Affiliation: Centre for Experimental Medicine Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom;
Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: My research falls into the respiratory disease area: my primary interest is preventative interventions to minimise the impact and long-term effects of mechanical ventilation for critically ill patients.
Biography: Dr Bronagh Blackwood is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Experimental Medicine at Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland and President of the European federation of Critical Care Nursing associations. Dr Blackwood is a regular international conference speaker on mechanical ventilation and interventions that impact its duration in the critically ill and has published widely in this area. She is an Editor for the Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care Group (ACE) and has authored a number of systematic reviews evaluating the evidence for protocolised weaning, automated systems and contextual factors that impact on the duration of mechanical ventilation in adults and children. She is a principal investigator on UK multi-centre trials of non-invasive ventilation as a weaning strategy, ventilator weaning in children and rehabilitation of ICU survivors. Other ICU research areas include promoting sleep; moral distress in withholding/withdrawing ICU therapy; hospital discharge models for long term ventilated children; and developing core outcomes for ventilation, physical rehabilitation and phase II clinical trials.
Disclosure of Interest: None declared
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