Agness Tembo

Agness Tembo
The University of Sydney · Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School)

PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Tembo is an academic and researcher at the University of Sydney, Australia.. She focuses on the impact of innovative strategies and treatment on the experience of patients in intensive care and beyond. She is recognised for her research on the experience of critically ill patients in ICU and beyond in the context of daily sedation interruption. The goal is to understand patients' experience of critical illness and therapies to improve their outcomes. To this effect, she has set up the Hunter ICU support Group for ICU survivors and their families. Methods and techniques- Phenomenology, mixed methods Current Project: Sedation practices and management of critically ill patients- A chart audit' (SEPRAMINCA).
Additional affiliations
March 2014 - present
University of Newcastle, Australia/Hunter New England Health, New Lambton, Australia.
Position
  • Casual Academic/Acute Stroke Research Nurse

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Publications (17)
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Heideggerian philosophy is frequently chosen as a philosophical framing, and/or a hermeneutic analytical structure in qualitative nursing research. As Heideggerian philosophy is dense, there is merit in the development of scholarly resources that help to explain discrete Heideggerian concepts and to uncover their relevance to contemporary human exp...
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Abstract Objectives: To review and synthesise international literature to reveal the contemporary structures, processes and outcomes of critical care nurse (CCN) education. Method: An integrative review on specialist critical care education was guided by Whittemore and Knafl’s integrative review steps: problem-identification; literature search; and...
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Position statements are used by large organisations such as the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses to publically present an official philosophy or beliefs and to propose recommendations. Position statements are increasingly used by health departments and healthcare facilities to allocate resources and to guide and audit nursing practice, ye...
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This paper discusses critical illness as a biographical disruption in intensive care and beyond. When people talk about critical illness, they often associate it with intensive care units (ICU). However, critical illness disrupts one’s existential being both in the immediacy of ICU hospitalisation and during the long-term recovery phase. In ICU the...
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To evaluate the impact of a fracture prevention clinic service on initiation of treatment, continuing treatment and subsequent minimal trauma fractures (MTF). Participants were people aged 50 and over, with a minimal trauma fracture presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) in a large tertiary referral hospital in New South Wales, Australia, betw...
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Sleep deprivation in critically ill patients has been well documented for more than 30 years. Despite the large body of literature, sleep deprivation remains a significant concern in critically ill patients in intensive care unit (ICU). This paper discusses sleep deprivation in critically ill patients as one of the main findings from a study that e...
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Critical illness is a sudden traumatising lived experi- ence that affects the sufferer and their family throw- ing them into a crisis situation [1,2]. It is disruptive and alienating. Critically ill patients emerging from unconsciousness often suffer from confusion that could be momentary or lasting. There is an increasing number of critical illnes...
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Aim: To evaluate the impact of a fracture prevention clinic service on initiation of treatment, continuing treatment and subsequent minimal trauma fractures (MTF). Method: Participants were people aged 50 and over, with a minimal trauma fracture presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) in a large tertiary referral hospital in New South Wales, Au...
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This literature review shows that sleep is important for healing and survival of critical illness (Richardson et al., 2007; Straham and Brown, 2004). Sleep deprivation impinges on recovery, ability to resist infection, brings about neurological problems such as delirium, respiratory problems because it weakens upper air way muscles thus prolonging...

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AIM This study aims to establish if goal directed sedation is significantly associated with better outcomes for ICU patients. The domains of examination will be assessment and management of sedation in mechanically ventilated patients and patient’s long-term outcomes. Findings/results will be used to inform future practice.