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Dr Hugh Davies


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9304 3511, Mobile: 0499979955, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.422
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9304 3511
Mobile: 0499979955
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.422  


Hughis a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Current Teaching

  • NCS2103: Clinical Sciences 1
  • NPP3201: Professional Nursing Practice 4 - Unit Coordinator.


Dr Hugh Davies has over twenty five years’ clinicalexperience in the area of critical care nursing. His experience includes:

  • Care of patients requiring mechanical support for respiratory failure including advanced ventilation strategies and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.
  • Care of neurological patients following surgical intervention to remove tumours or blood clots.
  • Casualties from trauma secondary to motor vehicle accidents, injuries from workplace accidents, episodes of self-harm or as victims of physical assault.
  • Care of patients immediately after heart and lung transplantation.
  • Care of patients requiring intra-aortic balloon pump and ventricular assist devices following cardio-thoracic surgery.
  • Infusion of fluids and vasopressors for septic patients and the administration of intravenous antibiotic cover.
  • Care of patients with acute kidney injury who required continuous renal replacement therapy.
  • Administration of fluids for patients who had been victims of severe burns.
  • Management of drug induced “psychotic” patients.
  • Provisionof emotional support to critically ill patients and families of loved-ones.

Professional Associations

  • Reviewer for Australian Critical Care
  • AustralianCollege of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN):
    • National Treasurer 2013 - present
    • WA National Representative 2011 - present
    • Editor “Critical Times” 2012 - present

Research Areasand Interests

  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Acute Kidney Injury.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University of Technology, 2012.
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Clinical Nursing), Edith Cowan University, 2002.
  • Master of Health Management, United Kingdom, 2000.
  • Bachelor of Nursing, United Kingdom, 1997.


Recent Research Grants

  • Prevalence of blood sampling from intravenous cannulas in acute healthcare,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $14,673.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Gill, F., Kendrick, T., Davies, H., Greenwood, M., (2017), A two phase study to revise the Australian Practice Standards for Specialist Critical Care Nurses. Australian Critical Care, 30(3), 173-181, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2016.06.001.
  • Greenwood, M., Kendrick, T., Davies, H., Gill, F., (2017), Hearing voices: Comparing two methods for analysis of focus group data. Applied Nursing Research, 35(June 2017), 90-93, Missouri, USA, W.B. Saunders Co., DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2017.02.024.
  • Davies, H., Leslie, GD., Morgan, D., (2017), A retrospective review of fluid balance control in CRRT. Australian Critical Care, 30(6), 314-319, Philadelphia, United States, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2016.05.004.
  • Davies, H., McKenzie, N., Williams, TA., Leslie, GD., McConigley, R., Dobb, GJ., Aoun, SM., (2016), Challenges during long-term follow-up of ICU patients with and without chronic disease. Australian Critical Care, 29(1), 27-34, Elsevier Ireland Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2015.04.002.
  • Davies, H., Leslie, G., Morgan, D., (2015), Effectiveness of daily fluid balance charting in comparison to the measurement of body weight when used in guiding fluid therapy for critically ill adult patients: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 13(3), 111-123, Adelaide, SA, University of Adelaide, DOI: 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2010.
  • Williams, TA., McConigley, R., Leslie, G., Dobb, GJ., Phillips, M., Davies, H., Aoun, SM., (2015), A comparison of outcomes among hospital survivors with and without severe comorbidity admitted to the intensive unit. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 43(2), 230-237, Australian Society of Anaesthetists.
  • Williams, TA., Leslie, G., Mills, L., Leen, T., Davies, H., Hendron, D., Dobb, GJ., (2014), Frequency of Aspirating Gastric Tubes for Patients Receiving Enteral Nutrition in the ICU: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 38(7), 809-816, SAGE Publications Inc., DOI: 10.1177/0148607113497223.
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