Ritin S Fernandez

Summary

Affiliation: New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Sociodemographic predictors and reasons for participation in an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programme following percutaneous coronary intervention
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, New South Wales, and Centre for Evidence Based Health Care a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 14:237-42. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Development and preliminary testing of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Enrolment Obstacles (CREO) scale: implications for service development
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney, Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 7:96-102. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Awareness of risk factors for coronary heart disease following interventional cardiology procedures: a key concern for nursing practice
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 14:435-42. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Persistence of coronary risk factor status in participants 12 to 18 months after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:379-87. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Duration of short-term indwelling catheters--a systematic review of the evidence
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research South Western, Sydney Area Health Service, NSW, Australia
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 33:145-53; quiz 154-5. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Educational interventions for mental health consumers receiving psychotropic medication: a review of the evidence
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 15:70-80. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparison of an evidence based regime with the standard protocol for monitoring postoperative observation: a randomised controlled trial
    Ritin Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust J Adv Nurs 23:15-21. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Clamping short-term indwelling catheters: a systematic review of the evidence
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, and University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 32:329-36. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Validation of the revised cardiac rehabilitation preference form in patients with post-percutaneous coronary intervention
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care, Liverpool BC, NSW, Australia
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:390-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Removal of short-term indwelling urethral catheters: the evidence
    Rhonda D Griffiths
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, and New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 31:299-308. 2004

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Sociodemographic predictors and reasons for participation in an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programme following percutaneous coronary intervention
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, New South Wales, and Centre for Evidence Based Health Care a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 14:237-42. 2008
    ..Additional research on determinants of participation in CR programmes among this cohort of patients could assist in the development of new strategies to encourage healthy behaviours and reduce the risk of further cardiac events...
  2. ncbi request reprint Development and preliminary testing of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Enrolment Obstacles (CREO) scale: implications for service development
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney, Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 7:96-102. 2008
    ..Assessment of the barriers to CR participation in PCI patients could provide vital information for the development of alternate strategies for coronary risk factor modification...
  3. doi request reprint Awareness of risk factors for coronary heart disease following interventional cardiology procedures: a key concern for nursing practice
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 14:435-42. 2008
    ..The findings have important implications for nursing practice in terms of directing educational efforts for the modification of risk factors for coronary heart disease...
  4. ncbi request reprint Persistence of coronary risk factor status in participants 12 to 18 months after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:379-87. 2006
    ..Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a widely performed revascularization technique for coronary heart disease; however, there is limited research investigating the risk factor status of patients 1 year after the procedure...
  5. ncbi request reprint Duration of short-term indwelling catheters--a systematic review of the evidence
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research South Western, Sydney Area Health Service, NSW, Australia
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 33:145-53; quiz 154-5. 2006
    ..A systematic review on the effect of duration of catheterization on urinary retention...
  6. ncbi request reprint Educational interventions for mental health consumers receiving psychotropic medication: a review of the evidence
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 15:70-80. 2006
    ..More well designed and reported randomized studies investigating the efficacy of education are urgently needed...
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparison of an evidence based regime with the standard protocol for monitoring postoperative observation: a randomised controlled trial
    Ritin Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust J Adv Nurs 23:15-21. 2005
    ..Monitoring patients' vital signs is an important component of postoperative observations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Clamping short-term indwelling catheters: a systematic review of the evidence
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, and University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 32:329-36. 2005
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  9. doi request reprint Validation of the revised cardiac rehabilitation preference form in patients with post-percutaneous coronary intervention
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care, Liverpool BC, NSW, Australia
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:390-4. 2007
    ..Of note, participation rates of patients following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are low...
  10. ncbi request reprint Removal of short-term indwelling urethral catheters: the evidence
    Rhonda D Griffiths
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, and New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 31:299-308. 2004
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Changes in general nurses' knowledge of alcohol and substance use and misuse after education
    Duong Thuy Tran
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
    Perspect Psychiatr Care 45:128-39. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Cardiac rehabilitation coordinators' perceptions of patient-related barriers to implementing cardiac evidence-based guidelines
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, New South Wales, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:449-57. 2008
    ..Implementing evidence-based guidelines after a coronary event is vital to prevent recurrence of an acute episode. However, various barriers to guideline implementation have been identified...
  13. ncbi request reprint Does implementation of clinical practice guidelines change nurses' screening for alcohol and other substance use?
    Duong Thuy Tran
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 33:13-9. 2009
    ..To examine the effectiveness of the implementation of a clinical practice guideline on nurses screening patients for alcohol and other substance use, providing brief interventions, and referring patients at risk for treatment...
  14. ncbi request reprint The health-related quality of life trajectory in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, Australia
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:223-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the trajectory of cardiac patient's perceptions of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) during a 24-month period in a community-based population...
  15. doi request reprint Improving cardiac rehabilitation services--challenges for cardiac rehabilitation coordinators
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Family and Community Health, College of Health and Science, Campbelltown Campus, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 10:37-43. 2011
    ..Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a long term multifactorial rehabilitation program aimed at the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events. However, delivery of CR services is less than optimal...
  16. ncbi request reprint A pilot randomised controlled trial comparing a health-related lifestyle self-management intervention with standard cardiac rehabilitation following an acute cardiac event: Implications for a larger clinical trial
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney, Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, Australia
    Aust Crit Care 22:17-27. 2009
    ..This pilot study was to assess the feasibility of the health-related lifestyle self-management (HeLM) intervention as a strategy to decrease cardiovascular risk following acute coronary syndrome...
  17. doi request reprint Quality of life of community-based palliative care clients and their caregivers
    Tanya Connell
    University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Palliat Support Care 11:323-30. 2013
    ..This study aimed to investigate health-related quality of life of palliative care (PC) clients and their caregivers, at baseline and follow-up, following a referral to a community PC service...
  18. ncbi request reprint Quality-of-life trajectory of clients and carers referred to a community palliative care service
    Tanya Connell
    University of Western Sydney, Australia
    Int J Palliat Nurs 17:80-5. 2011
    ..Whether this indicates that the care administered succeeded in cancelling out the worsening of the clients' conditions or whether it indicates a shortcoming of the care was not assessed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Peripheral venous catheters: a review of current practices
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Clinical Practice Review Network, Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Liverpool BC, NSW 1871, Australia
    J Infus Nurs 26:388-92. 2003
    ..Policy documents were available from only a few hospitals to validate the practice reported. Significant diversity in practices was documented among healthcare organizations...
  20. doi request reprint The meta-analysis graph: clearing the haze
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin Nurse Spec 23:57-60. 2009
    ..The purpose of this article is to provide clinicians with a basic understanding of the meta-analysis graph to objectively interpret the findings and implement them when applicable in clinical practice...
  21. ncbi request reprint Portable MP3 players: innovative devices for recording qualitative interviews
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Australia
    Nurse Res 15:7-15. 2007
    ..Ritin Fernandez and Rhonda Griffiths examine a technological resource that pervades modern social life and which can be used effectively for digitally recording interviews for qualitative research...
  22. doi request reprint Accuracy of biochemical markers for predicting nasogastric tube placement in adults--a systematic review of diagnostic studies
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Family and Community Health, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 47:1037-46. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the diagnostic performance of biochemical tests used to determine placement of nasogastric (NG) tubes after insertion in adults...
  23. doi request reprint Administration of medications by enrolled nurses: perceptions of metropolitan and non-metropolitan registered nurses and nursing unit managers
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Liverpool NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 27:237-45. 2008
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Knowledge dissemination resulting from the Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association annual scientific meetings
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Family and Community Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Campbelltown Campus, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South DC, NSW 1797, Australia
    Heart Lung Circ 20:19-23. 2011
    ..However, no such data exists for cardiac rehabilitation abstracts presented at Australian conferences. We reviewed a series of conferences to determine the number of abstracts that resulted in subsequent full publication...
  25. doi request reprint Water for wound cleansing
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney, Centre for Applied Nursing Research, New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, Liverpool BC, and University of Western Sydney, Penrith South DC, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Evid Based Healthc 5:305-23. 2007
    ..In the absence of drinkable tap water, boiled and cooled water as well as distilled water can be used as cleansing agents...
  26. ncbi request reprint Does a multidisciplinary total parenteral nutrition team improve patient outcomes? A systematic review
    Carlie Jane Naylor
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 28:251-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this review was to critically analyze the literature and present the best available evidence that investigated the effectiveness of multidisciplinary TPN teams in the provision of TPN to adult hospitalized patients...