Associate Professor Jennifer Stevens
Conjoint Associate Professor

Associate Professor Jennifer Stevens

-Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. FFPMANZCA. April 2010.

-Postgraduate Diploma in Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography. December 2008

-Fellowship of the Australian College of Anaesthetists. FANZCA. March 1999.

-University of Auckland School of Medicine, MBChB, March 1991. Overall result: A grade average

-Good Clinical Practice certification - September 2020 (PRAXIS Australia)

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine
Location
St Vincent’s Clinical School, UNSW Medicine, UNSW Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Liu S; Genel F; Harris IA; Patanwala AE; Adie S; Stevens J; Hassett G; Luckie K; Penm J; Naylor J, 2022, 'Effectiveness of Pharmacological-Based Interventions, Including Education and Prescribing Strategies, to Reduce Subacute Pain After Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials', Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.), vol. 23, pp. 1476 - 1488, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnac052
    Journal articles | 2022
    Stevens JA; Findlay BR, 2022, 'How to close the gaps between evidence and practice for perioperative opioids', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vol. 50, pp. 44 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0310057X211065041
    Journal articles | 2021
    Awadalla R; Liu S; Kemp-Casey A; Gnjidic D; Patanwala A; Stevens J; Begley D; Bugeja B; Penm J, 2021, 'Impact of an Australian/New Zealand organisational position statement on extended-release opioid prescribing among surgical inpatients: a dual centre before-and-after study', Anaesthesia, vol. 76, pp. 1607 - 1615, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anae.15500
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gawthorne J; Stevens J; Faux SG; Leung J; McInnes E; Fasugba O; Mcelduff B; Middleton S, 2021, 'Can emergency nurses safely and effectively insert fascia iliaca blocks in patients with a fractured neck of femur? A prospective cohort study in an Australian emergency department', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 30, pp. 3611 - 3622, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15883
    Journal articles | 2021
    Levy N; Lord LJ; Lobo DN, 2021, 'UK recommendations on opioid stewardship A wider and more coordinated approach is necessary', BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol. 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4901
    Journal articles | 2021
    Liu S; Blake E; Naylor JM; Adie S; Patanwala AE; Stevens J; Brady B; Penm J, 2021, 'Letter to the Editor for the Article Titled "Opioid Tapering/Detoxification Protocols, A Compendium: Narrative Review"', Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.), vol. 22, pp. 3102 - 3103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnab259
    Journal articles | 2021
    Riley M; Tassie B; Gawthorne J; Hadzic R; Stevens J, 2021, 'Increased opioid consumption after regional nerve blockade: association of fascia iliaca block with rebound pain in neck of femur fracture', British Journal of Anaesthesia, vol. 127, pp. e15 - e17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2021.03.034
    Journal articles | 2020
    Stevens JA, 2020, 'One quantum of solace for all?', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vol. 48, pp. 7 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0310057X19899273
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tan ACH; Bugeja BA; Begley DA; Stevens JA; Khor KE; Penm J, 2020, 'Postoperative use of slow-release opioids: The impact of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists/Faculty of Pain Medicine position statement on clinical practice', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vol. 48, pp. 444 - 453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0310057X20956664
    Journal articles | 2019
    Stevens J; Trimboli A; Samios P; Steele N; Welch S; Thompson P; Halvorsen C; Kerr S, 2019, 'A sustainable method to reduce postoperative oxycodone discharge prescribing in a metropolitan tertiary referral hospital', Anaesthesia, vol. 74, pp. 292 - 299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anae.14570
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bazin P; Padley J; Ho M; Stevens J; Ben-Menachem E, 2018, 'The effect of intravenous lidocaine infusion on bispectral index during major abdominal surgery', Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, vol. 32, pp. 533 - 539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10877-017-0035-x
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ho MLJ; Kerr SJ; Stevens J, 2018, 'Intravenous lidocaine infusions for 48 hours in open colorectal surgery: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial', Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, vol. 71, pp. 57 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2018.71.1.57
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ruff R; Kerr S; Kerr D; Zalcberg D; Stevens J, 2018, 'Occupational exposure to methoxyflurane administered for procedural sedation: an observational study of 40 exposures', British Journal of Anaesthesia, vol. 120, pp. 1435 - 1437, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2018.01.029
    Journal articles | 2018
    Scurrah A; Shiner CT; Stevens JA; Faux SG, 2018, 'Regional nerve blockade for early analgesic management of elderly patients with hip fracture – a narrative review', Anaesthesia, vol. 73, pp. 769 - 783, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anae.14178
    Journal articles | 2017
    Stark N; Kerr S; Stevens JA, 2017, 'Prevalence and predictors of persistent post-surgical opioid use: a prospective observational cohort study.', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vol. 45, pp. 700 - 706

- 2021 St Vincent’s Curran Foundation Grant. $58,695
Stevens J. Excellence from ambulance to discharge; a project to complete the missing postoperative link in pain relief and delirium prevention in elderly patients with a hip fracture.

- 2021 ANZCA Novice Investigator Grant. $15,000
Ashes C, Ben-Menachem E, Stevens J. Preoperative ultrasound assessment of rectus femoris size for prediction of outcomes in patients undergoing heart transplantation.

- 2021 Avant Foundation. $100,046
Naylor J, Penm J, Adie S, Brady B, Stevens J, Patanwala A, Liu S, Genel F, Vleekens C. Responsible preoperative Opioid use for Hip and knee ArthrpLasty (OpioidHALT): pilot study with embedded qualitative study.

- 2019 Curran Foundation Research Grant $18,860. Stevens J, Tassie B. Hip fracture outcomes after fascia iliaca blockade. 


- 2018. University of Newcastle pilot grant $4,806 . Stevens J, Collins A, Duff J, Jones S, Sutherland J, De Wright M. A multi-centre, prospective, observational cohort study to determine the prevalence and risk of delayed opioid cessation after major orthopaedic surgery

- 2017. Inspired to Care Grant $5000. Stevens J, Marples R. Reducing the impact of delirium in our surgical patients…implementing the Delirium Clinical Care Guideline. 


- 2015. St Vincent’s Curran Endowment Grant $52,324. Walker K, Ooi Y, Stevens J. Prospective audit of pre-operative iron therapy using Ferric Carboxymaltose for patients with iron deficiency anaemia undergoing joint arthroplasty on St Vincent’s Hospital Campus. 

2018. Winner. NSW Health Awards for Collaborative Leader of the Year. 

2016. Winner. Ko Awatea International Excellence in Health Improvement Awards. Award for Improving Patient Safety

2015. Winner. SVHA Quality Awards. Exceptional Care - Effective Clinical Governance.

2017. Finalist. Clinical Innovation. St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA) National Innovation and Excellence Awards 2017.                                                                                   

2015. Highly Commended. The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Quality Improvement Awards, in Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety.

Book chapter:

1. Stevens J, Shetty S. (2021) Use of Opioids in the Subacute Phase. In Opioid Therapy for Pain: a Practical Guide for Clinicians. 
 
2. Stevens J. (2021) Neuraxial Opioids. In Opioid Therapy for Pain: A Practical Guide for Clinicians. 

3. Stevens J, Fulde T. (2020) Pain management in the emergency department. In
Seventh Edition of Emergency Medicine: The Principles of Practice. Elsevier.

Publications in 2021:

1. Can emergency nurses safely and effectively insert fascia iliaca blocks in patients with a fractured neck of femur? A prospective cohort study in an Australian Emergency Department. Gawthorne J, Stevens J, Faux S, Leung J, McInnes E, Fasugba O, Mcelduff B, Middleton S. Accepted j Clin Nurs.

https://doi: 10.1111/jocn.15883

2. Increased opioid consumption following regional nerve blockade: could fascia iliaca block be associated with rebound pain in neck of femur fracture? Riley M, Tassie B, Gawthorne J, Hadzic R, Stevens J. Br J Anaes. 10 May 2021.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2021.03.034


3. Impact of an Australian/New Zealand organisational position statement on extended-release opioid prescribing among surgical inpatients: a dual centre before-and-after study. R. Awadalla, S. Liu, A. Kemp-Casey, D. Gnjidic, A. Patanwala, J. Stevens, D. Begley, B. Bugeja, J. Penm. Anaesthesia. First published 5 May 2021.

DOI: 10.1111/anae.15500.

4. Emma Blake, Justine Naylor, Sam Adie, Asad Patanwala, Jennifer Stevens, Bernadette Brady, Jonathan Penm. Rapid response to: UK recommendations on opioid stewardship. BMJ. 2021; 372:m4901

doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4901 

5. Stevens J, Fulde T. New PIVC clinical care standard launched. ANZCA FPM Bulletin. Summer 2021; 34-35.
 
6. Liu S, Stevens J, Collins A, Duff J, Sutherland J, Oddie M, Naylor J, Patanwala A, Suckling B, Penm J. Prevalence and predictors of opioid use before orthopaedic surgery in an Australian setting: a multicentre, cross-sectional, observational study. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. In print. Manuscript ID AIC-21-0716.

7. Liu S, Blake E, Naylor JM, Adie S, Patanwala AE, Stevens J, Brady B, Penm J. Letter to the Editor for the Article Titled “Opioid Tapering/Detoxification Protocols, A Compendium: Narrative Review”, Pain Medicine, 2021; pnab259, https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnab259

8. Stevens J, Findlay B. How to close the gaps between evidence and practice for
perioperative opioids. Accepted. In print Anaesth Int Care. A commissioned narrative review.

9. Liu S, Blake E, Naylor JM, Adie S, Patanwala A, Stevens J, Brady B, Penm J. Letter to the Editor for article entitled ‘Opioid Tapering/Detoxification Protocols, A Compendium: Narrative Review’, Pain Medicine, 2021; pnab259, 
https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnab259

 

Government Agency Involvement:

2021 - 2022. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Fourth Atlas of Healthcare Variation. Topic expert group.

2021 – 2022. NSW Health ANZCA/FPM representative Real-Time Prescription Monitoring Expert Advisory Group.

2020 – 2022. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). Topic Working Group on opioid stewardship.

2019 – 2021. Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Hip Fracture Care Leading Better Value Care Clinical Advisory Group. 

2019 - 2020. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). Peripheral Venous Access Clinical Care Standard working party.

2018. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Third Atlas of Healthcare Variation. Reviewer.

2018. Agency for Clinical Innovation Opioid Safety Strategy Group.

2017. NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation Hip Fracture Evaluation Governance Committee.  

2017. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.
Medication Complications Panel for the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC).

2017. Clinical Excellence Commission. Anticoagulants Working Party.

College and Faculty Appointments:
Scientific Convener and FPM Scientific officer - Faculty of Pain Medicine, for FPM and ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney 2018. Combined meeting with RACS.

FPM Scientific officer:
- Faculty of Pain Medicine and ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 2021.
- Faculty of Pain Medicine and ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia, 2020. (This meeting was cancelled one month prior to scheduled date)
- Faculty of Pain Medicine and ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2019.


ANZCA Departmental Scholar Role Tutor for anaesthesia trainees, St Vincent’s Public Hospital, Sydney 2019 – (and formal project officer 2015 – 2019 prior to renaming).

Chair - Faculty of Pain Medicine Scientific Meetings Committee 2017 – 2021

Chair - NSW Faculty of Pain Medicine Committee 2018 - 2019

Faculty of Pain Medicine Professional Affairs Executive Committee 2017 – 2021

ANZCA Annual Scientific Meetings and Events Planning Committee 2017 – 2021

NSW Faculty of Pain Medicine Committee 2014 – 2017

Faculty of Pain Medicine CPD Committee 2015 -2016