Associate Professor Kate Curtis

RN, PhD UNSW Ms Nurs BN UOW GradDipCritCare Sydney
Associate Professor

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

Telephone +61 2 9351 0604

Biographical details

Kate Curtis is an internationally respected trauma nurse and researcher with a special interest in trauma models of care, trauma nursing and financial aspects of trauma systems.

She completed her PhD at the University of NSW in 2006, investigating the role and impact of the trauma case manager. This was the first time the effect this role has on trauma patient outcomes had been investigated and this research has since been used to implement the trauma case management model of care in other Australian Trauma Centres. Other projects have examined the financial cost of the major trauma patient to trauma centres and the impact of a dedicated trauma admitting service on patient outcomes.

Kate has worked in aged care, general medical/surgical, mental health and after a four-year stint in the Emergency Department at Westmead Hospital, she became the Trauma Clinical Nurse Consultant at St George Hospital in 1998. She joined the University of Sydney in 2008, works regularly as a registered nurse in Wollongong Emergency Department, and has a passion for Emergency and Trauma Nursing. In 2010 Kate was appointed as an Honorary Professorial Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health, as well as a Conjoint Associate Professor with the St George Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine at the University of NSW and in 2013, Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, England.

Kate is committed to the development of Emergency Nurses and has had a long relationship with the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA), convening their international conferences in 2003 and 2005, and as Scientific Co-Convenor in 2010. She is on the editorial board of the Australasian Emergency Nurses Journal, a reviewer for Injury and an editor of the textbook Emergency and Trauma Care, for nurses and paramedics, the first and only Australian text of its kind.

Research interests

  • trauma models of care
  • trauma nursing
  • financial aspects of trauma systems

Teaching and supervision

2011

MPhil Co-supervisor Matthew Dutton: Exploring the Role of the Wound Care Clinical Nurse Consultant in a Tertiary Referral Hospital

Master's (Research) Co-supervisor, Medicine (St George Clinical School) Lynsey Willenberg: The cost of road trauma in NSW

MN (Hons) Co-Supervisor Elizabeth Leonard: Relationship between alcohol consumption and outcome in major trauma (completed)

PhD Supervisor Belinda Munroe: Evaluation of an emergency nursing assessment framework

2010

PhD Co-supervisor Rebekah Ogilvie: Life threatening injury in young people: A mixed methods study

2009

PhD Co-supervisor Taneal Wiseman: Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Major trauma patients

MPhil Co-supervisor Belinda Kennedy: What makes an Emergency Nurse? Exploring the relationship between personality type and length of service within emergency nursing

Areas of teaching

Sydney Nursing School Post-registration Critical Care Program:

Trauma Nursing Program Instructor -- The purpose of the program is to improve the knowledge and skills of nurses caring for trauma patients in emergency departments, intensive care and wards and to improve the health outcomes of patients suffering trauma.

Nursing courses in SES Local Health Network District -- Coordinate and teach on several courses. These course are interactive, provide clinical updates and a more advanced level of clinical skills. Courses include:

  • Advanced trauma nursing
  • Trauma Nursing on the Ward
  • HDU Course
  • Fortnightly ward or Emergency Department in-services

Current projects

Kate's research aims to improve the trauma patient’s experience and clinical outcomes by exploring systems and models of care in trauma with a large network of collaborators. Her program of research is in collaboration with the University of Sydney, the George Institute for Global Health, the Transport and Road Safety Centre, UNSW, NeuroScience Research Australia (NeURA) and the Honda Trauma and Critical Care Research Program (TriCC).

Associations

  • Co-Chair Research committee, NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management
  • Co-Chair Research/ Exec committee member, NSW Emergency Care Institute
  • Steering Committee, 2011–2013, Australian Trauma Quality Improvement Program
  • Fellow, College of Emergency Nurses Australasia
  • Board Member: College Emergency Nursing Australasia NSW Branch
  • Member: NSW Trauma Network Committee
  • Representative: NSW Trauma Services Committee
  • Member: South East Sydney Network Trauma Committee
  • Member: St George Hospital Clinical Nurse Consultant Committee
  • Member NSW Nurse’s Association
  • Member: Society of Trauma Nurses
  • Member: Australasian Trauma Society (past co-convenor of conference)
  • Member: College of Nursing
  • Developed and maintain the Australia/NZ Trauma Network. This list is a resource for trauma nurses and is used to discuss and exchange information

Awards and honours

Kate was recognised in the Sydney Morning Herald's The (Sydney) Magazine (Issue December 2010) as one of Sydney's 100 most influential people in 2010, for her work as a trauma nurse and researcher. In 2011 she was awarded the Frank McDermott Award for excellence and impact (National Trauma Research Institute). It is awarded to the research study completed and published in the last 10 years that is judged to have led to the greatest improvements in care of severely injured patients in Australia or New Zealand.

Keywords

Health services and management; Health policy; Nursing practice; Trauma; Health economics

Selected grants

2014

  • ChIP: Improving patient and health service outcomes for trauma patients with blunt chest injury; Curtis K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship.

2013

  • Improving outpatient pain management; Curtis K, Goldsmith H, Langcake M; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Research Grant.
  • E-Learning to improve trauma care on the wards; Wiseman T, Curtis K, West S; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Research Grant.

2012

  • HiRAID: Evaluation of an emergency nursing assessment framework on patient assessment and documentation: A pilot study; Curtis K, Buckley T; New South Wales Department of Health/Research Support.
  • Establishing a Multidisciplinary Traumatic Injury Research Partnership with the United Kingdom (Southampton and Oxford); Curtis K, Cameron I, Holland A, Ivers R; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2010

  • The cost of major trauma in NSW; Curtis K, Myburgh J, Black D; St George Medical Research Foundation/Establishment Grant - New Investigator.
  • The Cost of Major Trauma in NSW; Curtis K, Myburgh J, Black D; NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury management (ITIM)/Project Grant.

2009

  • Depression , Anxiety and Stress in Major Trauma Patients; Curtis K, Foster -; Australian College of Nursing/The College Consortium of Nursing.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Curtis, K., Ramsden, C., Lord, B. (2011). Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics. Australia: Elsevier.

Edited Books

  • Curtis, K., Ramsden, C., Friendship, J. (2007). Emergency & Trauma Nursing. Australia: Mosby Elsevier.

Book Chapters

  • King, K., Evans, J., Curtis, K. (2011). Abdominal and genitourinary trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Bill Lord (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1251-1288). Australia: Elsevier.
  • Caldwell, E., Delprado, A., Curtis, K. (2011). Overview of trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Bill Lord (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1081-1110). Australia: Elsevier.
  • Curtis, K., Patel, L. (2011). Patient assessment and essentials of care. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Bill Lord (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 233-266). Australia: Elsevier.
  • Langcake, M., Curtis, K., Ursic, C. (2011). Thoracic and neck trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Bill Lord (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1215-1250). Australia: Elsevier.
  • Simpson, J., Curtis, K., Bonner, A., Brooks, A. (2007). Abdominal and genitourinary trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Julie Friendship (Eds.), Emergency & Trauma Nursing, (pp. 823-852). Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Farrow, N., Caldwell, E., Curtis, K. (2007). An overview of trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Julie Friendship (Eds.), Emergency & Trauma Nursing, (pp. 672-692). Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Ramsden, C., Curtis, K., Seggie, J., Braybrooks, L. (2007). Ocular emergencies. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Julie Friendship (Eds.), Emergency & Trauma Nursing, (pp. 527-550). Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Farnsworth, L., Curtis, K. (2007). Patient assessment and essential nursing care. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Julie Friendship (Eds.), Emergency & Trauma Nursing, (pp. 92-113). Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Curtis, K., Ursic, C. (2007). Scoring systems. In Adam Brooks, P. Mahoney, Timothy Hodgetts (Eds.), Churchill's Pocketbook Of Major Trauma: Resuscitation, Diagnosis And Acute Management, (pp. 288-296). United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K. (2007). Thoracic and neck trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Julie Friendship (Eds.), Emergency & Trauma Nursing, (pp. 796-822). Australia: Mosby Elsevier.

Journals

  • Curtis, K., Lam, M., Mitchell, R., Black, D., Taylor, C., Dickson, C., Jan, S., Palmer, C., Langcake, M., Myburgh, J. (2014). Acute costs and predictors of higher treatment costs of trauma in New South Wales, Australia. Injury, 45(1), 279-284. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Palmer, C., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2014). Incidence and outcomes of major trauma patients managed in the Australian Capital Territory. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(6), 433-437. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Lam, M., Mitchell, R., Dickson, C., McDonnell, K. (2014). Major trauma: the unseen financial burden to trauma centres, a descriptive multicentre analysis. Australian Health Review, 38(1), 30-37. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Lam, M., Mitchell, R., Black, D., Taylor, C., Dickson, C., Jan, S., Palmer, C., Langcake, M., Myburgh, J. (2014). The injury profile and acute treatment costs of major trauma in older people in New South Wales. Injury. [More Information]
  • Dutton, M., Chiarella, M., Curtis, K. (2014). The role of the wound care nurse: an integrative review. British Journal of Community Nursing, 19(Sup3), S39-S47. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Holland, A., Balogh, Z., Evans, J., Wilson, K. (2013). Acute costs and predictors of higher treatment costs for major paediatric trauma in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(7), 557-563. [More Information]
  • McIntosh, A., Curtis, K., Rankin, T., Cox, M., Pang, T., McCrory, P., Finch, C. (2013). Associations between helmet use and brain injuries amongst injured pedal- and motor-cyclists: A case series analysis of trauma centre presentations. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 24(2), 11-20.
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Chong, S., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Wilson, K., Cass, D. (2013). Comparative analysis of trends in paediatric trauma outcomes in New South Wales, Australia. Injury, 44(1), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Taylor, C., Curtis, K., Jan, S., Newcombe, M. (2013). Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) over-triage and the financial implications for major trauma centres in NSW, Australia. BMC Emergency Medicine, 13(1), 11. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K. (2013). Injury trends and mortality in adult patients with major trauma in New South Wales (In reply). Medical Journal of Australia, 198(9), 481-481. [More Information]
  • Wiseman, T., Foster, K., Curtis, K. (2013). Mental health following traumatic physical injury: An integrative literature review. Injury, 44(11), 1383-1390. [More Information]
  • Asha, S., Curtis, K., Taylor, C., Kwok, A. (2013). Patient-controlled analgesia compared with interval analgesic dosing for reducing complications in blunt thoracic trauma: a retrospective cohort study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 30(12), 1024-1028. [More Information]
  • Dinh, M., Curtis, K., Ivers, R. (2013). The effectiveness of helmets in reducing head injuries and hospital treatment costs: a multicentre study. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(8), 415-417. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Curtis, K., Considine, J., Buckley, T. (2013). The Impact Structured Patient Assessment Frameworks Have on Patient Care: An Integrative Review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(21-22), 2991-3005. [More Information]
  • Asha, S., Curtis, K., Grant, N., Taylor, C., Lo, S., Smart, R., Compagnoni, K. (2012). Comparison of radiation exposure of trauma patients from diagnostic radiology procedures before and after the introduction of a panscan protocol. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(1), 43-51. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Watson, W., Curtis, K., Harris, I., McDougall, P. (2012). Difficulties in establishing long-term trauma outcomes data collections. Could trauma outcomes be routinely monitored in New South Wales, Australia: Piloting a 3 month follow-up? Injury, 43(1), 96-102. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Mitchell, R., Chong, S., Balogh, Z., Reed, D., Clark, P., D'Amours, S., Black, D., Langcake, M., Taylor, C., et al (2012). Injury trends and mortality in adult patients with major trauma in NSW. Medical Journal of Australia, 197(4), 233-237. [More Information]
  • Frydenberg, E., Curtis, K., Chong, S., Poulos, R., Grzebieta, R., Steel, T., Nau, T. (2012). Road trauma, patterns of injury and mortality in an Australian trauma centre. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 23(1), 21-28.
  • Taylor, C., Jan, S., Curtis, K., Tzannes, A., Li, Q., Palmer, C., Dickson, C., Myburgh, J. (2012). The cost-effectiveness of physician staffed Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) transport to a major trauma centre in NSW, Australia. Injury, 43(11), 1843-1849. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K., Foster, K. (2012). The experience of surviving life-threatening injury: a qualitative synthesis. International Nursing Review, 59(3), 312-320. [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]
  • Willenberg, L., Curtis, K., Taylor, C., Jan, S., Glass, P., Myburgh, J. (2012). The variation of acute treatment costs of trauma in high-income countries. BMC Health Services Research, 12, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Caldwell, E., Delprado, A., Munroe, B. (2012). Traumatic injury in Australia and New Zealand. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 15(1), 45-54. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Fisher, M. (2012). Understanding Trauma as a Men's Health Issue: Sex Differences in Traumatic Injury Presentations at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Australia. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 19(2), 80-88. [More Information]
  • Dutton, M., Curtis, K. (2012). Well-wound therapy: use of NPWT to prevent laparotomy breakdown. Journal of Wound Care, 21(8), 386-388. [More Information]
  • Clements, A., Curtis, K. (2012). What is the impact of nursing roles in hospital patient resuscitation? Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 15(2), 108-115. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Curtis, K. (2011). Assessment, monitoring and emergency nursing care in blunt chest injury: A case study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14(4), 257-263. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Dickson, C., Mitchell, R., Black, D., Lam, M. (2011). Do AR-DRGs adequately describe the trauma patient episode in New South Wales, Australia? Health Information Management Journal, 40(1), 7-13. [More Information]
  • Murphy, M., Edwards, C., Seggie, J., Curtis, K. (2011). Emergency Department Trauma Redesign in a Level 1 Trauma Centre. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14, 50-58. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Olivier, J., Mitchell, R., Cook, A., Rankin, T., Rana, A., Watson, W., Nau, T. (2011). Evaluation of a tiered trauma call system in a level 1 trauma centre. Injury, 42(1), 57-62. [More Information]
  • Wiseman, T., Curtis, K. (2011). Gunshot wounds to the leg causing neurovascular compromise-A case study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14, 264-269. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Tzannes, A., Rudge, T. (2011). How to talk to doctors – a guide for effective communication. International Nursing Review, 58(1), 13-20. [More Information]
  • Kourouche, S., Curtis, K., Watson, W., Mitchell, R., Rankin, T., Chong, S. (2011). Identifying Risk and Raising Awareness in Older Person Trauma. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 18(3), 163-170. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Chong, S., Mitchell, R., Newcombe, M., Black, D., Langcake, M. (2011). Outcomes of Severely Injured Adult Trauma Patients in an Australian Health Service: Does Trauma Center Level Make a Difference? World Journal of Surgery, 35(10), 2332-2340. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Williamson, A., Curtis, K. (2011). What is the potential of trauma registry data to be used for road traffic injury surveillance and informing road safety policy? Journal of Safety Research, 42(5), 345-350. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Watson, W., Nau, T. (2010). Age differences in fall-related injury hospitalisations and trauma presentations. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(3), 117-125. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Asha, S. (2010). Blunt cardiac injury as a result of a motor vehicle collision: A case study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 13, 124-129.
  • Skapetis, T., Curtis, K. (2010). Emergency management of dental trauma. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 13, 30-34. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K. (2010). Emergency nurses Where will we be in 25 years? Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 13, 41.
  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K. (2010). Thoracic and neck trauma. Part four. International Emergency Nursing, 18(4), 177-180. [More Information]
  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K. (2010). Thoracic and neck trauma. Part one. International Emergency Nursing, 18(1), 47-53. [More Information]
  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K. (2010). Thoracic and neck trauma. Part three. International Emergency Nursing, 18(3), 158-165. [More Information]
  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K. (2010). Thoracic and neck trauma. Part two. International Emergency Nursing, 18(2), 99-108. [More Information]
  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K., Zou, Y., Black, D. (2009). Improved trauma patient outcomes after implementation of a dedicated trauma admitting service. Injury, 40, 99-103. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Dickson, C., Black, D., Nau, T. (2009). The cost and compensability of trauma patients. Australian Health Review, 33(1), 84-92. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K. (2009). The cost of major trauma in NSW: implications for health planning. Interview by Judith Kingston. Australian Nursing Journal, 16(9), 35. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Murphy, M., Hoy, S., Lewis, M. (2009). The emergency nursing assessment process - A structured framework for a systematic approach. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 12, 130-136. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Wiseman, T. (2008). Back to Basics - Essential Nursing Care in the ED, Part 2. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 11(2), 95-99. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Wiseman, T. (2008). Back to Basics : Essential Nursing Care in the ED Part One. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 11(1), 49-53. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Donoghue, J. (2008). The Trauma Nurse Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand : A Progress Survey of Demographics, Role Function, and Resources. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 15(2), 34-42. [More Information]
  • Fraser, M., Curtis, K. (2006). A day in the life of a trauma case manager. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 9(2), 73-78. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Zou, Y., Morris, R., Black, D. (2006). Trauma case management: Improving patient outcomes. Injury, 37(7), 626-632. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Nocera, N., Mitten-Lewis, S., Donoghue, J. (2004). The trauma nurse coordinator in Australia: The inaugural national survey of demographics, role function and resources. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 7(1), 29-38.

Conferences

  • Curtis, K., Mitchell, R., Lam, M., Dickson, C. (2014). Activity-based funding and hospitalised trauma: is reimbursement for trauma treatment costs adequate? 2nd International Health Data Linkage Conference 2014, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Ogilvie, R., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K., Foster, K. (2014). Surviving traumatic physical injury: a systematic synthesis of current knowledge. 15th European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery (ESTES) & 2nd World Trauma Congress (WCTC) 2014, Frankfurt, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Palmer, C., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2013). Incidence and outcomes of major traumatic injury in he Australian Capital Territory. Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM) 2013, Canberra, Australia.

2014

  • Curtis, K., Mitchell, R., Lam, M., Dickson, C. (2014). Activity-based funding and hospitalised trauma: is reimbursement for trauma treatment costs adequate? 2nd International Health Data Linkage Conference 2014, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Curtis, K., Lam, M., Mitchell, R., Black, D., Taylor, C., Dickson, C., Jan, S., Palmer, C., Langcake, M., Myburgh, J. (2014). Acute costs and predictors of higher treatment costs of trauma in New South Wales, Australia. Injury, 45(1), 279-284. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Palmer, C., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2014). Incidence and outcomes of major trauma patients managed in the Australian Capital Territory. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(6), 433-437. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Lam, M., Mitchell, R., Dickson, C., McDonnell, K. (2014). Major trauma: the unseen financial burden to trauma centres, a descriptive multicentre analysis. Australian Health Review, 38(1), 30-37. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K., Foster, K. (2014). Surviving traumatic physical injury: a systematic synthesis of current knowledge. 15th European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery (ESTES) & 2nd World Trauma Congress (WCTC) 2014, Frankfurt, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Curtis, K., Lam, M., Mitchell, R., Black, D., Taylor, C., Dickson, C., Jan, S., Palmer, C., Langcake, M., Myburgh, J. (2014). The injury profile and acute treatment costs of major trauma in older people in New South Wales. Injury. [More Information]
  • Dutton, M., Chiarella, M., Curtis, K. (2014). The role of the wound care nurse: an integrative review. British Journal of Community Nursing, 19(Sup3), S39-S47. [More Information]

2013

  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Holland, A., Balogh, Z., Evans, J., Wilson, K. (2013). Acute costs and predictors of higher treatment costs for major paediatric trauma in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(7), 557-563. [More Information]
  • McIntosh, A., Curtis, K., Rankin, T., Cox, M., Pang, T., McCrory, P., Finch, C. (2013). Associations between helmet use and brain injuries amongst injured pedal- and motor-cyclists: A case series analysis of trauma centre presentations. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 24(2), 11-20.
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Chong, S., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Wilson, K., Cass, D. (2013). Comparative analysis of trends in paediatric trauma outcomes in New South Wales, Australia. Injury, 44(1), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Taylor, C., Curtis, K., Jan, S., Newcombe, M. (2013). Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) over-triage and the financial implications for major trauma centres in NSW, Australia. BMC Emergency Medicine, 13(1), 11. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Palmer, C., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2013). Incidence and outcomes of major traumatic injury in he Australian Capital Territory. Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM) 2013, Canberra, Australia.
  • Curtis, K. (2013). Injury trends and mortality in adult patients with major trauma in New South Wales (In reply). Medical Journal of Australia, 198(9), 481-481. [More Information]
  • Wiseman, T., Foster, K., Curtis, K. (2013). Mental health following traumatic physical injury: An integrative literature review. Injury, 44(11), 1383-1390. [More Information]
  • Asha, S., Curtis, K., Taylor, C., Kwok, A. (2013). Patient-controlled analgesia compared with interval analgesic dosing for reducing complications in blunt thoracic trauma: a retrospective cohort study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 30(12), 1024-1028. [More Information]
  • Dinh, M., Curtis, K., Ivers, R. (2013). The effectiveness of helmets in reducing head injuries and hospital treatment costs: a multicentre study. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(8), 415-417. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Curtis, K., Considine, J., Buckley, T. (2013). The Impact Structured Patient Assessment Frameworks Have on Patient Care: An Integrative Review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(21-22), 2991-3005. [More Information]

2012

  • Asha, S., Curtis, K., Grant, N., Taylor, C., Lo, S., Smart, R., Compagnoni, K. (2012). Comparison of radiation exposure of trauma patients from diagnostic radiology procedures before and after the introduction of a panscan protocol. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(1), 43-51. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Watson, W., Curtis, K., Harris, I., McDougall, P. (2012). Difficulties in establishing long-term trauma outcomes data collections. Could trauma outcomes be routinely monitored in New South Wales, Australia: Piloting a 3 month follow-up? Injury, 43(1), 96-102. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Mitchell, R., Chong, S., Balogh, Z., Reed, D., Clark, P., D'Amours, S., Black, D., Langcake, M., Taylor, C., et al (2012). Injury trends and mortality in adult patients with major trauma in NSW. Medical Journal of Australia, 197(4), 233-237. [More Information]
  • Frydenberg, E., Curtis, K., Chong, S., Poulos, R., Grzebieta, R., Steel, T., Nau, T. (2012). Road trauma, patterns of injury and mortality in an Australian trauma centre. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 23(1), 21-28.
  • Taylor, C., Jan, S., Curtis, K., Tzannes, A., Li, Q., Palmer, C., Dickson, C., Myburgh, J. (2012). The cost-effectiveness of physician staffed Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) transport to a major trauma centre in NSW, Australia. Injury, 43(11), 1843-1849. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K., Foster, K. (2012). The experience of surviving life-threatening injury: a qualitative synthesis. International Nursing Review, 59(3), 312-320. [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]
  • Willenberg, L., Curtis, K., Taylor, C., Jan, S., Glass, P., Myburgh, J. (2012). The variation of acute treatment costs of trauma in high-income countries. BMC Health Services Research, 12, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Caldwell, E., Delprado, A., Munroe, B. (2012). Traumatic injury in Australia and New Zealand. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 15(1), 45-54. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Fisher, M. (2012). Understanding Trauma as a Men's Health Issue: Sex Differences in Traumatic Injury Presentations at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Australia. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 19(2), 80-88. [More Information]
  • Dutton, M., Curtis, K. (2012). Well-wound therapy: use of NPWT to prevent laparotomy breakdown. Journal of Wound Care, 21(8), 386-388. [More Information]
  • Clements, A., Curtis, K. (2012). What is the impact of nursing roles in hospital patient resuscitation? Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 15(2), 108-115. [More Information]

2011

  • King, K., Evans, J., Curtis, K. (2011). Abdominal and genitourinary trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Bill Lord (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1251-1288). Australia: Elsevier.
  • Munroe, B., Curtis, K. (2011). Assessment, monitoring and emergency nursing care in blunt chest injury: A case study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14(4), 257-263. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Dickson, C., Mitchell, R., Black, D., Lam, M. (2011). Do AR-DRGs adequately describe the trauma patient episode in New South Wales, Australia? Health Information Management Journal, 40(1), 7-13. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Ramsden, C., Lord, B. (2011). Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics. Australia: Elsevier.
  • Murphy, M., Edwards, C., Seggie, J., Curtis, K. (2011). Emergency Department Trauma Redesign in a Level 1 Trauma Centre. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14, 50-58. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Olivier, J., Mitchell, R., Cook, A., Rankin, T., Rana, A., Watson, W., Nau, T. (2011). Evaluation of a tiered trauma call system in a level 1 trauma centre. Injury, 42(1), 57-62. [More Information]
  • Wiseman, T., Curtis, K. (2011). Gunshot wounds to the leg causing neurovascular compromise-A case study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14, 264-269. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Tzannes, A., Rudge, T. (2011). How to talk to doctors – a guide for effective communication. International Nursing Review, 58(1), 13-20. [More Information]
  • Kourouche, S., Curtis, K., Watson, W., Mitchell, R., Rankin, T., Chong, S. (2011). Identifying Risk and Raising Awareness in Older Person Trauma. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 18(3), 163-170. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Chong, S., Mitchell, R., Newcombe, M., Black, D., Langcake, M. (2011). Outcomes of Severely Injured Adult Trauma Patients in an Australian Health Service: Does Trauma Center Level Make a Difference? World Journal of Surgery, 35(10), 2332-2340. [More Information]
  • Caldwell, E., Delprado, A., Curtis, K. (2011). Overview of trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Bill Lord (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1081-1110). Australia: Elsevier.
  • Curtis, K., Patel, L. (2011). Patient assessment and essentials of care. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Bill Lord (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 233-266). Australia: Elsevier.
  • Langcake, M., Curtis, K., Ursic, C. (2011). Thoracic and neck trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Bill Lord (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1215-1250). Australia: Elsevier.
  • Mitchell, R., Williamson, A., Curtis, K. (2011). What is the potential of trauma registry data to be used for road traffic injury surveillance and informing road safety policy? Journal of Safety Research, 42(5), 345-350. [More Information]

2010

  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Watson, W., Nau, T. (2010). Age differences in fall-related injury hospitalisations and trauma presentations. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(3), 117-125. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Asha, S. (2010). Blunt cardiac injury as a result of a motor vehicle collision: A case study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 13, 124-129.
  • Skapetis, T., Curtis, K. (2010). Emergency management of dental trauma. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 13, 30-34. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K. (2010). Emergency nurses Where will we be in 25 years? Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 13, 41.
  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K. (2010). Thoracic and neck trauma. Part four. International Emergency Nursing, 18(4), 177-180. [More Information]
  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K. (2010). Thoracic and neck trauma. Part one. International Emergency Nursing, 18(1), 47-53. [More Information]
  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K. (2010). Thoracic and neck trauma. Part three. International Emergency Nursing, 18(3), 158-165. [More Information]
  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K. (2010). Thoracic and neck trauma. Part two. International Emergency Nursing, 18(2), 99-108. [More Information]

2009

  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K., Zou, Y., Black, D. (2009). Improved trauma patient outcomes after implementation of a dedicated trauma admitting service. Injury, 40, 99-103. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Dickson, C., Black, D., Nau, T. (2009). The cost and compensability of trauma patients. Australian Health Review, 33(1), 84-92. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K. (2009). The cost of major trauma in NSW: implications for health planning. Interview by Judith Kingston. Australian Nursing Journal, 16(9), 35. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Murphy, M., Hoy, S., Lewis, M. (2009). The emergency nursing assessment process - A structured framework for a systematic approach. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 12, 130-136. [More Information]

2008

  • Curtis, K., Wiseman, T. (2008). Back to Basics - Essential Nursing Care in the ED, Part 2. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 11(2), 95-99. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Wiseman, T. (2008). Back to Basics : Essential Nursing Care in the ED Part One. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 11(1), 49-53. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Donoghue, J. (2008). The Trauma Nurse Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand : A Progress Survey of Demographics, Role Function, and Resources. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 15(2), 34-42. [More Information]

2007

  • Simpson, J., Curtis, K., Bonner, A., Brooks, A. (2007). Abdominal and genitourinary trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Julie Friendship (Eds.), Emergency & Trauma Nursing, (pp. 823-852). Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Farrow, N., Caldwell, E., Curtis, K. (2007). An overview of trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Julie Friendship (Eds.), Emergency & Trauma Nursing, (pp. 672-692). Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Curtis, K., Ramsden, C., Friendship, J. (2007). Emergency & Trauma Nursing. Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Ramsden, C., Curtis, K., Seggie, J., Braybrooks, L. (2007). Ocular emergencies. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Julie Friendship (Eds.), Emergency & Trauma Nursing, (pp. 527-550). Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Farnsworth, L., Curtis, K. (2007). Patient assessment and essential nursing care. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Julie Friendship (Eds.), Emergency & Trauma Nursing, (pp. 92-113). Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Curtis, K., Ursic, C. (2007). Scoring systems. In Adam Brooks, P. Mahoney, Timothy Hodgetts (Eds.), Churchill's Pocketbook Of Major Trauma: Resuscitation, Diagnosis And Acute Management, (pp. 288-296). United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Ursic, C., Curtis, K. (2007). Thoracic and neck trauma. In Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden, Julie Friendship (Eds.), Emergency & Trauma Nursing, (pp. 796-822). Australia: Mosby Elsevier.

2006

  • Fraser, M., Curtis, K. (2006). A day in the life of a trauma case manager. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 9(2), 73-78. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Zou, Y., Morris, R., Black, D. (2006). Trauma case management: Improving patient outcomes. Injury, 37(7), 626-632. [More Information]

2004

  • Curtis, K., Nocera, N., Mitten-Lewis, S., Donoghue, J. (2004). The trauma nurse coordinator in Australia: The inaugural national survey of demographics, role function and resources. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 7(1), 29-38.

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