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Abril Tejedor Benitez

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Abril Tejedor Benitez

T: 01473 338508
E: A.Tejedorbenitez@uos.ac.uk

Introduction

Career Overview

Abril joined the University as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing in 2015, having previously been a Lecturer at UEA in Norwich and at the University of Huelva in Spain.

Abril qualified as an Adult Nurse in 2001 at the University of Seville in Spain and has worked as a Registered Nurse in the UK, Spain and Portugal, primarily in the areas of neuro-critical care, trauma and emergency care. Abril completed a Master's degree in Nursing Science at the University of Huelva (Spain), a Bachelor's degree in Hispanic Studies with Linguistics at King's College London and postgraduate certificates in Higher Education Practice (UEA) and in English Language and Linguistics (University of Seville, Spain). Abril has also worked as a translator for the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine, and her current and most recent research activities focus on the areas of stroke, patient safety and the impact of healthcare education and training.

Teaching and Other Responsibilities

Abril is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and leads and contributes to modules in the pre registration BSc(Hons) Nursing programme, the FdA Healthcare Practice and the Interprofessional programme. Abril is also a member of the Link Lecturer Team at Ipswich Hospital.

Research Interests and Publications

Abril's main research interests are patient safety, stroke and evaluating the impact of health care practitioners training and education, and she has led funded knowledge exchange and professional practice projects in the UK as well as liaising with research groups in Spain. Abril is part of an ongoing project on implementing prospective patient safety tools and she co-operates with various externally-funded projects on health care training and education. She is a reviewer for journal Enfermeria Clinica and she co-operates in international nursing events.

Recent Publications and Conference Presentations

Tejedor Benitez, A. (2014) El rol de la enfermera comunitaria especializada en rehabilitación tras el ictus. Enfermería Clínica 24. pp. 358 360 (Review)

Montero-Perez, F. J., Calderon de la Barca-Gazquez, J. M., Calvo - Rodriguez, R., Jimenez - Murillo, L. M., Roig - Rodriguez, J. J., Tejedor Benitez, A. (2014) Impact of a resident physicians strike on the efficiency of the Emergency Department in a university hospital. Emergencias 26.pp. 443-449

Tejedor Fernandez, M., Perez Lazaro, J. J., Tejedor Benitez, A. (2013) Patient satisfaction in Emergency Care. Emergencias 25. pp. 161 (Editorial)

Rapid review on healthcare preceptorship in the UK. Rachel Heathershaw, Abril Tejedor Benitez. 22nd October 2015 (Report).

End of life learning events evaluation toolkit. Abril Tejedor Benitez, Francine Cheater. 21st August 2015 (Report).

Methods of measuring the impact of end of life education and training on practice. A scoping review. Rebekah Hill, Abril Tejedor Benitez and Francine Cheater. 31st March 2014 (Report).

Supporting stroke survivors: A survey of service providers in Norfolk and Suffolk. Virginie Cobigo, Jemma Harris-Bawden, Richard Sly, Abril Tejedor Benítez. 4 May 2013 (Report).

Mapping out risks in the hospital discharge process. Tejedor Benítez, A; Méndez Serrano, B; Benítez Ordóñez, MD; Martínez Repiso, E; Garrido Ramiro, D; Berenguer García, MJ. 20th Conference of the Andalusian Society for Healthcare Quality (SADECA). Málaga, Spain 18 - 20 November 2015.

Risk assessment of tissue viability on immobile patients. Cuevas Pareja, F; Tejedor Benitez, A; Benitez Ordóñez, D; Méndez Serrano, B; Salazar Bravo,LM; Urbano Priego, M. 1st International Conference of Case Management Nursing. Córdoba, Spain 5 6 November 2015.

Teaching and research standards in quality certification of emergency departments. Berlango Jiménez, A; Tejedor Benítez, A; Tejedor Benítez, R; Calderon de la Barca Gazquez,JM; Montero-Perez, FJ; Berlango Navajas, M. 10th international forum on evaluation of research and higher education quality (FECIES). Granada, Spain 25 28 June 2013.

Teaching assessment as a learning tool in an advanced life support course. Berlango Jiménez, A; Jimenez Murillo, L; Calderon de la Barca Gazquez,JM; Tejedor Benítez, A; Tejedor Benítez, R; Berlango Navajas, M. 10th international forum on evaluation of research and higher education quality (FECIES). Granada, Spain 25 28 June 2013.

Evaluating teaching quality through student satisfaction. Berlango Jiménez, A; Montero-Perez, FJ; Benitez Laguna, A; Tejedor Benítez, A; Tejedor Benítez, R; Berlango Navajas, M. 10th international forum on evaluation of research and higher education quality (FECIES). Granada, Spain 25 28 June 2013.

Mapping out risks in the hospital discharge process. Méndez Serrano, B.; Tejedor Benítez, A.; Sánchez García, E.; Martínez Repiso, E.; Benítez Ordóñez, MD; Berenguer García, MJ. 6th Forum on patient safety in primary care. Madrid, 16 May 2013.

What are the competencies we should expect from the workforce supporting stroke survivors? Tejedor Benitez, A; Harris Bawden, J; Sly, R; Cobigo, V. Poster presentation. East of England Stroke Forum in Newmarket, UK, 14 March 2013

Integrated Healthcare Processes, Patient Safety and Accreditation. Tejedor Benítez A, Berenguer García MJ, Miñarro del Moral R, Millán Casado M, Romero Campos A, Castro Ruiz MJ, Ruiz García A, Tejedor Fernández M. 10th Integrated Healthcare Processes Meeting, organised by the Health Department in the Autonomous Government of Andalusia. Seville, Spain, 2 December 2011.

Patient Safety: Accreditation Standards for Critical Care and Emergency Departments. Tejedor Benítez, A; Berenguer García, MJ; Miñarro del Moral, R; Castro Ruiz, MJ; Ruiz García, A; Tejedor Fernández, M. 16th Conference of the Andalusian Society for Healthcare Quality (SADECA). Huelva, Spain, 11 November 2011.

Classification of patients and continuity of care in home visits. Benítez Ordóñez, D; Tejedor Benítez, A; Méndez Serrano, B; Muñoz Alonso, A. 21st National Conference of Nursing Management. Bilbao, Spain, 28 May 2010.

Classification of patients by level of nursing care in daily life activities. Systemisation of nursing practice. Benítez Ordóñez, D; Tejedor Benítez, A; Méndez Serrano, B; Berenguer García, MJ; Aguilera López, D; Muñoz Alonso, A. 13th Conference of the Andalusian Society for Healthcare Quality (SADECA). Ronda, Spain, 19-22 November 2008.

Classification of patients by level of nursing care during home visits. Benítez Ordóñez, D; Tejedor Benítez, A; Méndez Serrano, B; Berenguer García, MJ; Aguilera López, D; Muñoz Alonso, A. 1st Regional Conference of Case Management Nursing. Aracena, Spain, 27-28 October 2008.