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SEA-ORCHID PROJECT

Fellowships

Updated 1 May 2007

SEA-ORCHID fellowships have been established in Australia to enable advanced training in the skills of evidence-based practice, guideline development, critical appraisal and systematic reviewing. Recipients were selected by the SE Asian Country Investigators, with funding provided by the Wellcome Trust, UK.

Name SEA-ORCHID Site Location in Australia Focus & outputs Dates

Dr Alvin Chang

[Neonatologist]

Ipoh Hospital, Malaysia

University of Sydney

  • writing a Cochrane review on ‘Specialty teams for neonatal transport to tertiary care to prevent morbidity and mortality’ (completion and submission of protocol)
  • involvement in clinical educational activities at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

August 2006

Songsri Deesrikaew


Butsakorn Ussahgij


Noraida Hassan


Nawang Purwanti



Gina Canceran

[Medical librarians]

Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Gajdah Mada University, Indonesia


University of the Philippines, Manila

University of Sydney and
Monash University
  • how medical librarians support evidence-based practice (EBP) activities
  • specialist librarian roles, eg. literature searching for clinical practice guidelines and Cochrane reviews
  • development of training materials, and/or
  • development of library user guides and/or
  • working through an online course for librarians on basics of study design

 

September 2006

Dr Che Anuar Che Yaakob

[Obstetrician]

Universiti Sains Malaysia University of Adelaide
  • clinical attachment at Women's and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide
  • training in adult education principles and practice
  • drafting an evidence-based guideline for the labour room
  • preparation of a learning and teaching tool
13-30 November 2006

Sr Zabidah Mat Sidi

[Head nurse, labour ward]

Ipoh Hospital, Malaysia University of Adelaide
  • clinical attachment at Women's and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide
  • training in adult education principles and practice
  • maintenance of reflective learning journal
  • clinical observation on: a) EBP in labour wards and neonatal wards, b) labour ward clinical and risk management
  • drafting an evidence-based guideline on: a) the role of episiotomies and b) support during labour
  • exposure to how nurses incorporate EBP in their daily work eg. training ( a midwifery continuing education training package may come out from this) and curriculum development
1-30 November 2006

Sr Tan Beng Geok

[Neonatal nurse]

Universiti Sains Malaysia University of Sydney
  • acquire skills and knowledge in CME teaching for neonatal nurses and student nurses
  • learn how to help NICU nurses acquire knowledge from other resources eg. journals, internet, etc.
  • develop teaching modules for nurses
  • gain experience in the latest care for the newborn
13 November - 22 December 2006

Bussarin Khianman

[Head nurse, labour ward]

Kalasin Regional Hospital, Thailand Monash University
  • build skills in systematic review methodology
  • develop a protocol and early draft for a Cochrane systematic review on 'Relaxation therapy for preventing preterm labour'
29 March - 19 May 2007

Dr Thitiporn Siriwachiraehai

[Obstetrician]

Khon Kaen Hospital, Thailand Monash University
  • build skills in systematic review and evidence-based guideline development
  • create a plan for development of CPG for 'Diagnosis and management of preterm labour'
29 March - 19 May 2007

Porjai Pattanittum

[Biostatistician]

Khon Kaen University, Thailand Monash University
  • translate statistical methods section of Cochrane Handbook into Thai
  • develop training materials for RevMan5 for Thai reviewers
  • support RevMan5 development exercises
  • contribute to updating of systematic review on “Physiotherapy interventions for shoulder pain”
  • gain experience in coordination of relationship between review authors and review groups
29 March - 27 June 2007

Lu Andal

[Obstetrician]

Jose Fabella Hospital, Philippines Monash University
  • build skills evidence-based guideline development
  • create a plan for development of CPG for 'Diagnosis, prevention and management of postpartum infection'
29 March - 15 May 2007

Tunjung Wibowo

[Neonatologist ]

Sardjito Hospital, Indonesia Monash University
  • develop a plan for a Cochrane systematic review 'Varying proportion of non protein energy provided as lipids for parentally fed neonates'
28 May - 29 June 2007

Diah Rumekti Hadiati

[Obstetrician ]

Sardjito Hospital, Indonesia Monash University
  • develop a plan for a Cochrane systematic review 'Skin preparation for preventing infection during caesarean section'
28 May - 29 June 2007

Dr Fauziah

[Neonatologist]

Sleman District Hospital, Indonesia Monash University
  • develop a plan for a Cochrane systematic review 'Dilute versus full-strength preterm formula feeds for preterm or very low birth weight infants'
28 May - 29 June 2007

Resti Bautista

[Neonatologist]

Philippines General Hospital Monash University
  • develop a plan for a Cochrane systematic review ' Prevention of hospital-acquired infections among newborns'
28 May - 29 June 2007

Dr Ina Pelaez-Crisologo

[Obstetrician]

Philippines General Hospital University of Sydney
University of Adelaide
  • develop a plan for a Cochrane systematic review 'Techniques of blood glucose monitoring in women with gestational diabetes'
  • develop appropriate evidence-based draft summaries of CPGs being developed for the Philippines node
23 July - 16 August 2007

Dr Laire Guinto

[Obstetrician]

Philippines General Hospital University of Sydney
University of Adelaide
  • develop a plan for a Cochrane systematic review 'Different antibiotic regimens for the treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy'
  • critically appraise articles that will be used for the development of a Clinical Practice Guideline for Facility-Based Delivery
23 July - 3 August 2007

Setya Wandita

[Neonatologist]

Sardjito Hospital, Indonesia University of Sydney
Monash University
  • develop a plan for a Cochrane systematic review
  • details to be confirmed
23 July - 18 August 2007

Chun Wearn Koh

[Neonatologist]

Ipoh Hospital, Malaysia University of Sydney
Monash University
  • develop a plan for a Cochrane systematic review ' Folic acid supplementation in the prevention of anaemia in premature neonates'
  • gain experience in formulating a CPG
23 July - 21 September 2007

Pranom Buppasiri

[Obstetrician]

Khon Kaen University Hospital, Thailand University of Adelaide
  • develop a plan for a Cochrane systematic review ' Calcium supplementation (other than for preventing or treating hypertension) for improving pregnancy outcomes '
  • gain experience in formulating a CPG on pre-eclampsia
  • develop research protocols on topics 'Routine vs Selective Episiotomy in Asian Women' and 'Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Fourth Degree Perineal Tears '
30 July - 24 August

Patcharee Komvilaisak

[Paediatrician]

Khon Kaen University Hospital, Thailand University of Adelaide
  • develop a plan for a Cochrane systematic review 'Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants'
  • gain experience in formulating a CPG on pre-eclampsia
  • develop research protocols on topics 'Routine vs Selective Episiotomy in Asian Women' and 'Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Fourth Degree Perineal Tears '
30 July - 24 August

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