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Julie Gregory Jean McFarlane Building, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, Oxford Road Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Julie Gregory have over 30 years clinical experience, initially as a trauma and orthopaedic nurse, more recently as a clinical nurse specialist in acute pain management. As a CNS I introduced a number of developments to improve the assessment and management of pain for patients. These include single nurse adminiatration of oral morphine and Entonox into community settings.
Julie Gregory PhD study explored the recognition, assessment and management of pain on an acute medical unit in a District General Hospital. Usung an Action Research approach and working collaboratively with staff on the unit we increased the documented assessment of pain and refferals to the pain teams for advice and help, to manage patients pain.
Julie Gregory have an interest in the assessment of pain for older people and in particular patients with cognitive impairment, including people living with dementia.Completing a practice devlopment project funded by the Foundation of Nursing Studies identifying a behavioural pain assessment tool suitable for use in acute care.
A pain assessment tool was developed as a result of this project which combined elements of established pain assessment tools and has an additional section that includes information from family members or close carers who know the individual well. This was called the Bolton Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) and it has been tested in a number of Acute hospitals in the North West of England and the UK. The development and testing of the BPAT is ongoing.
Julie Gregory have presented at concurrent sessions and posters and at a number of National and International Conferences and published papers relating to pain assessment and management and developments in the management of pain.