Doctor Kim Psaila

Doctor Kim Psaila

Aca - Karitane,
School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Lecturer,
Dean's Unit - School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Biography

Dr Kim Psaila is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with over twenty five years’ experience in neonatal nursing care. Kim has substantial experience in nurse education having worked predominantly in nurse/clinical education roles within surgical and perinatal Neonatal Intensive Care and Newborn Care nurseries. Dr Psaila has contributed to and led several neonatal Cochrane protocols and systematic reviews on behalf of the Neonatal Cochrane group. Specific topics include; non-nutritive sucking for gastroesophageal reflux; continuous versus intermittent tube feeding, and pacifiers for sudden infant death syndrome. In her doctoral research she explored the continuum or care in contemporary maternity and CFH services in Australia. The study examined how continuity could be achieved during the transition of care (ToC) from maternity to CFH services. Her research interests surround the parent-infant relationship, implementation of family centred, individualised, developmentally supportive care in the NICU, collaboration and transition of care (TOC), particularly in relation to supporting families through effective pathways and models of care. Dr Psaila has a strong commitment to facilitating the professional growth and clinical development of all nurses and midwives, particularly in the area of supporting families. 

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Australian College of Neonatal Nurses Research (ACNN) (1999)
  • ACNN Research Special Interest Group (2013)
  • Perinatal society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) (1993)
  • Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) (2001)
  • Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA) (2013)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School Of Nursing And Midwifery
  • Dean's Unit - School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Contact

Email: kim.psaila@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9819
Mobile: 0430032748
Location: EB.LG.77
Parramatta
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 401001 Primary Health Care in Action, 2016
  • 401011 Research Principles for Nursing and Midwifery, 2016
  • 401092 Essentials of Best Practice in Midwifery, 2015

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Griffiths, N. and Psaila, K. (2018), 'Developmentally focused neonatal care', Neonatal Nursing in Australia and New Zealand: Principles for Practice, Elsevier 9780729542609.
  • Psaila, K. and Schmied, V. (2017), 'Interprofessional collaboration : a crucial component of support for women and families in the perinatal period', Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period: Implications and Guidance for Professionals, Routledge 9781138101579.
  • Psaila, K. and Foster, J. (2015), 'Critical ill infants with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease', Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care, Springer 9781461478379.

Journal Articles

  • Skelton, H., Dahlen, H., Psaila, K. and Schmied, V. (2019), 'Facilitating closeness between babies with congenital abnormalities and their parents in the NICU : a qualitative study of neonatal nurses' experiences', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 28, no 15-16 , pp 2979 - 2928.
  • Dahlen, H., Foster, J., Psaila, K., Spence, K., Badawi, N., Fowler, C., Schmied, V. and Thornton, C. (2018), 'Gastro-oesophageal reflux : a mixed methods study of infants admitted to hospital in the first 12 months following birth in NSW (2000-2011)', BMC Pediatrics, vol 18 .
  • Olley, H., Psaila, K., Fowler, C., Kruske, S., Homer, C. and Schmied, V. (2017), ''Being the bridge and the beacon' : a qualitative study of the characteristics and functions of the liaison role in child and family health services in Australia', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 26, no 1-2 , pp 91 - 102.
  • Psaila, K., Foster, J., Pulbrook, N. and Jeffery, H. (2017), 'Infant pacifiers for reduction in risk of sudden infant death syndrome (Intervention review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 4 .
  • Foster, J., Psaila, K. and Patterson, T. (2016), 'Non-nutritive sucking for increasing physiologic stability and nutrition in preterm infants (Intervention Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 2016, no 10 .
  • Foster, J., Taylor, C., Patterson, T. and Psaila, K. (2016), 'Experiences of new graduate nurses working in a neonatal intensive care setting : a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, vol 14, no 10 , pp 105 - 111.
  • Fowler, C., Schmied, V., Psaila, K., Kruske, S. and Rossiter, C. (2015), 'Ready for practice : what child and family health nurses say about education', Nurse Education Today, vol 35, no 2 , pp 67 - 72.
  • Psaila, K., Schmied, V., Fowler, C. and Kruske, S. (2015), 'Interprofessional collaboration at transition of care : perspectives of child and family health nurses and midwives', Journal of Clinical Nursing, .
  • Schmied, V., Homer, C., Fowler, C., Psaila, K., Barclay, L., Wilson, I., Kemp, L., Fasher, M. and Kruske, S. (2015), 'Implementing a national approach to universal child and family health services in Australia : professionals' views of the challenges and opportunities', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol 23, no 2 , pp 159 - 170.
  • Psaila, K., Schmied, V., Fowler, C. and Kruske, S. (2014), 'Discontinuities between maternity and child and family health services : health professional's perceptions', BMC Health Services Research, vol 14 .
  • Psaila, K., Kruske, S., Fowler, C., Homer, C. and Schmied, V. (2014), 'Smoothing out the transition of care between maternity and child and family health services : perspectives of child and family health nurses and midwives'', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 14, no 1 .
  • Foster, J., Psaila, K. and Kenner, C. (2014), 'Maintaining the heat on neonatal hypothermia in developing countries', Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews, vol 14, no 2 , pp 42 - 44.
  • Psaila, K., Foster, J., Pulbrook, N. and Jeffery, H. (2014), 'Infant pacifiers for reduction in risk of sudden infant death syndrome', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 7 .
  • Richards, R., Foster, J. and Psaila, K. (2014), 'Continuous versus bolus intragastric tube feeding for preterm and low birth weight infants with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 7 .
  • Schmied, V., Fowler, C., Rossiter, C., Homer, C., Kruske, S., Barclay, L., Wilson, I., Kemp, L., Fasher, M., Psaila, K. and Hesson, A. (2014), 'Nature and frequency of services provided by child and family health nurses in Australia : results of a national survey', Australian Health Review, vol 38, no 2 , pp 177 - 185.
  • Psaila, K., Foster, J., Richards, R. and Jeffery, H. (2014), 'Non-nutritive sucking for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in preterm and low birth weight infants (Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 2014, no 10 , pp 1 - 13.
  • Psaila, K., Fowler, C., Kruske, S. and Schmied, V. (2014), 'A qualitative study of innovations implemented to improve transition of care from maternity to child and family health (CFH) services in Australia', Women and Birth, vol 27, no 4 , pp 51 - 60.
  • Richards, R., Foster, J. and Psaila, K. (2012), 'Continuous versus bolus intragastric tube feeding for preterm and low birth weight infants with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (protocol)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 3 , pp 1 - 8.
  • Psaila, K., Foster, J., Richards, R. and Jeffery, H. (2012), 'Non-nutritive sucking for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in preterm and low birth weight infants', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 4 .

Dr Psaila’s research interests include the parent-infant relationship, implementation of individualised, developmentally supportive care in the NICU and SCN, and transition of care (TOC), particularly in relation to supporting families through TOC. Her main methodological expertise includes: Qualitative and mixed methods design, and systematic reviews. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Psaila.

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