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.

Themes

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Conference Activity

  • UKCCRF, Co-chairing conference session.
  • 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
  • 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

 

Fellowships and Awards

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

 

Invited Speaker

  • Symposium: “Developing and testing interventions to promote recovery and rehabilitation after critical illness” 6th European federation of Critical Care Nurses (EfCCNa)
  • Kean S & Kydonaki K (2011) (invited speaker) Families & ICU survivors’ experiences in and after intensive care, Hong Kong
  • Oral presentation: ‘Nurses’ clinical decision-making in mechanical ventilation and weaning: how to access nurses’ mind?’. RCN 2008 International Research Conference. Liverpool
  • Oral presentation: ‘Nurses’ decision-making from mechanical ventilation: results from a pilot study’. 3rd EfCCNa Congress and 27th Aniarti Congress. Florence, .
  • 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: ‘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: “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: “Engaging clinicians in ICU research. An example from a QI study on sedation management (DESIST study)”. UK Critical Care Research Forum

 

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16 results

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...

Frightening and Traumatic Memories Early After Intensive Care Discharge

Journal Article
on behalf of the DESIST Investigators, , Train, S., Kydonaki, K., Rattray, J., Stephen, J., Weir, C. J., & Walsh, T. S. (2019)
Frightening and Traumatic Memories Early After Intensive Care Discharge. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 199(1), 120-121. doi:10.1164/rccm.201804-0699le
No abstract available.

Counselling for patients and families after intensive care: a feasibility study and mixed methods evaluation

Presentation / Conference
Ramsay, P., Kydonaki, C., Jailobaeva, K., McQuillan, L., & Walsh, T. (2018, March)
Counselling for patients and families after intensive care: a feasibility study and mixed methods evaluation. Presented at NHS Lothian NMAHP Conference, 2018, NHS Lothian
No abstract available.

Patient- and family-centered performance measures focused on actionable processes of care for persistent and chronic critical illness: protocol for a systematic review

Journal Article
Rose, L., Istanboulian, L., Allum, L., Burry, L., Dale, C., Hart, N., …Connolly, B. (2017)
Patient- and family-centered performance measures focused on actionable processes of care for persistent and chronic critical illness: protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 6, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0476-9
Background: Approximately 5 to 10% of critically ill patients transition from acute critical illness to a state of persistent and in some cases chronic critical illness. Thes...

An integrative review of factors influencing the use of antibiotic de-escalation in hospital setting

Presentation / Conference
Wojcik, G., Kydonaki, C., Willis, D. & Williams, B. (2017, March)
An integrative review of factors influencing the use of antibiotic de-escalation in hospital setting. Poster presented at Edinburgh Antimicrobial Resistance Research Symposium, Edinburgh
No abstract available.

Staff education, regular sedation and analgesia quality feedback, and a sedation monitoring technology for improving sedation and analgesia quality for critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients: a cluster randomised trial

Journal Article
Walsh, T. S., Kydonaki, K., Antonelli, J., Stephen, J., Lee, R. J., Everingham, K., …Weir, C. J. (2016)
Staff education, regular sedation and analgesia quality feedback, and a sedation monitoring technology for improving sedation and analgesia quality for critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients: a cluster randomised trial. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 4(10), 807-817. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2213-2600%2816%2930178-3
Staff education, regular sedation and analgesia quality feedback, and a sedation monitoring technology for improving sedation and analgesia quality for critically ill, mechani...

Development of process control methodology for tracking the quality and safety of pain, agitation and sedation management in critical care units

Journal Article
Walsh, T. S., Kydonaki, K., Lee, R. J., Everingham, K., Antonelli, J., Harkness, R. T., …Weir, C. J. (2016)
Development of process control methodology for tracking the quality and safety of pain, agitation and sedation management in critical care units. Critical Care Medicine, 44(3), 564-574. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000001463
Objective: To develop sedation, pain, and agitation quality measures using process control methodology and evaluate their properties in clinical practice. Design: A Sedation ...

Rationale, design and methodology of a trial evaluating three strategies designed to improve sedation quality in intensive care units (DESIST study)

Journal Article
Weir, C. J., Kydonaki, K., Walsh, T. S., Kydonaki, C. (., Antonelli, J., Stephen, J., …Weir, C. (2016)
Rationale, design and methodology of a trial evaluating three strategies designed to improve sedation quality in intensive care units (DESIST study). BMJ Open, 6(3), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010148
Objectives To describe the rationale, design and methodology for a trial of three novel interventions developed to improve sedation-analgesia quality in adult intensive care u...

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