Vascular access

Lead researcher

Professor Samantha Keogh

Our research in this area focuses on:

  • Education and evidence based practice
  • Dressing and securement
  • Flushing and blood sampling
  • Devices and therapy

Research project examples

  • Prevention of Central Venous Catheter Infection and Occlusion by Needless Connector Design and Disinfection in haematology-Oncology Patients
  • Peripherally InSerted Central catheter Securement: the PISCES Trial.
  • Development and implementation of best flushing practice to optimise peripheral intravascular catheter patency.
  • The FLiP Study: Flushing in Peripheral Intravenous Catheters. Optimising PIVC patency through implementation of best flushing practice.