Department:School of Nursing & Midwifery
Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery
Antonio is a nurse specialised in critical care. His PhD focused on the benefits of different types of simulation in teaching basic life support procedures to undergraduate nursing students.
Before joining Anglia Ruskin University, Antonio worked for three years at Fatima College of Health Sciences, in the United Arab Emirates, as Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing. At the same time, he held a position as Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University, in Australia.
From 2000, Antonio worked as contracted lecturer at University of Sacred Heart in Italy and the University of Florence, teaching several modules to undergraduate nursing students. He collaborated as visiting professor with various Spanish universities in the Erasmus framework.
In 2010, Antonio completed his PhD in Nursing. He's currently conducting a literature review to assess the effectiveness of the latest wearable technologies in preventing hospital readmission in chronic patients.
Antonio would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:
Bonacaro, A. and Sookhoo, D., 2018. Chronic Conditions and Wearable Devices: Does the Use of Modern Technologies Improve the Quality of Life in Chronic Patients? Professioni Infermieristiche, Special Issue Vol. 70.
Bonacaro, A. and Sookhoo, D., 2017. The effectiveness and usability of wearable devices in the prevention of hospital readmission in patients with chronic conditions: a comprehensive literature review, [online] Available at: https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.29192.83200/1 [Accessed 5 Apr 2017].
Bonacaro, A. and Morgan, L., 2016. Simulated mindfulness meditation: a major breakthrough in the management of chronic pain. Pain Nursing Magazine. [online] Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.19190/PNM2016.1ra38 [Accessed 5 Apr 2017].
Rubbi, I., Cremonini, V., Allegri, N., Ferri, P. and Bonacaro, A., 2016. Pain Assessment in Cognitively Impaired Elderly Patients Through the Use of the PAINAD Scale. A Prospective Observational Study in Two Nursing Homes. [online] Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.19190/PNM2016.1ao22 [Accessed 5 Apr 2017].
Bonacaro, A., 2015. Medical Errors: A Serious Issue in the Middle Eastern Countries Can Simulation be an effective solution?. Arab Health Magazine. [online] Available at: http:// http://www.arabhealthmagazine.com/press-releases/2015/issue-4/medical-errors-a-serious-issue-in-the-middle-eastern-countries-can-simulation-be-an-effective-solution/ [Accessed 5 Apr 2017].
Zaccaro, A. and Bonacaro, A., 2015. Regional Cardiac Network: the Experience at the Emergency Medical Service 118 in the Basilicata Region in Italy. International Journal of Research – Granthaalayah, 3(5), pp95-110.
Bonacaro, A., Williams, G. and Brownie, S., 2014. Teaching Basic Life Support to the Digital Generation: A Randomized Trial Comparing Video-Assisted versus Practical Simulation. Connect: The World of Critical Care Nursing, 9(3), pp100-104.
Books and Chapters
Fernandes, T. and Bonacaro, A., 2014. Gestational diabetes mellitus and client's quality of life. Saarbrücken: Scholars' Press.
Bonacaro, A., 2013. Simulation. Saarbrücken: Scholar's Press.
Bonacaro, A., 2013. The planning process applied to hospital companies. Saarbrücken: Scholar's Press.
Bonacaro, A., Sookhoo, D. (2017). Chronic Conditions and Wearable Devices: Does the Use of Modern Technologies Improve Quality of Life in Chronic Patients? CNAI 2017 Conference. 19-21 October 2017 Ravenna, Italy
Bonacaro, A., Samuel, A. and Brownie, S., 2015. Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Can Simulation Meet the Needs of the Healthcare System As Well As Those of Academic World?. In: Dubai Helath Care City, 2nd UAE Clinical Simulation Conference. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25-26 February 2015.
Bonacaro, A., 2014. One Set Of Vital Signs Isn’t Enough!. In: ESEM, ESEM 2014 Scientific Conference. Dubai, 5-9 December 2014.
Bonacaro, A. and Brownie, S., 2014. Sudden Cardiac Death and Nursing Education: The Students’ Perception of the Role of Simulation. In: HPSN, HPSN Europe 2014. Istanbul, Turkey, 16-18 October 2014.