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Dr Linda Coventry

Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3459, Email: l.coventry@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.437
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3459
Email: l.coventry@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.437  

 

Linda Coventry is a Senior Research Fellow within the School of Nursing and Midwifery and has an Adjunct Research Fellow position with the Centre for Nursing Research at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Current Teaching

CMC6100 Coaching and Mentoring in the Clinical Setting
MNP6101 Evidence-based Practice and Research Design (Student projects)
MNP6107 Nursing Research Project (Student projects)

Background

Linda has a clinical background with over 20 years of intensive care nursing experience and 15 years’ experience in research. She completed her PhD, having been awarded a National Health Medical Research Council Post Graduate Scholarship. While in an early stage post PhD she has been awarded over $500,000 in research funding during her career, she is a principal investigator on 12 research studies, and publishes in peer reviewed journals. Linda has research skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods particularly: cohort studies, cross-sectional studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, RCTs, and instrument development.

Linda is an active member of the Australian Vascular Access Society and is the current WA State Representative Board Member. She regularly reviews research manuscripts for professional nursing journals and also reviews research grant applications. As a passionate advocate for nursing research Linda supervises Masters and PhD students.

  • 2020 Vice Chancellor Research Fellow
  • 2017 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
  • 2014 Research Fellow, ECU and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
  • 2013 - 2014: Nurse Manager Innovations and Quality, Centre for Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • 2012 - 2013: Clinical Research Nurse, Centre for Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • 2008 - 2016: PhD candidate, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • 2004 - 2008: Clinical Research Nurse, Centre for Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • 1999 - 2004: Staff Development Nurse, ICU, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • 1998 - 1999: Course Coordinator Critical Care Course, San Diego State University, California, USA
  • 1993 - 1997: Registered Nurse & Education Coordinator, Alvarado Medical Centre, San Diego, California, USA
  • 1988 - 1992: Registered Nurse, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia

Professional Associations

  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Australian Vascular Access Society
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • Psi Alpha-at-Large Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards:

  • 2017: Winner of the Poster Award, Poster presentation ANZONA conference. Impact of the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Role on acute hospital length of stay and cost-savings for patients with hip fracture: a retrospective cohort study.

Other

  • 2015: New Investigators Award, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Western Australia. Myocardial infarction, patient decision delay and decision making: a thematic analysis.
  • 2015: 2ndPrize in Best Poster Competition, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Western Australia. Myocardial infarction: Delays, decision making, and outcomes.
  • 2011: Young Investigators Award, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Western Australia. “Sex differences in symptom     presentation in acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review and     meta-analysis.”
  • 2011: Paramedics Australasia, Finalist in the Best Poster Award, Sydney, Australia. “Gender differences in emergency ‘000’ calls and ambulance response for acute myocardial infarction patients.”
  • 2011: Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Finalist in Best Nursing Presentation, Perth, Australia. “Sex differences in symptom presentation in acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.”
  • 2008: NHMRC Post Graduate PhD Scholarship
  • 1997: Graduated from Master of Science (Nursing), Magna Cum Laude – “ with high honour, with academic distinction”
  • 1996: Awarded a Government Stipend, “Federal Nurse Traineeship” to complete a Master of Science (Nursing) at San Diego State University
  • 1995: Awarded a Government Stipend, “Federal Nurse Traineeship” to complete a Master of Science (Nursing) at San Diego State University.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Vascular access
  • Pressure injury
  • Improving patient outcomes in acute care settings
  • Prevention of hospital acquired complications.
  • Translation of evidence-based practice and implementation science

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2016.
  • Master of Science Nursing, United States of America, 1998.
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing, Edith Cowan University, 1992.
  • Diploma of Health Science (Nursing), Western Australian CAE, 1988.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Impacts of the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Role on the Care of Hip Fracture Patients: Patient and Economic Outcomes (Subproject for G1001207),  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2013 - 2021,  $7,832.
  • Evaluation of a new After-Hours Medical Care Model at SCGH (CAT Model): Doctors and Nurses perceptions.,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2013 - 2021,  $11,065.
  • Master Research Program,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2013 - 2021,  $403,632.
  • Staff perceptions of the effectiveness of hospital wide communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2013 - 2021,  $11,065.
  • Evaluation of the One Focus Clinical Facilitation Model for Nursing Students at SCGH Subproject for Institution # G1001207,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2013 - 2021,  $17,699.
  • Evaluating nurse change-of-shift handovers at a private hospital,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Engagement Grant,  2019 - 2020,  $75,798.
  • Introducing an Intervention to Improve Adherence to Pressure Injury Evidence Based Guidelines: a Cluster Randomised Trial,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2016 - 2020,  $40,000.
  • Evaluation of the Western Australian Haemodialysis Vascular Assessment Complexity instrument: content validity, reliability and predictive validity,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2019,  2019 - 2020,  $30,000.
  • Sampling blood from peripheral intravenous cannulas and hemolysis rates: an observational study,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2018 - 2020,  $14,956.
  • Independent predictors of successful vascular access (VA) cannulation in haemodialysis patients and the development of a VA cannulation complexity instrument.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 2),  2015 - 2019,  $117,160.
  • Prevalence of blood sampling from intravenous cannulas in acute healthcare,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $14,673.
  • Insulin Stabilisation Ambulatory Program for Inpatients Discharged from Hospital – “Virtual Ward”,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 1),  2015 - 2018,  $112,464.
  • The effect of an immediate pre-operative haemoglobin blood test on hip fracture patient outcomes: a randomized control trial,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Research Advisory Committee Funding Grant 2017/18,  2017 - 2018,  $39,993.
  • Evaluation of chair overlays to reduce pressure injury in high risk patients.,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Research Advisory Committee Funding Grant 2017/18,  2017,  $4,943.
  • Effectiveness of the Coagchek PRO II compared with usual care in patients receiving intravenous heparin management via pathology results. To validate the Coagchek PRO 11 against the currently Coagchek XS plus used in Home Link ,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Research Advisory Committee Funding Grant 2017/18,  2017,  $4,956.
  • Cognitive Impairment and Readmission rates in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Admitted to the Acute Care Setting: A Cohort Study,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Research Advisory Committee Funding Grant 2016/17,  2016 - 2017,  $47,392.
  • Evaluation of the One Focus Clinical Facilitation Model for Nursing Students at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $10,000.
  • A Pilot Randomised Control Trial to Compare Failure Rates between Anti-infective CVC, PICC and Anti-infective PICC lines in Patients that Receive TPN,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $39,626.
  • Management of cognitive impairment in an acute hospital setting: An audit of Occupational Therapists working at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Research Advisory Committee Funding Grant 2017/18,  2017,  $1,876.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Jacob, A., Coventry, L., Davies, H., Jacob, E., (2020), Are current guidelines on the use of Peripheral Intravenous Cannula for blod draws supported by evidence? An organizational case study. Nursing Open, 2020(00), 1-9, DOI: DOI:10.1002/nop2.559.
  • Jacob, A., Coventry, L., Davies, H., Jacob, E., (2020), Are current clinical guidelines on the use of Peripheral Intravenous Cannula for blood draws supported by evidence? An organisational case study. World of Information Business Intelligence Reports. Albania, article in press - early view(article in press), article in press, DOI: 10.1002/nop2.559.
  • Davies, H., Coventry, L., Jacob, A., Stoneman, L., Jacob, E., (2020), Blood sampling through peripheral intravenous cannulas: A look at current practice in Australia. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, 27(2), 219-225, DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2019.07.010.
  • Barnard, M., Coventry, L., Foster , L., Davis , S., Twigg, D., Bharat, C., Boston , J., (2020), The psychometric validation of the quality practical experience (QPE) instruments (nurses and student nurse) to evaluate clinical supervision of undergraduate student nurses. Nurse Education in Practice, 43(February 2020), Article number 102697, Nurse Education in Practice , DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102697.
  • Stone, L., Arneil, M., Coventry, L., Casey, V., Moss, S., Cavadino, A., Laing, B., McCarthy, A., (2019), Benchmarking nurse outcomes in Australian Magnet® Hospitals: cross-sectional study. BMC Nursing, 18(1), article number 62, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-019-0383-6.
  • Coventry, L., Jacob, A., Davies, H., Stoneman, L., Keogh, S., Jacob, E., (2019), Drawing blood from peripheral intravenous cannula compared with venepuncture: A systematic review and meta-analaysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(11), 2313-2339, DOI: 10.1111/jan.14078.
  • Coventry, L., Bremner, AP., Van Schalkwyk, JW., Hegney, DG., Thompson, PL., (2019), The Effect of Media Campaigns, Patient Characteristics, and Presenting Symptoms on Prehospital Delay in Myocardial Infarction Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study. Heart Lung and Circulation, 28(8), 1161-1175, DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.05.203.
  • Coventry, L., Hosking, JM., Chan, DT., Coral, E., Lim, WH., Barnard, M., Twigg, D., Rickard, C., (2019), Variables associated with successful vascular access cannulation in hemodialysis patients: a prospective cohort study. BMC Nephrology, 20(2019), Article no.197, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-019-1373-3.
  • Christiansen, A., Coventry, L., Graham, R., Jacob, E., Twigg, D., Whitehead, L., (2018), Intentional rounding in acute adult healthcare settings: A systematic mixed-method review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(9-10), 1759-1792, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14370.
  • Coventry, L., Schalkwyk, J., Thompson, P., Hawkins, S., Hegney, D., (2017), Myocardial infarction, patient decision delay and help seeking behaviour: a thematic analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(13-14), 1993-2005, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13607.
  • Coventry, L., Pickles, S., Ong, M., Barnard, M., Giles, M., Murray, K., Twigg, D., (2017), Impact of the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Role on Acute Hospital Length of Stay and Cost-savings for Patients with Hip Fracture: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(11), 2652-2663, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/jan.13330.
  • Slatyer, S., Coventry, L., Twigg, D., Davis, S., (2016), Professional practice models for nursing: a review of the literature and synthesis of key components. Journal of Nursing Management, 24(2), 139-150, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12309.
  • Coventry, L., Bremner, A., Williams, T., Celenza, A., Jacobs, I., Finn, J., (2015), Characteristics and Outcomes of MI Patients with and without Chest Pain: A Cohort Study. Heart Lung and Circulation, 24(8), 796-805, Chatswood, NSW, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.01.015.
  • Coventry, L., Bremner, AP., Williams, TA., Celenza, A., (2015), The Effect of Presenting Symptoms and Patient Characteristics on Prehospital Delay in MI Patients Presenting to Emergency Department by Ambulance: A Cohort Study. Heart Lung and Circulation, 24(10), 943-950, Chatswood, NSW, Australia, Elsevier Australia, DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.02.026.
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