Ms Elizabeth Leonard

MN(CritCare) Sydney MN(NP) BN UoN
Lecturer, Coordinator Emergency Nursing

M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0961
Fax +61 2 9351 0615

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Biographical details

Liz Leonard has been working in critical care since 1994. She joined Sydney Nursing School as Lecturer in 2008 and continues to work as the Trauma Coordinator at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and as a nurse in the RPA Emergency Department. She also works part-time as a flight nurse for medical and trauma retrievals.

With experience primarily in emergency and trauma nursing, Liz has worked in coronary care, intensive care and medical and surgical wards. She worked in the Royal Prince Alfred Emergency Department for nine years, six of which were in the capacity of Clinical Nurse Consultant. She then became the Clinical Nurse Consultant in Trauma Services.

Contributing to nursing education is an important aspect of Liz's work. Before she joined the University of Sydney as a lecturer, she maintained a close working relationship with Sydney Nursing School as a tutor and clinical facilitator, providing lectures for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses. She has been instrumental in the development and coordination of trauma-related course workshops and programs and is a faculty member in the Australian Trauma Team Training Course, conducted through the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. Liz is also the Coordinator of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Trauma Team Training Course, and regularly lectures in nursing programs conducted at the College of Nursing.

She is actively involved with the NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Prevention, as well as an invited member of the NSW Nurses Registration Board Nurse Practitioner Panel.

Research interests

  • Trauma
  • Simulation and team dynamics
  • Critical care nursing

Current projects

  • Trauma Clinical Information Systems
  • Harmful alcohol use in trauma patients
  • Trauma assaults
  • Road incidents involving cyclists

Associations

  • Faculty member and Coordinator: Australian Trauma Team Training Course, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Faculty member: Australian Trauma Team Training Course, Sydney Simulation Centre
  • Member: NSW Trauma Network Committee
  • Representative: NSW Trauma Services Committee
  • Member: Institute of Trauma and Injury Education and Research Committee
  • Member: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Trauma Committee
  • Member: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Clinical Nurse Consultant Committee
  • Member: NSW Nurse’s Association
  • Member: Australasian Trauma Society

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Leonard, E., Curtis, K. (2014). Are Australian and New Zealand trauma service resources reflective of the Australasian Trauma Verification Model Resource Criteria? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(7-8), 523-527. [More Information]
  • Lawton, L., Roncal, S., Leonard, E., Stack, A., Dinh, M., Byrne, C., Petchell, J. (2014). The utility of advanced trauma life support (atls) clinical shock grading in assessment of trauma. Emergency Medicine Journal, 31(5), 384-389. [More Information]
  • Vitesnikova, J., Dinh, M., Leonard, E., Boufous, S., Conigrave, K. (2014). Use of AUDIT-C as a tool to identify hazardous alcohol consumption in admitted trauma patients. Injury, 45(9), 1440-1444. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Leonard, E. (2012). The trauma nurse coordinator in australia and new zealand: demographics, role, and professional development. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 19(4), 214-220. [More Information]

2014

  • Leonard, E., Curtis, K. (2014). Are Australian and New Zealand trauma service resources reflective of the Australasian Trauma Verification Model Resource Criteria? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(7-8), 523-527. [More Information]
  • Lawton, L., Roncal, S., Leonard, E., Stack, A., Dinh, M., Byrne, C., Petchell, J. (2014). The utility of advanced trauma life support (atls) clinical shock grading in assessment of trauma. Emergency Medicine Journal, 31(5), 384-389. [More Information]
  • Vitesnikova, J., Dinh, M., Leonard, E., Boufous, S., Conigrave, K. (2014). Use of AUDIT-C as a tool to identify hazardous alcohol consumption in admitted trauma patients. Injury, 45(9), 1440-1444. [More Information]

2012

  • Curtis, K., Leonard, E. (2012). The trauma nurse coordinator in australia and new zealand: demographics, role, and professional development. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 19(4), 214-220. [More Information]

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