Evan Alexandrou wins innovation award

Winner: Evan Alexandrou and Health Minister Jillian Skinner.

Winner: Evan Alexandrou and Health Minister Jillian Skinner.

Liverpool Hospital Clinical Nurse Consultant  Evan Alexandrou – the man behind the One Million Global catheters study –  won the award for excellence in innovation and research at the 2016 NSW Health Excellence in Nursing & Midwifery Awards recently.

Mr Alexandrou, who is also a  researcher at Western Sydney University, won the award for his contribution to health which includes several innovative projects that could improve patient outcomes not just in Australia but around the world.

“I’m proud of my work as the initiator and chief investigator of the One Million Global catheters study which is the largest peripheral intravenous catheter prevalence study ever undertaken, with data collected from 40,000 people across 49 countries and translated into 15 languages,” he said.

 “I’m excited to have contributed to an innovative project which showed true collaboration with clinicians and researchers across the globe.”

Mr Alexandrou said Liverpool Hospital had developed numerous innovative projects like the ultrasound guided insertion of peripheral cannulas and a randomised trial testing the effectiveness of ECG assisted insertion of central venous catheters. 

He said the “simplest ideas can often have the greatest impact.”

“There is enormous satisfaction in knowing you have made a difference in someone’s life, no matter how big or small,” he said. 

  • For more information on his most recent work, visit www.omgpivc.org

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