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Dr. Margaret Mc Cann

Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)
DOLIER STREET - SCHOOL OF NURSING


Dr Margaret McCann joined the School in 2005 having previous lectured in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate level which includes small and large groups of students. Teaching areas include management of chronic illness including patient/client education and self-managment, renal care including haemodialysis, nephrology, peritoneal dialysis, transplantation, urology and infection prevention and control. Other teaching interests include the methodology underpinning randomised controlled trials, interventional designed studies and systematic reviews investigating the effectiveness of healthcare interventions. Dr McCann has supervised MSc and PhD students. Her research interests are in chronic illness management, the use of digital health and smart technology in supporting patients/clients education, self-management and independence. She has a particular interest in randomised controlled trial and interventional designed studies that focus on the effectiveness of digital health and smart technology, and healthcare interventions. Other research interests include renal care, infection prevention and control, and Systematic Reviews. Dr McCann was Head of the General Nursing Discipline, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin from 2014-2017.
  CATHETER INFECTIONS   Chronic Illness self-management   CLINICAL TRIALS   healthcare-associated infections   HOSPITAL INFECTION CONTROL   HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTION   INFECTION CONTROL   Nurse Education   PATIENT EDUCATION   Renal Nursing
 The knowledge, attitudes and self-reported practices of health care professionals on Carbapenamase Producing Enterobacteriaceae
 Design and test an innovative interdisciplinary online education programme on digital health for chronic disease management (Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental health
 Dry gauze or Inadine/Betadine tulle dressing for the prevention of infection in patients with an external fixator
 Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) Antimicrobial Foam Dressing for the prevention of infection in patients with an external fixator
 Observation of mealtime assistance at breakfast: A cross hospital project.

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External Examiner for the BSc (Hons) Primary Care, Practice Nursing (modules NM3146, NM3189, NM3944, NM3945) and Post Graduate Diploma Primary Care Practice Nursing programme, at City University London 2016 to present
Member of the Education Accreditation Committee, European Dialysis Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association 2008 to present
Education Officer for and co-organiser of the Irish Nephrology Nurses Association national conference and regional clinical skills workshops 2005 to present
Reviewer Journal of Clinical Nursing 2005 to present
Reviewer Journal of Advanced Nursing 2005 to present
Member of SARI Sub Committee developing guidelines on Prevention of Intravenous Catheter-related Infection, Health Protection Surveillance Centre September 2008 to 2010
External Examiner for stand alone modules in respiratory nursing care, dementia and nursing care of children with renal disease, School of Nursing, Dublin City University. 2008 to 2011
External Examiner for Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Renal, Orthopaedics, Practice Nursing and Infection control) and stand alone module on cervical screening, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2007 to 2009
Member of Education and Research Board, European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/Renal Care Association 2005 to 2009
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Member of Accreditation Committee, European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association 2008 present
Education Officer, Irish Nephrology Nurses Assocation
Co-organiser of the annual National Conferenece and Regional Clinical Skills workshop for the Irish Nephrology Nurses Association 2005 present
Member of the American Nephrology Nurses Association
Member of the Infection Prevention Society
Irish Nurses Organisation
Doyle, L. McCabe C., Keogh, B., Brady, A-M., McCann, M., An Overview of the Qualitative Descriptive Design within Nursing Research, Journal of Research in Nursing, 2019, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
McCabe C, McCann M, Brady AM, Computer and mobile technology interventions for self-management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Art. No.: CD011425, (5), 2017, pdoi/10.1002/14651858.CD011425. , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
McCann M, Fitzpatrick F, Mellotte G, Clarke M. , Is 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol more effective at preventing central venous catheter-related infections than routinely used chlorhexidine gluconate solutions: A pilot multicenter randomized trial (ISRCTN2657745)? , American Journal of Infection Control, 44, (8), 2016, p948 - 949, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Brady, AM., McCabe C. & McCann M., Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing A Systems Approach, 1st , Oxford, Wiley Blackwell , 2014, Book, PUBLISHED
Nursing care of conditions related to the urinary system in, editor(s)Brady AM. McCabe C. McCann M. , Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing A Systems Approach, Oxford, Wiley Blackwell, 2014, pp262 - 325, [McCann M., White C. Fleure L], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
McCabe C, McCann M, Brady AM., Computer and mobile technology interventions for self management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Protocol), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD011425. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD011425, 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
McCann M, The 'CHG Trial' The effectiveness of 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol in the preventiion of CVC-related infections in outpatient haemodialysis patients compared to routinely used chlorhexidine gluconate solutions: A pilot multi-centre randomised trial, Trinity College Dublin, 2014, Thesis, PUBLISHED
McCann, M., Clarke, M., Mellotte, G., Plant, L. & Fitzpatrick, F., Infection Prevention and Control: A National Survey of Routine Practices in Irish Haemodialysis Units, 23rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Berlin, 27 - 30 April 2013 , 2013, Conference Paper, PRESENTED  URL
McCann, M., Clarke, M., Mellotte, G., Plant, L. & Fitzpatrick, F. , Routine Practice in Irish Haemodialysis Units: A National Survey, INNA Annual Conference, Cork University Hospital, 2nd March 2013, 2013, Conference Paper, PRESENTED  URL
McCann, M., Clarke, M., Mellotte, G., Plant, L. & Fitzpatrick, F. , Vascular access and infection prevention and control: a national survey of routine practices in Irish haemodialysis units, Clinical Kidney Journal , 6, (2), 2013, p176 - 182, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
  

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McCann M., McCabe C., Smith V., Eustace-Cook J., Fitzpatrick F. Clarke M, 'Chlorhexidine Gluconate as an antiseptic skin solution for the prevention of catheter-related infections in patients with intravascular catheters', PROSPERO International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews, University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination , 2016, 1 - 6, Notes: [Protocol for systematic review ], Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
McCann M, Chlorhexidine Gluconate Central Venous Catheter Exit Site Antisepsis: A Randomised Controlled Trial, INNA Annual Conference , Hotel Kilmore Cavan , 15 April , 2016, Irish Nephrology Nurses Association, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
McCann M., Central Venous Catheter Care and Maintenance: What is the Evidence?, British Renal Society, University of Leeds, 1st July , 2015, British Renal Society, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
McCann M, Incidence and Prevalence of Arterio-venous Fistula and Arterio-venous Graft, Haemodialysis Cannulation Workshop , Clarion Dublin Airport Hotel, 12th June 2008, 2008, Irish Nephrology Nurses Association , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
McCann M and Murphy F, Anatomical Site for Arterio-venous Fistula and Arterio-venous Graft , Haemodialysis Cannulation Workshop , Clarion Dublin Airport Hotel, 12th June 2008, 2008, Irish Nephrology Nurses Assocation , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
McCann M, Irish Nephrology Nurses Association , Hot Topics in Renal Nursing Symposium A National Study Day for Renal Nurses , Croke Park Conference Centre , 1st December , 2006, Abbott Laboratories Ireland , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
M. McCann, Nurse Education Today and In The Future , Hot Topics in Renal Nursing Symposium A National Study Day for Renal Nurses , Croke Park Conference Centre, 1st December , 2006, Abbott Laboratories Ireland , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
McCann M., Nephrology Nurse Education, Current and Future Trends, Haemodialysis Nurses Forum Seminar , Dublin , 2005, 2005, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

Award Date
HRB Cochrane Fellowship September 2006
Research interest in chronic illness management, self-managment and digital health. Healthcare technology including mobile technology for self management in persons with chronic illness e.g., chronic kidney disease and respiratory diseases. The use of technology to improve social/cultural experiences of clients with dementia living in residential settings. Other research areas include vascular access in haemodialysis patients, dialysis adequacy, renal nurse prescribing and impact on anaemia management in persons with ESKD, infection prevention and control, systematic reviews including Cochrane Reviews, and interventional research.