Dr Antonio Bonacaro

Senior Lecturer - Adult Acute Care

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Research Supervision:Yes

Antonio is a nurse specialised in critical care. His PhD focused on the benefits of different types of simulation in teaching basic life support procedures to undergraduate nursing students.

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Background

Before joining Anglia Ruskin University, Antonio worked for three years at Fatima College of Health Sciences, in the United Arab Emirates, as Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing. At the same time, he held a position as Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University, in Australia. 

From 2000, Antonio worked as contracted lecturer at University of Sacred Heart in Italy and the University of Florence, teaching several modules to undergraduate nursing students. He collaborated as visiting professor with various Spanish universities in the Erasmus framework.

In 2010, Antonio completed his PhD in Nursing. He's currently conducting a literature review to assess the effectiveness of the latest wearable technologies in preventing hospital readmission in chronic patients.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • French (basic level)

Research interests

  • Clinical simulation in nursing education
  • Holistic nursing
  • Pain management
  • Advanced technology, safety and quality of life
  • Critical care nursing
  • Pressure sores

Areas of research supervision

Antonio would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:

  • Clinical simulation in nursing education
  • Holistic nursing
  • Pain management
  • Advanced technology to improve safety and quality of life
  • Critical care nursing

Teaching

  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Long Term Conditions and End of Life Care
  • Maintaining Professional Healthcare Standards

Qualifications

  • Educational Practice for Professional Learning for NMC Registrants, Anglia Ruskin University, UK - 2018
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University, UK - 2017
  • Master in Forensic Nursing, Unitelma – La Sapienza University, Italy - 2012
  • Master in Management and quality assurance, Unitelma – La Sapienza University, Italy - 2011
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of L’Aquila, Italy - 2005
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Health Management, University of L’Aquila - 2003
  • University Diploma for Directors and Lecturers in Nursing, University of L’Aquila - 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, School of Nursing A.S.L. Ba/1, Canosa di Puglia, Italy - 1996

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Learning & Teaching Award, 2018, GBP 1887.50, Anglia Learning and Teaching at Anglia Ruskin University
  • Travel & Networking Bursaries, 2017, GBP 730.00, Research Funding Observatory at Anglia Ruskin University
  •  Seed Corn Funding, 2017, £4,000 from Anglia Ruskin University
  • The Australian Travel Award for L'Aquila Researchers. ARIA, Group of Eight, Australian Academy of Science. 2010, AUS$5,000

Selected recent publications

Journal Articles

Cumberbatch, M., Abdulla, A., Knaggs, R., Francis, S. A., Bellamy, G., Bonacaro, A., Chandler, R., Dunham, M., Hamid, E., Schofield, P., Sookhoo D. (In Press). Guidance on the Management of Pain in Older People: a Systematic Literature Review. Age and Aging

Carvello, M., Zanotti, F., Bacchetti, S., Rubbi, I., Bonacaro, A. (2019). Peer-Support: A Coping Strategy for Nurses Working at the Emergency Ambulance Service. Acta Bio Medica Atenei Parmensis, 90(11-S), pp.29-37.

Bonacaro, A., Rubbi, I., and Sookhoo, D., (2019). The Use of Wearable Devices in Preventing Hospital Readmissions and in Improving the Quality of Life of Chronic Patients in the Homecare Setting: a narrative literature review. Professioni infermieristiche, 72(2).

Rubbi, I., Cremonini, V., Butuc, A., Cortini, C., Artioli, G., Bonacaro, A., Pasquinelli, G., (2018). Incidence and type of health care associated injuries among nursing students: a retrospective observational study. Acta bio-medica : Atenei Parmensis, ISSN: 0392-4203, Vol: 89, Issue: 7-S, Page: 41-49

Bonacaro, A. and Sookhoo, D., 2018. Chronic Conditions and Wearable Devices: Does the Use of Modern Technologies Improve the Quality of Life in Chronic Patients? Professioni Infermieristiche, Special Issue Vol. 70.

Bonacaro, A. and Sookhoo, D., 2018. Chronic Conditions and Wearable Devices: Does the Use of Modern Technologies Improve the Quality of Life in Chronic Patients? Professioni Infermieristiche, Special Issue Vol. 70.

Bonacaro, A. and Sookhoo, D., 2017. The effectiveness and usability of wearable devices in the prevention of hospital readmission in patients with chronic conditions: a comprehensive literature review, [online] Available at: https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.29192.83200/1 [Accessed 5 Apr 2017].

Bonacaro, A. and Morgan, L., 2016. Simulated mindfulness meditation: a major breakthrough in the management of chronic pain. Pain Nursing Magazine. [online] Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.19190/PNM2016.1ra38 [Accessed 5 Apr 2017].

Rubbi, I., Cremonini, V., Allegri, N., Ferri, P. and Bonacaro, A., 2016. Pain Assessment in Cognitively Impaired Elderly Patients Through the Use of the PAINAD Scale. A Prospective Observational Study in Two Nursing Homes. [online] Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.19190/PNM2016.1ao22 [Accessed 5 Apr 2017].

Bonacaro, A., 2015. Medical Errors: A Serious Issue in the Middle Eastern Countries Can Simulation be an effective solution?. Arab Health Magazine. [online] Available at: http:// http://www.arabhealthmagazine.com/press-releases/2015/issue-4/medical-errors-a-serious-issue-in-the-middle-eastern-countries-can-simulation-be-an-effective-solution/ [Accessed 5 Apr 2017].

Zaccaro, A. and Bonacaro, A., 2015. Regional Cardiac Network: the Experience at the Emergency Medical Service 118 in the Basilicata Region in Italy. International Journal of Research – Granthaalayah, 3(5), pp95-110.

Bonacaro, A., Williams, G. and Brownie, S., 2014. Teaching Basic Life Support to the Digital Generation: A Randomized Trial Comparing Video-Assisted versus Practical Simulation. Connect: The World of Critical Care Nursing, 9(3), pp100-104.

Books and Chapters

Fernandes, T. and Bonacaro, A., 2014. Gestational diabetes mellitus and client's quality of life: the role of continuing education in nurses’ and midwife’ clinical practice. Saarbrücken: Scholars' Press.

Bonacaro, A., 2013. Simulation: challenges and opportunities along the way of learning. Saarbrücken: Scholar's Press.

Bonacaro, A., 2013. The planning process applied to hospital companies: how is the Italian health care system changing face?  Saarbrücken: Scholar's Press.

Recent presentations and conferences

Bonacaro, A., Sookhoo, D. (2019). The Impact of Mindfulness Meditation on Anxiety and Clinical Practice Accuracy in Adult Nursing Students in Simulated Learning: Preliminary Results of a Primary Research Study. In: S3 2019 "Beyond The Now: Transforming Healthcare Simulation". Singapore, 22-25 October 2019. [oral and poster presentation]

Bonacaro, A., Sookhoo, D. (2019). Improving the Quality of Simulated Learning Experience through Mindfulness Meditation. In: Anglia Learning and Teaching Conference 2019. Cambridge, UK, 25 June 2019. [oral presentation]

Bellamy G, Francis SA, Abdulla A, Bonacaro A, Chandler R, Cumberbatch M, Dunham M, Hamid E, Knaggs R, Schofield P, Sookhoo D. (2019) Ageing and society: what does the research literature articulate about informal carers' experiences who provide support for older family members living with chronic pain? In: Pain in Europe XI: the 11th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC. Valencia, Spain: 4-7 September 2019. [poster]

Cumberbatch M, Abdulla A, Knaggs R, Francis SA, Bellamy G, Bonacaro A, Chandler R, Dunham M, Hamid E, Schofield P, Sookhoo D. (2019). Evidence review to guide the pharmacological management of chronic pain in older adults in the UK. In: Pain in Europe XI: the 11th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC. Valencia, Spain: 4-7 September 2019. [e-poster]

Cumberbatch M, Knaggs R, Abdulla A, Francis SA, Bellamy G, Bonacaro A, Chandler R, Dunham M, Hamid E, Schofield P, Sookhoo D. (2019). Evidence-based guidance on the pharmacological management of chronic pain in older adults in the UK. In: Pain in Europe XI: the 11th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC. Valencia, Spain: 4-7 September 2019. [e-poster]

Bonacaro, A., Sookhoo, D. (2017). Chronic Conditions and Wearable Devices: Does the Use of Modern Technologies Improve Quality of Life in Chronic Patients? CNAI 2017 Conference. 19-21 October 2017 Ravenna, Italy. [oral presentation]

Bonacaro, A., Samuel, A. and Brownie, S., 2015. Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Can Simulation Meet the Needs of the Healthcare System As Well As Those of Academic World?. In: Dubai Health Care City, 2nd UAE Clinical Simulation Conference. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25-26 February 2015. [poster]

Bonacaro, A. (2014). One Set Of Vital Signs Isn’t Enough!. In: ESEM, ESEM 2014 Scientific Conference. Dubai, 5-9 December 2014. [oral presentation]

Bonacaro, A. and Brownie, S. (2014). Sudden Cardiac Death and Nursing Education: The Students’ Perception of the Role of Simulation. In: HPSN, HPSN Europe 2014. Istanbul, Turkey, 16-18 October 2014 [poster presentation]