Dr Emily Haesler

Emily Haesler PhD, BN, P Grad Dip Adv Nurs (gerontics)

Emily is a Visiting Fellow in the Academic Unit of General Practice. She is currently working on international clinical guidelines and research in wound care and a number of systematic reviews. She works closely with the Australian Wound Management Association on developing and disseminating evidence-based guidelines in wound management. She has recently submitted her PhD at the ANU Medical School.

Area of Professional Interest

Emily’s primary area of interest is methodology for evidence-based clinical guidelines. She has extensive experience as a methodologist in Australia and internationally. Her work involves critical appraisal, systematic review, recommendation development, academic writing, guideline dissemination, development of associated educational resources and, importantly, educating clinicians in research methodology and critical appraisal skills. Her areas of research interest include wound care, aged care, professional-family relationships and men’s health.

Career Highlights

International collaboration with multidisciplinary wound care professionals through the development of international clinical guidelines

Methodologist for the first international venous leg ulcer guideline

Comfeel Literary Award for best review publication in Wound Research and Practice journal in 2012

Engaging with the men’s sheds interviewees who kindly donated their time to discuss their involvement with men’s sheds and their health, many of whom proudly showed their personal sheds.

Current Research Projects

1. Methodologist for the 2014/2019 International Clinical Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcer for the Pan-Pacific, Europe and North America (with the Pan-Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance, the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel)

2. Methodologist for the Australian Wounds Management Standards update (Australian Wound Management Association)

3. Methodologist for the 2016 Pan Pacific NHMRC Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline (with Australian Wound Management Association, New Zealand Wound Care Society, Wound Society Singapore and Hong Kong Enterostomal Therapists Association)

4. Various aspects of wound care, including wound management strategies used in developing countries (systematic reviews with Wound Healing and Management Node, Curtin University))

5. The effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions to support the functional activities of people living with dementia; Factors that promote or inhibit the recognition of sexuality as a component of health care for older people (systematic reviews with La Trobe University)

Recent Peer–reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Haesler E, Kottner J, Cuddigan J. The 2014 International Pressure Ulcer Guideline: Methods and development Journal of Advanced Nursing ((published online Dec 2016, IF 1.90)

  2. Haesler E, Thomas L, Morey P, Barker J. A systematic review of the literature addressing asepsis in wound management. Wound Practice and Research; 2016 24(4): 208-268 

  3. Swanson T, Haesler E, Angel D, Sussman G. IWII wound infection in clinical practice consensus document 2016 update. Wound Practice and Research; 2016 24(4): 194-198 

  4. Haesler E, Lymphoedema: Compression therapy. Wound Practice and Research; 2016 24(4): 263-266 

  5. Haesler E, Lymphoedema: Skin care. Wound Practice and Research; 2016 24(4): 266-268  

  6. Sturgiss E, Sargent G, Haesler E, Rieger E, Douglas K. Therapeutic alliance and obesity management in primary care - a cross sectional pilot using the Working Alliance Inventory. Clinical Obesity. (pub online Nov 2016)

  7. Sturgiss E, Elmitt N, Haesler E, van Weel C, Douglas K. Feasibility and acceptability of a general practitioner-delivered weight management program. (Family Practice, published online Nov 2016, IF 2.02)

  8. Kottner J, Haesler E. Dressings for Preventing Pressure Ulcers: A Meta-analysis by Huang et al. Advances in Skin and Wound Care, 2016: 29(10):440-442 (IF 1.60)

  9. Haesler E, Watts R, Rice J, Carville K. Local resource botanicals in wound care. Wound Practice and Research, 2016; 24(2):84-90

  10. Haesler E, Evidence summary: Single modality treatment of lymphoedema: Manual lymphatic drainage. Wound Practice and Research, 2016; 24(2):116-118

  11. Haesler E, Evidence summary: Managing lymphoedema: Low level laser therapy. Wound Practice and Research, 2016; 24(2):119-121

  12. Haesler E, Evidence summary: Managing lymphoedema: Complex lymphoedema therapy. Wound Practice and Research, 2016; 24(2):121-124

  13. Franks P, Barker J, Collier M, Gethin G, Haesler E, Jawien A, Läuchli S, Mosti G, Probst S, Weller C. Management of patients with venous leg ulcers: challenges and current best practice: Summary. Journal of Wound Care, 2016; 26(5): S1-S68. (IF 1.07)

  14. Ashman F, Sturgiss E, Haesler E. Exploring self-efficacy in Australian general practitioners managing patient obesity: a qualitative survey study. International Journal of Family Medicine, 2016 epub.

  15. Haesler E, Bauer M, Fetherstonhaugh D. Sexuality, sexual health and older people: A systematic review of research on the knowledge and attitudes of health professionals. Nurse Education Today, 2016; 40:57-71

  16. Sturgiss E, Haesler E, Anderson K. General Practice trainees face practice ownership with fear. Australian Health Review, 2016 epub.

  17. Sturgiss EA, Elmitt N, van Weel C, Haesler E, Sargent G, Stevenson A, Harris M, Douglas K. The role of the family doctor in the management of adults who are obese: a scoping review protocol. SpringerPlus, 2015, 4:820

  18. Haesler E. for WHAM, Lymphatic filariasis: Prevention. Wound Practice and Research, 2015; 23(4):196-198

  19. Haesler E. for WHAM, Lymphatic filariasis: Treatment. Wound Practice and Research, 2015 23(4):198-201.

  20. Phillips N, Street M, Haesler E. Response to ‘Mapping search terms to review goals is essential’ by Geiger et al. BMJ Quality and Safety, published online 02-12-2015.

  21. Cuddigan J, Kottner J, Haesler E for the International Pressure Ulcer Guideline Development Group. Comments on the ACP Guidelines on Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2015; 163(8):648-649.

  22. Bauer M, Haesler E, Fetherstonhaugh D. Let’s talk about sex: Older people’s views on sexual health and sexuality in healthcare settings. Health Expectations; Oct 2015 (epub).

  23. Haesler E. for WHAM, Evidence summary: Non contact low frequency ultrasound for wound management.  Wound Practice and Research, 2015; 23(3):144-146.

  24. Haesler E. for WHAM, Evidence summary: Lymphoedema: Objective assessment using volumetry.  Wound Practice and Research, 2015; 23(3):147-149.

  25. Haesler E. for WHAM, Evidence summary: Lymphoedema: Objective assessment using tonometry.  Wound Practice and Research, 2015; 23(3):150-151.

  26. Phillips N, Street M, Haesler E. A systematic review of reliable and valid tools for the measurement of patient participation in healthcare. BMJ Quality and Safety, published online 28-09-2015.

  27. Haesler E, Carville K. Advancing pressure injury prevention around the globe: from the Pan Pacific region to an international pressure injury guideline. Wound Practice and Research, 2015; 23(2):62-69.

  28. Haesler E. Evidence summary: Lymphoedema: Objective assessment using perometry.  Wound Practice and Research, 2015; 23(2):94-95.

  29. Haesler E. Evidence summary: Lymphoedema: Objective assessment using bioimpedance spectroscopy.  Wound Practice and Research, 2015; 23(2):91-92.

  30. Langemo D, Haesler E, Naylor W, Tippett A, Young T. Evidence-based guidelines for pressure ulcer management at the end of life. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 2015. 21(5):225-232.

  31. Kottner J, Haesler E for the International Pressure Ulcer Guideline Development Group. Response to Letter from Sharp and White: Pressure ulcer risk assessment: Do we need a golden hour? Journal of Wound Care, 2015; 24(5).

  32. Haesler E for Wound Healing and Management Group. Evidence summary: Lymphoedema: Subjective Assessment. Wound Practice and Research, 2015; 23(1).

  33. Haesler E for Wound Healing and Management Group. Evidence summary : Lymphoedema: Objective assessment using circumference measurement. Wound Practice and Research, 2015; 23(1).

  34. Anderson K, Haesler E, Stubbs A, Molinari K. Comparing general practice and hospital rotations. Clinical Teacher, 2015; 12(1): 8-13