The Children’s Critical Care Nursing Group focuses on improving nursing care delivery, preventing deterioration and optimising outcomes of the critically ill and deteriorating child in hospital.
We work closely with Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and the Children’s Nursing Research Unit as well as with colleagues in other Paediatric intensive care units in the UK and Europe.
Our team of researchers and doctoral students focuses on:
Through our reputation for undertaking high quality research work, a high profile within the clinical field and our strong networks we are able to influence practice for example:
An increasing number of neonates and children are surviving critical illness and many have complex healthcare needs. Recovering from critical illness can be a long-term process and children and their families face many challenges. A number of disciplines have an interest in critically ill children and research collaborations across disciplines have the potential to improve health care practices and inform methodological developments. The summer school provides both essential skills and knowledge for methodological and content issues and the opportunity for researchers to collaborate with other researchers in the field. This multidisciplinary summer school, based on the University of Edinburgh’s successful adult summer school model, aims to:
The summer school is aimed at international early career, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from both social science and practice based health care. An early career researcher is defined as a person who is currently undertaking or who has held an MSc by research (not taught masters), MRes, MPhil, MD or PhD degree not longer than 5 years.
The fee is set at £180 per student. This includes 2 nights B&B accommodation in university residence, a course dinner on the Tuesday night and refreshments during all breaks.
The summer school will be held over two days (Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th August) and is structured into keynote lectures, master classes and group sessions. The following list is a selection of topics which will be covered in keynotes and master classes:
The summer school is strictly limited to 40 participants and preference will be given to early career, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from the social sciences and practice-based health care sciences (including allied health care professionals). The application deadline is 2nd June 2014, and if your application is successful, you will be required to pay the full amount by the 1st July 2014. Applicants must bring a poster presentation of their recent work for discussion (A short 250 word abstract is required at the time of application).
The summer school involves critical care researchers at the University of Central Lancashire, Dr Lyvonne Tume and Prof Bernie Carter. We are also very excited to have Professor Martha Curley (University of Pennsylvania, USA) as our invited distinguished scholar and Professor Jos Latour (Professor in Clinical Nursing, Plymouth University, UK). These are exceptionally renowned and expert speakers in this field.
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For further information or to request an application form, please email the School of Health Research Support Team: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)1772 89 3692/5532.
Children’s Nursing Research Unit Conference 7th May 2013 at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Bernie Carter: Professor of Children’s Nursing
Bernie has been based at the University of Central Lancashire since 2000. Bernie is Professor of Children’s Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire and Director of the Children’s Nursing Research Unit (CNRU) at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing. She is Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University and Clinical Professor at the University of Tasmania.
Dr Lyvonne Tume: Senior Research Fellow, Children’s Intensive & Cardiac Care
Lyvonne obtained her doctorate degree from Liverpool John Moores University in 2010. Her thesis was on the effect of routine nursing interventions (endotracheal suctioning, log-rolling and hygiene interventions) on the intracranial pressure in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury in intensive care. She has over 20 years experience in critical care nursing (both adult and paediatric) and continues to practise clinically a day a week.
She is the chair of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS) Nursing study group and also the chair if the European Society of Paediatric & Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC) Nurse Science section. She is also a member of the national MCRN study group for cardiology, anaesthesia and critical care. She is a reviewer for 6 intensive care journals. She splits her time between Alder Hey Children's Hospital (50%) and UCLan (50%). The main thematic area of her research relates to improving the safety of hospitalised children.
Plus linked staff in associate centres
Jennie Craske: Pain Nurse Specialist, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, UK
For further information contact:
Dr Lyvonne Tume
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
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