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
1/4/2016 - 28/2/2019 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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 (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Vafeas C, Jacob E, Jacob A, 'A younger onset dementia toolkit: Innovative practice', Dementia, 19 1299-1307 (2020)

© 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 an... [more]

© 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
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)
DOI 10.1111/jan.14078
Citations Scopus - 2
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.

DOI 10.1016/j.colegn.2019.07.010
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
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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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $38,000

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20202 grants / $38,000

Health Literacy Initiative – Priority Population Engagement Coordinators$28,000

Funding body: Mental Health Commission

Funding body Mental Health Commission
Project Team Professor Leigh Kinsman, Doctor Graeme Browne, Ms Alycia Jacob
Scheme Request for Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2000582
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220
UON Y

Investigating the health effects of bushfire smoke exposure, specifically on people with asthma, including pregnant women with asthma, and their children$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Professor Vanessa McDonald, Doctor Adam Collison, Conjoint Associate Professor Anne Vertigan, Doctor Megan Jensen, Doctor Dennis Thomas, Associate Professor Jay Horvat, Professor Maralyn Foureur, Professor Leigh Kinsman, Associate Professor Liz Holliday, Doctor Erin Harvey, Ms Alycia Jacob, Professor Joerg Mattes, Graeme Zosky, Wilfried Karmaus, Michele Goldman, Dr Craig Dalton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000414
Type Of Funding C3120 - Aust Philanthropy
Category 3120
UON Y
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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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