Mr Evan Alexandrou

Mr Evan Alexandrou

Senior Lecturer,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Senior Lecturer,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Qualifications

  • MPubHlth University of New South Wales
  • CertIVAssWrkTrn South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE
  • CertIntensCareNur South Western Sydney Health Service
  • BHlth University of Western Sydney, Macarthur
  • DipHlthSci University of Western Sydney, Macarthur

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: E.Alexandrou@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9506
Mobile: 0418453650
Location: EB.LG.48
Parramatta

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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Ullman, A., Takashima, M., Kleidon, T., Ray-Barruel, G., Alexandrou, E. and Rickard, C. (2020), 'Global pediatric peripheral intravenous catheter practice and performance : a secondary analysis of 4206 catheters', Journal of Pediatric Nursing, vol 50 , pp 18 - 25.
  • Lynch, J., Hou, Y., Brennen, K., Sanchez, D., Hunt, L., Alexandrou, E. and Frost, S. (2019), 'The effectiveness of chlorhexidine bathing and hospital acquired infections among adult intensive care patients : a trial sequential meta-analysis', Australian Critical Care, vol 32, no Suppl. 1 , pp 5 - 5.
  • Katsoulas, T., Kapritsou, M., Alexandrou, E., Bastaki, M., Giannakopoulou, M., Kiekkas, P., Stafylarakis, E. and Konstantinou, E. (2019), 'Peripherally inserted central catheter ports : a vascular access specialist's systematic approach', Journal of Vascular Nursing, vol 37, no 2 , pp 113 - 116.
  • Dickson, H., Flynn, O., West, D., Alexandrou, E., Mifflin, N. and Malone, M. (2019), 'A cluster of failures of midline catheters in a Hospital in the Home program : a retrospective analysis', Journal of Infusion Nursing, vol 42, no 4 , pp 203 - 208.
  • Corley, A., Ullman, A., Mihala, G., Ray-Barruel, G., Alexandrou, E. and Rickard, C. (2019), 'Peripheral intravenous catheter dressing and securement practice is associated with site complications and suboptimal dressing integrity : a secondary analysis of 40,637 catheters', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 100 .
  • Katsoulas, T., Kapritsou, M., Alexandrou, E., Bastaki, M., Giannakopoulou, M., Kiekkas, P., Stafylarakis, E. and Konstantinou, E. (2019), 'A comparison of 2 venous puncture sites for peripheral implanted ports', Journal of Infusion Nursing, vol 42, no 6 , pp 283 - 287.
  • Webster, J., Ray-Barruel, G., Rickard, C., Marsh, N., Mihala, G. and Alexandrou, E. (2019), '"Just in case" : use of large-bore peripheral intravenous catheters in parturient women : a global study', Vascular Access, vol 5, no 1 , pp 4 - 7.
  • Alexandrou, E., Ray-Barruel, G., Carr, P., Frost, S., Inwood, S., Higgins, N., Lin, F., Alberto, L., Mermel, L., Rickard, C. and OMG Study Group, x. (2018), 'Use of short peripheral intravenous catheters : characteristics, management, and outcomes worldwide', Journal of Hospital Medicine, vol 13, no 5 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Kabil, G., Alexandrou, E., Hatcher, D. and McNally, S. (2018), 'Reading between the lines of an adult sepsis pathway : why and how nurses can initiate change', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, vol 26, no 1 , pp 25 - 25.
  • Reynolds, H., Ullman, A., Culwick, M., Mihala, G., Alexandrou, E., Schults, J. and Rickard, C. (2018), 'Dressings and securement devices to prevent complications for peripheral arterial catheters (Intervention Protocol)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 2018, no 5 .
  • Frost, S., Hou, Y., Lombardo, L., Metcalfe, L., Lynch, J., Hunt, L., Alexandrou, E., Brennan, K., Sanchez, D., Aneman, A. and Christensen, M. (2018), 'Evidence for the effectiveness of chlorhexidine bathing and health care-associated infections among adult intensive care patients : a trial sequential meta-analysis', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol 18, no 1 .
  • Rickard, C., Marsh, N., Webster, J., Gavin, N., Chan, R., McCarthy, A., Mollee, P., Ullman, A., Kleidon, T., Chopra, V., Zhang, L., McGrail, M., Larsen, E., Choudhury, M., Keogh, S., Alexandrou, E., McMillan, D., Mervin, M., Paterson, D. and Geoffrey Playford, E. (2017), 'Peripherally Inserted CEntral catheter dressing and securement in patients with cancer : the PISCES trial : protocol for a 2x2 factorial, superiority randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, vol 7, no 6 , pp 1 - 8.
  • Sou, V., McManus, C., Mifflin, N., Frost, S., Ale, J. and Alexandrou, E. (2017), 'A clinical pathway for the management of difficult venous access', BMC Nursing, vol 16 .
  • Mifflin, N., Sou, V., Alexandrou, E., Stewart, A. and Catt, J. (2017), 'Paradoxical electrocardiographic rhythm during peripherally inserted central catheter insertion from persistent left superior vena cava', The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA), vol 22, no 1 , pp 15 - 18.
  • Salamonson, Y., Metcalfe, L., Alexandrou, E., Cotton, A., McNally, S., Murphy, J. and Frost, S. (2016), 'Measuring final-year nursing students' satisfaction with the viva assessment', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 16, no 1 , pp 91 - 96.
  • Frost, S., Algoso, M., Metcalfe, L., Lynch, J., Hunt, L., Sanghavi, R., Alexandrou, E. and Hillman, K. (2016), 'Chlorhexidine bathing and health care-associated infections among adult intensive care patients : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Critical Care, vol 20 .
  • Alexandrou, E., Ray-Barruel, G., Carr, P., Frost, S., Inwood, S., Higgins, N., Lin, F., Alberto, L., Mermel, L. and Rickard, C. (2015), 'International prevalence of the use of peripheral intravenous catheters', Journal of Hospital Medicine, vol 10, no 8 , pp 530 - 533.
  • Hunt, L., Frost, S., Alexandrou, E., Hillman, K., Newton, P. and Davidson, P. (2015), 'Reliability of intra-abdominal pressure measurements using the modified Kron technique', Acta Clinica Belgica, vol 70, no 2 , pp 116 - 120.
  • Walker, G., Chan, R., Alexandrou, E., Webster, J. and Rickard, C. (2015), 'Effectiveness of electrocardiographic guidance in CVAD tip placement', British Journal of Nursing, vol 24, no 14 , pp 20 - 26.
  • Alexandrou, E., Spencer, T., Frost, S., Mifflin, N., Davidson, P. and Hillman, K. (2014), 'Central venous catheter placement by advanced practice nurses demonstrates low procedural complication and infection rates : a report from 13 years of service', Critical Care Medicine, vol 42, no 3 , pp 536 - 543.
  • Alexandrou, E. (2014), 'The One Million Global Catheters PIVC worldwide prevalence study', British Journal of Nursing, vol 23, no 8 , pp 16 - 17.
  • Frost, S. and Alexandrou, E. (2013), 'Higher nurse staffing levels associated with reductions in unplanned readmissions to intensive care or operating theatre, and in postoperative in-hospital mortality in heart surgery patients', Evidenced Based Nursing, vol 16, no 2 , pp 62 - 63.
  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Frost, S., Alexandrou, E., Macdonald, P. and Davidson, P. (2013), 'Importance of predictors of rehospitalisation in heart failure : a survey of heart failure experts', Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol 22, no 3 , pp 179 - 183.
  • Frost, S., Azeem, A., Alexandrou, E., Tam, V., Murphy, J., Hunt, L., O'Regan, W. and Hillman, K. (2013), 'Subglottic secretion drainage for preventing ventilator associated pneumonia : a meta-analysis', Australian Critical Care, vol 26, no 4 , pp 180 - 188.
  • Carr, P., Alexandrou, E., Jackson, G. and Spencer, T. (2013), 'Assessing the quality of central venous catheter and peripherally inserted central catheter videos on the YouTube video-sharing web site', Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, vol 18, no 3 , pp 177 - 182.
  • Alexandrou, E., Murgo, M., Calabria, E., Spencer, T., Carpen, H., Brennan, K., Frost, S., Davidson, P. and Hillman, K. (2012), 'Nurse-led central venous catheter insertion-Procedural characteristics and outcomes of three intensive care based catheter placement services', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 49, no 2 , pp 162 - 168.
  • Alexandrou, E., Ramjan, L., Murphy, J., Hunt, L., Betihavas, V. and Frost, S. (2012), 'Training of undergraduate clinicians in vascular access : an integrative review', The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA), vol 17, no 3 , pp 146 - 158.
  • Hunt, L., Van Luenen, H., Alexandrou, E., Frost, S., Davidson, P., Hillman, K. and D'Amours, S. (2012), 'A comparison of fluid instillation volumes to assess intra-abdominal pressure using Kron's methods', Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, vol 73, no 1 , pp 152 - 155.
  • Alexandrou, E., Ramjan, L., Spencer, T., Frost, S., Salamonson, Y., Davidson, P. and Hillman, K. (2011), 'The Use of Midline Catheters in the Adult Acute Care Setting - Clinical Implications and Recommendations for Practice', Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA), vol 16, no 1 , pp 8 - 13.
  • Alexandrou, E., Spencer, T., Frost, S., Parr, M., Davidson, P. and Hillman, K. (2010), 'Establishing a Nurse-Led Central Venous Catheter Insertion Service', JAVA: The Journal of The Association for Vascular Access, vol 15, no 1 , pp 21 - 27.
  • Frost, S., Tam, V., Alexandrou, E., Hunt, L., Salamonson, Y., Davidson, P., Parr, M. and Hillman, K. (2010), 'Readmission to intensive care : development of a nomogram for individualising risk', Critical Care Resuscitation, vol 12, no 2 , pp 83 - 89.
  • Yacopetti, N., Alexandrou, E., Spencer, T., Frost, S., Davidson, P., O'Sullivan, G. and Hillman, K. (2010), 'Central venous catheter insertion by a clinical nurse consultant or anaesthetic medical staff : a single-centre observational study', Critical Care and Resuscitation, vol 12, no 2 , pp 90 - 95.
  • Frost, S., Davidson, P., Alexandrou, E., Hunt, L., Salamonson, Y., Tam, V., Parr, M., Aneman, A. and Hillman, K. (2010), 'Unplanned admission to the intensive care unit in the very elderly and risk of in-hospital mortality', Critical Care and Resuscitation, vol 12, no 3 , pp 171 - 176.
  • Frost, S., Alexandrou, E., Bogdanovski, T., Salamonson, Y., Parr, M. and Hillman, K. (2009), 'Unplanned admission to intensive care after emergency hospitalisation : risk factors and development of a nomogram for individualising risk', Resuscitation, vol 80, no 2 , pp 224 - 230.
  • Frost, S., Alexandrou, E., Bogdanovski, T., Salamonson, Y., Davidson, P., Parr, M. and Hillman, K. (2009), 'Severity of Illness and Risk of Readmission to Intensive Care: A Meta-analysis', Resuscitation, vol 80, no 5 , pp 505 - 510.
  • Alexandrou, E., Spencer, T., Frost, S., Parr, M., Davidson, P. and Hillman, K. (2009), 'A review of the nursing role in central venous cannulation: implications for practice policy and research', Journal of clinical nursing, vol 19, no 40888 , pp 1485 - 1494.
  • Alexandrou, E., Spencer, T. and Davidson, P. (2008), 'Nursing central line service prevents catheter related infections', Australian Nursing Journal, vol 15, no 11 , pp 49 - 49.
  • Alexandrou, E., Murphy, J., Nguyen, T. and Hillman, K. (2001), 'Adverse events in critical care transfers: Incidence, clinical characteristics, and outcomes', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vol 29, no 2 , pp 195 - 195.

Previous Projects

Title: Peripherally InSerted CEntral catheter Securement: the PISCES Trial [via Griffith Uni]
Funder:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Evan Alexandrou
Years: 2016-01-01 - 2018-12-13
ID: P00023162
Title: One Million Global Catheters: Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Worldwide Prevalence Study [via Griffith Uni - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
Western Researchers: Evan Alexandrou
Years: 2015-09-17 - 2016-06-30
ID: P00023043

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