Tara Jean Williams

Tara Jean Williams
The University of Queensland | UQ · School of Medicine

Masters of Clinical Nursing - PICU

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17 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
November 2014 - present
Queensland Children's Hospital
Position
  • Research Trial Coordinator
January 2002 - November 2014
The Royal Children's Hospital
Position
  • Medical Professional

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Publications (17)
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The placement of an endotracheal tube for children with acute or critical illness is a low frequency and high-risk procedure, associated with high rates of first attempt failure and adverse events, including hypoxaemia. To reduce the frequency of these adverse events the provision of oxygen to the patient during the apnoeic phase of intubation has...
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Background/Aims In 2016, international standards governing clinical research recommended that the approach to monitoring a research project should be undertaken based on risk, however it is unknown whether this approach has been adopted in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) throughout critical care research. The aims of the project were to: 1) Gain an...
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Objectives: This study investigated trauma symptom trajectories of children 2-16 years old following admission to pediatric intensive care and identified factors that predicted a child's trauma symptom trajectory. Design: Prospective longitudinal design. Setting: Two tertiary care PICUs in Brisbane, Qld, Australia. Patients: Children 2-16 ye...
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Background Pulse oximetry (SpO 2 ) is used to monitor oxygen saturation levels to avoid hypoxaemia in children. Sensor manufacturers claim high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy. Few studies have evaluated accuracy and precision of SpO 2 in children. Methods This prospective, observational study was conducted in a 36-bed mixed medical/surgical...
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Introduction Hypoxaemia during anaesthesia for tubeless upper airway surgery in children with abnormal airways is common due to the complexity of balancing adequate depth of anaesthesia with maintenance of spontaneous breathing and providing an uninterrupted field of view of the upper airway for the surgeon. High-flow nasal oxygenation (HIGH-FLOW)...
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Objectives: Central venous access devices enable many treatments during critical illness; however, 25% of pediatric central venous access devices fail before completion of treatment due to infection, thrombosis, dislodgement, and occlusion. This is frequently attributed to inadequate securement and dressing of the device; however, high-quality res...
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Introduction Emergency intubation of children with abnormal respiratory or cardiac physiology is a high-risk procedure and associated with a high incidence of adverse events including hypoxemia. Successful emergency intubation is dependent on inter-related patient and operator factors. Preoxygenation has been used to maximise oxygen reserves in the...
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The paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) provides care to critically ill neonates, infants and children. These patients are vulnerable and susceptible to the environment surrounding them, yet there is little information available on indoor air quality and factors affecting it within a PICU. To address this gap in knowledge we conducted continuous...
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Introduction Paediatric central venous access devices (CVADs) are associated with a 25% incidence of failure. Securement and dressing are strategies used to reduce failure and complication; however, innovative technologies have not been evaluated for their effectiveness across device types. The primary aim of this research is to evaluate the feasib...

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