Prof Samantha Keogh

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Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

Background

  • https://youtu.be/mbDnoV1d3Qk (AVATAR film Let’s make vascular access complications history)
  • Professor Samantha Keogh is an established researcher with a clinical background in adult and paediatric critical care. Her research interests and publications are currently focused on care and management of vascular access devices. She is a Senior Researcher with the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research group (AVATAR) established by Professor Claire Rickard. Professor Keogh supervises higher degree research students, is an external examiner for a number of Australian Universities and reviewer for several professional journals. Professor Keogh sits on the Research Advisory Panel of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) and is the Past President (2015-2019) of the Australian Vascular Access Society.
  • Media ABC Radio National 2 May 2016.  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/poor-iv-treatment-costs-australia’s-health-system-$700/7375318 Report about Australia’s failure to adopt world best-practice for the most common invasive medical procedure, intravenous treatments, placing some of the nation’s sickest patients under greater stress. Click on Download audio

Project highlights

  • 2016 Cancer Care Qld 2017-2019 $200,00. Prevention of Central Venous Catheter Infection and Occlusion by Needless Connector Design and Disinfection in haematology-Oncology Patients. L Zhang, C Rickard, J Webster, M Cooke,  P Mollee, G Playford, V Chopra, A McCarthy, S Keogh, C Mervin.
  • 2015 NHMRC Project Grant. APP1098757. 2016-2019. $1,101,717.35. Peripherally InSerted Central catheter Securement: the PISCES Trial.  CM Rickard, J Webster, R Chan, P Mollee, EG Playford, L Zhang, S Keogh, A Hallahan, E Alexandrou. (CIs). A Ullman, D McMillan, D Paterson, M McGrail, M Mervin, N Gavin, V Chopra. (AIs).
  • 2015 BD Grant-in-aid (as part commitment to NHMRC Partnership Grant) $183,000. Development and implementation of best flushing practice to optimise peripheral intravascular catheter patency. S Keogh, M Cooke, M Wallis, A Van Zundert, C Rickard, P Scuffham, L Zhang, A Bulmer.
  • 2015 Queensland Health Nursing and Midwifery Research Fellowship $120,000. The FLiP Study: Flushing in Peripheral Intravenous Catheters. Optimising PIVC patency through implementation of best flushing practice. S Keogh, J Flynn, K Davies, C Booker, C Rickard.
  • 2013 BD Investigator Initiated Grant $50,000 Flushing in peripheral catheters (FliP): A pilot factorial, randomised controlled trial. S Keogh & C Rickard. 2012 BD Grant-in-aid $44,500 State survey of nurses’ intravenous device flushing practice. S Keogh, N Marsh, K Davies, N Higgins.
  • 2012 Griffith University RCCCPI Early Career Researcher Grant $7,474. Maintenance of peripheral intravenous catheter patency in the acute care setting: A review of practice and research. CIs: S Keogh, C Rickard. AIs: N Marsh, K Davies.

Additional information

Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2016
Details
NHMRC Project Grant. APP1098757. 2016-2019. $1,101,717.35. Peripherally InSerted Central catheter Securement: the PISCES Trial. CM Rickard, J Webster, R Chan, P Mollee, EG Playford, L Zhang, S Keogh, A Hallahan, E Alexandrou. (CIs). A Ullman, D McMillan, D Paterson, M McGrail, M Mervin, N Gavin, V Chopra. (AIs).
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2016
Details
National Blood Authority $49,162. D Long, C Stocker, F MacFarlane, S Keogh (CIs). Zhang L, Mervin C, Ullman U (AIs). Evaluation of a closed loop-blood sampling system in critically ill children undergoing cardiac surgery: a pilot randomised controlled trial.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2015
Details
Queensland Health Nursing and Midwifery Research Fellowship $120,000. The FLiP Study: Flushing in Peripheral Intravenous Catheters. Optimising PIVC patency through implementation of best flushing practice. S Keogh, J Flynn, K Davies, C Booker, C Rickard.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2015
Details
BD Grant-in-aid (as part commitment to NHMRC Partnership Grant) $183,000. Development and implementation of best flushing practice to optimise peripheral intravascular catheter patency. S Keogh, M Cooke, M Wallis, A Van Zundert, C Rickard, P Scuffham, L Zhang, A Bulmer.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2015
Details
NCREN Seed funding $13,000 Needless Connector decontamination: an in vivo study. S Keogh, Zhang Li, J Flynn.