Dr Tammy Page

 Position Lecturer
 Org Unit Nursing
 Email tamara.page@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1225
 Location Floor/Room WS4064.22 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Nurse at the Royal Adelaide Hospital from 1984 to 2012.

    • Student nurse from 1984-1987.
    • Registered Nurse on Ward S5 from 1987 to 2002.
    • Research Assistant for Joanna Briggs Institute from 2002-2004.
    • Nursing Quality Manager from 2004 - 2012.

     Lecturer for University of Adelaide from 2012.

    PAPERS / POSTERS PRESENTED

    April 2015

    Mahara Hui - Mahara e-assessment portfolio

     

    August 2014

    HDR Conference poster – The impact of exposure time on biophysical parameters of the wound environment and patient comfort during dressing changes: a descriptive study

     August 2013

    HDR Conference poster – The impact of exposure time on biophysical parameters of the wound environment and patient comfort during dressing changes: a descriptive study

     September 2012

    4th World Union of Wound Healing Society Congress - The impact of exposure time on biophysical parameters of the wound environment and patient comfort during dressing changes: a descriptive study

    August 2011

     HDR Conference poster – Exposure: How long is too long.

     July/August 2011

    Three Minute Thesis Presentation

    September 2010

    Clinical Audit Improvement Conference

    Presentation - Improving Health Outcomes, Safety and Quality in the Acute Care Setting

    July 2010

    ANMF/ JBI Workshop

    Presentation - From Discourse to Practice: Using Evidence to Optimize Health Outcomes

    May 2010

    SA Health/Joint Universities Nurses and Midwives Research Symposium

    Presentation - To further develop and strengthen processes for the use of Advance Directives (AD) in an Acute Tertiary Care Setting: A Best Practice Implementation Project

    July 2009

    ACHSE National Congress

    Poster - SurveyGold©

    December 2008

    TOPIC7 - paper

    July 2008

    3rd World Union of Wound Healing Society Congress

    Poster - Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Across The Continuum

    March 2006

    6th Australian Wound Management Association Conference (Canberra)

    Presentation – The importance of the wound dressing change for the biophysical wound environment.

    Posters - Collaborating to improve pressure ulcer prevention practices: The South Australian Experience.

    July 2005

    Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care Conference (Adelaide)

    Poster – Collaboration imperative to clinical governance

    Presentation – Engaging consumers in safety and quality – perspectives on adverse events.

    July 2004

    2nd World Union of Wound Healing Society Congress (Paris)

    Presentation – Indecent Exposure: A descriptive study of wound exposure times associated with dressing changes.

    March 2004

    Nursing Practice Conference - Hot Issues (Adelaide)

    Presentation - Indecent Exposure: Patient vulnerability during wound dressing changes.

    March 2004

    5th Australian Wound Management Association Conference (Tasmania)

    Presentation – Indecent Exposure: Patient vulnerability during wound dressing changes.

     

  • Qualifications

    Bachelor of Nursing

    Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (High Dependency)

    Graduate certificate in Education (Higher Education)

    Master of Nursing Science

    PhD Candidate

  • Awards & Achievements

    •  In 1998, a member of the public nominated me for Nurse of the Year.In 1999, I was made a Life Member of the Tea Tree Gully Youth Club.
      • In 2003, I received a service award to women's gymnastics at the 50th year celebrations.
      • In 2006, I received Volunteer of the Year from Gymnastics South Australia for 2005.
      • In 2010, I was nominated for Citizen of the year Award for City of TTG.
      • In 2011, I was nominated for Volunteer of the Year from Gymnastics South Australia for 2010. 
      • In 2015, I was nominated for Volunteer of the Year from Gymnastics South Australia for 2014
  • Research Interests

    Awaiting results of my PhD submission

    The impact of exposure time on biophysical parameters of the skin and patient comfort during dressing changes- a descriptive study.

    Studies have demonstrated that the local wound conditions of pH, temperature and Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) impact on wound healing. However, there is limited research on the effect of dressing changes on these parameters and the more subjective outcome of patient comfort. In addition it appears that the time taken to redress a wound (down time) is not considered important in current clinical practice. Therefore the purpose of this study is to identify how local wound conditions and patient comfort are affected by the time taken to redress a wound.

    Have been successful with two $5000 grants to assist in the purchase of equipment and conduct of the research.

    The ultimate goal of my PhD is to identify how long is too long. Do the temperature and moisture changes in the wound environment occur in the first 5 minutes that the initial dressing is removed and then remain the same until the dressing is reapplied or does the wound actually become drier and colder the longer it is exposed and does this vary with different types of temporary dressings.

    If the length of time does impact on the wound environment then my research will drive new models of care for dressing procedures worldwide. This will benefit the patient in many ways and ultimately we could see improvements in the time it takes to heal all wounds.

     

     

     

  • Publications

  • Professional Associations

    Member of Cochrane Collaboration Wounds Group 

    Peer reviewer the International Journal of Nursing Practice

    Member of the Joanna Briggs Institute Alumni

    Member, South Australian Wound Management Association

    Member, Pre-Registration Learning and Teaching Committee

    Member, Faculty Course and Program Approval Committee

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