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Senior Lecturer Nursing; Route Leader MSc Pre-Registration Nursing Academic Lead Infection Prevention and Control   Commenced University of Huddersfield 1st August 2014Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust Feb 2009 to July 2014. Key achievements: Completed post graduate certificate in Infection Prevention and Control. Lead in the team for CJD/TSE and Clostridium difficile. Joined Infection Prevention Society Education and Professional Development Committee. Commenced PhD Oct 2011 whilst in practice and completed in Nov 2014. Poster presentations x2 and 1 x oral presentation linked to PhD. Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing University of Huddersfield October 2007 to Jan 2009. Key achievements: Completed Masters in Health Care Law during this time (MA)Lecturer Adult Nursing University of Bradford Jan 2003 to Sept 2007. Key achievements: Developed and lead 2 x Inter-professional modules which included all branches of nursing, Physio and Radiography students. ALS trained. Completed MSc in Health Professional Education 2005    Practice Experience Co-ordinator Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust Dec 1999 to Dec 2002 (secondment). Key achievements: Commenced Masters in Health Professional Education. Presentations at conferences and poster presentations re role. Undertook and obtained NVQ assessor status. Research Nurse Huddersfield NHS Trust July 1998 to Nov 1999 (Secondment). Key achievements: Data collection Nurse. First exposure to undertaking practice patient focused research and impact on practiceSister A&E Huddersfield NHS Trust 1992 to 1998. Key achievements: Leadership. Completed BSc in Nursing Studies (Hons) First class Hons; DPSN and ENB 870. Developed evidence based approach to wound management Staff Nurse A&E Huddersfield Health Authority 1990 to 1992. Key achievements: Completed ENB 998 and ENB 199. Devised risk assessment for pressure ulcer prevention for use in A&E department. Link Practitioner for Infection Control and Tissue Viability Staff Nurse Orthopaedic Ward Huddersfield Health Authority 1988 to 1990. Key achievements: First post as qualified nurse. Introduction to care and management of surgical patients, wound management and care of the patient having undergone joint replacement surgery.  Staff Nurse Nights (prior to internal rotation) Huddersfield Health Authority 1988Student Nurse Training 1985 to 1988. Key achievements: RGN. Obtained Nurse of the year award on completion of nurse training.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Infection prevention and control
  • Patient safety
  • Leadership in health care

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Research Output 2009 2016

14 Citations

Development of the UK Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP) framework: a multi-organisational collaborative

Hallam, C., Weston, V., Denton, A., Hill, S., Bodenham, A., Dunn, H. & Jackson, T. 1 Mar 2016 In : Journal of Infection Prevention. 17, 2, p. 65-72 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care Management
Vascular Access Devices
Expert Testimony
Blood Vessels

Evolution of an audit and monitoring tool into an infection prevention and control process

Denton, A., Topping, A. & Humphreys, P. 1 Sep 2016 In : Journal of Hospital Infection. 94, 1, p. 32-40

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Clostridium Infections
Clostridium difficile
Infection Control
Infection Control Practitioners
Patient Care Management

60 seconds with Andrea Denton.

Denton, A. 2014 In : Nursing times. 110, 36, p. 24 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations

How to make the most of the IPS Outcome Competences for Practitioners in Infection Prevention and Control

Bennallick, M., Tannahill, M., Pellowe, C., Lawrence, J., O'Connor, H., Denton, A. & Gauci, T. May 2013 In : Journal of Infection Prevention. 14, 3, p. 104-107 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Infection Control
Mental Competency

A collaborative and progressive approach to basic life support.

Denton, A. & Giddins, P. 27 May 2009 In : Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987). 23, 38, p. 49-55 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Community Hospital
Delivery of Health Care