Ms Alycia Jacob

Ms Alycia Jacob

Research Assistant

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Career Summary

Biography

Alycia is a research assistant for the Joint Chair of Evidence Based Nursing working with the Mid North Coast Health District in Port Macquarie. Alycia has a background in public health and a strong research interest in rural healthcare and the responses of the healthcare workforce to incidences of patient aggression.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Western Australia

Keywords

  • Healthcare Systems
  • Rural Health
  • Violence Against Healthcare Staff

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 60
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/04/2016 - 28/02/2019 Research Assitant Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Coventry LL, Jacob AM, Davies HT, Stoneman L, Keogh S, Jacob ER, 'Drawing blood from peripheral intravenous cannula compared with venepuncture: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75 2313-2339 (2019)

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Aims: To synthesize the evidence evaluating if blood samples are similar when obtained from peripheral intravenous cannula compared with venepun... [more]

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Aims: To synthesize the evidence evaluating if blood samples are similar when obtained from peripheral intravenous cannula compared with venepuncture. Design: A systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken. Data sources: Searches were conducted in databases for English language studies between January 2000¿December 2018. Review methods: The search adhered to the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines. The methodological quality of studies was assessed using Joanna Briggs critical appraisal instruments. The overall quality of the evidence was assessed using the GRADE. Results: Sixteen studies were identified. Findings suggest haemolysis rates are higher in blood sampled from peripheral intravenous cannula. However, haemolysis rates may be lower if a peripheral intravenous cannula blood sampling protocol is followed. For equivalence of blood test results, even though some results were outside the laboratory, allowable error and were outside the Bland¿Altman Level of Agreement, none of these values would have required clinical intervention. With regard to the contamination rates of blood cultures, the results were equivocal. Conclusion: Further research is required to inform the evidence for best practice recommendations, including, if a protocol for drawing blood from a peripheral cannula is of benefit for specific patient populations and in other settings. Impact: Venepuncture can provoke pain, anxiety and cause trauma to patients. Guidelines recommend blood samples from peripheral intravenous cannula be taken only on insertion. Anecdotal evidence suggests drawing blood from existing cannulas may be a common practice. Further research is required to resolve this issue.

DOI 10.1111/jan.14078
2019 Jacob ER, Duffield C, Jacob AM, 'Validation of data using RASCH analysis in a tool measuring changes in critical thinking in nursing students', NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 76 196-199 (2019)
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2019.02.012
2017 Vafeas C, Jacob E, Jacob A, 'A younger onset dementia toolkit: Innovative practice', Dementia, (2017)

© 2017, The Author(s) 2017. A diagnosis of younger onset dementia requires specific care tailored to the individual and the family. Dementia care workers often do not have the ski... [more]

© 2017, The Author(s) 2017. A diagnosis of younger onset dementia requires specific care tailored to the individual and the family. Dementia care workers often do not have the skills and experience necessary to offer this care within the residential and community environment. This article reports the development of an interactive resource to educate those employed to care for people living with younger onset dementia. Prescription for Life, a talking e-Flipbook was developed and piloted in two states of Australia. Feedback from the pilots was incorporated in the resource prior to a national rollout. The project was supported by an expert panel, including experts from national aged care providers.

DOI 10.1177/1471301217738402
2016 Jacob E, Raymond A, Jones J, Jacob A, Drysdale M, Isaacs AN, 'Exploration of nursing degree students' content expectations of a dedicated Indigenous health unit', COLLEGIAN, 23 313-319 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.colegn.2015.06.001
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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Ms Alycia Jacob

Position

Research Assistant
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email alycia.jacob@newcastle.edu.au
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