Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Dr Declan Patton

  • Dr Declan PattonRole: Senior Lecturer and Director of Nursing and Midwifery Research
  • Email: declanpatton@rcsi.ie
  • Professional qualifications: Registered Psychiatric Nurse and Registered Nurse Tutor
  • Academic qualifications: BNS (Hons), MSc, PGDipEd, PGCRM, PhD



Current research

Current projects
  • Review of Tissue Viability Services
  • Economic cost of treating pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) in Bahrain; an epidemiological profile of the prevalence, clinical care, economic cost and impact on quality of life.
  • Exploring the experiences of patients with primary and secondary lower limb lymphoedema during the intensive and maintenance phases of Complex Decongestive Therapy and its impact on their lives.
  • Evaluation of a pressure ulcer prevention programme (iPUPP) for older persons at risk of pressure ulceration, living in the community setting.
  • Pressure ulcer risk assessment: risk factors and risk screening in older person - a validation study.
  • An assessment of the nutritional status of men and women with a diabetic foot ulcer.
  • Identifying characteristics of high risk and lower levels of risk to support older persons with complex care within the community through a community virtual ward model.
  • Investigating the factors influencing job satisfaction among school nurses in Bahrain – a mixed methods study.
  • The impact of mobility assessment and sub epidermal moisture measurement versus traditional risk assessment and visual skin assessment on pressure ulcer incidence.
  • The accuracy of PH, Temperature and Exudate as measures of wound healing outcomes.
  • A mixed method investigation of competency decay in nursing with the development of an educational model for its prevention.
  • Empowerment of nurses and organisational engagement in Saudi Arabia.
  • The construction of a theory that explains the difficulties in transitioning to adult hospitals for teenagers with severe haemophilia in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Experiences of staff and family members of inpatients with dementia where personal passports are used to support care in an acute setting.
  • The impact of an educational intervention on home support workers ability to assess and detect early pressure ulcer damage within a community setting.
  • Generating new knowledge and product to reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers in at risk people, through optimal micro climate control.

Publications and presentations

Book chapters
  • Patton D (2008) 'Treatment Modalities in Psychiatric Nursing Practice' In: Psychiatric/Mental; Health Nursing: An Irish Perspective. Dublin: Gill & MacMillan.

Reports
  • O'Connor T, Moore ZEH. , Patton D., Wilson P., Gillen, C. & Reilly, A. (2016) Report of the evaluation of the BRH-A2 Wound healing device on Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers. RCSI, Dublin.
  • O Brien G, O Mahony N, Meagher D, Moore Z, Paton D, O Connor T (2016) Clinical evaluation of the hybrid Mattress Dyna-Form Static Air HZ. RCSI, Dublin
  • Fealy F, O Donnell D, Patton D, Downes C, O Connor T (2014) An evaluation of the HSE National Training Programme in Preventing Elder Abuse. HSE
  • Fealy G, McNamara M, Casey M, Doyle L, O Connor T, Patton D, Quinlan C (2012) Evaluation of the National Clinical Leadership Development Project Pilot. University College Dublin, Dublin.
  • Carney M, Fealy G, Teacy P, Drennan J, Burke J, Brady D, Clancy A, Howley B, McHugh A, Patton D, Sheerin F; (2005) An examination of the rationale for and impact of maintaining the 5 points of entry to the register. An Bord Altranias, Dublin.

Papers
  • Moore, Z., Patton, D., Rhodes, S.L., O'Connor, T. (2017). Subepidermal moisture (SEM) and bioimpedance: a literature review of a novel method for early detection of pressure-induced tissue damage pressure ulcers. International Wound Journal, 14(2), 331-337. doi:10.1111/iwj.12604
  • Oliveira A.L., Moore Z., O' Connor T., Patton D. (2017) Accuracy of ultrasound, thermography and subepidermal moisture in predicting pressure ulcers: a systematic review. Journal of Wound Care. 26(5), 199-215
  • Lewis C., Moore Z., Doyle F., Martin A., Patton D., Nugent L. (2017) A community virtual ward model to support older persons with complex health and social needs. Clinical Interventions in Aging. IN PRESS
  • Binchy A, Patton D (2016) Does the feed interval influence food tolerances in very low birth weight premature infants? Irish Journal of Medical Science (Conference abstract). Doi 10.1007/SI 1845-016-1488-5
  • O Reilly S, Patton D, Kennelly S, Moore Z (2016) Experiences of staff and families of inpatients with Dementia using personal passports to support care in an acute setting. Age & Ageing (Conference abstract)
  • Moore Z, Patton D, Rhodes SLK, O Connor T (2016) Subepidernal moisture (SEM) and bioimpendence: a literature review of a novel method for early detection of pressure-induced tissue damage (Pressure Ulcers). International Wound Journal. ISN 1742-4801, 331-337
  • O Connor T, Moore ZEH, Dumville JC, Patton D (2015) Patient and lay carer education for preventing pressure ulceration in at risk populations. Cochrane database of systematic review
  • McNamara MS, Fealy GM, Casey M, O Connor T, Patton D, Doyle L, Quinlan C (2014) Mentoring, coaching and action learning: Interventions in a national clinical leadership development programme. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(17-18), 2533-2541
  • Patton D, Fealy, GM, McNamara M, Casey M, O Connor T, Quinlan C, Doyle L (2013) Individual-led outcomes from a national clinical leadership development programme. Contemporary Nurse, 45(1): 56-63
  • Patton D (2013) Strategic direction or operational confusion: level of service user involvement in Irish acute unit care. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 20: 387-395
  • Fealy GM, McNamara MS, Casey M, O Connor T, Patton D, Doyle L, Quinlan C (2015) Service impact of a national clinical leadership development programme: Findings from a qualitative study. Journal of Nursing Management, 23: 324-332
  • Fealy GM, Carney M, Treacy P, Drennan J, Burke J, Brady D, Clancy A, Howley B, McHugh A, Patton D, Sheerin F; (2009) Models of initial training and pathways to registration: a selective review of policy in professional regulation. Journal of Nursing Management, 17 (6):730-738
  • Patton D (2006) Reality Orientation (RO) in caring for the Elderly mentally ill: its use and effectiveness within older person mental healthcare. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15 (11):1440-1449
  • Patton D (2006) Revisiting Reality Orientation (RO) in caring for the Elderly mentally ill: A study from the Republic of Ireland. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 32 (12):6-13
  • Patton D (2004) An analysis of Roy's adaptation model of nursing as used within acute psychiatric nursing. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 11 :221-228
  • Patton D (2004) Aggression in older people. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 11(3), 132
  • Patton D (2003) How reality orientation may impact upon violence and aggression within acute psychiatric care. International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research, 8 (2):972-984
  • Patton D (2004) The use of reality orientation within mental healthcare. Psychiatric Nursing 2 (3):18-20
  • Patton D (2003) Adolescence interrupted. Nursing in the Community 4 (3):8-9
  • Patton D (2002) Respecting patient autonomy: Is it always a priority issue? Irish Nurse 4 (11):26-28

Book reviews
  • Patton D (2006) Psychiatric and mental health nursing: The field of knowledge. Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Patton D (2006) Your undergraduate dissertation. Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Patton D (2006) Practice development in nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Patton D (2006) The effects of intimate partner violence on children. Journal of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health
  • Patton D (2005) Mental health global policies and human rights. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • Patton D (2005) Creating mental illness. Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Patton D (2005) Nursing theorists and their work. International Journal of Nursing Studies
  • Patton D (2005) Social inclusion & recovery. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
  • Patton D (2004) Clinical supervision made easy. Nurse Education Today
  • Patton D (2004) Practicing clinical supervision. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing
  • Patton D (2004) Madness and murder. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • Patton D (2003) Managing violence and aggression. Issues in Mental Health Nursing
  • Patton D (2002) Alzheimers disease: A handbook for caregivers. All Ireland Journal of Nursing and Midwifery

Conferences
  • Nugent L., Bruen C., Patton D., O' Connor T., Moore Z. (2017) Student use of TEL in post-graduate nursing and midwifery programmes [Oral]. EDTECH 2017, TEL in an age of supercomplexity challenges, opportunities and strategies, Sligo, June 2017.
  • Shanley E., Moore Z., Patton D. (2017) Pressure Ulcers: Development and psychometric evaluation of the Patient Knowledge of Pressure Ulcer Prevention Instrument (KPUP) [Oral]. Institute of Community Health Nursing, Annual Conference. Dublin, May 2017
  • Lewis C., Moore Z., O’Connor T., Patton D., Nugent L. (2017) Examining predictors of risk through a community virtual ward [Oral]. Institute of Community Health Nursing, Annual Conference. Dublin, May 2017
  • Budri A, Moore Z, Patton D, O Connor T (2017) Pressure ulcer risk assessment: Risk factors and risk screening in older persons- A pilot study [EPoster]. 27th EWMA Conference – Change, opportunities and challenges: wound management in changing healthcare systems. Amsterdam, May 2017
  • O Connor T, Moore Z, Patton D, Wilson P, Gillen C, Hughes M, Reilly A (2017) The use of combined modulated ultrasound and electric field stimulation for chronic wound healing [EPoster]. 27th EWMA Conference – Change, opportunities and challenges: wound management in changing healthcare systems. Amsterdam, May 2017. http://ewma.org/ewma-conference/2017-519/
  • Shanley E, Moore Z, Patton D (2017) Pressure ulcers: development and psychometric evaluation of the patient knowledge of pressure ulcer prevention instrument [EPoster]. 27th EWMA Conference – Change, opportunities and challenges: wound management in changing healthcare systems. Amsterdam, May 2017
  • Strapp H, Moore Z, Mairghani M, O Connor T, Patton D (2017) The impact of wounding on health related quality of life [Oral]. 27th EWMA Conference – Change, opportunities and challenges: wound management in changing healthcare systems. Amsterdam, May 2017
  • Mairghani M, Elmusharaf K, Patton D, Burns J, Jassim G, Moore Z (2017) The prevalence and incidence of diabetic foot ulcers in the Arab world: A systematic review. Gulf Diabetic Foot Conference, Doha, March 2017
  • Mairghani M, Elmusharaf K, Patton D, Jassim G, Moore Z (2017) Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Bahrain: An epidemiological profile of the prevalence, clinical care, economic cost and impact on quality of life [Oral]. Gulf Diabetic Foot Conference, Doha, March 2017
  • Jensen BB, Moore Z, Patton D, Hilliard C (2017) Examining the relationship between SEM and pressure injury damage in a paediatric population [Oral]. RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, 36th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, March 2017
  • Lewis C, Patton D, Nugent L (2017) Examining the process and impact of risk stratification using a community virtual ward model to manage older persons complex care needs [Oral]. RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, 36th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, March 2017
  • DeMartinez AL, Moore Z, Patton D (2017) An evaluation of the use of combined ultrasound and electrostimulation for chronic DFUs [Oral]. RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery Conference, 36th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, March 2017
  • Shanley E, Moore Z, Patton D (2017) Pressure ulcers: Development and psychometric evaluation of the patient knowledge of pressure ulcer prevention instrument (KPUP) [Oral]. RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery Conference, 36th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, March 2017
  • McCrory G, Patton D (2016) What is the impact of advanced nurse practitioners on patient outcomes in chronic kidney disease? A Systematic Review [Oral]. Letterkenny University Hospital Multidisciplinary Research Symposium, November 2016
  • Clarke M, Moore Z, Patton D (2016) The impact of an educational intervention on home support workers ability to detect early PU damage [Oral]. Health & Social Care Professions 4th Research Conference, November 2016
  • Patton D, Moore Z, O Connor T (2016) From bench to bedside: executing a wound research strategy across a university hospital group [Oral E Poster]. Wounds Australia, Melbourne, November, 2016
  • DeMartinex A, Patton D, Moore Z, O Connor T (2016) Subepidermal moisture, ultrasound, thermography and photography in predicting pressure ulcers: a systematic review [Oral E Poster]. Wounds Australia, Melbourne, November, 2016
  • Budri A, Moore Z, Patton D, O Connor T (2016) The pathology behind pressure ulcers: a systematic review [Oral E Poster]. Wounds Australia, Melbourne, November, 2016
  • O Connor T, Moore Z, Patton D (2016) Innovation in pressure ulcer prevention: sub epidermal moisture measurement, the evidence to date [Oral]. Wounds Australia, Melbourne, November, 2016
  • Shanley E, Moore Z, Patton D (2016) Evaluation of a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programme (iPUPP) for older persons at risk of pressure ulceration living in the community [Poster]. RCSI Research Day, Feb 2016
  • Lewis C, Patton D, Nugent L (2016) A community virtual ward model to support older persons with complex health and social needs [Oral Presentation]. 35th RCSI Nursing and Midwifery Faculty Conference, March 2016
  • Lewis C, Patton D, Nugent L (2016) A community virtual ward model to support older persons with complex health and social care needs through clinical case management [Oral]. RCSI Research Day, Feb 2016
  • Binchy A, Patton D (2016) Feeding intervals in very low birth weight infants: A systematic review [Poster]. Abbvie Neonatal Nurse Study Day. Dublin, 2016
  • Lewis C, Patton D, Nugent LE (2016) A community virtual ward model to support older persons with complex health and social care needs [Oral]. Forum for National Clinical and Integrated Care Programmes, Dublin, October 2016
  • Lewis C, Patton D, Nugent LE (2016) Community Nursing and Nursing values [Oral]. Reaffirming the Values of Nursing and Midwifery conference, Dublin, June 2016
  • Lewis C, Cusack E, Patton D, Nugent LE (2016) Developing a Nursing Initiative - Community Virtual Ward Older Persons [Oral]. Annual Conference Research Excellence across Clinical HealthCare (REACH initiative). Dublin, April, 2016
  • O’Reilly S, Patton D, Kennelly S, Moore Z, Ryan M (2016) Experiences of staff and family members of inpatients with dementia where personal passports are used to support care in an acute setting [Oral]. RCSI/Nutricia Masterclass on Older People, April, 2016
  • O’Reilly S, Patton D, Kennelly S, Moore Z, Ryan M (2016) Experiences of staff and family members of inpatients with dementia where personal passports are used to support care in an acute setting [Oral]. Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Conference, Dublin, 2016
  • O’Reilly S, Patton D, Kennelly S, Moore Z, Ryan M (2016) Experiences of staff and family members of inpatients with dementia where personal passports are used to support care in an acute setting [Oral]. Irish Gerontological Society, Kerry, 2016
  • Shanley E, Moore Z, Patton D (2016) Evaluation of a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programme (iPUPP) for older persons, at risk of pressure ulceration, living in the community setting [Oral]. Pressure Ulcers – Completing your Quality Cycle Master Class Series, April, 2016
  • Shanley E, Moore Z, Patton D (2016) Evaluation of a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programme (iPUPP) for older persons, at risk of pressure ulceration, living in the community setting [Poster]. Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Conference, Dublin, 2016
  • Patton D (2015) Back of the net – the role sport has to play in promoting well being [Oral]. 4th European Conference on Mental Health, Riga, October 2015
  • Patton D (2015) Study design and methodology. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Uncovered CPD event, Department of Radiation, Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, February 2015
  • Patton D, O Connor T, Evans H (2014) Evaluating a globalised nursing education experience, lessons from practice [Oral]. 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery research Conference, RCSI, February 2014
  • Patton D (2012) Enhancing learning and teaching, experiences from practice, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems [Oral]. Nursing Teaching & Learning Symposium, UCD , April 2012
  • Patton D (2011) Teaching & Learning symposium exploring the issues of innovation and creativity in teaching and learning [Chaired Session]. Innovation & Creativity, UCD Teaching & Learning Symposium, University College Dublin, February 2011
  • Patton D (2010) This conference focused on employability, elearning and assessment. [Chaired Session], College of Life Sciences Teaching & Learning Morning: 'Challenges and Opportunities', College of Life Sciences UCD, February 2010
  • Patton D (2010) Exploring similarities in human nursing development [Oral]. 5th Annual University Veterinary Hospital Conference, University College Dublin, August 2010
  • Patton D (2010) Exploring similarities in human nursing development [Oral]. 5th Annual University Veterinary Hospital Conference, University College Dublin, August 2010
  • Patton D (2009) Acute Unit Nursing: From generalist to Multiskilled [Oral]. 10th Annual International Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2009
  • Patton D, O Connor T (2008) Do I always have to respect the patient’s wishes? Contradictions in being an advocate for people receiving inpatient mental healthcare [Oral]. 9th Annual International Research Conference, Trinity College, November 2008
  • Patton D (2008) What do they do for patients? A critical analysis of what nursing occurs in acute psychiatric admission units [Oral]. 9th Annual International Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, November 2008
  • Patton D (2008) The activities of acute admission unit psychiatric nurses: The perspectives of staff nurses and service users [Oral]. International RCN Research Conference, Liverpool, April 2008
  • Patton D, McHugh A, O'Dowd D, Shelly, Boss S, Kerrigan G (2006) Clinical Supervision in Mental Health Nursing Innovation in Practice [Oral]. Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery 25th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Dublin, February 2006
  • Patton D, McHugh A, O'Dowd D, Shelly K, Boss, Kerrigan G (2005) An Evaluation of Clinical Supervision as implemented on St. Peter's Acute Psychiatric Admission unit [Oral. National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing & Midwifery 5th Annual Conference, January 2005
  • Patton D, McHugh A (2005) A pilot evaluation of clinical supervision as implemented upon an acute psychiatric admission unit [Oral]. Session paper, 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin , November 2005
  • Brady D, Nee J, Patton D (2005) Is mental health across the ages achievable? The need to recognise the growing problem of mental health in young people [Oral]. Session paper, 10th European RCN Mental Health Nursing Conference, Amsterdam, February 2005
  • Patton D, McHugh A (2005) Clinical supervision in an acute mental health setting [Poster]. 5th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery, Dublin , November 2005
  • Patton D (2004) Reality maintenance within acute psychiatric care [Oral]. 9th European Conference on Mental Health Nursing, Dublin, February 2004
  • Patton D, O Connor T (2004) Respecting patient autonomy in psychiatric nursing: An oxymoron? [Oral]. 9th RCN European Conference on Mental Health Nursing, Dublin, February 2004
  • Nee J, Brady D, Patton D (2004) Adolescent Mental Health: A Public Sociology [Oral]. 32nd Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland, Athlone , April 2004
  • Patton D, Nee J, Brady D (2004) Young Person Mental Ill health : Whats the Problem ? [Oral]. Voices and Images of Childhood and Adolescence: Rethinking Young Peoples Identities, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin, October 2004
  • Nee J, Brady D, Patton D (2004) Child Mental Health: Rising to the Challenge [Poster]. 5th Annual Research Conference, Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology, Trinity College, Dublin, November 2004
  • Patton D (2003) Nursing staff perceptions of reality orientation as practiced within an acute psychiatric care setting ' implications for violence and aggression [Oral]. 3rd European Conference on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, London, England, July 2003
  • Patton D (2003) Nursing staff perceptions of reality orientation as practiced within acute psychiatric care [Oral]. International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Tampere, Finland, May 2003
  • Patton D (2003) Nursing staff perceptions of reality orientation as practiced within care of the elderly mentally ill and acute psychiatric care facilities [Oral]. 22nd Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, February 2003
  • Patton D (2002) A comparison and contrasting of nursing staff perceptions of reality orientation as practiced within acute psychiatric and care of the elderly mentally ill clinical settings [Oral]. St John of Gods' Annual Research Day, Dublin, March 2002

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Funding

  • HSE, TVN Grant, 2017: €14,000
  • RCSI Summer School Scholar, 2017: €3,000
  • An Bord Altranais, Review of the 5 points of entry to Nursing, 2004: €50,000
  • St John of God Hospital, Implementation of clinical supervision project, 2004: €5,000
  • HSE, National clinical leadership development pilot project, 2011: €40,000
  • Evaluation of the HSE National Training Programme for the prevention of elder abuse, funded as part of a programme of elder abuse research, 2013, Project lead
  • Industry funding, 2014: €28,000 (cash), €75,000 (in-kind)
  • Science Without Borders PhD Scholarship, 2014, PhD Research Scholarship Amount: €148,920
  • Enterprise Ireland, 2014, H2020 planning grant: €10,630
  • Industry Funding, 2015: €63,000 (cash)
  • Enterprise Ireland, 2015, H2020 planning grant: €12,325
  • RCSI Dilmun PhD Scholarship, 2015: €250,000
  • Industry funding, 2016: €128,000 (cash), €98,440 (in-kind)
  • IRC Post Grad Scholarship, 2016: €24,000
  • IRC Post Grad Scholarship, 2016: €72,000
  • RCSI, Consumable’s grants, 2016: €20,000
  • HSE wound guidelines, 2016, review of HSE Wound Guidelines of 2009: €26,000
  • RCSI Summer School Scholar, 2016: €3,000
  • RCSI International Research Engagement Forum, 2016: €5,000
  • Enterprise Ireland, 2017, Feasibility Grant: €94,000

Teaching and research supervision

Teaching
  • Module leader for Advanced Research Methods – MSc year 1, PGDip students
  • Module leader for Generating Evidence for Practice – MSc Year 2
PhD students
  • Clare Lewis
  • Emer Shanley
  • Aglecia Budri
  • Rosemarie Derwin
  • Sorcha Byrne
  • Erika Cullen
  • Faten Hasani
  • Maisoon Mairghaini
  • Mary Costello

MSc Research students
  • Roisin Bradley
  • Aoife Ward
  • Susan O Reilly – Completed 2016
  • Mairead Clarke – Completed 2016

Research examiner
  • PhD – Identifying the characteristics of clinical leadership in mental health nursing and how they are developed, University of Canberra (Australia), External Examiner, 2017
  • PhD - An integrated organisational approach to managing workplace violence in healthcare, RCSI Internal Examiner, 2015
  • PhD - Caregiver Burden and Resilience among Malaysian Caregivers of individuals with Severe Mental Illness, University College Cork, External Examiner, 2015
  • PhD - Factors affecting the retention of qualified health workers in rural and remote areas of Uganda, RCSI Examination Chair, 2015