GOLD Speakers

Australia

Bianca Devsam, MasterAdvNursPrac, GradCertNICU, RN, RM

  • Country: Australia
Biography:

Bianca completed her undergraduate nursing and midwifery training at the University of Queensland. She has been neonatal nursing for the last six years, and in that time completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care) and her Masters of Advanced Nursing Practice (Minor Thesis) at the University of Melbourne.

In 2016, Bianca participated in a Nursing Research program entitled ‘Building Evidence with Support to Transform (BEST) Practice at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, Victoria Australia, which were the beginnings of her nursing research journey. She investigated nursing assessment of pain in neonates, and instigated a hospital-wide change in the pain assessment tool utilised in neonates. Since then she has evaluated the clinical utility and inter-rater reliability of the modified Pain Assessment Tool (mPAT) that is now used at the RCH. She is currently a Nursing Research Clinical Nurse Consultant at the RCH.