Associate Professor Kate Curtis

RN, PhD UNSW Ms Nurs BN UOW GradDipCritCare Sydney
Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow, Sydney Nursing School
Honorary Professorial Fellow, George Institute for Global Health

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

Telephone +61 2 9351 0604

Biographical details

Associate Professor Kate Curtis is an internationally renowned trauma nurse and 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 and trauma nurse, Conjoint Associate Professor at St George Clinical School (UNSW), NHMRC Translation of Research into Practice Fellow, Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Southampton, UK, EMST Coordinator at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and an Instructor in the Trauma Nurse Program at the College Emergency Nursing Australasia. “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 Associate 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 640K) 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. Associate 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.

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 Co-Chair of the Research Committee at the NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management.

Research interests

Associate 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 (currently under review).

Due to the high burden of injury-related death and disability in children in Australia, Associate Professor Curtis is heavily involved in paediatric trauma research. She leads the Day of Difference Foundation’s Paediatric Critical Injury Research Program (in collaboration with the University of Canberra’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 will for the first time, describe the incidence of major paediatric trauma Australia-wide and will identify the unmet needs of the parents of injured children. See http://www.dayofdifference.org.au/our-work/the-paediatric-critical-injury-research-program/

A study examining the relationship between major trauma and mental health problems (depression, anxiety, stress) in an Australian Trauma Centre, funded by the College of Nursing aims to identify risk factors for deteriorating mental health to facilitate early screening and identification of at-risk trauma patients as well as appropriate intervention and monitoring to help improve clinical outcomes and patient quality of life. Additional studies include: the role of the Wound Care Nurse in a tertiary referral centre; whether implementation of a rapid assessment team “ChIP” for blunt thoracic injury patients presenting to the ED reduces complications and improves outcomes; a mixed-methods study on life-threatening injury in young people; the impact of trauma team redesign at a Level 1 Trauma Centre; the profile of rural trauma presentations; whether pre-hospital intubation reduces time to CT imaging in patients with suspected moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury.

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, University of Canberra, NeuroScience Research Australia (NeURA) and the Honda Trauma and Critical Care Research Program (TriCC).

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

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

2015

  • Improving Health Outcomes in Children Suffering Major Injury; Curtis K, Holland A, Mitchell R, Black D, Gruen R, Jan S, Foster K, Duflou J, Rigby O, Burns B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Projects.

2014

  • Evidence for policy change and better outcomes for severely injured children; Curtis K, Holland A; Thyne Reid Foundation/Research Grant.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • Curtis, K., Asha, S., Keady, J., Kohan, S. (2014). Factors Associated With In-Hospital Death among Elderly Patients Sustaining a Traumatic Subdural Haemorrhage. Emergency Medicine: Open Access, 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), 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]
  • Curtis, K., Asha, S., Keady, J., Kohan, S. (2014). Factors Associated With In-Hospital Death among Elderly Patients Sustaining a Traumatic Subdural Haemorrhage. Emergency Medicine: Open Access, 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), 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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