Ms Joan Lynch

Ms Joan Lynch

Lecturer,
Dean's Unit - School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Joan Lynch has been a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University for over five years.

Joan is a PhD candidate exploring academic integrity in nursing education. She is currently working to promote academic integrity in nursing education by developing academic standards of practice, a focus on learning to enable academic integrity and authentic assessment design.

Joan’s clinical background includes over 23 years’ experience working in intensive care and emergency. She has postgraduate qualifications in intensive care and trauma nursing. As a foundation member of the Critical Care Research in Collaboration and Evidence Translation (CCRICET) research group, Joan works in collaboration with clinicians across South Western Sydney Local Health District to undertake clinical research. She is currently a chief investigator evaluating a nurse-led intervention to reduce the incidence and severity of delirium among patients admitted to the ICU. 

Joan loves nursing for the diversity it offers, during her career she has worked for the New South Wales Institute of Trauma and Injury Management developing state-wide evidence-based guidelines to care for injured people and as a senior planner in the South-West Sydney local health district developing service plans and models of care.

Joan is a regulatory assessor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NSW) and AHPRA, where she undertakes performance assessments of practitioners to maintain public safety and minimise risk by ensuring clinicians practice is safe and in accordance with the professional standards (NMBA, 2016 & 2018) and Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW).

Over the next decade in clinical practice, Joan looks forward to undertaking nursing-led research in the Intensive Care that will improve the patients experience of health care. And in university sector, she aims to embed the values of academic integrity throughout the undergraduate nursing program to develop professional, critically thinking beginner practitioners.

This information has been contributed by Ms Lynch.

Qualifications

  • MPolSt University of New South Wales
  • BN University of Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: Joan.Lynch@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4620 3177
(02) 4620 3321
Mobile:
Location: 7.G.34
Campbelltown7.G.19
Campbelltown

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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Lynch, J., Ramjan, L., Glew, P. and Salamonson, Y. (2020), 'Factors associated with similarity index (SI) scores among a large cohort of undergraduate nursing students', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 43 .
  • Christensen, M. and Lynch, J. (2020), 'Supporting student learning through the use of a sequential case study workbook : an inductive content analysis of student feedback', Nurse Education Today, vol 88 .
  • 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.
  • Lynch, J., Ramjan, L., Glew, P. and Salamonson, Y. (2020), 'How to embed a conceptual or theoretical framework into a dissertation study design', Nurse Researcher, vol 28, no 3 , pp 24 - 29.
  • Lynch, J., Ramjan, L., Glew, P. and Salamonson, Y. (2020), ''Statistical significance' in research : wider strategies to meaningfully interpret findings', Nurse Researcher, vol 28, no 4 , pp 36 - 40.
  • Salamonson, Y., Glew, P., Everett, B., Woodmass, J., Lynch, J. and Ramjan, L. (2019), 'Language support improves oral communication skills of undergraduate nursing students : a 6-month follow-up survey', Nurse Education Today, vol 72 , pp 54 - 60.
  • 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.
  • Ramjan, L., Maneze, D., Everett, B., Glew, P., Trajkovski, S., Lynch, J. and Salamonson, Y. (2018), 'Students' experiences of embedded academic literacy support in a graduate entry nursing program : a qualitative study', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 28 , pp 302 - 309.
  • Salamonson, Y., Priddis, H., Woodmass, J., Everett, B., Lynch, J., Curtis, E. and Ramjan, L. (2018), 'The price of journeying towards the prize : commencing nursing students' experiences of working and studying : a qualitative study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 27, no 21-22 , pp 4141 - 4149.
  • Martin, M., Ramjan, L., Everett, B., Glew, P., Lynch, J. and Salamonson, Y. (2018), 'Exploring nursing students' experiences of a drop-in support-centre : a mixed-methods study', Nurse Education Today, vol 69 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Haren, F., Pham, T., Brochard, L., Bellani, G., Laffey, J., Dres, M., Fan, E., Goligher, E., Heunks, L., Lynch, J., Wrigge, H. and McAuley, D. (2018), 'Spontaneous breathing in early acute respiratory distress syndrome : insights from the Large observational study to UNderstand the Global impact of Severe Acute respiratory failurE study', Critical Care Medicine, vol 47, no 2 , pp 229 - 238.
  • 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 .
  • Lynch, J., Everett, B., Ramjan, L., Callins, R., Glew, P. and Salamonson, Y. (2017), 'Plagiarism in nursing education : an integrative review', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 26, no 19-20 , pp 2845 - 2864.
  • 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 .
  • Wall, C., Lynch, J., Harris, I., Richardson, M., Brand, C., Lowe, A. and Sugrue, M. (2010), 'Clinical practice guidelines for the management of acute limb compartment syndrome following trauma', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 80, no 3 , pp 151 - 156.
  • Sugrue, M., Balogh, Z., Lynch, J., Bardsley, J., Sisson, G. and Weigelt, J. (2007), 'Guidelines for the management of haemodynamically stable patients with stab wounds to the anterior abdomen', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 77, no 8 , pp 614 - 620.
  • Wall, C., Richardson, M., Lowe, A., Brand, C., Lynch, J. and De Steiger, R. (2007), 'Survey of management of acute, traumatic compartment syndrome of the leg in Australia', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 77, no 9 , pp 733 - 737.

Conference Papers

  • Glew, P., Dixon, K., Marquez, J., Lynch, J. and Salamonson, Y. (2016), 'The experiences of undergraduate nursing students engaged in an embedded academic literacy and language support program', Worldwide Nursing Conference, Singapore.

Crtical Care Research in Collaboration and Evidence Translation (CCRICET) is a research group established between Academics largely from Western and clinicians from Sydney South West LHD. 

The aim of CCRICET is to answer clinical questions by either undertaking systematic review and meta-analysis if there is sufficient good quality evidence or  if not, undertake primary research using appropriate methodology. To date CCRICET has undertaken research on (see publications tab for links):

-the effectiveness of chlorhexidine bathing to reduce the burden of MRO's in the ICU 

-evalaution of a nurse-led intervention to reduce the incidence of delirium in the ICU

Our next project is working with an industry partner B BRAUN to evaluate the effectiveness of Hyper Oxygenated Fatty Acids (HOFA)  in reducing facial pressure injuries from medical devices.

Membership to this group is open, If you would like your ICU to join this group please email me joan.lynch@westernsydney.edu.au

This information has been contributed by Ms Lynch.

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