Personal details

Name
Professor Samantha Keogh
Position(s)
Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
Discipline *
Nursing
Phone
+61 7 3138 3881
Email
Location
View location details (QUT staff and student access only)
Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD LinkedIn
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Vascular access, Critical and acute care, Clinical research nursing workforce

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background

  • https://youtu.be/mbDnoV1d3Qk (AVATAR film Let’s make vascular access complications history)
  • Professor Samantha Keogh is an experienced clinician and academic with a research program focused on improving patient safety and outcomes in acute and critical care (e.g. reducing vascular access complications, improving medication safety, safe blood sampling).  Professor Keogh is current Academic Lead for Research in the School of Nursing and Unit Coordinator for post graduate study of Evidence Based Practice and Research Design.  She supervises higher degree research students, is an external examiner for a number of Australian Universities, and reviewer for several grant bodies and professional journals. Professor Keogh is a member of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) Impact and Implementation Reference Group, sits on the Research Advisory Panel of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) is the Past President (2015-2019) of the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS).
  • 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
  • Listen to interview on May 5 2016 http://tunein.com/radio/Nursing-Review-p772594/ http://www.nursingreview.com.au/2016/05/event-explores-best-practice-use-of-vascular-access-devices/

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.
This information has been contributed by Professor Samantha Keogh.

Teaching

Higher Degree Supervision

Post Graduate Evidence Based Practice and Research Design

This information has been contributed by Professor Samantha Keogh.

Awards

Awards and recognition

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.