Thiago Lopes Silva: Bridging Patient Safety and Vascular Access
Thiago Lopes Silva is a PhD candidate from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, situated in Florianopolis, an island in the south of Brazil. Thiago has come to Brisbane for six months, where he's collaborating with Professor Amanda Ullman and Dr. Gillian Ray-Barruel, leading experts in vascular access. Thiago’s research focus lies at the intersection of patient safety and vascular access.
His doctoral research project, titled "Effect of the I-DECIDED? tool on the decision-making record for peripheral intravenous catheters in pediatrics: a multi-method study," has the potential to revolutionize healthcare practices for children in Brazil and beyond. So far, he has translated the "I-DECIDED?" tool into Brazilian Portuguese, implemented the I-DECIDED? tool in a pediatric unit in Brazil, and completed his data collection. His next step is to analyze his data and publish his findings. Stay tuned! Working alongside renowned AVATAR researchers is a dream come true for Thiago.
His time in Brisbane will undoubtedly deepen his expertise in vascular access and patient safety. During his stay in Brisbane, Thiago aims to gain insights into the world of clinical trials, enriching his skillset as a researcher. Thiago's research is marked by dedication to pediatric safety in vascular access. We eagerly anticipate the contributions that will emerge from his remarkable research journey.