Rodney Meeke

Qualifications: 

  • M.B. (Trinity College, Dublin 1978).
  • F.C.A. (Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland) 1982.
  • M.Sc (Respiratory Physiology) Trinity College, Dublin 1994.

Title: Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Intensive Care Medicine and Clinical Senior Lecturer.

Attachments:   

  • Research Fellow, Our lady’ Hospital for Sick Children, The Children’s Research Centre, Crumlin, Dublin.1983.
  • Research & Clinical Fellow, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.1986-1987.
  • Consultant Anaesthetist, Cork University Hospital (1987 to present).
  • Honorary Lecturer, UCC (1987 to present).
  • President, South of Ireland Association of Anaesthetists (SIAA) 2014 to present.
  • Faculty, Current Controversies in Perioperative Medicine (joint association between Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (E.P.B.O.M), Intensive Care Society of Ireland (I.C.S.I.) and South of Ireland Association of Anaesthetists) meeting held annually in Dingle, Co. Kerry, currently in it’s 20th year.

Specialty:  Anaesthesia, with an interest in Intensive Care Medicine.

Teaching  and Research Interests:

Anaesthesia;

  • Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting (P.O.N.V.).
  • Perioperative Lung protection.
  • Sedation and Anaesthesia for Dental Operations.
  • Post Graduate Anaesthesia Crisis Simulations (ASSERT Centre for Anaesthesia Simulation, UCC).

Intensive Care;

  • R.D.S. (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome).
  • Lung Protective Ventilation.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Early Warning Scoring (E.W.S.) of the deteriorating patient in hospital wards. SIRS, SOFA % qSOFA scores to determine severity of the septic patient.
  • Trans Thoracic Cardiac Ultrasound.

BioMedical;       

  • UCC Schools of Medicine and Engineering joint Biomedical Design project, design of a modified face mask (‘Nebulaid’) for delivery of inhaled medicines in non-invasively ventilated patients (2014).
  • Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting (P.O.N.V.) after dental operations.
  • Pain relief strategies after dental operations.

Current Research and Audit Interests:  

Anaesthesia;

  • Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting (P.O.N.V.) after dental operations.
  • Pain relief strategies after dental operations.

Intensive Care;  

  • Audit of Tidal Volumes delivered to mechanically ventilated patients in Intensive Care. 3 Year follow up of patients with traumatic injury.

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

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