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Karin Falk-Brynhildsen

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303615

Room: P2351

Karin Falk-Brynhildsen

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Articles in journals

von Vogelsang, A. , Swenne, C. L. , Gustafsson, B. Å. & Falk-Brynhildsen, K. (2020). Operating theatre nurse specialist competence to ensure patient safety in the operating theatre: A discursive paper. Nursing Open, 7 (2), 495-502.
Falk-Brynhildsen, K. , Jaensson, M. , Bridgid, G. & Nilsson, U. (2019). Swedish operating room nurses and nurse anesthetists' perceptions of competence and self-efficacy. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 34 (4), 842-850.
Gillespie, B. M. , Harbeck, E. B. , Falk-Brynhildsen, K. , Nilsson, U. & Jaensson, M. (2018). Perceptions of perioperative nursing competence: a cross-country comparison. BMC Nursing, 17.
Jaensson, M. , Falk-Brynhildsen, K. , Gillespie, B. M. , Wallentin, F. Y. & Nilsson, U. (2018). Psychometric Validation of the Perceived Perioperative Competence Scale-Revised in the Swedish Context. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 33 (4), 499-511.
Falk-Brynhildsen, K. , Söderquist, B. , Friberg, Ö. & Nilsson, U. (2014). Bacterial growth and wound infection following saphenous vein harvesting in cardiac surgery: a randomized controlled trial of the impact of microbial sealant. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 33 (11), 1981-1987.
Prag, G. , Falk-Brynhildsen, K. , Jacobsson, S. , Hellmark, B. , Unemo, M. & Söderquist, B. (2014). Decreased susceptibility to chlorhexidine and prevalence of disinfectant resistance genes among clinical isolates of Staphylococcus epidermidis. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS), 122 (10), 961-967.
Falk-Brynhildsen, K. , Friberg, Ö. , Söderquist, B. & Nilsson, U. G. (2013). Bacterial colonization of the skin following aseptic preoperative preparation and impact of the use of plastic adhesive drapes. Biological Research for Nursing, 15 (2), 242-248.
Falk-Brynhildsen, K. , Söderquist, B. , Friberg, Ö. & Nilsson, U. G. (2013). Response to MH Stevens and NM Klinger, re: Bacterial recolonization of the skin and wound contamination during cardiac surgery. Journal of Hospital Infection, 85 (4), 325-325.
Falk-Brynhildsen, K. & Nilsson, U. (2009). Cardiac surgery patients' evaluation of the quality of theatre nurse postoperative follow-up visit. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 8 (2), 105-111.

Conference papers

Falk-Brynhildsen, K. , Jaensson, M. , Gillespie, B. M. & Nilsson, U. (2019). Differences in Perceptions of Competence and Self-Efficacy between Operating Room Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists. Paper presented at 5th International Conference for PeriAnaesthesia Nurses (ICPAN 2019), Cancun, Mexico, November 5-8, 2019.
Nilsson, U. , Falk-Brynhildsen, K. & Jaensson, M. (2017). Hur har ni det med kompetensen?. Paper presented at AnIva Höstkongress 2017, 23-24 November, 2017, Upplands Väsby, Sweden,.
Nilsson, U. , Falk Brynhildsen, K. & Jaensson, M. (2016). Hur har ni det med kompetensen?. Paper presented at Höstkongress 2016. Riksföreningen för operationssjukvård. Stockholm, 1-2 december, 2016.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Falk-Brynhildsen, K. (2013). The effect  of peroperative skin preparation on bacterial growth during cardiac surgery. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro universitet.


Wistrand, C. , Söderquist, B. , Falk-Brynhildsen, K. & Nilsson, U. Bacterial growth and recolonization after preoperative hand disinfection and surgery : a pilot study.