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Dr Maryann Street is a Research Fellow with many years experience in health research, currently in a collaborative position with Deakin University and Eastern Health. Her major research focus is to improve health service delivery to patients and health outcomes especially for older and vulnerable patients. As a member of the Deakin University Quality and Patient Safety Research Centre, Dr Street has undertaken collaborative projects including an analysis of nursing clinical handover, evaluation of a change to the model of nursing care delivery in acute care wards and nursing assessment of patients for safe discharge from Post-Anaesthetic Care. She also provides research support to clinicians to evaluate and improve the provision of palliative care services to Residential Aged Care patients transferred to the Emergency Department at Eastern Health.
Dr Maryann Street has co-supervised one Honours student to completion and will be co-supervising one Honours student in 2013. She will be undertaking the Deakin University fast track training program for HDR supervision in 2013.
Dr Street’s current research focus is access to Emergency Care for elderly patients, including those transferred from Aged Care Homes, Geriatric and Rehabilitation hospitals (sub-acute care) and the community. In collaboration with clinicians at Eastern Health and colleagues at Deakin University, she is evaluating the impact of programs introduced by the health service to streamline emergency care for older and vulnerable patients to improve the time to admission or discharge from the Emergency Department.
Dr Street is also involved in research projects at Eastern Health focused on risk management in patient care. These include a study of nursing assessment of patient readiness for discharge from Post-Anaesthetic Care, with the aims of giving nurses a better tool, improving patient outcomes and reducing adverse events, thus reducing health care costs.
Dr Street was awarded “Best Research Presentation” at the 2010 Eastern Health Research Forum for presentation of “Eastern Health Emergency Department presentations by Residential Aged Care patients: what are the clinical and cost implications?” This award included a contribution of $1000 towards attendance at a conference to present this research.
Member of the Aust. Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT)
Member of the Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine (ASEM)
Member of the College of Emergency Nurses Australasia (CENA)
Dr Street contributes to Eastern Health and Deakin University through service in the following ways:
• Member of Eastern Health Ethics Committee for review of new project applications, amendments and safety reports
• Participation in Eastern Health Research Week Forum
• Assistance with preparation of annual Eastern Health Research Reports
• Provision of data analysis and interpretation for Eastern Health executives
• Advice to clinicians regarding the preparation and submission of ethics applications, amendments and associated documentation to both Deakin University and Eastern Health Human Research Ethics Committees and Low-Risk Project subcommittees
• Review of submitted manuscripts for International Nursing Review, International Journal of Nursing Practice, Emergency Medicine Journal and PLoS ONE
• Administration of research projects; including budget review, employment contracts, negotiation with finance personnel, organising team meetings for project governance
• Assisting with reporting measures of research output and alignment with research priorities for Eastern Health –Deakin University Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
• Member of Deakin University Quality and Patient Safety SRC
• Core team member of the Deakin Centre for Quality and Risk Management in health Care – a Joanna Briggs International Collaborating Centre
Phillips N, Street M, Kent B. (2013) Achieving Expert Consensus: Assessing Patient Readiness for Discharge from the Post-anaesthetic Care Unit. International Council of Nurses International Congress, Melbourne. (Oral presentation)
Mascaro J, Street M, Phillips N, Whitfield A, Kent B. (2012) Post-operative Risk & Surgical Monitoring (PRiSM study): A retrospective cohort study of patient safety following anaesthesia and surgery. Eastern Health Research Forum. (Poster)
Street M, Considine J, Ottmann G, Livingston P, Kent B. (2012) Reducing Emergency Department Length of Stay for patients from Residential Aged Care. ICEN Conference, Hobart, Australia. (Oral presentation)
Kent B, Chaboyer W, Street M. (2012) Engaging nurses to achieve improvements in quality of patient care. International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care, Paris. (Poster)
Phillips NM, Haesler E, Street M, Kent B. (2012) Post-anaesthetic discharge scoring criteria: A systematic review. Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference, London. (Oral Presentation)
Street M, Livingston PM, Marriott J. (2011) Identification of factors which contribute to extended length of stay in the emergency department for patients from Residential Aged Care vs Community Settings. Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference, Sydney. (Oral Presentation)
Street M, Livingston PL, Marriott JR. Length of stay and the four hour target: A retrospective audit of emergency department presentations by Residential Aged Care patients. College of Emergency Nurses Australasia Conference, 2011, Adelaide. (Oral Presentation) Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 2011;14Supplement 1, Pages S4-S5.
Wilkinson J, Livingston PM, Marriott JR, Street M, Fullerton S. (2011) Palliative Care access for Nursing Home Residents presenting to Emergency Departments in Eastern Metropolitan Region. Eastern Health Research Week Forum, (Oral Presentation)
Street M, Livingston P, Marriott J. (2010) Eastern Health Emergency Department presentations by residential aged care patients: what are the clinical and cost implications? Eastern Health Research Week Forum, (Oral Presentation)