Caroline E S Homer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Technology
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Re: Collaboration in maternity care. A response to 'what do I think of midwife-led units?'
    Caroline S E Homer
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 46:262-4. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Estimating blood loss after birth: using simulated clinical examples
    Sara S Buckland
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Women Birth 20:85-8. 2007
  3. doi request reprint What are the views of midwives in relation to perineal repair?
    Hannah G Dahlen
    Centre for Midwifery Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, Clinical Midwifery Consultant Sydney South Western Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    Women Birth 21:27-35. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Culture-based versus risk-based screening for the prevention of group B streptococcal disease in newborns: A review of national guidelines
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Women Birth 27:46-51. 2014
  5. pmc Impact on caesarean section rates following injections of sterile water (ICARIS): a multicentre randomised controlled trial
    Nigel Lee
    Mater Medical Research Institute, Mater Health Services, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:105. 2013
  6. pmc Does continuity of care impact decision making in the next birth after a caesarean section (VBAC)? a randomised controlled trial
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Level 7, 235 253 Jones St, Broadway, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:140. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Group versus conventional antenatal care for women
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD007622. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Developing a Core Competency Model and Educational Framework for Primary Maternity Services: a national consensus approach
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, Sydney 2007, Australia
    Women Birth 25:122-7. 2012
  9. doi request reprint 'It's more than just having a baby' women's experiences of a maternity service for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Midwifery 28:E449-55. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Safe timing for an urgent Caesarean section: what is the evidence to guide policy?
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 36:277-81. 2012

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Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Re: Collaboration in maternity care. A response to 'what do I think of midwife-led units?'
    Caroline S E Homer
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 46:262-4. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Estimating blood loss after birth: using simulated clinical examples
    Sara S Buckland
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Women Birth 20:85-8. 2007
    ..To determine the accuracy of the estimation of blood loss using simulated clinical examples...
  3. doi request reprint What are the views of midwives in relation to perineal repair?
    Hannah G Dahlen
    Centre for Midwifery Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, Clinical Midwifery Consultant Sydney South Western Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    Women Birth 21:27-35. 2008
    ..To determine the views of midwives towards perineal repair and the most effective way to teach and support midwives in developing this skill...
  4. doi request reprint Culture-based versus risk-based screening for the prevention of group B streptococcal disease in newborns: A review of national guidelines
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Women Birth 27:46-51. 2014
    ..We undertook an analysis of existing national and international guidelines in relation to GBS in pregnancy using a standardised and validated instrument to highlight the different recommended approaches to care...
  5. pmc Impact on caesarean section rates following injections of sterile water (ICARIS): a multicentre randomised controlled trial
    Nigel Lee
    Mater Medical Research Institute, Mater Health Services, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:105. 2013
    ..The objective of the current research is to determine if sterile water injections, as an intervention for back pain in labour, will reduce the intrapartum caesarean section rate...
  6. pmc Does continuity of care impact decision making in the next birth after a caesarean section (VBAC)? a randomised controlled trial
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Level 7, 235 253 Jones St, Broadway, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:140. 2013
    ..Models of service delivery, which enable an individual approach to care, may make a difference to the uptake of VBAC. Midwifery continuity of care could be an effective model to encourage and support women to choose VBAC...
  7. doi request reprint Group versus conventional antenatal care for women
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD007622. 2012
    ..In most Western countries, antenatal care traditionally involves a schedule of one-to-one visits with a care provider. A different way of providing antenatal care is through a group model...
  8. doi request reprint Developing a Core Competency Model and Educational Framework for Primary Maternity Services: a national consensus approach
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, Sydney 2007, Australia
    Women Birth 25:122-7. 2012
    ..These competencies recognise the interdisciplinary nature of maternity care in Australia where care is provided by general practitioners, obstetricians and midwives as well as other professionals...
  9. doi request reprint 'It's more than just having a baby' women's experiences of a maternity service for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Midwifery 28:E449-55. 2012
    ..This paper reports the evaluation from the perspective of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who accessed the service...
  10. doi request reprint Safe timing for an urgent Caesarean section: what is the evidence to guide policy?
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 36:277-81. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to help guide policy in maternity services and identify issues relating to DDI and safe practice in maternity care...
  11. doi request reprint Mapping maternity services in Australia: location, classification and services
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 35:222-9. 2011
    ..To describe maternity services available to Australian women and, in particular, the location, classification of services and support services available...
  12. doi request reprint A novel use of a classification system to audit severe maternal morbidity
    Caroline S E Homer
    University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Midwifery 26:532-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether the TGCS could be extended in a novel way to classify who required peripartum hysterectomy...
  13. doi request reprint Birth after caesarean section: changes over a nine-year period in one Australian state
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia
    Midwifery 27:165-9. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint Maternal mortality: what can we learn from stories of postpartum haemorrhage?
    Caroline Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Women Birth 22:97-104. 2009
    ..Vignettes from the maternal mortality reports in Australia and the United Kingdom are used to highlight the important lessons for providers of maternity care...
  15. doi request reprint 'It looks good on paper': transitions of care between midwives and child and family health nurses in New South Wales
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    Women Birth 22:64-72. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to understand the transition of care from one service to another and how to promote collaboration in the first few weeks after the birth...
  16. doi request reprint The role of the midwife in Australia: views of women and midwives
    Caroline S E Homer
    Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, University of Technology Sydney, P O Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Midwifery 25:673-81. 2009
    ..This study was part of a commissioned national research project to articulate the scope of practice of Australian midwives and to develop national competency standards to assist midwives to deliver safe and competent midwifery care...
  17. ncbi request reprint The development of national competency standards for the midwife in Australia
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW, Australia 2007
    Midwifery 23:350-60. 2007
    ..This study was part of a commissioned national research project to articulate the scope of practice of Australian midwives and to develop national competency standards to assist midwives to deliver safe and competent midwifery care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Challenging midwifery care, challenging midwives and challenging the system
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, P O Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Women Birth 19:79-83. 2006
    ..Finally, the paper challenges all midwives to work towards widespread, system-level change in Australian maternity services...
  19. ncbi request reprint Obstetric-induced incontinence: a black hole of preventable morbidity? An 'alternative' opinion
    Caroline Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 47:86-90. 2007
  20. ncbi request reprint Testing the Birth Unit Design Spatial Evaluation Tool (BUDSET) in Australia: a pilot study
    Maralyn J Foureur
    University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    HERD 4:36-60. 2011
    ..To pilot test the Birth Unit Design Spatial Evaluation Tool (BUDSET) in an Australian maternity care setting to determine whether such an instrument can measure the optimality of different birth settings...
  21. ncbi request reprint Developing the Birth Unit Design Spatial Evaluation Tool (BUDSET) in Australia: a qualitative study
    Maralyn J Foureur
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, University of Technology, Sydney
    HERD 3:43-57. 2010
    ..To develop a tool known as the Birth Unit Design Spatial Evaluation Tool (BUDSET), to assess the optimality of birth unit design...
  22. doi request reprint The St. George Homebirth Program: an evaluation of the first 100 booked women
    Jane McMurtrie
    Women s and Children s Health Services, St George Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 49:631-6. 2009
    ..This program provides access to selected women at low obstetric risk the option of having their babies at home. There are only four other publicly funded homebirth programs operating in Australia...
  23. doi request reprint Time to listen: strategies to improve hospital-based postnatal care
    Virginia Schmied
    University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Women Birth 21:99-105. 2008
    ..In Australia and internationally, women report high levels of dissatisfaction with hospital-based postnatal care...
  24. ncbi request reprint Hypertension in pregnancy: do consensus statements make a difference?
    Gregory K Davis
    Department of Women s Health, Midwifery Practice and Research Centre, St George Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 42:369-73. 2002
    ..i) To document variation in management of hypertension in pregnancy; (ii) to determine whether this variation falls within current management guidelines; and (iii) to make recommendations for developing future guidelines...
  25. ncbi request reprint Women's experiences of continuity of midwifery care in a randomised controlled trial in Australia
    Caroline S E Homer
    Division of Women s and Children s Health, St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales 2217, Australia
    Midwifery 18:102-12. 2002
    ..to compare the experiences of women who received a new model of continuity of midwifery care with those who received standard hospital care during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period...
  26. ncbi request reprint An Australian prospective cohort study of risk factors for severe perineal trauma during childbirth
    Hannah G Dahlen
    Sydney South Western Area Health Service, RPA Women and Babies, Missenden Road, Camperdown 2050, NSW, Australia
    Midwifery 23:196-203. 2007
    ..to determine risk factors for the occurrence of severe perineal trauma (third and fourth degree tears) during childbirth...
  27. ncbi request reprint Perineal outcomes and maternal comfort related to the application of perineal warm packs in the second stage of labor: a randomized controlled trial
    Hannah G Dahlen
    Sydney South Western Area Health Service, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Birth 34:282-90. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effects of applying warm packs to the perineum on perineal trauma and maternal comfort during the late second stage of labor...
  28. doi request reprint Non-proteinuric pre-eclampsia: a novel risk indicator in women with gestational hypertension
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    J Hypertens 26:295-302. 2008
    ..To determine whether outcomes differed for women with pre-eclampsia according to the presence of proteinuria and whether non-proteinuric pre-eclampsia is similar to gestational hypertension...
  29. ncbi request reprint Using the Zelen design in randomized controlled trials: debates and controversies
    Caroline S E Homer
    Midwifery Practice and Research Centre, Division of Women s and Children s Health, St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 38:200-7. 2002
    ..Zelen first proposed the design in 1979. It has been used infrequently since this time, although there are some notable exceptions in nursing, midwifery and some medical specialities...