JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY

WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research Capacity

DIRECTOR

Caryn West

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Karen Yates

STAFF

Andrea Grimes

Christopher Rouen

TERMS OF REFERENCE

To support WHO in providing technical support on nursing and midwifery education, including curricula and delivery methods.

    • Activity 1: Prepare a handbook for preceptors, for use in clinical placement sites, to enhance clinical teaching and assessment
    • Activity 2: Prepare a compendium of nursing and midwifery case scenarios for use in clinical simulation labs to support education, skill acquisition and assessments
      • Deliverables
          • Clinical preceptor handbook for undergraduate teaching and assessment
          • Compendium of nursing and midwifery case scenarios for undergraduate teaching and assessment
    • WHO will own the IP rights of the deliverables.

To work with WHO in building the capacity of nurses and midwives on emergency preparedness and response.

    • Activity 1: Conduct capacity building workshops on emergency preparedness and response for nurses and midwives.
      • Deliverable: Workshops focusing on emergency preparedness and response.
    • Activity 2: Learning material on emergency planning and response for the Pacific Open Health Learning Network (POHLN) for nurses and midwives.
      • Deliverable:
          • Learning materials and resources for use by POHLN.
          • WHO will remain involved in the design and development of the training resources
    • WHO will own the IP rights of the deliverables.

This institution is a member of the
WHOCC MIDWIFERY NETWORK

ANNUAL REPORT 2020

The organising committee of the Biennial WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Conference

    • Midwifery study: This project will develop a consumer influenced model of accessibility to maternity services utilising geographic information systems, birth records and consumer survey data that will assist decision-makers in improving the accessibility and acceptability of services in Far North Queensland, Australia.
    • Self harm project: This project aims to generate a comprehensive epidemiological and economic description and analysis of hospital-treated self-harm in Far North Queensland, Australia by linking hospital admission and emergency department datasets.
    • Injury project: This study will map alcohol and non-alcohol related injuries in 3 remote indigenous communities in FNQ, Australia between 2012 -2019.
    • Understanding resilience project: This study is looking at the meaning of the word resilience in different cultures and settings.
    • Resilient communities in disasters: Education completed with student nurses and community members.
    • The center has also been working on its TORs.
    • Preceptorship handbook: To be used as a guide for preceptors of new graduates and new healthcare staff.
    • Case study workbook: Unfolding case studies for students and nurses. This package will include a student workbook and guide for educators.
    • Disaster Education package: This package will align with the WHO/ICN disaster nurses competencies.
    • Clark, Geoffrey, Rouen, Christopher, Yates, Karen, and West, Caryn (2019) Accessibility – a pivotal factor in maternal and neonatal outcomes. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 26 (7). p. 34.

ANNUAL REPORT 2019

    • July: Hosted the Global Network WHO CC for Nursing and Midwifery Conference and Meetings (WHOCC2018). The four days where attended by over 300 nurses and midwives from around the globe. The program had International and local keynotes on the main stage, and breakouts provided plenty of variety. The poster presentation was inspiring with undergraduate nursing students mixing it with more experienced researchers. The student crew where outstanding, they couldn’t believe the nursing leasders they met and mingled with over the week. With plenty of social activities new friends were made, old friends rediscovered and many collaborations formed.
    • September: Redesignated for the 3rd time. Updated ToR and activities to achieve.
    • Review of the Nursing Standards of Practice was conducted in the Federated States of Micronesia with a final report delivered to the regional office.
    • Review of the Tokelau Clinical Health Services, conducted in collaboration with Massey University, NZ.
    • The Centres team have commenced working to achive the updated ToRs in disaster education and nursing preceptorship with deliverables on track to be completed in the stipulated time frame.
    • A/Prof West, Director, continues in the role of GN Executive Committee Representative for WPRO and rcoordinates the regional WPRO HRH meetings.

The following meetings were attended:

    • South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance meeting and South Pacific Nurses Forum. Cook Islands Oct 15-18. 
    • Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nurses Network. Cambodia 15-16 Nov 2018
    • Third Regional Forum of WHO Collaborating Centres in the Western Pacific. Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. 22-23 Nov 2018.
    • Grimes, A. Sparke, V. Rouen, C. & West, C. Resilient Communities in Disaster: Local legends workbook for Children. Cairns
    • Grimes, A. Sparke, V. Rouen, C. & West, C. Resilient Communities in Disaster: Local legends workbook for Adults. Cairns
    • West, C. & Rouen, C. (2019). Incidence and characteristics of dog bites in three remote Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland, Australia, 2006-2011. Journal of Veterinary Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2019.01.006
    • West, C., Fitts, M., Rouen, C., Muller, R., & Clough, A. (In Press). The cause and incidence of injuries experienced by children in remote Cape York Indigenous communities. Australian Journal of Primary Health.
    • Rouen, C., Clough, A., & West, C. (In Press). Non-fatal Deliberate Self-harm in three remote Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland, Australia. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.
    • Clark, G., Rouen, C., Yates, K. & West, C. (Accepted) Accessibility: a pivotal factor in maternal and neonatal outcomes. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal
    • WHOCC 2018 Global Network of World Health Organisation Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Conference and Meetings

The following projects while not stated as deliverable activities for the WHO, are managed out of JCU WHO CC:

    • The Centre is wrapping up research outputs from an extensive clinical file audit on injuries and achol management plans. The audit was performed in three remote Indigenous communities of Far North Queensland to investigate the incidence and characteristics of medically treated injuries between 2006 and 2011. The Centre is currently seeking funding to repeat the study for the time period 2012 to 2018.

    • The Resilient Communities in Disasters (RCD) workshop is a project that increases the knowledge and understanding of disasters. Aimed to capacity build student nurses and indivuduals within the community,the workshop covers basic disaster knowledge and frameworks of the local area, psychological first aid and disaster first aid. The RCD has been conducted with Student Nurses in the JCU Campuses of Cairns and Townsville and an adapted version was completed with Indigenous people in the Kowanyama community, and Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland.