Associate Professor Thomas Buckley
RN, BSc(hons), MN, PhD
M02C - 88 Mallett Street - Building C
The University of Sydney
|Telephone||+61 2 9114 4043|
Kolling Institute - Royal North Shore Hospital
Dr Tom Buckley is an Associate Professor in the Critical/ Acute Care teaching and research team as well as Postgraduate Coordinator (Research)
Tom has been a registered nurse since 1991 and has practised in senior nursing positions in the UK, USA and Australia in specialties such as nephrology, intensive care and acute cardiology.
Tom is currently Chair of ANMAC Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Committee and co-lead the revision of the Australian Nurse Practitioner Standards of Practice in 2014 and was an investigator on the Registered Nurse Standards of Practice revision team in 2015. Tom performed the role of Clinical Lead (Nursing) for the Healthcare Professionals Prescribing Project with Health Workforce Australia (2012-2013) and is a former member of the National Prescribing Service: Educational Design and Support Expert Advisory Group (2008-2013).
Tom’s primary clinical research activity is in the study of psychological (e.g. bereavement, anger and work stress) and physical stressors (e.g. physical activity) and their impact on cardiovascular health risk.Additionally, he is an active researcher in aspects of both nurse practitioner and advanced practice nurses scope of practice
Tom his currently Editor Australian Critical Care.
- The impact of hospitalisation on spousal and carer cardiovascular health risk
- Cardiovascular health in bereavement
- Triggers of Acute Myocardial Infarction: role of heavy physical exertion, anger and respiratory infection
- Risk reduction in bereavement and other stress states (eg anger, physical activity, respiratory infection etc)
- Relationship between work stress, quality of life and heart rate variability
- Complications following acute coronary interventions
- Nurse practitioner prescribing behaviours
- Syandards of practice for RNs and NPs.
- Patient assessment in emergency
- Nurse initiated x-rays in emergency
Fong, J, Buckley, T, Cashin, A & Pont, L (2016), 'Nurse practitioner prescribing in Australia: a comprehensive literature review',Australian Critical Care. 29 November Published version available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2016.11.003 (Accepted)
Geoffrey H. Tofler, Eran Kopel, Ilan Goldenberg, Robert Klempfner, Michael Eldar, Tom Buckley (and other co-authors) for the National Israel Survey of Myocardial Infarction Investigators. Triggers and Timing of Acute Coronary Syndromes. American Journal of Cardiology. (Accepted)
Ruane, L., Buckley, T., Soo Hoo, S., Hansen, P., McCormac, C., Shaw, E, Fethney, J., Tofler, G.Triggering of Acute Myocardial infarction by Respiratory Infection. Internal Medicine Journal. (Accepted)
Tofler GH,Massaro J, Levy DA, Sutherland PA, Buckley T, D’Agostino RB. Increased heart rate is associated with a prothrombotic state: The Framingham Heart Study. European Journal of Preventative Cardiology (Accepted)
Rückholdt, M., Tofler, G., Buckley, T . (2016) The impact of hospitalisation on a visiting family member: a case study and discussion. Australian Critical Care. (Accepted)
Cashin, A. Buckley, T., Trollor, J.N., Lennox, N. A scoping review of what is known of the physical health of adults with Autism Spectrum. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities (Accepted)
Currey, J, Ciarella, M & Buckley, T. Collaborative arrangements and privately practising nurse practitioners in Australia: results from a national survey. Australian Health Review (Accepted)
Mihaldou, A.S., Buckley, T., Bune, A., Tofler, G. (2015) Impact of grief delivered via media technology. Medical Journal Australia. 203(4):198.
Cashin, A., Green, R. & Buckley, T. (2016) Psychiatric and mental health core capabilities and learning outcomes developed in Nurse Practitioner programmes in Australia and the United States of America. Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology and Mental Health. 1(1) Availible at: http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/psychiatric-and-mental-health-core-capabilities-and-learning-outcomesdeveloped-in-nurse-practitioner-programmes-in-australia-and-the-unitedstates-of-america-jnpmh-1000102.pdf
Teaching and supervision
Tom's teaching interests include: pathophysiology, cardiovascular and critical care nursing and nurse practitioner practice.
Supervised current student projects:
- Investigation of the impact of hospitalisaiton on CV health risk factors
- An evaluation of peripheral vascular access site complications following cardiac angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (MPhil)
- Identifying current Nurse Practitioner enablers and barriers within scope of practice (PhD)
- The impact of a structured patient assessment framework on emergency and acute patient care (PhD)
- An evaluation of privately practicing nurse practitioners working within Australia (PhD)
- A randomized controlled trial of EMLA cream as a primary dressing for painful chronic leg ulcers: A pilot study (PhD)
Past student projects:
- Triggers of Acute Myocardial Infarction: Role of Heavy Physical Exertion, Anger and Respiratory Infection (BN Hons)
- An exploration of the experiences of former intensive care unit patients who are participating in the home-based (BN Hons)
- Bereavement Interventions for Non-psychological changes following bereavement (MN Hons)
- The impact of alcohol intoxication on outcomes in hospitalised patients sustaining major trauma (MPhil)
- The effectiveness of mechanical ventilation weaning protocols (MN Hons)
- Patient controlled analgesis used by elderly postoperative patients (MN by thesis)
Current research students
|Project title||Research student|
|Identifying, responding and reporting child abuse and neglect in rural and regional emergency departments in NSW, Australia.||June COLGRAVE|
|Evaluation of privately practising nurse practitioner activity in Australia||Jane CURRIE|
|A mixed methods evaluation of the current prescribing practice of Australian Nurse Practitioners||Jacqueline FONG|
|Implementation of an evidence-based care bundle for patients with blunt chest injury||Sarah KOUROUCHE|
|An evaluation of the effect of hospitalization on spousal/partner or parental psychological, behavioural and physiological cardiovascular risk factors.||Monica RUCKHOLDT|
The impact of hospitalisation on spousal and carer cardiovascular health risk
Cardiovascular risk reduction in bereavement
Coping following death in ICU
Immune changes during bereavement
Triggers of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Bundles of care following trauma
Complications following acute coronary intervention
Triggered acute risk prevention (TARP 3)
- Australian College of Critical Care Nurses
- American Heart Association
- Australian College of Critical Care Nurses
- Cardiac Society of Australian and New Zealand
External committee memberships:
- Australian and New Zealand Cardiac Society Annual Scientific meeting (2015) Organising Committee
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. Nurse Practitioner Committee. Deputy Chair. (2011- current)
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. Nurse Practitioner Review Committee (Chair Assessment Team) 2013
- Northern Sydney Local health District: Nursing and Midwifery Research Committee
- Clinical Lead: Healthcare Professionals Prescribing Project. Workforce Australia (2012-2013)
- National Prescribing Service: Educational Design and Support Expert Advisory Group (2008-2013)
- National Prescribing Service: Prescribing Course for Midwives Feasibility Project Reference Group Meeting (Chair) 2010
- Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Advisory committee for Nurse Practitioners (2010).
In the media
Sample media clips:
Simulation; Cardiovascular diseases; Bereavement; Nurse practitioner
PhD and master's project opportunities
- Review of the Registered nurses standards for practice; Cashin A, Buckley T; Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency/Research Support.
- ATVRE - Assistive Technologies for Virtual Rehabilitation Engineering; Feng D, Dehghani F, Dunstan C, Jin C, Kim J, Li Q, McEwan A, Ruys A, Brooker G, Buckley T, Cai W, Davis G, Fornusek C, Fulham M, Khadra M, Mohamed A, Murray G, Peck C, Vucetic B, Weiss A; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
- 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.
- Improving the quality and quantity of sleep for intensive care patients; Elliott R, McKinley S, Cistulli P, Ladanski S, Buckley T; Australian College of Critical Care Nurses/Research Support.
- Developing a Standardized Blood Pressure Measurement Skills Training Module; Mihaldou S, Buckley T, Foster K; University of Sydney/Strategic eLearning Development Projects.
- Revision of Australian Nurse Practitioner Practice Standards; Cashin A, Buckley T, Dunn S, Waters D, Heartfield M, Gosby H, Cox D, Kelly J; Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency../Research Support.
- Triggered Acute Risk Prevention Study; Tofler G, Buckley T, Spinaze M, Shaw L, Tonkin A, Ward C; Heart Research Australia./Research Support.
- Cardiovascular Protection during Bereavement (A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of Cardiovascular Risk Reduction during Bereavement); Tofler G, Buckley T, Bartrop R, McKinley S, Ward C, Mihailidou A, Morell-Kopp M, Spinaze M; Heart Research Australia./Research Support.
- Enhancing student’s effective acquisition of skills for healthcare practice: development, implementation and evaluation of a best practice teaching and assessment model; Hardy J, Frotjold A, Maw A, Ronaldston S, Green J, Buckley T; University of Sydney/Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme (TIES).
- PhD Completion Scholarship; Buckley T; Heart Research Australia./Research Support.
- Cardiovascular Health in Bereavement; Tofler G, Bartrop R, McKinley S, Tenant C, Ward C, Buckley T, Mihailidou A; Heart Foundation of Australia/Research Support.