Ms Alycia Jacob
School of Nursing and Midwifery
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Western Australia
- Healthcare Systems
- Rural Health
- Violence Against Healthcare Staff
Fields of Research
|111099||Nursing not elsewhere classified||60|
|111799||Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified||40|
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|1/04/2016 - 28/02/2019||Research Assitant||Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Journal article (5 outputs)
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)
Davies H, Coventry LL, Jacob A, Stoneman L, Jacob E, 'Blood sampling through peripheral intravenous cannulas: A look at current practice in Australia', Collegian, (2019)
© 2019 Background: Sampling blood from a peripheral intravenous cannula offers an alternative to venepuncture. This practice can reduce frequency of venepuncture and patient disco... [more]
© 2019 Background: Sampling blood from a peripheral intravenous cannula offers an alternative to venepuncture. This practice can reduce frequency of venepuncture and patient discomfort. Opponents argue the practice increases the chance of haemolysis, risk of infection and device failure. Aim: To describe the prevalence and practice of blood sampling from peripheral intravenous cannulas by Australian nurses. Methods: This study used a descriptive cross-sectional design and data were collected using an electronic survey. The survey examined Australian nurses¿ practice of sampling blood from peripheral intravenous cannulas. Quantitative descriptive data was analysed and presented as frequencies, percentages, medians and ranges. Findings: A total of 542 nurses participated in the survey. Of these, 338 (62.4%) completed the survey. The majority of responses came from the State of Victoria (n = 137, 40.5%) and one-third were emergency nurses (n = 112, 33.1%). Sampling of blood from peripheral intravenous cannulas occurred between 37.5% and 66.7% throughout the State and Territories of Australia. Peripheral intravenous cannula blood sampling was most common in the emergency department (n = 93, 53.4%). The most frequent reasons given were difficulty of access (n = 223, 66.0%) followed by patient comfort (n = 194, 57.4%). Discussion: Blood sampling is required to diagnose and monitor treatment responses. A peripheral intravenous cannula offers the opportunity to sample blood without the need for venepuncture. Practice recommendations on when to sample blood and correct sampling technique are based on limited or conflicting evidence. Conclusion: Findings from this study indicate it is common practice to draw blood samples from a peripheral intravenous cannula. Further research is required to examine the accuracy and safety of this practice to further inform policy.
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)
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.
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)
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