Department:School of Nursing and Midwifery
Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery
Seconded from Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Nurse Consultant Tissue Viability, Fiona is module lead for the wound management module.
Clinically, as part of a MD team managing various wounds in an acute cardiothoracic setting, utilising advanced assessment skills to improve wound management in in-patients and those being managed in the community following discharge from the Trust. This includes early discharge planning for patients with a significant wound to enable timely discharge. Lead the nurse-led wound review clinic. Strategically the role enables and supports the leadership and development of nursing Trust wide, regionally and nationally. The role is linked to Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge providing tissue viability teaching for pre and post registration students. Trust wide education is provided for supporting and developing nurses and allied health professionals. The role inputs into medical education with relation to wound management. Lead on PU and other tissue viability audits.
Fiona is the module lead for wound management Level 6 module on both the Cambridge and Chelmsford sites. This role involves: curriculum development/review; assignment planning/reviewing; timetabling; teaching; marking. She also lectures on tissue viability issues for pre-registration students and other CPD modules. Fiona is a supervisor/marker for the degree dissertation module that forms part of the BSc pathway for the Faculty of Health, Social Work & Education.
Downie, F., Sandoz, H., Gilroy, P. et al (2014) Avoidable pressure ulcer rates in six acute Trusts. Wounds UK; 10(3): 32-36
Downie, F. (2014) Pressure ulcer prevention: how documentation can help. Wounds UK ;10(2):S14-18
Braun, M., McGrath, A., Downie, F. Octenilin range made easy Wounds UK ;9(4) 2013
Fletcher, J., Beldon, P., Collier, M. et al (2013) Wounds UK. Best Practice Statement. Pressure ulcer prevention in the acute setting: using Aderma in practice. Wounds UK; 9(4) Suppl
Downie, F., Guy, H., Gilroy, P. et al (2013) Are 95% of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers avoidable? Wounds UK; 9(3): 16-22
Downie, F., Perrin, A.M., Kiernan, M. (2013) Implementing a pressure ulcer prevention bundle into practice. British Journal of Nursing; 22(15): S4-S10
Beldon, P., Clark, M., Collier, M., Downie, F., Fletcher, J., Guy, H., Martin, R., Willock, J., Wilson, A. (2013) Wounds UK. Best Practice Statement. Eliminating pressure ulcers. London: Wounds UK 2013
Guy, H., Downie, F., McIntyre, L., Peters, J. (2013) Pressure ulcer prevention: making a difference across a health authority. British Journal of Nursing; 22(12): S4-S13
Downie, F., Gannon, R. (2013) OPSITE flexifix gentle: preventing breakdown in vulnerable skin. British Journal of Nursing; 22(12): 696-700
Guy, H., Gilroy, P., Downie, F. (2013) When is a pressure ulcer not a pressure ulcer? WoundsUK 9(2):26-32
Downie, F., Guy, H. (2012) Latest developments in the grading of pressure ulcers.WoundsUK; 8 (3): S13-S17
Kiernan, M., Downie, F. (2011) Prevention of pressure ulcers: could a care bundle approach be a success. WoundsUK ; 7(1): 157-158
Reducing Surgical Site Infections. National Cardiac Benchmarking Collaborative, Annual Conference, London, 2nd Dec 2014
What Percentage of Hospital-Acquired Grade 3 and 4 Pressure Ulcers are Avoidable? 17th Annual Meeting of European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, Stockholm, Sweden 27th-29th August 2014
Are 95% of Pressure Ulcers Avoidable? Co presented with Heidi Sandoz. Primary Care & Public Health 2014, NEC Birmingham Thursday 22nd May 2014 Birmingham, 21-22 May, 2014
The right job description? Creating a job role for bands 5, 6 and 7 TVNs - 7th National Wound Care Conference: The way forward for tissue viability, Friday 14th march 2014,The Midland Hotel, Manchester
Made Easy interactive workshops Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Putting theory into practice - The Wounds UK Annual Conference, taking place on 11 – 13 November 2013 at Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate.
Issues in reporting-Moisture lesions versus pressure ulcers Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers at the Brighton Centre, Brighton on Thursday 3rd October 2013.
Wounds UK Summer roadshows 2013 – Chair Theobald park roadshow
Driveline exit site: maintaining integrity, preventing infection – presented at International VAD coordinator meeting 17th May 2013, Dublin
Moisture lesions versus pressure ulcers – presented at Wounds UK’s Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers in the Real World March 2013
Pressure Ulcer Prevention – Made easy - presented at Wounds UK, Harrogate Nov 2012
Pressure Ulcer Prevention Bundles – presented at Wounds UK, Harrogate Nov 2012
Recognising Surgical site infection in the community – Wound essentials summer conference, Manchester June 2012
SSI surveillance results of 2 years consecutive surveillance in Cardiothoracics - EWMA Vienna May 2012