Dr. Lyvonne Tume

Senior Research Fellow in Children's Critical Care Nursing

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB445

Subject Areas: Nursing

My primary research theme centres on optimizing care quality and effectiveness and preventing adverse events in the PICU, but also extends beyond this to predicting earlier deterioration of hospitalised children through the use of early warning scores. I have focused broadly on the nursing interventions of endotracheal suctioning, enteral feeding, weaning ventilation, medication errors and on enhanced monitoring to prevent deterioration (BIS, NIRS) in the PICU. My specific areas of clinical expertise and research interests lie in neurointensive care and cardiac intensive care.

Lyvonne is research active within the area of families, children and life transitions and is a member of the Children’s Critical Care Nursing Research Group.

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Dip App Sci (Nurs) Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia 1989

BNurs Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia 1991

M Clin Nurs (Crit Care), Griffith University, Australia 1994

PGDE, Thames Valley University, 2001

PhD Liverpool John Moores University 2010


Tume L, Carter B, Latten L (2012) A UK and Irish survey of enteral nutrition practices in paediatric intensive care units Br J Nutrition doi:10.1017/S0007114512003042

Tume L, Baines P and Lisboa P (2011) The effect of intensive care nursing interventions on the intracranial pressure in paediatric traumatic brain injury Nursing in Critical Care; 16(2): 77-84

Tume L, Latten L & Darbyshire A (2011) An evaluation of enteral feeding practice in the PICU Nursing in Critical Care; 15 (6): 291-299

Tume L, Siner S, Scott E, Lane S (2013) Prognostic ability of early Braden Q scores in critically ill children. Nursing in Critical Care. doi:10.1111/nicc.12035

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Research Activities

  • NIHR-funded PUMA study: PEWs Utilisation and Mortality Avoidance
  • NIHR funded FEVER trial: Permissive hyper-pyrexia in children admitted with sepsis
  • NIHR funded SANDWICH trial: Sedation and Ventilation weaning in Critically Ill Children
  • Graphic Study: Gastric Residual Volume Measurement in Critically Ill Children (Lead)
  • VESPER study: Decision-making around mechanical ventilation in European PICUs (Lead)

External Roles

Nursing President elect, European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Developments in Paediatric High Dependency Care Nursing, and Developments in Paediatric Critical Care Nursing