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Amanda Louise Briggs

PositionLecturer, Clinical Skills/Simulation Lead
LocationHorton A, Room 2.12
DepartmentNursing
Feedback Hours08:00-16:00
Telephone01274 236304
Emaila.briggs4@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Pedagogy of simulation in teaching and learning. Mental health. Socioeconomics and health. Older persons. Dementia care. Nursing as an art

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

In my current role as Lecturer/Clinical Skills and Simulation Lead I am responsible for organising delivery of clinical skills across pre-registration curriculums for students on Adult, Mental Health and Paediatric BSc nursing programmes, ensuring skills are evidence based and meet regulatory professional standards.

I have also recently been tasked with helping to plan and deliver the Nursing Associate programme.

I contribute to undergraduate and continuing education programmes particularly where knowledge pertains to Clinical Skills for example Pharmacists and Physicians Associates.

I am experienced in employing a number of pedagogies in my teaching, including high fidelity simulation, classroom and clinical teaching.

I am a Personal Academic Tutor supporting students on Pre-Registration BSc (Hons) Nursing programmes.

Study History

  • Advanced Diploma in Health Studies/Registered Nurse (Adult) (2003) University of Bradford
  • BSc in Nursing Studies (2007) University of Bradford
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Education; NMC Teacher (2015) University of Bradford
  • MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice (2016) University of Bradford
  • Membership with HEA ongoing

Professional History

I began my nursing journey at the University of Bradford in the new millennium, on qualifying I worked in orthopaedic nursing at Airedale. I later pursued a post in accident and emergency where I worked for Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust over ten years. As an experienced emergency care nurse I have a broad knowledge and skill set to apply across curriculums. My experience as an emergency nurses has also afforded me the opportunity to work with all age ranges, encountering patients with a vast array of health problems thus being afforded a variety of training pertaining to delivering emergency care across the life span. Whilst working in emergency care I developed a passion for education and educating and undertook a post registration diploma in teaching. Whilst studying for my teaching qualification I moved to work at Bradford hospitals as training and education sister, teaching nursing staff working in the medicine division. I worked for a short period in education services at Bradford Hospitals prior to joining the University.

Professional Activities

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Adult Field (2003-Current)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Teacher (2015)
  • Immediate Life Support Instructor (2016)

Research Areas

My clinical and teaching practice research activity has underpinned my nursing contribution to include diverse topics from first aid, health and social care provision to resuscitation and end of life care. In 2007 I undertook an audit to determine time to analgesia for those presenting to emergency departments having sustained a fractured neck of femur and was able to expedite treatment for future patients. In 2009 I wrote a synopsis of my experiences of pursuing promotion to emergency sister. In 2015 I was a key educator for Health Education England funded project on recognising and managing acute kidney injury. To conclude my MSc in 2016 I conducted primary research exploring nurse’s attitudes towards those presenting to emergency departments with suicidal thoughts. As a result I aim to devise a teaching package working collaboratively with mental health nursing clinicians to roll out to staff working in relevant areas.

Current Projects

Clinical skills/workshop delivery. Devising and delivering simulation using both and low high fidelity methodologies. To promote cross disciplinary simulation based learning opportunities to increase the fidelity of simulated teachings and enhance collaborative working. Along with Jane Priestley recruiting and developing trained 'simulated patients' from our service users to increase the fidelity of simulated scenario based teaching to enrich student education. In partnership with Dr McClelland to chair a research and education simulation collaborative.

Networks/Roles

  • Member of Yorkshire & Humber Clinical skills and Simulation Network

Publications

  • Briggs, A. (2009) Time to Progress, Emergency Nurse, 17 (2), p.38.
  • Briggs, A. (2007) Efficacy of pain management in accident and emergency, Pain Points, Spring 2007. London: Royal College of Nursing.

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