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Qualifications

Chartered Biologist (CBiol), RGN, BN (Hons), PGCE, PG Cert (Molecular Biology), MSc (Research Methods), Ph.D (Cardiac Rehabilitation)

About

I have a background in general and cardiac intensive care, with a specific interest in post myocardial infarction cardiac rehabilitation. My PhD thesis explored factors influencing women’s attendance at post MI cardiac rehabilitation programmes, in South Wales. I predominately teach physiology, but I am also involved in research teaching too. Having completed a programme of post-doctoral biology training and education I am also registered as a Chartered Biologist. My interests are varied but I have a particular interest in cardio-respiratory physiology and biosciences.

Experience

General and cardiac intensive care, physiology & research teaching.

Responsibilities

Teaching, supervision and research

Publications

Higginson R and Parry A (2017) Managing COPD in the Residential Care Setting. Nursing & Residential Care (in Press)

Higginson R (2016) Rating Course Quality Using the National Student Survey. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 26, No. 10, pg 2-3

Gleeson A. Parry A. Higginson R. (2016) End of life prognostic indicators in COPD: Part 1. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 22 (10). pp. 176-182.

Parry A. Higginson R. Gleeson A. (2016) End of life prognostic indicators in COPD: Part 2. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 22 (11). pp.

Higginson R. Parry A (2016) Pathophysiology of Pulmonary Embolism. Journal of Paramedic Practice. On-line CPD module. May 2016

Higginson R. Parry A. (2016) Pre-hospital emergency airway management. Journal of Paramedic Practice. On-line CPD module, January 2016.

Higginson R. Parry A. (2016) How to arterial gas sampling and measurement. Nursing Standard. In press.

Parry A. Higginson R. (2016) How to set up artificail ventilation. Nursing Standard. In press.

Parry A. Higginson R. (2016) How to use a self-inflating bag and face mask. Nursing Standard Vol. 30, No. 19, pg 36-38.

Higginson R. Parry A. Williams. M (2016) Airway management in the hospital environment. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 25, No 2, pg2-7.

Higginson R. Parry A. (2015) Pre-hospital management of an acute cerebrovascular accident. Journal of Paramedic Practice. On-line CPD module, November 2015.

Higginson R (2015) Intravenous therapy: Guidance and implications for clinical practice. British Journal of Healthcare Management. Vol. 21, No 6,pg 225-228.

Higginson R and Parry A (2015) Community Acquired Pneumonia. Journal of Paramedic practice – Published as an online CPD module, May 2015.

Higginson R (2015) British Journal of Nursing, 2015 (IV Therapy Supplement), Vol 24, No 8

Higginson R (2015) Laryngeal Mask Airways. Journal of Operating Department Practitioners Vol. 3, No 2, pp 171-172.

Higginson R and Parry A (2015) Laryngoscopes in anaesthetic practice. Journal of Operating Department Practitioners, Vol. 3, No 2, pp 174-177.

Williams M and Higginson R (2014) Rapid Sequence Induction. Journal of Paramedic Practice.
Vol. 6, No. 9, pg 452-459.

Higginson R and Parry A (2014) Arterial lines: Nursing Standard (in press)

Parry A and Higginson R (2014) Airway techniques: Nursing Standard (in press)

Higginson R (2014) grounded theory and mathematic schematic development. Scottish Research Conference.

Higginson R (2014) sound of disease. Journal of Physiology (in press).

Higginson R, Parry A, Jones B (2014) Airway Management for Perioperative Practitioners. Journal of Operating Department Practitioners Vol. 2, No 2, pg. 61 – 68

Higginson R (2013) The benefits of disposable surgical equipment. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 22, No. 12, pg 1234 – 1235.

Parry A and Higginson R (2013) Automated external defibrillation: implications for paramedic practice. Journal of Paramedic Practice. Vol. 5, No 9, pg 498 – 503.

Parry A and Higginson R (2013) Exploring emergency airway management techniques for paramedics. Journal of Paramedic Practice. Vol. 5, No 7, pg. 310 – 315.

Higginson R and Parry A (2013) Needlestick Injuries and Safety Syringes: a review of the literature, British Journal of Nursing Vol. 22, No 8, pg S20-S26.

Higginson R and Parry A (2013) Emergency Airway Management. British Journal of Nursing Vol. 22, No 7.

Higginson R and Jones B (2013) Assessment and Management of Airway and Breathing. Nursing and Residential Care, Vol. 15, No. 3, pg 140-145.

Higginson R and Parry A (2013) Intravenous cannula placement:
getting it right. British Journal of Nursing (IV Therapy Supplement), Vol 22, No 2, pg S12-13.

Weeks KW, Higginson R, Clochesy J, Coben D (2013) Safety in Numbers 7: veni, vidi, duci: A grounded theory evaluation of nursing students’ medication dosage calculation problem-solving schemata construction. Nurse Education in Practice. Vol. 13, issue 2, pg. e78-e87.

Mitchell C, Kernohan WG, Higginson R (2012) Are Accident and Emergency nurses prepared for a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive incident. International Emergency Nursing. 20, 151–161

Higginson R (2011) The role of the nurse in mechanical ventilation. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 20, Iss. 21, pp 1232.

Higginson R (2011) Taking uniforms home: why it just doesn’t wash. British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 20, Iss. 13, 12 Jul 2011, pp 781.

Higginson R (2011) IV Therapy and Infection Control in Patients in the Community. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 20, No. 3, 152-155.

Higginson R, Jones B, Davies K (2011) Airway Management in the Emergency and Intensive Care Setting. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 20, Iss. 16, 06 Sep 2011, pp 970 – 977.

Higginson R and Parry A (2011) Phlebitis an overview. Nursing Times. Vol 107. No 36, 18-21.

Higginson R (2011) The pathophysiology and management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Nursing in Practice. Vol. 62, pg 30-34.

Higginson R, Jones B, Davies K (2010) Airway management for nurses: emergency assessment and care. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 19, No. 15, 954-958.

Davies K, Jones B, Higginson R (2010) Entering a new paradigm: emergency nursing into the 21st Century. Trauma. 12, pg 239-249.

Linney ACS, Kernohan WG, Higginson R (2010) The identification of competencies for an NHS response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNe) emergencies. International Emergency Nursing. 19(2):96-105

Higginson R (2010) Infection control and intravenous therapy in patients in the community. British Journal of Community Nursing Vol. 15, No 7, 1-4.

Higginson R (2010) Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease. Nurse Prescribing. Vol. 8, No. 3, 102-110.

Jones B, Higginson R, Santos A (2010) Critical Care: assessing blood pressure, circulation and intravascular volume. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 19, No.3, 153-9

Higginson RJ (2009) Infection control and IV therapy in patients with Clostridium difficile. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 18, No. 16, 962-9.

Higginson RJ (2009) Swine Flu. Preparing for the second wave. British Journal of Healthcare Management Vol. 15, No 9. 5-8.

Higginson RJ and Jones B (2009) Respiratory Assessment of the Critically Ill. British Journal of Nursing Vol. 18, No. 8: 456-461.

Higginson RJ and Jones B (2009) Using sympathomimetic drugs to manage hypotension 2: use in clinical practice. Nursing Times. Vol. 105, No. 15: 24-26.

Higginson RJ and Jones B (2009) Using sympathomimetic drugs to manage hypotension 1: the cardiovascular system. Nursing Times. Vol. 105, No 14: 22-24.

Higginson RJ, Jones B, Phillips C (2009) Innovations in clinical teaching: use of clinical simulation and human patient mannequins in pre-registration nurse education. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. In Press

Higginson RJ (2009) Cardiac Rehabilitation and Women: Commentary. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation Vol. 16, No 4: 10 � 11.

Higginson RJ (2009) The importance of vascular screening. British Journal of Healthcare Management Vol. 15, No 2.

Higginson RJ (2008) Women and Cardiac Rehab: overcoming the barriers. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 17, No. 22, 1380-1381.

Higginson RJ (2008) Faecal incontinence and Flexi-Seal Faecal Management System. British Journal of Nursing. Vol.17, No.16

Higginson RJ (2008) Putting Pressure on the Burmese Government. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 17, No. 6, 738.

Higginson RJ (2008) Women’s help-seeking behaviour at the onset of myocardial infarction, Br J Nurs 17 (2008), pp. 20–24.

Higginson RJ, Davies K (2007) Planning for Influenza Pandemic. British Journal of Nursing. 16 (16) SUPPL.

Higginson RJ (2007) Alternative Careers for Nurses. Nursing Standard 21 (8): 62-3.

Davies K, Higginson RJ (2006) The continuing threat of avian influenza. British Journal of Nursing 15, (8), 418.

Higginson RJ (2006) Alcohol and extended drinking hours British Journal of Nursing Vol. 15, 2: 66.

Higginson RJ (2006) Cardiac Rehabilitation and Women: a qualitative study British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 1 (2), 32-36.

Higginson RJ (2006) Fears, worries and anxieties of pre-reg nursing students Nurse Researcher 13 (3): 32-49.

Davies K, Higginson R (2005) Evolution and healthcare impact of a 21st Century avian flu pandemic British Journal of Nursing Vol. 14, No. 20.

Davies K, Higginson RJ (2005) The Human Factors in a Disaster Nursing Clinics of North America Vol. 40, No. 3, 579-586.

Higginson RJ, Davies K (2005) The Threat of an Avian Flu Epidemic British Journal of Nursing Vol. 14, No. 12.

Higginson R J (2004) Bridging the theory-practice gap of nurse education British Journal of Nursing Vol. 13, No. 18

Higginson R.J, Lewis C, De D, Jones B (2004) Comprehensive Critical Care Education British Journal of Nursing Vol. 13, No. 22

Higginson, R.J., Davies K. (2004) Towards a comprehensive educational programme for disaster relief nurses West African Journal of Nursing Vol. 15, No. 1

Higginson, R.J. (2003) Women are neglected when it comes to cardiac rehabilitation British Journal of Nursing Vol. 12, No. 12

Higginson, R.J. (2003) High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Internet Journal of Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine

Memberships

Member of the Society of Biology (MSB), Fellow of the Linnean Society (FLS)

External

External examiner for Hertfordshire University.

Research

On going research related to cardiac rehabilitation, COPD, ocular diseases and the female experience of heart disease and perceptions of cardiovascular risk.

Twitter

https://twitter.com/DrRhiggins

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