Ms Astrid Frotjold

RN, MNS BA PhD
Acute Care Lecturer

M02C - 88 Mallett Street - Building C
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 4024

Biographical details

Astrid has been employed in the tertiary sector for many years and has a strong commitment to engaging students in their own learning through innovative and reflective processes. Astrid holds the positions of Acute Care Lecturer, Clinical Education Academic/Simulation and Graduate Entry Master Year 1 academic advisor at Sydney Nursing School.

Astrid's main areas of expertise are in acute medical-surgical nursing (Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Vascular surgery) and the integration of simulation into the nursing curriculum. Astrid has considerable experience using simulated learning activities to enhance practice development. Astrid completed her PhD Nursing in 2015 investigating the uptake by faculty of a high fidelity simulation program.

She has presented at numerous conferences on topics such as experiential learning and simulation, integrating theoretical knowledge and clinical skills and embedding high fidelity simulation activities into nursing curricula. Astrid also has strong clinical relationshipswith a number of Sydney teaching hospitals to ensure clinical currency and up to date knowledge of any practice changes and issues that may impact on clinical teaching and require further research

Research interests

Areas of expertise

  • Acute Care
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing
  • Simulation in Nursing
  • Interprofessional education

Teaching and supervision

  • Acute Care Nursing
  • Wound Management
  • Nursing Simulation
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Fundamental nursing care
  • Patient Safety

Current projects

  • 2017-current Guinea, S., Frotjold, A., Levett-Jones, T., Lewis, P. & Weyand, P. Using an electronic medical record for simulation education to enhance learning and teaching.
  • 2017-current Frotjold, A., Schneider, C., Bloomfield, J. & Stehlik, P. A focus on medication safety: an interprofessional learning experience with pre-registration nursing and pharmacy students

Associations

Simulation Australasia

Awards and honours

2006: The Carrick Award for Teaching Excellence. Title "For successfully assisting undergraduate students to identify as nurses through the development of the Virtual Health Environment"

2005: Finalist Atom Awards. Category Title: Best Instructional Training Resource. Production Title: Virtual Health Environment Core Skills Series IV Therapy

2004--2005: Awarded Teaching and Learning Enhancement Scheme (TALES) ($30,000). Submitted by Hardy J (Project Officer), Frotjold A, Drury P & Guy J (Project Team Members) for the School of Nursing (NSW) ACU National. Title of Proposed Initiative: "VHE (Virtual Health Environment) Network System - NSW School of Nursing". The external assesses of the award stated the following: "This is an innovative proposal that builds on positive outcomes of linked projects undertaken over the last two years. The project has been well thought through and has potential for wider application."

2003: Teaching Development Grant Hardy J (Project leader), Frotjold A, Drury P, Brown P & Unite O 'True to life' multimedia created clinical situations: promoting realism in the nursing undergraduate curriculum (stage 2)

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Gordon, C., Frotjold, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Nursing students blood pressure measurement accuracy during clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(5), 46-54. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C., Frotjold, A., Fethney, J., Green, J., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Buckley, T. (2013). The Effectiveness of Simulation-Based Blood Pressure Training in Preregistration Nursing Students. Simulation in Healthcare, 8(5), 335-340. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Frotjold, A., Bloomfield, J., Stehlik, P., Schneider, C. (2017). A focus on medication safety- an interprofessional simulated learning experience with pre-registration nursing and pharmacy students. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy: International Clinical Skills Conference.
  • Bloomfield, J., Frotjold, A. (2017). Developing authentic interprofessional clinical simulation scenarios to promote the development of clinical skills. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy: International Clinical Skills Conference.
  • Frotjold, A., Gordon, C., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Green, J., Buckley, T. (2012). Preparedness of Pre-Registration Nursing Students for Blood Pressure Measurement During Clinical Practice Using Human Patient Simulators. Simhealth 2011, Sydney, Australia: Simulation Australia.

2017

  • Frotjold, A., Bloomfield, J., Stehlik, P., Schneider, C. (2017). A focus on medication safety- an interprofessional simulated learning experience with pre-registration nursing and pharmacy students. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy: International Clinical Skills Conference.
  • Bloomfield, J., Frotjold, A. (2017). Developing authentic interprofessional clinical simulation scenarios to promote the development of clinical skills. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy: International Clinical Skills Conference.

2015

  • Gordon, C., Frotjold, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Nursing students blood pressure measurement accuracy during clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(5), 46-54. [More Information]

2013

  • Gordon, C., Frotjold, A., Fethney, J., Green, J., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Buckley, T. (2013). The Effectiveness of Simulation-Based Blood Pressure Training in Preregistration Nursing Students. Simulation in Healthcare, 8(5), 335-340. [More Information]

2012

  • Frotjold, A., Gordon, C., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Green, J., Buckley, T. (2012). Preparedness of Pre-Registration Nursing Students for Blood Pressure Measurement During Clinical Practice Using Human Patient Simulators. Simhealth 2011, Sydney, Australia: Simulation Australia.

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