Claire Kydonaki
claire kydonaki

Dr Claire Kydonaki

Lecturer

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Edinburgh Napier University. My role involves lecturing at undergraduate and supervising research degrees (Master’s & PhD). Within my role, I am a link lecturer at various acute clinical areas and personal tutor to a cohort of undergraduate students.
I have a significant research work and focus on clinical decision-making, and critical care research at postdoctoral level. Some of my recent achievement was to lead and coordinate the qualitative component of a mixed methods complex intervention study on quality improvement of sedation management in critical care with impact on improving current sedation care for the critically ill patients. I have also led and co-led on a number of research grants.
Prior to my current appointment, I was employed as a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, School of Health in Social Science, Nursing studies.
I have over 10 years of experience within the field of critical care nursing including bedside, and mentoring roles. My critical care experience includes working in a number of units in Greece and Scotland incorporating cardiothoracic, trauma and head injury specialty units, as well as medical and surgical intensive care units. Professional membership includes the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the British Association of Critical Care Nurses.

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Conference Organising Activity

  • UKCCRF, Co-chairing conference session.
  • ESRC International Networking & Training Opportunity for an interdisciplinary ICU summer school (PI: S Kean, Ramsay P, Kydonaki K (Co-I), Merriweather J & Lin F) (ESRC: RES – 810-21-0023; £39,960) – Co-organising/ delivering the summer school
  • Huby G, Walsh T, Kean S, Kydonaki K (2010) Knowledge Transfer project: Co-ordinated, integrated and fit for purpose: holistic care for intensive care survivors in a single-condition environment?, aimed at raising awareness and networking with policy maker

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Award for the 22nd ESICM conference, Vienna.
  • Travel grant BACCN for the10th WFSICCM Congress and 63rd ANIARTI Congress in Florence.
  • Scottish Intensive Care Society Nursing Award 2015

 

Invited Speaker

  • Symposium: “Developing and testing interventions to promote recovery and rehabilitation after critical illness” 6th European federation of Critical Care Nurses (EfCCNa)
  • Oral presentation: “A pilot study exploring the sufficiency of methods to measure the impact of wireless respiratory monitoring (RESpeck) on post-operative patients”. RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference
  • Oral presentation: ‘Observing the weaning of long-term ventilated patients: the approaches to weaning in a general ICU’.10th WFSICCM Congress and 63rd ANIARTI Congress. Florence
  • Oral presentation: ‘Nurses’ decision-making from mechanical ventilation: results from a pilot study’. 3rd EfCCNa Congress and 27th Aniarti Congress. Florence, .
  • Oral presentation: “Engaging clinicians in ICU research. An example from a QI study on sedation management (DESIST study)”. UK Critical Care Research Forum
  • Oral presentation: Recovery from critical illness symposium: ‘Weaning from mechanical ventilation: a starting point to critically ill patients’ recovery’. RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Harrogate, 16-18 May 2011.
  • Oral presentation: ‘Nurses’ clinical decision-making in mechanical ventilation and weaning: how to access nurses’ mind?’. RCN 2008 International Research Conference. Liverpool
  • Kean S & Kydonaki K (2011) (invited speaker) Families & ICU survivors’ experiences in and after intensive care, Hong Kong

 

Date


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Alpha 2 agonists for sedation to produce better outcomes from critical illness (A2B trial): protocol for a mixed-methods process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial

Journal Article
Aitken, L. M., Emerson, L. M., Kydonaki, K., Blackwood, B., Creagh-Brown, B., Lone, N. I., …Walsh, T. S. (2024)
Alpha 2 agonists for sedation to produce better outcomes from critical illness (A2B trial): protocol for a mixed-methods process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 14(4), Article e081637. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-081637
Introduction: An association between deep sedation and adverse short-term outcomes has been demonstrated although this evidence has been inconsistent. The A2B (alpha-2 agonist...

Alpha 2 agonists for sedation to produce better outcomes from critical illness (A2B Trial): protocol for a multicentre phase 3 pragmatic clinical and cost-effectiveness randomised trial in the UK

Journal Article
Walsh, T. S., Aitken, L. M., McKenzie, C. A., Boyd, J., Macdonald, A., Giddings, A., …Page, V. J. (2023)
Alpha 2 agonists for sedation to produce better outcomes from critical illness (A2B Trial): protocol for a multicentre phase 3 pragmatic clinical and cost-effectiveness randomised trial in the UK. BMJ Open, 13(12), Article e078645. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-078645
Introduction: Almost all patients receiving mechanical ventilation (MV) in intensive care units (ICUs) require analgesia and sedation. The most widely used sedative drug is pr...

Patients’ experiences and perspectives of post-hospital follow-up care to improve physical recovery for intensive care survivors: A systematic review of qualitative research

Journal Article
Rea, N. M., Neubeck, L., McHale, S., & Kydonaki, K. (2023)
Patients’ experiences and perspectives of post-hospital follow-up care to improve physical recovery for intensive care survivors: A systematic review of qualitative research. International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances, 5, Article 100168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnsa.2023.100168
Background Intensive care units deliver care to a heterogeneous group of patients with pre-existing co-morbid disease. Focus has shifted to improving health related quality of...

Understanding the complexities of antibiotic prescribing behaviour in acute hospitals: a systematic review and meta-ethnography

Journal Article
Wojcik, G., Ring, N., McCulloch, C., Willis, D. S., Williams, B., & Kydonaki, K. (2021)
Understanding the complexities of antibiotic prescribing behaviour in acute hospitals: a systematic review and meta-ethnography. Archives of Public Health, 79(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13690-021-00624-1
Background: Antimicrobial resistance poses a serious global public health threat. Hospital misuse of antibiotics has contributed to this problem and evidence-based interventio...

A mixed-methods feasibility study to assess the acceptability and applicability of immersive virtual reality sepsis game as an adjunct to nursing education

Journal Article
Adhikari, R., Kydonaki, C., Lawrie, J., O'Reilly, M., Ballantyne, B., Whitehorn, J., & Paterson, R. (2021)
A mixed-methods feasibility study to assess the acceptability and applicability of immersive virtual reality sepsis game as an adjunct to nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 103, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2021.104944
Abstract Background: Virtual Reality (VR) simulation has been a topic of interest in recent years as an innovative strategy for healthcare education. Although there are a hand...

Inconsistent relationship between depth of sedation and intensive care outcome: systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal Article
Aitken, L. M., Kydonaki, K., Blackwood, B., Trahair, L. G., Purssell, E., Sekhon, M., & Walsh, T. S. (2021)
Inconsistent relationship between depth of sedation and intensive care outcome: systematic review and meta-analysis. Thorax, 76(11), 1089-1098. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2020-216098
Purpose: To determine the effect of depth of sedation on intensive care mortality, duration of mechanical ventilation, and other clinically important outcomes. Methods: We s...

Family ward rounds in Intensive Care: an integrative review of the literature

Journal Article
Kydonaki, K., Takashima, M., & Mitchell, M. (2021)
Family ward rounds in Intensive Care: an integrative review of the literature. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 113, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103771
Background The involvement of family members in the ward rounds is a novel but under-researched family-centered care intervention in adult intensive care units, with limited e...

Family INvolvement in inTensive care: A qualitative exploration of critically ill patients, their families and critical care nurses (INpuT study)

Journal Article
Kydonaki, K., Kean, S., & Tocher, J. (2020)
Family INvolvement in inTensive care: A qualitative exploration of critically ill patients, their families and critical care nurses (INpuT study). Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29(7-8), 1115-1128. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15175
Aims and objectives To understand the different factors that impact on the involvement of adult family members in the care of critically ill patients from the perspective of p...

Challenges and barriers to optimising sedation in intensive care: a qualitative study in eight Scottish intensive care units

Journal Article
Kydonaki, K., Hanley, J., Huby, G., Antonelli, J., & Walsh, T. (2019)
Challenges and barriers to optimising sedation in intensive care: a qualitative study in eight Scottish intensive care units. BMJ Open, 9, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024549
Objectives: Various strategies to promote light sedation are highly recommended in recent guidelines, as deep sedation is associated with suboptimum patient outcomes. Yet, the...

Patient and family centered actionable processes of care and performance measures for persistent and chronic critical illness: a systematic review.

Journal Article
Rose, L., Istanboulian, L., Allum, L., Burry, L., Dale, C., Hart, N., …Connolly, B. (2019)
Patient and family centered actionable processes of care and performance measures for persistent and chronic critical illness: a systematic review. Critical Care Explorations, 1(4), https://doi.org/10.1097/CCE.0000000000000005
Objective To identify actionable processes of care, quality indicators, or performance measures and their evidence base relevant to patients with persistent or chronic critica...

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