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Researcher: Rickard, CM (Dr Claire Rickard)

Fields of Research

Acute care
Intensive care
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Other education
Infectious diseases
Paediatrics

Research Objectives

Nursing
Clinical health
Other education and training
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A discard volume of twice the deadspace ensures clinically accurate arterial blood gases and electrolytes and prevents unnecessary blood loss; Critical Care Medicine
A prospective, randomised trial of rifampicin-minocycline-coated and silver-platinum-carbon-impregnated central venous catheters; Critical Care Medicine
A randomised controlled study of the effecacy of hypromellose and lacri-Lube combination versus polyethylene/clingwrap to prevent corneal epithelial breakdown in the semiconscious intensive care patient; Intensive Care Medicine
Can we achieve consensus on catheter-related infections?; Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Cardiac troponin I predicts myocardial dysfunction in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage; Journal of American College of Cardiology
Central venous catheters: A survey of ICU practices; Journal of Advanced Nursing
Intensive care research coordinators: who are they and what do they do? Results of a binational survey; Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing
Intravenous administration sets are accurate and in appropriate condition after 7-days of continuous use: an in-vitro study; Journal of Advanced Nursing
Low cefpirome levels during twice daily dosing in critically ill septic patients: pharmacokinetic modelling calls for more frequent dosing; Intensive Care Medicine
Low plasma cefepime levels in critically ill septic patients: pharmacokinetic modeling indicates improved troughs with revised dosing; Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Pharmacokinetics of ciprofloxacin in ICU patients on continuous ven-venous haemodiafiltration; Intensive Care Medicine
Preventing hypothermia during continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF). A randomized controlled trial; Journal of Advanced Nursing
Publish or Perish: a systematic review of interventions to increase academic publication rates; Higher Education Research & Development
Routine changing of intravascular administration sets does not reduce colonization or infection in central venous catheters; Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Testing ; Australian Journal
The best and worst aspects of the ICU research coordinator role; Nursing in Critical Care

Research Projects

DRIP Trial: Developing a Research Base for Intravenous Peripheral Cannula Re-Sites; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Minimising Blood Loss During Intensive Care Unit Testing; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)

Research Candidate Supervision

A Quantitative and Qualititative Enquiry into Dementia and Physically Aggressive Behaviour in Residential Aged Care
A Randomised Controlled Trial of Alteplase Versus Herapin as a Priming Lock for Haemodialysis Central Venous Catheters- Prevention of Catheter Occlusion.
Exploration of the Patterns of Microbial Colonization of Intravascular Devices in Severely Ill Patients