Professor Kevin Rooney

kevin-rooney

Professor of Care Improvement

Biography

 Kevin Rooney was appointed as a consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley in July 2003. From February 2009 to January 2011, he was the Lead Clinician in Critical Care for Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board.

In January 2011, Kevin was made a Professor of Care Improvement at the Institute of Care and Practice Improvement within the University of the West of Scotland. He continues to practice in Intensive Care & Anaesthesia at the Royal Alexandra Hospital where he can pursue his interests of patient safety and healthcare quality improvement. Professor Rooney is the National Clinical Lead on Sepsis to Healthcare Improvement Scotland and is leading their breakthrough series collaborative on Sepsis. He is also the National Clinical Lead for Knowledge into Action for NHS Education for Scotland.

Kevin is a Fellow for the Scottish Patient Safety Programme and was the critical care workstream lead in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra project in Portugal. Other IHI faculty roles have included the “PatientsikkertSygehus” (Danish Patient Safety Programme) project, the Brazilian Patient Safety Programme and the Improvement Science in Action Course for the National Guard Health Affairs in Saudi Arabia.

Kevin was one of the first doctors in the UK to be involved in the management of the critically ill patient with Influenza A/H1N1. He was a regular contributor to the UK critical care teleconferences calls hosted by the Health Protection Agency and produced an educational package on the Clinical Management of Severe Cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 for the World Bank, which was distributed throughout Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean WHO member states. He continues to advise the World Health Organisation on the Clinical Management of Severe Cases of Pandemic Influenza.

Qualifications

  • 1st degree(s):
    Bachelor Of Medicine & Surgery, MBChB University of Glasgow 1994 
  • Higher degree(s):
    Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, FRCA, Royal College of Anaesthetists, 1999
    Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, FFICM, Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2011

Teaching interests

  • Safe, Effective & Person-centred Healthcare
  • Improvement Science in Healthcare
  • Critical Care
  • Anaesthesia
  • Influenza
  • SEPSIS

Research interests

  • Safe, Effective & Person-centred Healthcare
  • Improvement Science in Healthcare
  • Critical Care
  • Anaesthesia
  • Influenza
  • Point of Care Technology
  • SEPSIS

Research repository

Research activity output chapters

Rooney KD (2013) Book chapter for Patient Safety at a Glance, entitled “Quality Improvement in the Intensive Care Unit” (accepted January 2013) To be published by Wiley publishing.

Rooney KD Book chapter for Practical Antibiotic Stewardship, entitled “The role of Antimicrobial Stewardship in the management of an outbreak of a multi-drug resistant pathogen in the Intensive Care Unit”. (Accepted June 2013) To be published by Wiley publishing.

Research activity output journals

Phillips J and Rooney KD – Improvement Science in Anaesthesia. Commissioned by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) for the RCoA Bulletin (accepted May 2013)

Vassalos A, Rooney KD, Phillips J – Quality Improvement & Anaesthesia, A Trainee’s perspective. Commissioned by the Association of Anaesthetists. Accepted June 2013.

Beckett DJ, Inglis M, Oswald S, Thomson E, Harley W, Wilson J, Lloyd RC and Rooney

KD (2013) Reducing cardiac arrests in the Acute Admissions Unit: A Quality Improvement Journey, British Medical Journal Quality and Safety Published Online First: 4 July 2013. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001404

Wales A, Graham S, Rooney KD and Crawford A “Scotland’s Knowledge Network: translating knowledge into action to improve quality of care” Scottish Medical Journal 2012; 57: 221–224

Rooney KD “The science and history of improvement” Royal College of Anaesthetists | Raising the Standard: a compendium of audit recipes | 3rd Edition 2012: 23-4

Peden CJ, Rooney KD “Making improvement happen” Royal College of Anaesthetists | Raising the Standard: a compendium of audit recipes | 3rd Edition 2012: 25-7

Vassalos A, MacPherson S, Rooney KD “A quality improvement project: the productive trauma theatre” Royal College of Anaesthetists | Raising the Standard: a compendium of audit recipes | 3rd Edition 2012: 39-42

Rooney KD, Beattie M. “Quality and safety in nurse education: Are we in a state of readiness?” Nurse Education Today 2012; 32(6): 622-3

Denney L, Aitken C, Li C, Davies E, Ling Kok W, Clelland C, Rooney KD, Young D, Dong T, McMichael AJ, Carman WF, Ho LP. “Reduction of natural killer but not effector CD8 T lymphoyctes in three consecutive cases of severe/lethal H1N1/09 influenza A virus infection.” Public Library of Science PLoS ONE. May 2010

Rooney KD, Leitch J. “Quality and Safety in NHS Scotland” The British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease 2010 ; 10 (2): 98-100

Peden CJ, Rooney KD “The science of improvement as it relates to quality and safety in the ICU.” The Journal of the Intensive Care Society 2009; 10 (4): 260-5

Rooney KD, Leitch J. “Advancing patient safety – The Scottish Patient Safety Programme.” Anaesthesia News 2009; 260: 20-1

Docking R, Rooney KD. “Low dose vasopressin in septic shock.” Journal of the Intensive Care Society 2008; 9 (3): 262-3.

Rooney KD, Leitch J. “ Standards, safety and quality – where next? The Scottish Patient Safety Programme.” Journal of the Intensive Care Society 2008; 9 (3): 271-2.

Anwar M, Rooney KD. “Endocarditis, pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade complicating Fusobacterium necrophorum septicaemia, in a 15-year-old adolescent.” Care of the Critically Ill. 2003; 19(1): 23-28

Research activity output conference presentations

Rooney KD (2013) Reducing Mortality from Sepsis - Wishaw General Hospital Meeting

Rooney KD (2013) Scotland’s approach to Sepsis – Keynote speaker at the South West of England Quality & Patient Safety Improvement Programme

Rooney KD (2013) Scotland’s approach to Sepsis – Keynote speaker at the Danish Safer Patients Initiative Meeting

Rooney KD and Nimmo G (2013) Keynote speaker and co-chair of the National Learning Session of the Sepsis / VTE Collaborative

Rooney KD (2013) Led an Expedition on Maternal Sepsis for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement

Rooney KD (2013) Keynote speaker at Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s “Evaluation of Healthcare Improvement: how do we know we are making a difference?” meeting

Rooney KD (2013) Presentation to the Regional Advisers meeting of the Royal College of Anaesthetists on Improvement Science. As a result of this presentation, the Royal College has agreed to incorporate Improvement Science into their post-graduate training curriculum.

Rooney KD (2013) Chair of TRM and Human Factors Session. Retrieval 2013, Beardmore Hotel Glasgow

Rooney KD (2013) Improving outcomes from Sepsis and other complex Infections. Infectious Diseases Symposium, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Rooney KD (2013) Linking Delirium and Sepsis to improve outcomes. Invited presentation at People at the centre of health and social care conference, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, SECC.

Rooney KD (2013) Experience of collaboratives – Scotland. Critical Care Programme and Healthcare-Associated Infection Programme Collaborative. Health Services Executive and Royal College of Physicians, Dublin, Ireland

Other Output:
Vassalos A and Rooney KD (2013) Correspondence regarding Surviving Sepsis Guidelines 2012, Critical Care Medicine (accepted March 2013)

Research activity output source of funding

ERASMUS Life Long Learning Proposal, Improvement Science Training for European Healthcare Workers (ISTEW) €299,796.00

Research Grant from Abbott Point of Care for the VELPS Study: Validation of Early Warning Score and Lactate in Pre-hospital Setting £40,520 (July 2013 to date)

National Clinical Lead for Sepsis, Healthcare Improvement Scotland £12,500 pa (2012-14)

National Clinical Lead for Knowledge into Action, NHS Education for Scotland £7,500 pa (2011 to date)

Research Grant from Abbott Point of Care for “Can the i-STAT Point of Care (PoC) analyser aid the timely treatment of patients with Sepsis in Scottish Hospitals?” £52,200 (December 2012 to date)

Respect my Dying Wish Campaign. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde £25,000

Completion of Anticipatory Care Planning Evaluation for NHS Ayrshire & Arran. £9000

Faculty for The Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Programmes developed around teaching improvement science in Denmark, Portugal, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. ($50,921.00)

Membership of research groups/centres/ institutes

Faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Faculty for the Scottish Patient Safety Programme
National Clinical Lead for Sepsis, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
National Clinical Lead for Knowledge into Action

Professional membership(s)

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
General Medical Council (GMC) Registered

2014 University of the West of Scotland
University of the West of Scotland is a Registered Scottish Charity. Charity number SC002520.
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