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Lorna McInulty

Senior Lecturer, Paramedic Practice

School of Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR212

+44 (0) 1772 89 3606

lemcinulty@uclan.ac.uk

Lorna enjoyed a long career in emergency nursing, which culminated in her appointment, in 2001, as one of the UK’s first consultant nurses. A change in personal circumstances resulted in a move to a full-time academic career, initially at the University of Salford and laterally at the University of Central Lancashire where she now works mainly with the paramedic team.

Full Profile

Lorna enjoyed a long career in emergency nursing, which culminated in her appointment, in 2001, as one of the UK’s first consultant nurses. A change in personal circumstances resulted in a move to a full-time academic career, initially at the University of Salford and laterally at the University of Central Lancashire where she now works mainly with the paramedic team.

Lorna has a long track record of conference presentations, both national and international, and has been involved in a number of research studies. Additionally, she has a number of publications, the most satisfying, though not the most recent, being her contribution to the ABC of Major Trauma (3rd edition). She is currently a member of the editorial advisory board for the journal ‘Emergency Nurse’ and peer reviewer for ‘International Emergency Nursing’.

Along with various vocational qualifications, she holds a Masters degree from the University of Glasgow and received a Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice and Research from the University of Salford in 2007, graduating with distinction. Her academic interests lie in the use of learning technologies

Qualifications

Master of Nursing (MN) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice and Research (PGCHEPR) Registered General Nurse (RGN) Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate (ONC), Accident and Emergency Certificate (A/E Cert)

Publications

McInulty, L (2013) Medicines Management. In Nixon, V (Ed) Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care (pp176-202). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell

Iley K, McInulty L, Jones I, Yorke J and Johnson M (2011) Developing Competence in Cardiac Care Through the Use of Blended Learning- Course Members’ and Mentors’ Accounts Nurse Education Today 31 pp323–327

Iley K, McInulty L, Jones I, Yorke J and Johnson M (2010) Developing Competence in Cardiac Care Through the Use of Blended Learning- Course Members’ and Mentors’ Accounts Nurse Education Today (2010), doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2010.06.009

Jones I, Johnson M, McInulty L, Iley K and Yorke J (2009) Increasing confidence using online learning. Is it feasible? European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Vol 8 pS39

Hadfield-Law L Kent A and McInulty L (2000) ‘Role of the Trauma Nurse’ in Driscoll P Skinner D and Earlam R (Eds) ABC of Major Trauma 3rd edition BMJ London UK

McInulty L (1998) ‘Trauma Nurse Co-ordinator – the way forward in trauma care’? A&E Focus No 8 p3-4

McInulty L (1998) Blunt Chest Trauma – preventing a minor injury from becoming a major problem. A&E Focus No 10 p13-15

Driscoll P Windle J McInulty L and Campbell F (1998) Effecting the quality of trauma care management (abstract) European Journal of Emergency Medicine 5(1) p124

Research

Research-based Masters degree undertaken in 1996. Title of dissertation was ‘The immediate learning needs of the newly qualified staff nurse in A/E’

1998 – member of the research team for a DH funded study entitled, ‘Trauma Nurse Co-ordinator Project’. Grant holders: Driscoll P and Windle J, Hope Hospital, Salford

1999 – data collection and participation undertaken for a study comparing different methods of teaching advanced life support. Grant holder: Driscoll P, Hope Hospital, Salford.

2008 – Evaluation of an online cardiac course funded by the British Heart Foundation. Grant holder: Jones I, University of Salford

 

Teaching

Lorna's teaching responsibilities lie mainly within paramedic practice, both in active teaching and module leadership, although she currently maintains a presence on two post-registration nursing modules,including module leadership for 'The Trauma Care Continuum'.

Memberships

  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal College of Nursing Emergency Care Association
  • College of Paramedics

Conferences

Conference presentations

3rd International Nurse Education Conference, April 2010, Sydney, Australia
Johnson M, Yorke J, McInulty L, Iley, K and Jones I 'Multi-method evaluation of an on-line cardiac care course' Poster presentation

Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference, 2009, Cambridge, UK
Johnson M, Jones I, Yorke J, McInulty L and Iley K ‘A Study of Blended learning: British Heart Foundation Cardiac Care Course’ Oral presentation

RCN National A/E Conference, November 2002, Daresbury, Cheshire
McInulty L ‘Can We Fix It’? – a case study involving a patient with a chest injury, sustained in a road traffic accident. Oral presentation

RCN National A/E Conference, November 2002, Daresbury, Cheshir
McInulty L 'Who Took the Nurse out of Consultant'. Oral presentation

RCN Society of Orthopaedic Nursing National Conference, September 2000, Brighton
McInulty L and Fletcher B ‘A professional development continuum for orthopaedic nurses’. Oral presentation by L. McInulty

RCN Society of Orthopaedic Nursing National Conference, September 2000, Brighton
McInulty L ‘When I grow up, I want to be a presenter’ - a workshop on how to write an abstract for conference.

RCN National Education Conference, February 2000, Harrogate
McInulty L and Leigh J ‘Evaluation of two different approaches to Preceptorship in One hospital Trust’. Oral presentation by L. McInulty

RCN National A/E Conference, November 1999, Blackpool
McInulty L and Sbaih L ‘I would like you to attend an interview’ – a practical approach to the use of the semi-structured interview. Joint workshop/presentation.

RCN Society of Orthopaedic Nursing National Conference, September 1999, York
McInulty L ‘Implementation of Preceptorship as the first step in a continuing professional development programme’. Oral presentation

Advanced Trauma Nursing Committee 4th Symposium, November 1998, London
McInulty L ‘Impact of the Trauma Nurse Co-ordinator’. Oral presentation (invited speaker).

RCN Society of Orthopaedic Nursing International Conference, September 1998, Manchester
McInulty L ‘Integration and impact of a Trauma Nurse Co-ordinator on the Orthopaedic Services’. Oral presentation.

1st European Congress on Emergency Medicine, April 1998, San Marino
Driscoll P Windle J McInulty L and Campbell P ‘Effecting the quality of trauma care management’. Oral presentation by L. McInulty

RCN Society of Orthopaedic Nursing National Conference, September 1999, York
Smyth P and McInulty L ‘The development of plastering skills in the multidisciplinary team’. Poster presentation. (This poster was also presented at a local conference in Salford Royal Hospitals, November 1998, where it was awarded the Sir Miles Irving Trophy for best poster presentation).