Professor Kate Curtis

RN, PhD UNSW Ms Nurs BN UOW GradDipCritCare Sydney
Professor and Principal Research Fellow, Sydney Nursing School
Honorary Professorial Fellow, George Institute for Global Health
Clinical Nurse Consultant-Emergency, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

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

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Website The George Institute for Global Health

Biographical details

Professor Kate Curtis is an internationally renowned emergency and trauma nurse clinician researcher with a special interest in trauma models of care, emergency and trauma nursing and the financial aspects of trauma systems. She is a practicing emergency nurse in the Illawarra Shoalhaven, and Professorial fellow at the George Institute for Global Health and NHMRC Translation of Research into Practice Fellow (2013). “I am interested in conducting research that is meaningful and will make a difference to emergency/trauma patients and to those caring for them, in Australia and around the world” says Professor Curtis. “I also am passionate about mentoring clinicians to conduct research and translate their research into practice. Being at the coalface is crucial. It facilitates the generation of ideas, fosters good research conduct and enables speedy translation of research evidence into clinical practice. It also helps me to remain accessible to clinicians who are interested in research.” Her PhD study on the impact and relationship of trauma nursing care management intervention on patient outcomes was the first of its kind, with the resultant trauma case management model of care implemented in trauma centres in Australia and worldwide. She is lead investigator of a 6-year (>AUD 840K) research grant from the Day of Difference Foundation for the Paediatric Critical Injury Research Program and a NHMRC Partnership Grant (AUD 501K) awarded for one of the program’s projects. Professor Curtis is the founder of the Australian Trauma Nurse List and Board Member of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia. She has received numerous awards recognising her research, innovation and clinical work with the critically injured. In 2010, Sydney Magazine voted her one of Sydney’s Top 100 most influential people.

Professor Curtis leads a team of Australia’s foremost clinicians, researchers, industry partners and consumers - the Childhood Injury Prevention Alliance (CHIPA). CHIPA’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of childhood injury across Australia. She also is an NHMRC TRIP (Translation of Research Into Practice) Fellow (2013), one of just 11 granted around the country, and a NHMRC Partnership Grant (2014) for her work in the Paediatric Critical Injury Research Program (of only 8 awarded in Australia). She currently serves as Research Co-Chair at the NSW Emergency Care Institute and at the Australasian Trauma Society, and committee member of the Research Committee at the NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management.

Research interests

Professor Curtis has a long-standing research interest in emergency and trauma nursing and patient care, including trauma models of care and financial aspects of trauma systems. She led the ‘Cost of Major Trauma in NSW Project’, a multicentre study investigating the true cost of acute treatment of trauma and the demographic factors and mechanisms of injury associated with higher treatment costs. The findings showed AR-DRG classifications do not adequately describe the trauma patient episode and are not commensurate with the expense of trauma treatment. Subsequently, the NSW Ministry of Health submitted a case to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority to review the cost weights for trauma.

Due to the high burden of injury-related death and disability in children in Australia, Professor Curtis is heavily involved in paediatric trauma research. She leads the Paediatric Critical Injury Research Program (in collaboration with the ACU's Professor Kim Foster and Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell at the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Macquarie University). This multi-dimensional, seven-stage research program has for the first time, described the incidence of major paediatric trauma Australia-wide and identified the unmet needs of the parents of injured children. See http://www.paediatricinjuryoutcomes.org.au/ and http://stopkidsinjury.org/

Forthcoming Publications

Miller M, Morris R, Fisicaro N, Curtis K. A retrospective study of the epidemiology and outcomes of missing admission medication history in severe trauma. Emergency Medicine Australasia. (Accepted)

Considine J, Curtis K, Shaban RZJ, Fry M. Consensus-based clinical research priorities for emergency nursing in Australia. Australasian Emergency Care (accepted March 2018)

Kourouche S, Curtis K, Munroe B, Buckley T. Development of a blunt chest injury care bundle: an integrative review. Injury (accepted April 2018)

Mitchell R, Curtis K, Foster K. (2017). A 10-year review of child injury hospitalisations, health outcomes and treatment costs in Australia. Injury Prevention.

Dinh M, Roncal S, Ivers R, Curtis K. (2017). Using emergency trauma team activations to measure trauma activity and injury severity: 10 years of experience using an Australian major trauma centre registry European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery.

Bierbaum, M., Curtis, K. and Mitchell, R. (2017). Incidence and cost of hospitalisation of children with injuries from playground equipment falls, in New South Wales, Australia. J Paediatr Child Health. doi:10.1111/jpc.13777.

Goldsmith H, McCloughen A, Curtis K. (2017). Using the trauma patient experience and evaluation of hospital discharge practices to inform practice change: A mixed methods study. Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Murphy M, Curtis K, Lam M, Palmer C, Hsu J, McLoughen A. (2018). Simulation based multidisciplinary team training decreases time to urgent operative procedures for trauma patients. Injury.

Mitchell R, Seah R, Ting H, Curtis K, Foster K. Intentional self-harm and assault hospitalisations and treatment cost of children in Australia over a ten year period. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health (accepted January 2018).

Goldsmith H, Curtis K, McCloughen A. The experience and understanding of pain management in recently discharged adult trauma patients: A qualitative study. Injury. 2017: 49(1); 110-116 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2017.09.027.

Bear H, Mok MT, Farrow N, Curtis K, Biswadev M, Fitzgerald M, Gruen RL. (2017). Morbidity and Mortality Meetings at Australian Major Trauma Centres: A Proof of Concept Study. Trauma.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Why do patients represent to the Emergency Dept? A mixed methods inquiry. Claire HUTCHINSON
An implementation evaluation of an evidence-informed care bundle for patients with blunt chest injury Sarah KOUROUCHE
Investigating the redesign implementation strategy of interdisciplinary trauma team training on Health service and patient outcomes� Margaret MURPHY
The implementation of an ambulance service massive transfusion protocol. A Retrospective Cohort study Sophie SHAND
Using Virtual Action Learning (VAL) to support and develop vocational student paramedics. Sam WILLIS

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, Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Macquarie University, University of Southampton, Deakin University, the University of Technology, the NSW Ambulance Service, the NSW Ministry of Health. Some current research collaborations include Improving the accuracy and effectiveness of emergency nursing clinical assessment withtheIllawarra Shoalhaven LHD, NSW Ministry of Health and Deakin University. The aim of this multidisciplinary project is to improve ED patient safety, quality of care, communication and health service outcomes by implementing a validated framework (HIRAID) (History, Identify Red flags, Assessment, Interventions, Diagnostics, reassessment and communication.

Towards better outcomes: Monitoring quality of care and long term clinical outcomes of severely injured patients in NSW. TORQUE with the NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management, the University of Sydney, NSW Ministry of Health and The George Institute for Global Health. This project seeks to monitor quality of care and clinical variation at trauma centres in NSW and assesses the impact of these on trauma specific outcome measures. The long term impact of the study will be to improve the care of severely injured patients, especially the elderly and those in disadvantaged communities with impaired access to ongoing health services

An evidence-based approach to improving outcomes and reducing hospital-acquired complications in patients with rib fractures: Chest Injury Pathway (ChiP) with TheNSW Ministry of Health, the University of Technology, Northern Sydney and Illawarra Shoalhaven LHDs. This translational research study will test a sustainable and evidence-based bundle of care to reduce hospital-acquired complications associated with poorly managed rib fractures, and improve the quality of care and patient outcomes.

Associations

Australian College of Nursing

Australasian Trauma Society

College Emergency Nursing Australasia, NSW Branch

NSW Nurse’s Association

NSW Trauma Consortium

Society of Trauma Nurses

Awards and honours

Emergency Care Institute Evidence into Practice Research Paper 2017 at 15th International Conference for Emergency Nursing, for the project “Implementation evaluation and refinement of an intervention to improve blunt chest injury management

The Julie Finucane OAM Medal for Leadership in Emergency Nursing 2017-18. Recognises excellence in leadership in emergency nursing and is the highest honour of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia. It is bestowed upon a member of the College who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the leadership of the profession and discipline of emergency nursing, and to the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia

Philippa Moore Publication Prize, 2016, College Emergency Nursing Australsia

Best poster, 2nd Global Conference on Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care, 18-21 September 2016, Barcelona, Spain

SESLHD Improvement and Innovations Awards, Translational research winner 2016 - Improving emotional wellbeing of major trauma patients

NSW Health Nursing and Midwifery Award, Excellence in Innovation – Research 2015

Runner-Up Best free paper presentation (non-medical), Trauma 2015, 20th Annual Scientific meeting of the Australasian Trauma Society. Title: An e-learning program to improve trauma care on the wards

Nursing and Midwifery Service Award 2014, St George Hospital Education, Research and Innovation Award

Best paper, 2013, 11th International Conference for Emergency Nurses, 9-12 October, Melbourne

Best paper, 2013, 11th Australasian Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion Conference, 11-13 Nov Fremantle, WA

EMST Coordinator Award 2013, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 25th Anniversary Dinner

Philippa Moore Publication Prize, 2012, College Emergency Nursing Australasia

Frank McDermott Award for Excellence and Impact in Trauma Care of Severely Injured Patients in Australia and New Zealand, 2011, National Trauma Research Institute, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Australasian Trauma Society

Best paper, 2011. National Trauma Research Institute. 18th – 19th November 2011, Melbourne

Sydney Magazine. Sydney's Top 100 most influential people for 2010, 9 December 2010 – Fairfax

Staff Recognition Award – Innovation, 2007, South East Sydney Illawarra Health

Baxter better health good health care award in the category of better value, 2001. “Trauma Case Management”

David Sloane Prize for best Speaker, 2001 – Title: ‘Episode Funding, Coding and Trauma’, 9th Annual International Swan Trauma Conference.

Keywords

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

Selected grants

2018

  • Reducing the Incidence & Impact of Childhood Injury in Australia; Curtis K; Thyne Reid Foundation/Research Grant.

2017

  • Improving the accuracy and effectiveness of emergency nursing clinical assessment - HIRAID; Curtis K, Munroe B; Australian College of Nursing/The College Consortium of Nursing.
  • Improving the accuracy and effectiveness of emergency nursing clinical assessment - HIRAID; Curtis K, Munroe B, Van C, Fry M, Alkhouri H, McCarthy S, D'Amato A, Considine J; NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation/Research Support.
  • ChIP: An evidence-based approach to improving outcomes and reducing complications in patients with rib fractures; Curtis K, Fry M, D'Amato A, Considine J, Shaban R, McCarthy S, Mitchell R, Ramsden C, Middleton S, Asha S; HCF Research Foundation/Research Grant.

2015

  • Improving pain management in recently discharged adult trauma patients; Curtis K, McCloughen A, Goldsmith H; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Project Support.
  • Improving Health Outcomes in Children Suffering Major Injury; Curtis K, Holland A, Mitchell R, Black D, Gruen R, Jan S, Foster K, Lyons T, Rigby O, Burns B, Duflou J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Projects.

2014

  • Evaluation of the Paediatric Trauma System in NSW; Curtis K, Holland A, Mitchell R, Wilsom K, Burns B, Duflou J, Cass D, McCarthy A; NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation/Partnership Project.
  • Evidence for policy change and better outcomes for severely injured children; Curtis K, Holland A; Thyne Reid Foundation/Research Grant.
  • 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

  • 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; Office of Global Engagement/IPDF Grant.

2010

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

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. (2016). Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics. Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Curtis, K., Ramsden, C., Lord, B. (2011). Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics. Sydney: Elsevier.

Edited Books

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

Book Chapters

  • King, K., Evans, J., Curtis, K. (2016). Abdominal and genitourinary trauma. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1229-1264). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Caldwell, E., Herring, A., Curtis, K. (2016). Overview of Traumatic Injury. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1067-1092). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Patel, L., Munroe, B., Curtis, K. (2016). Patient Assessment and Essentials of Care. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 237-268). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Considine, J., Shaban, R., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2016). Research for Emergency Care. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 105-121). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Langcake, M., Curtis, K., Walter, E. (2016). Thoracic and neck trauma. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1193-1228). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • 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). Sydney: 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). Sydney: 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). Sydney: 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). Sydney: 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

  • Fry, M., Fitzpatrick, L., Considine, J., Shaban, R., Curtis, K. (2018). Emergency department utilisation among older people with acute and/or chronic conditions: A multi-centre retrospective study. International Emergency Nursing, 37, 39-43. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Curtis, K., Buckley, T., Lewis, M., Atkins, L. (2018). Optimising implementation of a patient-assessment framework for emergency nurses: a mixed-method study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(1-2), e269-e286. [More Information]
  • Goldsmith, H., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2018). The experience and understanding of pain management in recently discharged adult trauma patients: A qualitative study. Injury, 49(1), 110-116. [More Information]
  • Goldsmith, H., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2018). Using the trauma patient experience and evaluation of hospital discharge practices to inform practice change: A mixed methods study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(7-Aug), 1589-1598. [More Information]
  • Shaban, R., Considine, J., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2017). Case study and case-based research in emergency nursing and care: Theoretical foundations and practical application in paramedic pre-hospital clinical judgment and decision-making of patients with mental illness. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(1), 17-24. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Mitchell, R., McCarthy, A., Wilson, K., Van, C., Kennedy, B., Tall, G., Holland, A., Foster, K., Dickinson, S., et al (2017). Development of the major trauma case review tool. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 25(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Testa, L., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Adams, S. (2017). Differences in survival outcome for severely injured paediatric trauma by type of trauma centre. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 53(8), 808-813. [More Information]
  • Goldsmith, H., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2017). Effective pain management in recently discharged adult trauma patients: Identifying patient and system barriers, a prospective exploratory study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(23-24), 4548-4557. [More Information]
  • Miller, M., Morris, R., Fisicaro, N., Curtis, K. (2017). Epidemiology and outcomes of missing admission medication history in severe trauma: A retrospective study. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(5), 563-569. [More Information]
  • Considine, J., Shaban, R., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2017). Evidence based emergency nursing: Designing a research question and searching the literature. International Emergency Nursing, 32, 78-82. [More Information]
  • Foster, K., Young, A., Mitchell, R., Van, C., Curtis, K. (2017). Experiences and needs of parents of critically injured children during the acute hospital phase: A qualitative investigation. Injury, 48(1), 114-120. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Braithwaite, J. (2017). Health outcomes and costs for injured young people hospitalised with and without chronic health conditions. Injury, 48(8), 1776-1783. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Van, C., Lam, M., Asha, S., Unsworth, A., Clements, A., Atkins, L. (2017). Implementation evaluation and refinement of an intervention to improve blunt chest injury management�A mixed-methods study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(23-24), 4506-4518. [More Information]
  • Goldsmith, H., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2017). Incidence, intensity, and impact of pain in recently discharged adult Trauma patients: An exploratory study. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 24(2), 102-109. [More Information]
  • Bear, H., Mok, M., Farrow, N., Curtis, K., Mitra, B., Fitzgerald, M., Gruen, R. (2017). Morbidity and mortality meetings at Australian major trauma centres: A proof of concept study. Trauma. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Fry, M., Shaban, R., Considine, J. (2017). Translating research findings to clinical nursing practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(5-6), 862-872. [More Information]
  • Oliver, M., Dinh, M., Curtis, K., Paschkewitz, R., Rigby, O., Balogh, Z. (2017). Trends in Procedures at Major Trauma Centres in New South Wales, Australia: An Analysis of State-Wide Trauma Data. World Journal of Surgery, 41(8), 2000-2005. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Curtis, K., Considine, J., Shaban, R. (2017). Using observation to collect data in emergency research. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(1), 25-30. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Curtis, K., Murphy, M., Strachan, L., Considine, J., Hardy, J., Wilson, M., Ruperto, K., Fethney, J., Buckley, T. (2016). A structured framework improves clinical patient assessment and nontechnical skills of early career emergency nurses: a pre-post study using full immersion simulation. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(15-16), 2262-2274. [More Information]
  • Goldsmith, H., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2016). Analgesic Adherence in Recently Discharged Trauma Patients: An Integrative Literature Review. Pain Management Nursing, 17(1), 63-79. [More Information]
  • Smith, N., Curtis, K. (2016). Can emergency nurses safely and accurately remove cervical spine collars in low risk adult trauma patients: An integrative review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(2), 63-74. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Asha, S., Unsworth, A., Lam, M., Goldsmith, H., Langcake, M., Dwyer, D. (2016). ChIP: An early activation protocol for isolated blunt chest injury improves outcomes, a retrospective cohort study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(3), 127-132. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Buckley, T., Curtis, K., Morris, R. (2016). Designing and implementing full immersion simulation as a research tool. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(2), 90-105. [More Information]
  • Oh, J., Asha, S., Curtis, K. (2016). Diagnostic accuracy of flexion-extension radiography for the detection of ligamentous cervical spine injury following a normal cervical spine computed tomography. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 28(4), 450-455. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Foster, K., Mitchell, R., Van, C. (2016). How is care provided for patients with paediatric trauma and their families in Australia? A mixed-method study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(8), 832-836. [More Information]
  • Leonard, E., Buckley, T., Curtis, K. (2016). Impact of alcohol on outcomes in hospitalized major trauma patients: A literature review. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 23(2), 103-114. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Wiseman, T., Kennedy, B., Kourouche, S., Goldsmith, H. (2016). Implementation and Evaluation of a Ward-Based eLearning Program for Trauma Patient Management. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 23(1), 28-35. [More Information]
  • Miu, J., Dinh, M., Curtis, K., Balogh, Z. (2016). Ladder-related injuries in New South Wales. Medical Journal of Australia, 204(8), 302-302.e1. [More Information]
  • Dinh, M., Curtis, K., Mitchell, R., Bein, K., Balogh, Z., Seppelt, I., Deans, C., Ivers, R., Berendsen Russell, S., Rigby, O. (2016). Major trauma mortality in rural and metropolitan NSW, 2009-2014: A retrospective analysis of trauma registry data. Medical Journal of Australia, 205(9), 403-407. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Foster, K., Mitchell, R., Van, C. (2016). Models of Care Delivery for Families of Critically Ill Children: An Integrative Review of International Literature. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(3), 330-341. [More Information]
  • McCarthy, A., Curtis, K., Holland, A. (2016). Paediatric trauma systems and their impact on the health outcomes of severely injured children: An integrative review. Injury, 47(3), 574-585. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., McCarthy, A., Mitchell, R., Black, D., Foster, K., Jan, S., Burns, B., Tall, G., Rigby, O., Gruen, R., Kennedy, B., Holland, A. (2016). Paediatric trauma systems and their impact on the health outcomes of severely injured children: Protocol for a mixed methods cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 24(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Miu, J., Curtis, K., Balogh, Z. (2016). Profile of fall injury in the New South Wales older adult population. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(4), 179-185. [More Information]
  • Lansom, J., Curtis, K., Goldsmith, H., Tzannes, A. (2016). The Effect of Prehospital Intubation on Treatment Times in Patients With Suspected Traumatic Brain Injury. Air Medical Journal, 35(5), 295-300. [More Information]
  • Wiseman, T., Foster, K., Curtis, K. (2016). The experience of emotional wellbeing for patients with physical injury: A qualitative follow-up study. Injury, 47(9), 1983-1989. [More Information]
  • Foster, K., Curtis, K., Mitchell, R., Van, C., Young, A. (2016). The experiences, unmet needs and outcomes of parents of severely injured children: A longitudinal mixed methods study protocol. BMC Pediatrics, 16(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Buckley, T., Curtis, K., Murphy, M., Strachan, L., Hardy, J., Fethney, J. (2016). The impact of HIRAID on emergency nurses' self-efficacy, anxiety and perceived control: A simulated study. International Emergency Nursing, 25(3), 53-58. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2016). The injury trajectory for young people 16-24 years in the six months following injury: A mixed methods study. Injury, 47(9), 1966-1974. [More Information]
  • Murphy, M., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2016). What is the impact of multidisciplinary team simulation training on team performance and efficiency of patient care? An integrative review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(1), 44-53. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2015). Family members' experience of providing support for young people with traumatic physical injury during the acute hospital phase of care: A qualitative study. Injury, 46(9), 1834-1840. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Curtis, K., Murphy, M., Strachan, L., Buckley, T. (2015). HIRAID: An evidence-informed emergency nursing assessment framework. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 18(2), 83-97. [More Information]
  • Wiseman, T., Curtis, K., Lam, M., Foster, K. (2015). Incidence of depression, anxiety and stress following traumatic injury: a longitudinal study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 23(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Bambach, M., Foster, K., Curtis, K. (2015). Risk factors associated with the severity of injury outcome for paediatric road trauma. Injury, 46(5), 874-882. [More Information]
  • Clements, A., Curtis, K., Horvat, L., Shaban, R. (2015). The effect of a nurse team leader on communication and leadership in major trauma resuscitations. International Emergency Nursing, 23(1), 3-7. [More Information]
  • Walter, E., Curtis, K. (2015). The role and impact of the specialist trauma nurse: an integrative review. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 22(3), 153-169. [More Information]
  • Crouch, R., McHale, H., Palfrey, R., Curtis, K. (2015). The trauma nurse coordinator in England: a survey of demographics, roles and resources. International Emergency Nursing, 23(1), 8-12. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Crouch, R. (2015). Trauma care - A system fit for the 21st century? International Emergency Nursing, 23(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Unsworth, A., Curtis, K., Asha, S. (2015). Treatments for blunt chest trauma and their impact on patient outcomes and health service delivery. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 23(17), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2015). Young peoples' experience and self-management in the six months following major injury: A qualitative study. Injury, 46(9), 1841-1847. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Asha, S., Keady, J., Curtis, K., Kohan, S. (2014). Factors Associated With In-Hospital Death among Elderly Patients Sustaining a Traumatic Subdural Haemorrhage. Emergency Medicine, 4(3), 1-6. [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]
  • Kennedy, B., Curtis, K., Waters, D. (2014). Is there a relationship between personality and choice of nursing specialty: an integrative literature review. BMC Nursing, 13(1), 1-9. [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., Curtis, K., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2014). The burden of youth: major traumatic injury in adolescents and young adults managed in the Australian capital territory. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 21(5), 218-227.
  • Curtis, K., Chan, D., Lam, M., Mitchell, R., King, K., Leonard, E., D'Amours, S., Black, D. (2014). The injury profile and acute treatment costs of major trauma in older people in New South Wales. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33(4), 264-270. [More Information]
  • Kennedy, B., Curtis, K., Waters, D. (2014). The personality of emergency nurses: Is it unique? Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 17(4), 139-145. [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, 1-8. [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), 480-481. [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. EMA - 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. [More Information]
  • 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.

2018

  • Fry, M., Fitzpatrick, L., Considine, J., Shaban, R., Curtis, K. (2018). Emergency department utilisation among older people with acute and/or chronic conditions: A multi-centre retrospective study. International Emergency Nursing, 37, 39-43. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Curtis, K., Buckley, T., Lewis, M., Atkins, L. (2018). Optimising implementation of a patient-assessment framework for emergency nurses: a mixed-method study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(1-2), e269-e286. [More Information]
  • Goldsmith, H., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2018). The experience and understanding of pain management in recently discharged adult trauma patients: A qualitative study. Injury, 49(1), 110-116. [More Information]
  • Goldsmith, H., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2018). Using the trauma patient experience and evaluation of hospital discharge practices to inform practice change: A mixed methods study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(7-Aug), 1589-1598. [More Information]

2017

  • Shaban, R., Considine, J., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2017). Case study and case-based research in emergency nursing and care: Theoretical foundations and practical application in paramedic pre-hospital clinical judgment and decision-making of patients with mental illness. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(1), 17-24. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Mitchell, R., McCarthy, A., Wilson, K., Van, C., Kennedy, B., Tall, G., Holland, A., Foster, K., Dickinson, S., et al (2017). Development of the major trauma case review tool. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 25(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Testa, L., Holland, A., Sannappa Venkatraman, S., Adams, S. (2017). Differences in survival outcome for severely injured paediatric trauma by type of trauma centre. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 53(8), 808-813. [More Information]
  • Goldsmith, H., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2017). Effective pain management in recently discharged adult trauma patients: Identifying patient and system barriers, a prospective exploratory study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(23-24), 4548-4557. [More Information]
  • Miller, M., Morris, R., Fisicaro, N., Curtis, K. (2017). Epidemiology and outcomes of missing admission medication history in severe trauma: A retrospective study. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(5), 563-569. [More Information]
  • Considine, J., Shaban, R., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2017). Evidence based emergency nursing: Designing a research question and searching the literature. International Emergency Nursing, 32, 78-82. [More Information]
  • Foster, K., Young, A., Mitchell, R., Van, C., Curtis, K. (2017). Experiences and needs of parents of critically injured children during the acute hospital phase: A qualitative investigation. Injury, 48(1), 114-120. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Curtis, K., Braithwaite, J. (2017). Health outcomes and costs for injured young people hospitalised with and without chronic health conditions. Injury, 48(8), 1776-1783. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Van, C., Lam, M., Asha, S., Unsworth, A., Clements, A., Atkins, L. (2017). Implementation evaluation and refinement of an intervention to improve blunt chest injury management�A mixed-methods study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(23-24), 4506-4518. [More Information]
  • Goldsmith, H., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2017). Incidence, intensity, and impact of pain in recently discharged adult Trauma patients: An exploratory study. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 24(2), 102-109. [More Information]
  • Bear, H., Mok, M., Farrow, N., Curtis, K., Mitra, B., Fitzgerald, M., Gruen, R. (2017). Morbidity and mortality meetings at Australian major trauma centres: A proof of concept study. Trauma. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Fry, M., Shaban, R., Considine, J. (2017). Translating research findings to clinical nursing practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(5-6), 862-872. [More Information]
  • Oliver, M., Dinh, M., Curtis, K., Paschkewitz, R., Rigby, O., Balogh, Z. (2017). Trends in Procedures at Major Trauma Centres in New South Wales, Australia: An Analysis of State-Wide Trauma Data. World Journal of Surgery, 41(8), 2000-2005. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Curtis, K., Considine, J., Shaban, R. (2017). Using observation to collect data in emergency research. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(1), 25-30. [More Information]

2016

  • Munroe, B., Curtis, K., Murphy, M., Strachan, L., Considine, J., Hardy, J., Wilson, M., Ruperto, K., Fethney, J., Buckley, T. (2016). A structured framework improves clinical patient assessment and nontechnical skills of early career emergency nurses: a pre-post study using full immersion simulation. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(15-16), 2262-2274. [More Information]
  • King, K., Evans, J., Curtis, K. (2016). Abdominal and genitourinary trauma. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1229-1264). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Goldsmith, H., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2016). Analgesic Adherence in Recently Discharged Trauma Patients: An Integrative Literature Review. Pain Management Nursing, 17(1), 63-79. [More Information]
  • Smith, N., Curtis, K. (2016). Can emergency nurses safely and accurately remove cervical spine collars in low risk adult trauma patients: An integrative review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(2), 63-74. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Asha, S., Unsworth, A., Lam, M., Goldsmith, H., Langcake, M., Dwyer, D. (2016). ChIP: An early activation protocol for isolated blunt chest injury improves outcomes, a retrospective cohort study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(3), 127-132. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Buckley, T., Curtis, K., Morris, R. (2016). Designing and implementing full immersion simulation as a research tool. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(2), 90-105. [More Information]
  • Oh, J., Asha, S., Curtis, K. (2016). Diagnostic accuracy of flexion-extension radiography for the detection of ligamentous cervical spine injury following a normal cervical spine computed tomography. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 28(4), 450-455. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Ramsden, C. (2016). Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics. Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Curtis, K., Foster, K., Mitchell, R., Van, C. (2016). How is care provided for patients with paediatric trauma and their families in Australia? A mixed-method study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(8), 832-836. [More Information]
  • Leonard, E., Buckley, T., Curtis, K. (2016). Impact of alcohol on outcomes in hospitalized major trauma patients: A literature review. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 23(2), 103-114. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Wiseman, T., Kennedy, B., Kourouche, S., Goldsmith, H. (2016). Implementation and Evaluation of a Ward-Based eLearning Program for Trauma Patient Management. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 23(1), 28-35. [More Information]
  • Miu, J., Dinh, M., Curtis, K., Balogh, Z. (2016). Ladder-related injuries in New South Wales. Medical Journal of Australia, 204(8), 302-302.e1. [More Information]
  • Dinh, M., Curtis, K., Mitchell, R., Bein, K., Balogh, Z., Seppelt, I., Deans, C., Ivers, R., Berendsen Russell, S., Rigby, O. (2016). Major trauma mortality in rural and metropolitan NSW, 2009-2014: A retrospective analysis of trauma registry data. Medical Journal of Australia, 205(9), 403-407. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Foster, K., Mitchell, R., Van, C. (2016). Models of Care Delivery for Families of Critically Ill Children: An Integrative Review of International Literature. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(3), 330-341. [More Information]
  • Caldwell, E., Herring, A., Curtis, K. (2016). Overview of Traumatic Injury. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1067-1092). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • McCarthy, A., Curtis, K., Holland, A. (2016). Paediatric trauma systems and their impact on the health outcomes of severely injured children: An integrative review. Injury, 47(3), 574-585. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., McCarthy, A., Mitchell, R., Black, D., Foster, K., Jan, S., Burns, B., Tall, G., Rigby, O., Gruen, R., Kennedy, B., Holland, A. (2016). Paediatric trauma systems and their impact on the health outcomes of severely injured children: Protocol for a mixed methods cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 24(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Patel, L., Munroe, B., Curtis, K. (2016). Patient Assessment and Essentials of Care. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 237-268). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Miu, J., Curtis, K., Balogh, Z. (2016). Profile of fall injury in the New South Wales older adult population. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(4), 179-185. [More Information]
  • Considine, J., Shaban, R., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2016). Research for Emergency Care. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 105-121). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Lansom, J., Curtis, K., Goldsmith, H., Tzannes, A. (2016). The Effect of Prehospital Intubation on Treatment Times in Patients With Suspected Traumatic Brain Injury. Air Medical Journal, 35(5), 295-300. [More Information]
  • Wiseman, T., Foster, K., Curtis, K. (2016). The experience of emotional wellbeing for patients with physical injury: A qualitative follow-up study. Injury, 47(9), 1983-1989. [More Information]
  • Foster, K., Curtis, K., Mitchell, R., Van, C., Young, A. (2016). The experiences, unmet needs and outcomes of parents of severely injured children: A longitudinal mixed methods study protocol. BMC Pediatrics, 16(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Buckley, T., Curtis, K., Murphy, M., Strachan, L., Hardy, J., Fethney, J. (2016). The impact of HIRAID on emergency nurses' self-efficacy, anxiety and perceived control: A simulated study. International Emergency Nursing, 25(3), 53-58. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2016). The injury trajectory for young people 16-24 years in the six months following injury: A mixed methods study. Injury, 47(9), 1966-1974. [More Information]
  • Langcake, M., Curtis, K., Walter, E. (2016). Thoracic and neck trauma. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 1193-1228). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Murphy, M., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2016). What is the impact of multidisciplinary team simulation training on team performance and efficiency of patient care? An integrative review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(1), 44-53. [More Information]

2015

  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2015). Family members' experience of providing support for young people with traumatic physical injury during the acute hospital phase of care: A qualitative study. Injury, 46(9), 1834-1840. [More Information]
  • Munroe, B., Curtis, K., Murphy, M., Strachan, L., Buckley, T. (2015). HIRAID: An evidence-informed emergency nursing assessment framework. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 18(2), 83-97. [More Information]
  • Wiseman, T., Curtis, K., Lam, M., Foster, K. (2015). Incidence of depression, anxiety and stress following traumatic injury: a longitudinal study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 23(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Bambach, M., Foster, K., Curtis, K. (2015). Risk factors associated with the severity of injury outcome for paediatric road trauma. Injury, 46(5), 874-882. [More Information]
  • Clements, A., Curtis, K., Horvat, L., Shaban, R. (2015). The effect of a nurse team leader on communication and leadership in major trauma resuscitations. International Emergency Nursing, 23(1), 3-7. [More Information]
  • Walter, E., Curtis, K. (2015). The role and impact of the specialist trauma nurse: an integrative review. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 22(3), 153-169. [More Information]
  • Crouch, R., McHale, H., Palfrey, R., Curtis, K. (2015). The trauma nurse coordinator in England: a survey of demographics, roles and resources. International Emergency Nursing, 23(1), 8-12. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Crouch, R. (2015). Trauma care - A system fit for the 21st century? International Emergency Nursing, 23(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Unsworth, A., Curtis, K., Asha, S. (2015). Treatments for blunt chest trauma and their impact on patient outcomes and health service delivery. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 23(17), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2015). Young peoples' experience and self-management in the six months following major injury: A qualitative study. Injury, 46(9), 1841-1847. [More Information]

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]
  • Asha, S., Keady, J., Curtis, K., Kohan, S. (2014). Factors Associated With In-Hospital Death among Elderly Patients Sustaining a Traumatic Subdural Haemorrhage. Emergency Medicine, 4(3), 1-6. [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]
  • Kennedy, B., Curtis, K., Waters, D. (2014). Is there a relationship between personality and choice of nursing specialty: an integrative literature review. BMC Nursing, 13(1), 1-9. [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.
  • Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2014). The burden of youth: major traumatic injury in adolescents and young adults managed in the Australian capital territory. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 21(5), 218-227.
  • Curtis, K., Chan, D., Lam, M., Mitchell, R., King, K., Leonard, E., D'Amours, S., Black, D. (2014). The injury profile and acute treatment costs of major trauma in older people in New South Wales. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33(4), 264-270. [More Information]
  • Kennedy, B., Curtis, K., Waters, D. (2014). The personality of emergency nurses: Is it unique? Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 17(4), 139-145. [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, 1-8. [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), 480-481. [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. EMA - 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. [More Information]
  • 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). Sydney: 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. Sydney: 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). Sydney: 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). Sydney: 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). Sydney: 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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