Neonatal skin injuries from mechanical forces: a multicentre, mixed methods study

August, Deanne Lee (2022) Neonatal skin injuries from mechanical forces: a multicentre, mixed methods study. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Deanne August studied neonatal skin injuries through a multicentre, mixed methods research comprised of eight methods, to explore and determine epidemiologic factors of injury. Findings included methods for neonatal injury assessment, multiple forces contributed towards injury; neonates have increased risk compared to older populations; many injuries are currently unpreventable, and identification of new extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors.

Item ID: 75549
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: breakdown, clinical photography, colour reference, diagram, digital images, epidemiology, epidermal stripping, fetus, foetal physiology, friction, glucocorticoids, hospital devices, injury locations, language, maturation, mechanical forces, neonatal skin injuries, neonatal, neonate, premature, pressure injury, pressure, preterm, prevalence, quality healthcare measurements, risk factors, shear, skin development, skin injury, skin, stripping
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Six publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: August, Deanne, van der Vis, Klazina Marie, and New, Karen (2019) Conceptualising skin development diagrammatically from foetal and neonatal scientific evidence. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 25 (6). pp. 311-314.

Chapter 2: August, Deanne, and Kandasamy, Yogavijayan (2017) The effects of antenatal glucocorticoid exposure on fetal and neonatal skin maturation. Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 45 (8). pp. 969-975.

Chapter 3: August, Deanne L., New, Karen, Ray, Robin A., and Kandasamy, Yogavijayan (2018) Frequency, location and risk factors of neonatal skin injuries from mechanical forces of pressure, friction, shear and stripping: a systematic literature review. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 24 (4). pp. 173-180.

Chapter 6.3: August, Deanne, Hitchcock, Ian, Tangney, Janelle, Ray, Robin A., Kandasamy, Yoga, and New, Karen (2019) Graduated colour tape measure: development and demonstration of this tool in a case series of neonatal skin injuries. Journal of Tissue Viability, 28 (3). pp. 133-138.

Chapter 7: August, Deanne L., Kandasamy, Yoga, Ray, Robin, Lindsay, Daniel, and New, Karen (2021) Fresh perspectives on hospital-acquired neonatal skin injury period prevalence from a multicenter study: length of stay, acuity, and incomplete course of antenatal steroids. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 35 (3). pp. 275-283.

Chapter 8: August, Deanne L., Ray, Robin A., Kandasamy, Yoga, and New, Karen (2020) Neonatal skin assessments and injuries: nomenclature, workplace culture and clinical opinions-Method triangulation a qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29 (21-22). pp. 3986-4006.

Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 00:22
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3213 Paediatrics > 321303 Neonatology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200506 Neonatal and child health @ 60%
20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200101 Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions @ 40%
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