CENTRED CARE

Dr Tina Ko, A/Professor Debra Renouf, Dr Stella Sarlos

Retrospective audit of adherence to clinical guidelines aimed at detecting steroid induced hyperglycaemia in inpatients

1st Prize

Viviane Khalil & Jan deClifford

Involving the patient – Medication safety risk reduction strategies in a metropolitan health service

2nd Prize

AGED CARE AND CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Dr Alvin Tay & Professor Velandai Srikanth

A systematic review of methods of measuring sleep in hospitalised older people

1st Prize

Ms Julie Chimyong

Utilizing IPOS renal tool to identify common symptoms in patients undergoing haemodialysis to enhance patient care and health outcomes

2nd Prize

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND THERAPIES

Ms Jessica Paynter, A/Professor David Hunter-Smith, Dr Bethany Reynolds, Professor Warren Rozen

Multicentre comparison of the contemporary management of Dupuytren’s disease

1st Prize

Dr Murray Taverner & Dr John Monagle

Does a commercial step counter provide useful feedback during a spinal cord stimulation trial?

2nd Prize

HEALTH SERVICES AND WORKFORCE PRIZE

Dr Lydia Hill, Professor Jonathan Serpell, Dr Steuart Rorke

Thyroid cytopathology reporting in a tertiary hospital: The Frankston Hospital, Peninsula Health experience

1st Prize

Dr Daniel Niewodowski, Dr Conor McDermott, Dr Gabrielle Kelly, Dr Luigi Zolio, Dr Maheswaran Masilamany, Dr Liz Nye

Uncomplicated pyelonephritis: Is renal imaging necessary?

2nd Prize

Oral Presentation Prize Winners

PATIENT SAFETY & PERSON CENTRED CARE

Professor Ravi Tiruvoipati

Association of hypercapnia and hypercapnia acidosis with clinical outcomes in mechanically ventilated patients with cerebral injury      

Experienced Researcher Category

Ms Rebecca Barnden

Field testing of a recently developed standardised goal setting package for person- centred discharge care planning in stroke

1st Prize Early Researcher Category

Dr Stephanie Than          

Being involved in nursing handover on acute in-patient units:

Views of mental health consumers

2nd Prize Early Researcher Category

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND THERAPIES

Mr Iouri Banakh & Ms Martha Turek

Ultrarapid iron polymaltose infusion for iron deficiency anaemia (UltraRIIPH): A pilot safety study

Experienced Researcher Category

Ms Jessica Paynter

Multicentre comparison of the contemporary management of Dupuytren’s disease         

1st Prize Early Researcher Category

Dr Justin Cole

Validated method to objectively assess regional healthcare resource allocation and efficiency of access                                                                                                                 

2nd Prize Early Researcher Category

AGED CARE AND CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Dr Chris Karayianni

Is blood pressure lowering for secondary stroke prevention in the very elderly associated with a higher risk of adverse events?

Experienced Researcher Category

Ms Anna Couch 

Implementing a podiatry prescribing mentoring program in a public health service: A cost description study   

1st Prize Early Researcher Category

Ms Rebecca Pang

Care coordination to prevent hospital readmissions: Evaluation of HealthLinks Project at Peninsula Health

2nd Prize Early Researcher Category

HEALTH SERVICES AND POPULATION HEALTH

Dr Ashley Webb

Smokers on the elective surgery wait-list often say yes to free mailed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), but preoperative quitting is significantly improved only when quit medication is actually used             

Experienced Researcher Category

Mrs Mays Solomon & Dr Rumes Sriamareswaran

Analysis of oxycodone prescribing on patient discharge at a Victorian tertiary hospital

 1st Prize Early Researcher Category

Mr Andy Macey

An exploration of preceptorship in the Australian intensive care unit: ICU preceptors’ perceptions of benefits, rewards, supports and commitment ICU to the preceptor role

2nd Prize Early Researcher Category

MEDICAL STUDENT PRIZE

Ms Laura McDonald-Wedding

Systematic review of clinical tests to assess acromioclavicular joint pathology: How much do we really know?

1st Prize

Mr Zee Lim

The appropriateness of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use in the ICU

2nd Prize

Ms Syeda Karim

Door-to-balloon Time (DTBT) and length of stay (LOS) in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) at Frankston Hospital

3rd Prize          

Professor Alison Mudge, a general physician and a Queensland Health and Medical Research Fellow gave the annual Jeremy Anderson Oration. She spoke about the Eat, Walk, Engage program,an evidence-based inpatient model to reduce delirium and enhance functional recovery in older inpatients.