Dr Helen Walthall
Programme Lead (Advanced Practice)
Helen Walthall joined the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in 1999, becoming Programme Lead in 2003. She is a qualified adult nurse who has specialised in cardiorespiratory care. Helen graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Life Sciences in 1995 and completed her PhD studies in Cardiac Physiology in 2003.
Helen is currently the Programme Lead for the Advanced Practice cluster in the Department of Clinical Health Care and is responsible for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate specialised clinical courses within the department. She is joint leader of the Cardiorespiratory research group and Director of Studies for PhD doctoral students.
Research interests include heart failure and the impact of fatigue and breathlessness on patients, breathlessness management in heart failure, end of life issues for patients and carers with heart failure.
Current projects include development of a Patient Reported Outcome Measure for fatigue and breathlessness in heart failure, the use of inhaled frusemide in breathlessness.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Teaching is predominately post graduate and involves research methods and applied biological sciences
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications
- Armstrong B, Walthall H, Clancy M, Mullee M, Simpson H (2008) Recording of vital signs in a district general emergency department. Emerg Med J;25:799-802.
- Walthall H (2006) Antiplatelet therapy in the treatment and prevention of thrombus formation. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 1(12);568-74.
- Walthall H (2006) Statin therapy in cardiovascular disease. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 1(6);270-7.
- Walthall H (2006) Using Nitrate therapy to treat stable angina. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 1(2);76-80
- Walthall H (2006) ACE inhibitors use in preventing and managing heart disease. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 1(1);25-31
- Walthall H, and Ray S. (2002) Do intraoperative variables have an effect on extubation timing following coronary artery bypass grafts? Heart and Lung, 31(6):432-9.
- Walthall H, Robson D, and Ray S. (2001) Does extubation cause haemodynamic instability in patients following coronary artery bypass grafts? Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 17:286-93.
- Walthall H, Robson D, and Ray S. (2001) Do any preoperative variables affect extubation time after coronary artery bypass grafts? Abstract selected by Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation for AnesthesiaFile, June
- Walthall H, Robson D, and Ray S. (2001) Do any preoperative variables affect extubation time after coronary artery bypass grafts? Heart and Lung, 30(3):216-225