Mrs Mary Drozd

Senior Lecturer in Continuing Professional Development

Email address: M.Drozd@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 51 8927 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Orthopaedic trauma nursing, mentorship training and education, advanced nurse practitioners

About

Mary is a Senior Lecturer in The Faculty of Education, Health & Wellbeing at The University of Wolverhampton.  Her main teaching areas include level 6 degree and level 7 Masters level Mentorship modules, Orthopaedic/Musculoskeletal physical assessment and Care courses along with research supervision of students undertaking MSc Nursing or Advanced Practice Awards.

Mary was elected onto the Royal College of Nursing Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing (RCN SOTN) National Steering Committee in 2009- 2013 and was re-elected 2013-2017.  She has led a national team to revise and update the RCN Competency Framework for Orthopaedic and Trauma Practitioners and this was published in 2012. Mary is currently involved in a national project focusing on the post-registration provision of orthopaedic and trauma nurse education. 

Mary has presented papers at international conferences and has published papers and chapters in books. 

She is undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing at The University of Wolverhampton and her focus is ‘The orthopaedic or trauma hospital experiences of people with a learning disability in the UK.’  Mary was awarded ‘Best Paper’ at RCN SOTN International Conference in Brighton in 2014 where she presented on this topic.  Following this Mary has written a paper which has been accepted for publication in The International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing Journal.

Mary has maintained strong clinical links with orthopaedic practice.

 

Research interests

  • Learning disability.
  • Orthopaedic and trauma nursing and caring for adults with a learning disability.
  • The orthopaedic or trauma hospital experiences of people with a learning disability in the UK: A mixed methods study.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Society of Trauma & Orthopaedic Nurses National Steering Committee Member, 2009- 2013 and re-elected 2013-2017
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Orthopaedic & Trauma Nursing, 2010 – Present
  • Reviewer for Nursing Standard Journal, 2013 - Present
  • Reviewer for Nurse Education in Practice, 2013 - Present

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - 2007
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education. University of Wolverhampton - 2006
  • MSc Health Sciences. University of Birmingham - 2003
  • BA (Hons) 2:1 Health Care Studies. Oxford Brookes University - 1999
  • Nurse Teacher – 2009
  • Specialist Practitioner (Adult Nursing) University of Birmingham - 2005
  • Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescriber. Stafford University - 2004
  • Advanced Life Support Provider Good Hope Hospital, West Midlands - 2004
  • RGN Manchester - 1987
  • PIN No: 84H0743E Professional Register Entry: Registered Nurse Adult, Specialist Practitioner (Adult Nursing), Nurse Teacher, Independent & supplementary Nurse Prescriber - November 2015

Publications

  • Drozd, M. & Clinch, C. (2016) The experiences of orthopaedic and trauma nurses who have cared for adults with a learning disability. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing. August, Vol 22 pp 13-23

 

  • Lucas, B., Drozd, M., Flynn, S. & Blair, V. (2014) Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing. An evidence based approach to musculoskeletal care.  Chapter 14 Elective Orthopaedic Surgery. Editors: Sonya Clarke and Julie Santy-Tomlinson Publishers: Wiley Blackwell

 

  • Drozd, M. & Hahessey, S. (2014) Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing. An evidence based approach to musculoskeletal care. Chapter 3 Professional Development, Competence and Education. Editors: Sonya Clarke and Julie Santy-Tomlinson, Publishers: Wiley Blackwell

 

  • Drozd, M. (2013) Focus on Improving Orthopaedic Care. Nursing Standard. May 22nd vol 27 no 38 pp 70-71

 

  • Drozd, M. et al (2012) RCN SOTN Orthopaedic and Trauma Practitioner Competences. London. RCN

 

  • Drozd, M. (2012) Best of Both Worlds. Nursing Standard. Vol 26 no 21 page 61

 

  • Drozd, M. & Parsons, G. (2011) Assessment of Musculoskeletal Pain Chapter 7 IN Saxon, A. & Lillyman, S. (2011) Developing Advanced Assessment Skills: Patients with Long Term Conditions. M & K Publishing.

 

  • Drozd, M. Miles, S. & Davies, J. (2009) Casting: below knee slabs. Emergency Nurse. November. Volume 17 Number 7 pp14-17

 

  • Drozd, M., Miles, S. & Davies, J. (2009) Casting: U Slabs. Emergency Nurse. October. Volume 17 Number 6 pp20-22

 

  • Drozd, M., Miles, S. & Davies, J. (2009) Casting: below-elbow back slabs. Emergency Nurse. September. Volume 17 Number 5 pp20-22
  • Drozd, M., Miles, S. & Davies, J. (2009) Casting: above elbow back slabs. Emergency Nurse. July. Volume 17 Number 4 pp 20-22

 

  • Drozd, M., Miles, S. & Davies, J. (2009) Casting: complications and after care. Emergency Nurse. June. Volume 17. Number 3 pp 26-28

 

  • Drozd, M., Miles, S. & Davies, J. (2009) Essential Practice in Casting. Emergency Nurse. May. Volume 17 Number 2 pp18-20

 

  • Drozd, M. (2008) A Patient’s Story – opportunity or threat? Journal of Health and Social Care Improvement. Volume 1, Number 2

 

  • Drozd, M. & O’Donoghue, J. (2007) The use of a Web Quest to support undergraduate nurses.  Teaching & Learning in Nursing.  Vol 2 pp 63-67

 

  • Drozd, M., Jester, R. & Santy, J. (2007) The inherent Components of the orthopaedic nursing role: An exploratory study. Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing.  Vol 11 pp 43-52

Previous professional experience

James Lind Alliance -Priority Setting Partnership, 2013 - 2014

  • Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee undergoing Hip or Knee Replacement - Clinical Specialist - informing future research for NIHR
  • National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) (2014) Total Hip Replacement and Hip Resurfacing for end-stage Osteoarthritis of the Hip- as the Clinical Specialist, 2012 - 2014
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Trauma & Orthopaedics, 2004 - 2012

Mid Staffordshire General Hospital, 2003 - 2004

  • Senior Advanced Practitioner in Trauma & Orthopaedics Band 8a
  • Advanced holistic health assessment. Supplementary & Independent Prescriber, first assistant in theatre, following up patients in clinic.

Ward Manager Trauma & Orthopaedics Walsall Manor Hospital, 1997 - 2003

  • Leading and managing 35 staff, managing a budget. Ensuring safe standards of care were delivered to 27 acutely ill orthopaedic and trauma patients.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

  • Ward Manager (G Grade) – elective orthopaedic ward, 1996 - 1997
  • Leading and managing a team to deliver the highest standards of care.
  • Team Leader, (F grade), Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, 1993 - 1996
  • Supporting team members to deliver high quality care
  • E Grade Staff Nurse, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, 1990 - 1993

Further information

  • External Advisor at Oxford Brookes University for the Post Graduate Certificates in Trauma Practice and Adult High Dependency Care Practice. 17.3.16
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in the national evidence-based guidelines for Hip Replacement and Hip Resurfacing for end-stage Osteoarthritis of the Hip Guidelines (2014).
  • James Lind Alliance- Priority Setting Partnership- Osteoarthritis of the knee and hip and patients undergoing arthroplasty surgery- I attended meetings at The Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford 2014 to inform future research questions for NIHR.
  • I led a national competency development group and produced the national competences framework for orthopaedic and trauma practitioners level 2-8 (RCN SOTN 2012).
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals: reviewer for peer reviewed journals.
  • Presentations at international conferences.
  • I have worked as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Orthopaedics from 2004-2012
  • Elected onto RCN SOTN National Committee 2009-2013; re-appointed 2013-17
  • Co- Chair Scientific Committee RCN SOTN- 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • I am passionate about making a positive difference for patients and particularly the most vulnerable, people with a learning disability, within my specialist field of practice- Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing. 
  • Robust mentorship of pre and post qualifying students is vital to achieve high quality patient care.