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Lauren McTier is a lecturer in undergraduate studies for the Bachelor of Nursing courses in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. Lauren re-joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2011 following study leave for her Doctoral studies. Lauren has over 12 years experience in critical care nursing and 8 years experience in facilitating the learning of both undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students.
Lauren teaches in the undergraduate nursing courses mainly in the areas of quality and safety in healthcare and acute care nursing practices. Lauren has also supervised Honours degree students.
Campus Chair HNN112 Principles of Nursing Care
Campus Chair HNN122 Nursing Management and Interventions 1
Guest lectures – Critical care
Supervision of honours students
Lauren’s research program is within the area of quality and safety of healthcare. Her research focuses on the role patients may play in improving the quality and safety of healthcare.
2009 The Janet A Secatore Nursing Research Award, Alfred Health
2009 Cabrini Nursing Scholarship Prize
2007 Australian Postgraduate Award for PhD Candidature
2006 Nursing Research and Access Committee Award, Alfred Health
Royal College Nursing Australia
Australian College Critical Care Nursing
McTier, L. Patient participation in treatment in acute care contexts. Alfred week, Alfred Health, Prahran, September 2009.
McTier, L., Botti. M. & Duke, M. Patient participation as a quality and safety factor in post-operative cardiothoracic care. International Forum of Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Berlin, March 2009.
McTier, L., Botti. M. & Duke, M. Defining Patient Participation in Acute Care Contexts. National Forum of Quality and Safety in Healthcare. Adelaide, October 2008.
McTier, L. Defining patient participation in treatment in acute care contexts. Victorian and Tasmanian Deans of Nursing and Midwifery 4th Annual Collaborative Research School for Higher Degree Students in Nursing. RMIT, September 2008.
McTier, L. Evaluating patient participation in acute care following cardiac surgery. Victorian and Tasmanian Deans of Nursing and Midwifery 3rd Annual Collaborative Research School for Higher Degree Students in Nursing. Deakin University, September 2007.
McTier, L., Wynne, R., Sullivan, S. & Botti, M. Endotracheal Suction with or without Daily Changes of Closed System Suction Catheters. Effect on Ventilator Associated Pneumonia. Alfred Health, Prahran, October 2006.
McTier, L. Endotracheal Suction with or without Daily Changes of Closed System Suction Catheters. Effect on Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Deakin University Honours Conference. October 2003.