- Professor Fiona Coyer
- Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing
- IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MSc (City University, London), Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Education (University of Surrey)
- Professional memberships
- Member, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN Ltd)
- Member, (International), American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- Editorial board member, Australian Critical Care journal
- International Advisory Board member, Intensive & Critical Care Nursing journal
- Member Australian Wound Management Association
family care, intensive care, mechanical ventilation, patient care
BackgroundDr Coyer is an Associate Professor and Director of Academic Programs, in the School of Nursing. Her Director of Academic Program responsibilities include
- leadership for the School’s academic (learning and teaching) activities including the development and oversight of policies and quality assurance related to learning and teaching.
- Liaison with the Assistant Dean (Learning and Teaching) with regard to matters pertaining to learning and teaching within the School including the development of new courses and/or changes to existing courses.
- Co-ordination of curriculum development activities related to the accreditation and/or approval of courses.
- Promotion of the development of innovative teaching and learning practices within the School and across the Faculty.
- Monitoring of teaching performance within the School against relevant performance indicators.
Dr Coyer completed her PhD at QUT exploring family focused intensive care nursing through action research. Her research interests include
- patients and families perspectives of intensive care
- nursing care of the critically ill patient
- skin integrity in critically ill patients.
Her research goal is to develop evidenced-based approaches to nursing care and management of the mechanically ventilated critically ill patient in intensive care. In August 2012, Dr Coyer established the Intensive Care Nursing Professorial Unit at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Project highlights
- 2013-15: Educating for health service reform: clinical learning, governance, and capability. Gardner, A., Gardner G., Coyer, F., Henderson, A. & Gosby, H. Australian Research Council
- 2012: Nursing focussed blood conversation practices across critical care settings. Keogh, S., Ullman, A., Coyer, F. & Rickard, C. Australian College of Critical Care Nursing Systematic Review Grant
- 2012: Establishment of the Intensive Care Nursing Professorial Unit. Coyer, F. QUT School of Nursing Seeding grant.
- 2012-14: Educating nurse practitioners: advanced specialty competence, clinical learning and governance. Gardner, A., Gardner G., Coyer, F., Henderson, A., Gosby, H. & Lenson, S. DEWA Office of Learning and Teaching.
- 2011: Device related pressure ulcers in critical care. Coyer F & Stotts, N. Atlantic Philanthropies QUT & UCSF Grant.
- 2011: ReVAMP: Reducing ventriculitis in ICU patients.Churchill, A. (student), Coyer F. RBWH Foundation Grant.
- 2010: Interventional skin integrity patient protocol in a high risk environment (InSPiRE Study), Coyer, F. RBWH Foundation Grant.
2011: Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning – For leadership in the teaching of intensive care nursing by developing innovative course-level curricula and resources in close collaboration with healthcare industry partners. 2007: Faculty of Health Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Fund Award
- Kynoch K, Chang A, Coyer F, (2011) The effectiveness of interventions to meet family needs of critically ill patients in an adult intensive care unit: a systematic review, JBI Library of Systematic Reviews p2829-2874
- Ranse KL, Yates P, Coyer FM, (2012) End-of-life care in the intensive care setting: A descriptive exploratory qualitative study of nurses' beliefs and practices, Australian Critical Care p4-12
- Lewis PA, Bartlett HJ, Townsend S, Courtney MD, Mullany D, Coyer FM, (2011) A prospective pilot study evaluating the 'cardiac decompensation score' in the setting of intraaortic balloon counterpulsation, Intensive and Critical Care Nursing p31-36
- Coyer FM, O'Sullivan J, Cadman N, (2011) The provision of patient personal hygiene in the intensive care unit: A descriptive exploratory study of bed-bathing practice, Australian Critical Care p198-209
- Coyer FM, Courtney MD, O'Sullivan J, (2007) Establishing an Action Research Group to Explore Family-Focused Nursing in the Intensive Care Unit, International Journal of Nursing Practice p14-23
- Hofso K, Coyer FM, (2007) Part 1. Chemical and Physical Restraints in the Management of Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the ICU: Contributing Factors, Intensive and Critical Care Nursing p249-255
- Hofso K, Coyer FM, (2007) Part 2. Chemical and Physical Restraints in the Management of Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the ICU: A Patient Perspective, Intensive and Critical Care Nursing p316-322
- Couchman B, Wetzig S, Coyer FM, Wheeler MK, (2007) Nursing Care of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient: What Does the Evidence Say? Part One, Intensive and Critical Care Nursing p4-14
- Coyer FM, Wheeler MK, Wetzig S, Couchman B, (2007) Nursing Care of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient: What Does the Evidence Say? Part Two, Intensive and Critical Care Nursing p71-80
- Koroloff N, Boots R, Lipman J, Thomas P, Rickard C, Coyer FM, (2004) A Randomised Controlled Study of the Efficacy of Hypromellose and Lacri-Lube Combination Versus Polyethylene / Cling Wrap to Prevent Corneal Epithelial Breakdown in the Semiconscious Intensive Care Patient, Intensive Care Medicine p1122-1126
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.