Debra Kerr

Summary

Affiliation: Victoria University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Adverse events associated with the use of intravenous epinephrine in emergency department patients presenting with severe asthma
    Mark Putland
    Emergency Medicine, Western Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Emerg Med 47:559-63. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Medication administration by enrolled nurses: opinions of nurses in an Australian healthcare organization
    Debra Kerr
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Nurs Forum 47:203-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and safety of intranasal and intramuscular naloxone for the treatment of suspected heroin overdose
    Debra Kerr
    Victoria University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, St Albans, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 104:2067-74. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Improved response by peers after witnessed heroin overdose in Melbourne
    Debra Kerr
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Melbourne, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 28:327-30. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Examination of current handover practice: evidence to support changing the ritual
    Debra Kerr
    Victoria University, St Albans, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 17:342-50. 2011
  6. pmc Attitudes of Australian heroin users to peer distribution of naloxone for heroin overdose: perspectives on intranasal administration
    Debra Kerr
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Sunshine Hospital, 1st Floor, 176 Furlong Rd, St Albans, Victoria, 3021, Australia
    J Urban Health 85:352-60. 2008
  7. pmc Parental weight estimation of their child's weight is more accurate than other weight estimation methods for determining children's weight in an emergency department?
    David Krieser
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Western Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med J 24:756-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint External validation of the Best Guess formulae for paediatric weight estimation
    Anne Maree Kelly
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 19:543-6. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Intranasal naloxone for the treatment of suspected heroin overdose
    Debra Kerr
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Addiction 103:379-86. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Is severity assessment after one hour of treatment better for predicting the need for admission in acute asthma?
    Anne Maree Kelly
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Western Hospital, Private Bag, Footscray 3011, Australia
    Respir Med 98:777-81. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Adverse events associated with the use of intravenous epinephrine in emergency department patients presenting with severe asthma
    Mark Putland
    Emergency Medicine, Western Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Emerg Med 47:559-63. 2006
    ..We determine the rate of adverse effects associated with the use of intravenous (IV) epinephrine by infusion for the treatment of severe asthma in the emergency department (ED)...
  2. doi request reprint Medication administration by enrolled nurses: opinions of nurses in an Australian healthcare organization
    Debra Kerr
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Nurs Forum 47:203-9. 2012
    ..This study examined the opinions of nurses about the introduction of enrolled nurse medication administration and analyzed its impact on the medication error rate...
  3. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and safety of intranasal and intramuscular naloxone for the treatment of suspected heroin overdose
    Debra Kerr
    Victoria University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, St Albans, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 104:2067-74. 2009
    ..n. administration might be effective, but suboptimal naloxone solutions were used. This study compared the effectiveness of concentrated (2 mg/ml) i.n. naloxone to intramuscular (i.m.) naloxone for suspected opiate overdose...
  4. doi request reprint Improved response by peers after witnessed heroin overdose in Melbourne
    Debra Kerr
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Melbourne, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 28:327-30. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine reported overdose response by current injecting drug users (IDU) during overdose events, in comparison with previous studies...
  5. doi request reprint Examination of current handover practice: evidence to support changing the ritual
    Debra Kerr
    Victoria University, St Albans, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 17:342-50. 2011
    ..The majority (82%) expressed reluctance to change their current handover style. Modification of existing nursing handover is needed but might be challenging in view of the reluctance to change this ritual...
  6. pmc Attitudes of Australian heroin users to peer distribution of naloxone for heroin overdose: perspectives on intranasal administration
    Debra Kerr
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Sunshine Hospital, 1st Floor, 176 Furlong Rd, St Albans, Victoria, 3021, Australia
    J Urban Health 85:352-60. 2008
    ..There was no association with age, sex, or heroin practice. There appears to be strong support among Australian IDU for naloxone distribution to peers. Intranasal spray is the preferred route of administration...
  7. pmc Parental weight estimation of their child's weight is more accurate than other weight estimation methods for determining children's weight in an emergency department?
    David Krieser
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Western Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med J 24:756-9. 2007
    ..To compare the various paediatric weight estimation methods (Advanced Pediatric Life Support, Broselow Tape, Argall, and Best Guess) and parental estimate to measured weight...
  8. ncbi request reprint External validation of the Best Guess formulae for paediatric weight estimation
    Anne Maree Kelly
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 19:543-6. 2007
    ..A new method for estimation of weight in children based on their age has been proposed. The present study aims to validate the Best Guess formulae in a new population of children...
  9. doi request reprint Intranasal naloxone for the treatment of suspected heroin overdose
    Debra Kerr
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Addiction 103:379-86. 2008
    ..This paper reviews available literature regarding the effectiveness, safety and utility of intranasal (i.n.) naloxone for the treatment of heroin overdose...
  10. ncbi request reprint Is severity assessment after one hour of treatment better for predicting the need for admission in acute asthma?
    Anne Maree Kelly
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Western Hospital, Private Bag, Footscray 3011, Australia
    Respir Med 98:777-81. 2004
    ..To determine if severity assessment after 1 h of treatment is better than assessment at presentation for predicting the requirement for hospital admission for emergency department (ED) patients with acute asthma...
  11. ncbi request reprint Call-to-needle times for thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction in Victoria
    Anne Maree Kelly
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Western Hospital, Private Bag, Footscray, Victoria 3011, Australia
    Med J Aust 178:381-5. 2003
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  12. ncbi request reprint Head computed tomography guidelines are being followed
    Tim Brettig
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Footscray, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 18:238-44. 2006
    ..Our aim was to determine compliance with the guideline...
  13. ncbi request reprint External validation of the San Francisco Syncope Rule in the Australian context
    Teresa M Cosgriff
    University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    CJEM 9:157-61. 2007
    ..It has been reported to have high sensitivity and the potential to decrease admission rates. The aim of this study was to validate the SFSR in the Australasian setting...
  14. ncbi request reprint Failed validation of the Argall weight formula for estimating children's weight in an Australian emergency department
    Kevin Nguyen
    University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Acad Emerg Med 14:486-8. 2007
    ..Weight measurement is not always practical, so weight estimation methods are used. Recently, a new weight estimation formula was suggested. The Argall formula estimates weight in kilograms as follows: (age in years + 2) x 3...
  15. ncbi request reprint When continuity of care breaks down: a systems failure in identification of osteoporosis risk in older patients treated for minimal trauma fractures
    Anne Maree Kelly
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Western Health, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 188:389-91. 2008
    ..Our aim was to determine the proportion of patients who underwent bone density testing for osteoporosis of those with a minimal trauma wrist fracture treated in the emergency department (ED)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Is cardiac monitoring during transport of low-risk chest pain patients from the emergency department necessary?
    Andrew Lin
    The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 19:229-33. 2007
    ..These patients are often transported with cardiac monitoring by nurse escort from the ED. We aimed to show that this group of patients are at low risk of experiencing life-threatening arrhythmia disturbances...
  17. doi request reprint Clinical significance of initial troponin I in the grey zone in emergency department chest pain patients: a retrospective pilot study
    Hwee Min Lee
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Western Health, Footscray, Australia
    Emerg Med J 27:302-4. 2010
    ..We aimed to describe the characteristics and outcome of patients with an initial TnI level 1-5 times the upper limit of normal...
  18. ncbi request reprint Implementation of the Canadian C-spine rule reduces cervical spine x-ray rate for alert patients with potential neck injury
    Debra Kerr
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Western Health and The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Emerg Med 28:127-31. 2005
    ..Time in hard collar was also reduced from a median of 128 min to a median of 103 min (effect size 25.5 min), but this did not reach statistical significance. Implementation of the Canadian C-spine rule reduced x-ray ordering by 25%...
  19. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of emergency department patients about handover at the bedside
    Debra Kerr
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria University, St Albans, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 23:1685-93. 2014
    ..To explore patients' perspectives of bedside handover by nurses in the emergency department (ED)...
  20. doi request reprint Comparison of prognostic performance of scores to predict risk of stroke in ED patients with transient ischaemic attack
    Hong Nguyen
    Victoria University, Australia
    Eur J Emerg Med 17:346-8. 2010
    ..1% (ABCD) and 98.9% (ABCD2), respectively. All three risk scores predict short-term risk of stroke in patients with an ED diagnosis of transient ischaemic attack and could be an effective tool to guide clinical decision making...
  21. ncbi request reprint Does emergency department workload adversely influence timely analgesia?
    Rob Mitchell
    Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 21:52-8. 2009
    ..The impact of ED overcrowding on delay to analgesia has not been well studied. Our objective was to determine if ED workload influenced time to analgesia (TTA)...
  22. doi request reprint What proportion of patients with chest pain are potentially suitable for computed tomography coronary angiography?
    Sulieman Hamid
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Western Health, Footscray, Australia
    Am J Emerg Med 28:494-8. 2010
    ..We aimed to quantify the proportion of ED rule-out ACS patients suitable for MSCT-CA...
  23. ncbi request reprint Towards patient-centred care: perspectives of nurses and midwives regarding shift-to-shift bedside handover
    Debra Kerr
    Victoria University, St Albans, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 20:250-7. 2014
    ..Development of ward-specific tools and relevant educational resources, along with clinical support, are identified as the facilitators to ensure the new model can be successfully integrated into normal clinical practice...
  24. ncbi request reprint One-handed versus two-handed chest compressions in paediatric cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
    Emil Peska
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, The University of Melbourne, Western Hospital, Footscray, Melbourne, Australia
    Resuscitation 71:65-9. 2006
    ..To determine emergency department (ED) staff preference for one- or two-handed paediatric chest compressions and to determine if there was a difference in compression rates delivered and fatigability between the techniques...
  25. doi request reprint Bedside handover enhances completion of nursing care and documentation
    Debra Kerr
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria University, St Albans 3021, Victoria, Australia
    J Nurs Care Qual 28:217-25. 2013
    ..Implementing bedside handover may enhance nursing care for hospitalized patients...
  26. doi request reprint Outcomes of emergency department patients treated for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    Anne Maree Kelly
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Western Health, St Albans, Vic, Australia
    Chest 134:1033-6. 2008
    ..There is little published evidence detailing the outcomes of emergency department (ED) patients who have been treated for PSP. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical outcomes for patients with PSP...
  27. ncbi request reprint The quality of medical record review studies in the international emergency medicine literature
    Diana Badcock
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Western Hospital, Footscray, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Emerg Med 45:444-7. 2005
    ..We assess the methodologic quality of studies using medical record review methodology in 4 international emergency medicine journals. A secondary aim was to compare methodology quality among these journals and across years...
  28. doi request reprint Developing a framework for nursing handover in the emergency department: an individualised and systematic approach
    Sharon Klim
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Western Health, Footscray, Vic, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 22:2233-43. 2013
    ..To explore emergency department (ED) nurses' perceptions of current practices and essential components of effective change of shift nursing handover...
  29. ncbi request reprint Validation of venous pCO2 to screen for arterial hypercarbia in patients with chronic obstructive airways disease
    Anne Maree Kelly
    Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Footscray, Victoria, Australia
    J Emerg Med 28:377-9. 2005
    ..In conclusion, pvCO2 can be used as a screening test for arterial hypercarbia, and if employed, can potentially reduce the requirement for ABG sampling...
  30. ncbi request reprint Lack of agreement in classification of the severity of acute asthma between emergency physician assessment and classification using the National Asthma Council Australia guidelines (1998)
    Colin V E Powell
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Emerg Med (Fremantle) 15:49-53. 2003
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  31. ncbi request reprint Validation of a tool to safely triage selected patients with chest pain to unmonitored beds
    Ronald V Sultana
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med (Fremantle) 14:393-9. 2002
    ..To externally validate a chest pain protocol that triages low risk patients with chest pain to an unmonitored bed...