Doctor Steve Frost

Doctor Steve Frost

Deputy Director, Canr,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Senior Lecturer,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Steve Frost is the Deputy Director of the South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research. Steve has been employed as a registered nurse by the SWSLHD since 1994 and started lecturing at Western Sydney University in 2005. Having been a Clinical Nurse Specialist in intensive care, and Clinical Nurse Consultant in the MET Research and Training unit, Simpson Centre for Health Services Research, prior to joining WSU. Steve has a post-graduate certificate in intensive care nursing from Liverpool Hospital, a Masters of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of New South Wales. Steve is a Visiting Scientistic at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Frost.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of New South Wales
  • MPubHealth University of New South Wales

Professional Memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (2006 - 2020)

Awards

  • Morris Cram Award - for outstanding academic and professional development in a postgraduate nursing course within Liverpool Health Service 1997-11-28

Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Osteoporosis
  • Risk Communication

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: S.Frost@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 8738 9360
Mobile:
Location: OFF
Off Campus

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Northall, T. and Frost, S. (2018), 'Principles for nursing practice : osteoarthritis and osteoporosis', Living with Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice, Elsevier 9780729542616.
  • Hillman, K., Athari, F., Frost, S. and Braithwaite, J. (2018), 'The silver tsunami : the impact of the aging population on healthcare', Healthcare Systems: Future Predictions for Global Care, CRC Press 9781138052604.

Journal Articles

  • Etaher, A., Gibbs, O., Saad, Y., Frost, S., Nguyen, T., Ferguson, I., Juergens, C., Chew, D. and French, J. (2020), 'Type-II myocardial infarction and chronic myocardial injury rates, invasive management and 4-year mortality among consecutive patients undergoing high-sensitivity troponin T testing in the emergency department', European Heart Journal: Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, vol 6, no 1 , pp 41 - 48.
  • Frost, S., Kelly, A., Gaudin, J., Mc Evoy, L., Wilson, C., Marov, L., El Haddad, C., Center, J., Eisman, J., Nguyen, T. and Hassett, G. (2020), 'Establishing baseline absolute risk of subsequent fracture among adults presenting to hospital with a minimal-trauma-fracture', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol 21 .
  • Etaher, A., Nguyen, T., Saad, Y., Frost, S., Ferguson, I., Juergens, C., Chew, D. and French, J. (2020), '[In Press] Mortality at 5 years among very elderly patients undergoing high sensitivity troponin T testing for suspected acute coronary syndromes', Heart, Lung and Circulation, .
  • Lynch, J., Rolls, K., Hou, Y., Hedges, S., Al Sayfe, M., Shunker, S., Brennan, K., Sanchez, D., Bogdanovski, T., Hunt, L., Alexandrou, E. and Frost, S. (2020), 'Delirium in intensive care : a stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial for a nurse-led intervention to reduce the incidence and duration of delirium among adults admitted to the intensive care unit (protocol)', Australian Critical Care, vol 33, no 5 , pp 475 - 479.
  • Athari, F., Hillman, K. and Frost, S. (2019), 'The concept of frailty in intensive care', Australian Critical Care, vol 32, no 2 , pp 175 - 178.
  • Lynch, J., Hou, Y., Brennen, K., Sanchez, D., Hunt, L., Alexandrou, E. and Frost, S. (2019), 'The effectiveness of chlorhexidine bathing and hospital acquired infections among adult intensive care patients : a trial sequential meta-analysis', Australian Critical Care, vol 32, no Suppl. 1 , pp 5 - 5.
  • Vasquez, D., Deland, L., Spears, K., Metcalfe, L., Frost, S. and Christensen, M. (2019), 'Time is Precious : person-centred end of life care in an emergency department : a quality improvement project', Emergency Nurse, vol 27, no 4 .
  • Athari, F., Hillman, K. and Frost, S. (2018), 'The changing nature of the population of intensive-care patients', Journal of Hospital Administration, vol 7, no 2 .
  • Chan, B., Butler, E., Frost, S., Chuan, A. and Aneman, A. (2018), 'Cerebrovascular autoregulation monitoring and patient-centred outcomes after cardiac surgery : a systematic review', Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol 62, no 5 , pp 588 - 599.
  • Alexandrou, E., Ray-Barruel, G., Carr, P., Frost, S., Inwood, S., Higgins, N., Lin, F., Alberto, L., Mermel, L., Rickard, C. and OMG Study Group, x. (2018), 'Use of short peripheral intravenous catheters : characteristics, management, and outcomes worldwide', Journal of Hospital Medicine, vol 13, no 5 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Iyer, D., Hunt, L., Frost, S. and Aneman, A. (2018), 'Daily intra-abdominal pressure, sequential organ failure score and fluid balance predict duration of mechanical ventilation', Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol 62, no 10 , pp 1421 - 1427.
  • Frost, S., Hou, Y., Lombardo, L., Metcalfe, L., Lynch, J., Hunt, L., Alexandrou, E., Brennan, K., Sanchez, D., Aneman, A. and Christensen, M. (2018), 'Evidence for the effectiveness of chlorhexidine bathing and health care-associated infections among adult intensive care patients : a trial sequential meta-analysis', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol 18, no 1 .
  • Hunt, L., Frost, S., Newton, P., Salamonson, Y. and Davidson, P. (2017), 'A survey of critical care nurses' knowledge of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome', Australian Critical Care, vol 30, no 1 , pp 21 - 27.
  • Sou, V., McManus, C., Mifflin, N., Frost, S., Ale, J. and Alexandrou, E. (2017), 'A clinical pathway for the management of difficult venous access', BMC Nursing, vol 16 .
  • Salamonson, Y., Metcalfe, L., Alexandrou, E., Cotton, A., McNally, S., Murphy, J. and Frost, S. (2016), 'Measuring final-year nursing students' satisfaction with the viva assessment', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 16, no 1 , pp 91 - 96.
  • Frost, S., Algoso, M., Metcalfe, L., Lynch, J., Hunt, L., Sanghavi, R., Alexandrou, E. and Hillman, K. (2016), 'Chlorhexidine bathing and health care-associated infections among adult intensive care patients : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Critical Care, vol 20 .
  • Frost, S., Chapman, A., Aneman, A., Chen, J., Parr, M. and Hillman, K. (2015), 'Hospital outcomes associated with introduction of a two-tiered response to the deteriorating patient', Critical Care and Resuscitation, vol 17, no 2 , pp 77 - 82.
  • Alexandrou, E., Ray-Barruel, G., Carr, P., Frost, S., Inwood, S., Higgins, N., Lin, F., Alberto, L., Mermel, L. and Rickard, C. (2015), 'International prevalence of the use of peripheral intravenous catheters', Journal of Hospital Medicine, vol 10, no 8 , pp 530 - 533.
  • Betihavas, V., Frost, S., Newton, P., Macdonald, P., Stewart, S., Carrington, M., Chan, Y. and Davidson, P. (2015), 'An absolute risk prediction model to determine unplanned cardiovascular readmissions for adults with chronic heart failure', Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol 24, no 11 , pp 1068 - 1073.
  • Hunt, L., Frost, S., Alexandrou, E., Hillman, K., Newton, P. and Davidson, P. (2015), 'Reliability of intra-abdominal pressure measurements using the modified Kron technique', Acta Clinica Belgica, vol 70, no 2 , pp 116 - 120.
  • Aneman, A., Frost, S., Parr, M. and Hillman, K. (2015), 'Characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted to ICU following activation of the medical emergency team : impact of introducing a two-tier response system', Critical Care Medicine, vol 43, no 4 , pp 765 - 773.
  • Alexandrou, E., Spencer, T., Frost, S., Mifflin, N., Davidson, P. and Hillman, K. (2014), 'Central venous catheter placement by advanced practice nurses demonstrates low procedural complication and infection rates : a report from 13 years of service', Critical Care Medicine, vol 42, no 3 , pp 536 - 543.
  • Herod, R., Frost, S., Parr, M., Hillman, K. and Aneman, A. (2014), 'Long term trends in medical emergency team activations and outcomes', Resuscitation, vol 85, no 8 , pp 1083 - 1087.
  • Hunt, L., Frost, S., Hillman, K., Newton, P. and Davidson, P. (2014), 'Management of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome : a review', Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes, vol 8, no 1 .
  • Chan, M., Frost, S., Center, J., Eisman, J. and Nguyen, T. (2014), 'Relationship between body mass index and fracture risk is mediated by bone mineral density', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, vol 29, no 11 , pp 2327 - 2335.
  • Frost, S. and Alexandrou, E. (2013), 'Higher nurse staffing levels associated with reductions in unplanned readmissions to intensive care or operating theatre, and in postoperative in-hospital mortality in heart surgery patients', Evidenced Based Nursing, vol 16, no 2 , pp 62 - 63.
  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Frost, S., Alexandrou, E., Macdonald, P. and Davidson, P. (2013), 'Importance of predictors of rehospitalisation in heart failure : a survey of heart failure experts', Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol 22, no 3 , pp 179 - 183.
  • Frost, S., Nguyen, N., Center, J., Eisman, J. and Nguyen, T. (2013), 'Excess mortality attributable to hip-fracture : a relative survival analysis', Bone, vol 56, no 1 , pp 23 - 29.
  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Frost, S., Macdonald, P. and Davidson, P. (2013), 'Patient, provider and system factors influencing rehospitalisation in adults with heart failure', Contemporary Nurse, vol 43, no 2 , pp 244 - 256.
  • Frost, S., Azeem, A., Alexandrou, E., Tam, V., Murphy, J., Hunt, L., O'Regan, W. and Hillman, K. (2013), 'Subglottic secretion drainage for preventing ventilator associated pneumonia : a meta-analysis', Australian Critical Care, vol 26, no 4 , pp 180 - 188.
  • Fernandez, R. and Frost, S. (2013), 'Congruence between the Indian diabetes risk score and Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool screening in Asian-Indians', Nurse Researcher, vol 21, no 2 , pp 36 - 39.
  • Alexandrou, E., Murgo, M., Calabria, E., Spencer, T., Carpen, H., Brennan, K., Frost, S., Davidson, P. and Hillman, K. (2012), 'Nurse-led central venous catheter insertion-Procedural characteristics and outcomes of three intensive care based catheter placement services', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 49, no 2 , pp 162 - 168.
  • Alexandrou, E., Ramjan, L., Murphy, J., Hunt, L., Betihavas, V. and Frost, S. (2012), 'Training of undergraduate clinicians in vascular access : an integrative review', The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA), vol 17, no 3 , pp 146 - 158.
  • Betihavas, V., Davidson, P., Newton, P., Frost, S., Macdonald, P. and Stewart, S. (2012), 'What are the factors in risk prediction models for rehospitalisation for adults with chronic heart failure?', Australian Critical Care, vol 25, no 1 , pp 31 - 40.
  • Hunt, L., Van Luenen, H., Alexandrou, E., Frost, S., Davidson, P., Hillman, K. and D'Amours, S. (2012), 'A comparison of fluid instillation volumes to assess intra-abdominal pressure using Kron's methods', Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, vol 73, no 1 , pp 152 - 155.
  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Hui, Y., Macdonald, P., Frost, S., Stewart, S. and Davidson, P. (2011), 'Australia's health care reform agenda: Implications for the nurses' role in chronic heart failure management', Australian Critical Care, vol 24, no 3 , pp 189 - 197.
  • Alexandrou, E., Ramjan, L., Spencer, T., Frost, S., Salamonson, Y., Davidson, P. and Hillman, K. (2011), 'The Use of Midline Catheters in the Adult Acute Care Setting - Clinical Implications and Recommendations for Practice', Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA), vol 16, no 1 , pp 8 - 13.
  • Frost, S., Nguyen, N., Black, D., Eisman, J. and Nguyen, T. (2011), 'Risk factors for in-hospital post-hip fracture mortality', Bone, vol 49, no 3 , pp 553 - 558.
  • Davidson, P., Salamonson, Y., Rolley, J., Everett, B., Fernandez, R., Andrew, S., Newton, P., Frost, S. and Denniss, R. (2011), 'Perception of cardiovascular risk following a percutaneous coronary intervention : a cross sectional study', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 48, no 8 , pp 973 - 978.
  • Koch, J., Salamonson, Y., Du, H., Frost, S., Dunncliff, K. and Davidson, P. (2011), 'Value of web-based learning activities for nursing students who speak english as a second language', Journal of Nursing Education, vol 50, no 7 , pp 373 - 380.
  • Alexandrou, E., Spencer, T., Frost, S., Parr, M., Davidson, P. and Hillman, K. (2010), 'Establishing a Nurse-Led Central Venous Catheter Insertion Service', JAVA: The Journal of The Association for Vascular Access, vol 15, no 1 , pp 21 - 27.
  • Frost, S., Tam, V., Alexandrou, E., Hunt, L., Salamonson, Y., Davidson, P., Parr, M. and Hillman, K. (2010), 'Readmission to intensive care : development of a nomogram for individualising risk', Critical Care Resuscitation, vol 12, no 2 , pp 83 - 89.
  • Yacopetti, N., Alexandrou, E., Spencer, T., Frost, S., Davidson, P., O'Sullivan, G. and Hillman, K. (2010), 'Central venous catheter insertion by a clinical nurse consultant or anaesthetic medical staff : a single-centre observational study', Critical Care and Resuscitation, vol 12, no 2 , pp 90 - 95.
  • Frost, S., Davidson, P., Alexandrou, E., Hunt, L., Salamonson, Y., Tam, V., Parr, M., Aneman, A. and Hillman, K. (2010), 'Unplanned admission to the intensive care unit in the very elderly and risk of in-hospital mortality', Critical Care and Resuscitation, vol 12, no 3 , pp 171 - 176.
  • Gholizadeh, L., Salamonson, Y., Parvan, K., Frost, S., Chang, S., Hare, D. and Davidson, P. (2010), 'Cross-cultural validation of the Cardiac Depression Scale in Iran', British Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol 49, no 4 , pp 517 - 528.
  • Frost, S., Alexandrou, E., Bogdanovski, T., Salamonson, Y., Parr, M. and Hillman, K. (2009), 'Unplanned admission to intensive care after emergency hospitalisation : risk factors and development of a nomogram for individualising risk', Resuscitation, vol 80, no 2 , pp 224 - 230.
  • Frost, S., Nguyen, N., Center, J., Eisman, J. and Nguyen, T. (2009), 'Timing of repeat BMD measurements : development of an absolute risk-based prognostic model', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, vol 24, no 11 , pp 1800 - 1807.
  • Frost, S., Alexandrou, E., Bogdanovski, T., Salamonson, Y., Davidson, P., Parr, M. and Hillman, K. (2009), 'Severity of Illness and Risk of Readmission to Intensive Care: A Meta-analysis', Resuscitation, vol 80, no 5 , pp 505 - 510.
  • Alexandrou, E., Spencer, T., Frost, S., Parr, M., Davidson, P. and Hillman, K. (2009), 'A review of the nursing role in central venous cannulation: implications for practice policy and research', Journal of clinical nursing, vol 19, no 40888 , pp 1485 - 1494.
  • Tam, V., Frost, S., Hillman, K. and Salamonson, Y. (2008), 'Using administrative data to develop a nomogram for individualising risk of unplanned admission to intensive care', Resuscitation, vol 79, no 2 , pp 241 - 248.
  • Nguyen, N., Frost, S., Center, J., Eisman, J. and Nguyen, T. (2008), 'Development of prognostic nomograms for individualizing 5-year and 10-year fracture risks', Osteoporosis International, vol 19, no 10 , pp 1431 - 1444.
  • Frost, S., Nguyen, N., Center, J., Eisman, J. and Nguyen, T. (2007), 'Discordance of longitudinal changes in bone density between densitometers', Bone, vol 41, no 4 , pp 690 - 697.
  • Nguyen, N., Frost, S., Center, J., Eisman, J. and Nguyen, T. (2007), 'Development of a nomogram for individualizing hip fracture risk in men and women', Osteoporosis International, vol 18, no 8 , pp 1109 - 1117.
  • Smith, B., Zehle, K., Bauman, A., Chau, J., Frost, S., Hawkshaw, B. and Thomas, M. (2006), 'Quantitative methods used in Australian health promotion research: a review of publications from 1992-2002', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol 17, no 1 , pp 32 - 36.

Conference Papers

  • Frost, S., Nguyen, N., Eisman, J. and Nguyen, T. (2009), 'Misdiagnosis of osteoporosis based on a single bone mineral density measurement', Joint Meeting of the International Bone & Mineral Society and the Australian & New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society, 2nd Joint Meeting of the International Bone & Mineral Society and the Australian & New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society, Sydney, Australia.
  • Salamonson, Y., Everett, B., Koch, J. and Frost, S. (2008), 'The effectiveness of elaborative feedback on academic performance in a web-based introductory pharmacology elective', DEANZ 2008 Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Frost, S., Nguyen, N., Center, J., Eisman, J. and Nguyen, T. (2008), 'Excess of Post-fracture Mortality Among Men and Women: A Relative Survival Analysis', ASBMR Annual Scientific Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
  • Frost, S., Nguyen, N., Center, J., Eisman, J. and Ngyuyen, T. (2007), 'Five-year and long-term risks of developing osteoporosis and/or fracture: A natural history analysis', IBMS Program and Abstracts, 17th Scientific Meeting of the International Bone & Mineral Society, Montreal, Canada.

Epidemiology

Health Services Research

Osteoporosis

Risk Prediction

This information has been contributed by Doctor Frost.

Current Projects

Title: Translation of Best Practise Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention: stopping fragility fractures to keep Australians out of hospital [via UTS]
Funder:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council - MRFF
Western Researchers: Steve Frost and Carlos El-Haddad
Years: 2019-07-01 - 2022-06-30
ID: P00025519

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Correlation Between Health Team Members Infection Control Practices and Central Line Infection
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Access Block Impasse: Through the Lens of Health Professionals and Patients in the Emergency Department: The ABILITY Project
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Effectiveness of a patient-centred medical home model of primary care for improving patient and hospital outcomes in Australia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The relationships between symptoms severity and self-care in patients with chronic heart failure in Saudi Arabia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Burden of Clinically Severe Obesity in Australian Adolescents
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Relationships between Symptoms Severity and Self-Care in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure in Saudi Arabia
Field of Research:

Media

Title: Genetics of Osteoporosis Group, GIMR
Description: Visiting Scientist
Title: Google Scholar
Description: Citations

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