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Project Description

Ms Kimberley Ryan

Kimberley Ryan

Endoscopic Research Coordinator, Emergency Registered Nurse

Kimberley Ryan currently works as the Endoscopic Research Coordinator in the Department of Gastroenterology, RBWH and as a Registered nurse in the Emergency & Trauma Centre, RBWH.

She has over 20 years of extensive emergency and intensive care nursing experience in hospitals across Australia and the UK. She is a member of the College of Emergency Nurses Australia. Additionally, she maintains a sessional Academic post with the School of Nursing, QUT for Emergency Nursing.

She has a research background of mixed methodologies with an interest in sudden death and the experiences of health professionals. For the past ten years she has been involved in a variety of clinical research studies in the Emergency & Trauma Centre. The past 4 years she has maintained a position as the Endoscopic Research Coordinator. She has a variety of research skills in wide range of research design and methodologies. Currently she supports and mentor’s investigator-led research for medical and nursing staff in the Department of Gastroenterology.

Her Master’s thesis examined the lived experience of emergency nurses caring for elderly patients dying from traumatic injuries utilising a qualitative phenomenological design. She will embark on her PhD journey later this year in a similar research space.

She received a RBWH Foundation Nursing Research Grant in 2010 to support her study “Factors associated with triage assignment of emergency department patients ultimately diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction”. This study examined the triage process of patients presenting to the emergency department and explored what factors could influence under-triage.

Emergency nursing

  • Triage
  • Management of death and dying in Emergency Departments
  • Septic shock
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Clinical outcomes in patients admitted with upper gastrointestinal bleeding who undergo endoscopy.
  • Dysplastic Barrett’s Oesophagus and progression to oesophageal adenocarcinoma – Impact of endoscopic therapy on clinical outcomes and quality of life.
  • Does bowel preparation improve diagnostic yield in capsule endoscopy?
  • Assessing the safety of a novel endoscopic resection and plication (RAP) technique in post laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy patients with severe reflux: a pilot clinical trial.
  • Two food group elimination diet versus swallowed fluticasone for the management of adult eosinophilic esophagitis
  • The utility of the Glasgow-Blatchford score in predicting clinical outcome and stratifying the need for therapeutic intervention in hospitalised patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a prospective validating study.
  • Endoscopic correlation of incidental PET avidity in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • The lived experience of emergency nurses caring for elderly patients who are dying from traumatic injuries.

Phone: (07) 3646 5783

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