Dr Naim Abdulmohdi

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader (Critical Care)

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Research Supervision:Yes

Naim expertise in critical care nursing and his research focuses on staff development, clinical simulation and clinical decision making. He works on research projects concerning using clinical simulation for students and staff development, clinical decision-making research, students and staff experience, staff resilience and retention.

naim.abdulmohdi@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Naim has worked in a variety of critical care settings since 2001 including general, cardiac and Royal Papworth cardiothoracic critical care.  Naim led many undergraduate modules on acutely deteriorated patients and the postgraduate critical care courses at Anglia Ruskin University. He has an extensive experience in curriculum development at both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Naim is an experienced external examiner in critical care nursing and has external examiner role in a few internationally distinguished institutions such as King’s College London and University College Dublin. He is an active member in the Critical Care Doctoral European Nurses Group (CCDEN) working on collaborative research in critical care.

Research interests

  • Clinical decision making and clinical reasoning
  • Clinical simulation in nursing education
  • Students and staff experience
  • Staff resilience and retention
  • Critical care and patient safety

Areas of research supervision

Naim would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics - especially related to clinical decision making, simulation and critical care nursing

  • Clinical decision making and clinical reasoning
  • Clinical simulation in nursing education
  • Students and staff experience
  • Staff resilience and retention 
  • Critical care and patient safety

Recent and current doctoral supervision:

  • Exploring whether using a video analysis coaching application will enhance paediatric student nurses’ competency in venepuncture and cannulation: a mixed method research study
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners knowledge and utilization of the biosciences: a mixed method research study
  • Validating radial artery assessment techniques to support clinician’s clinical decision on the suitability of harvested conduits for patients undergoing coronary bypass grafting surgery.
  • Neurological Patterns of Sensory Integration in Children with Psychological Trauma and their assessment pathway
  • Diagnosis explanation in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: the patient’s perspective from a mixed-methods study.
  • Investigate Critical Care (CC) nurse’s perceptions of autonomous learning
  • Exploring the experiences of nursing staff and their resilience during and post the COVID-19 pandemic

Teaching

Naim leads a range of courses and modules in acute and critical care nursing. He leads the following courses/modules:

  • MSc Advanced Critical Care Practitioners (ACCP)
  • PGcert Critical Care
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Critical Care Transfer
  • Recognising and responding to the acutely ill patient
  • Ensuring the Safety of patients experiencing acute illness

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • PG Cert Medical and Healthcare Education (PG Cert MHE)
  • MSc Advance Practice - Critical Care
  • BSc Nursing Studies

Memberships, editorial boards

  • 2005-present. Registered nurse with NMC
  • 2010-present. Member of Intensive Care Society (ICS)
  • 2021-present. Member British Association of Critical Care Nursing (BACCN)
  • 2017-present. Critical Care Doctoral European Nurses Group (CCDEN)
  • 2015-2018. Member of Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH)
  • 2005-2021. Member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 2015-present. Reviewer for European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (EJCN)
  • 2018-present. Reviewer of Nurse Education Today
  • 2022-Present. Reviewer of Nursing in Critical Care  

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • 2015. Students’ satisfaction of high-fidelity simulation and its impact on students clinical reasoning score by Anglia Teaching and Learning (£3,500), Principal investigator (PI)
  • 2021. ARU Undergraduate Students Research Internship Award (£1,500) PI. Insight into the experiences of first year student nurses who, through the Covid pandemic studied online and the perceived impact on their readiness to clinical practice.
  • 2021. NHS England, Knowledge Exchange Funding, Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) Training project (£ 525, 000) to support staff resilience and wellbeing, Project Lead.
  • 2022. NHS England, Knowledge Exchange Funding, Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) Training project (£ 158,600), Project Lead.
  • 2022: ESNEFT funded research evaluation of Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) and the role relationship on clinical staff retention and wellbeing (£518, 000) CO-PI.
  • 2022. Health Education England and Council of Deans for Health funded simulation research evaluation project, CO-PI and lead of Phase 1: exploring the national institutional’ readiness for simulation-based learning in pre-registration nursing programme (£20,000).
  • 2022. ARU Health, Performance and Wellbeing Research: Promoting public well-being through a data-driven, smart, proactive respiratory monitoring and diagnosis ecosystem capable of identifying potential respiratory conditions using Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms (£11,910) CO-PI. 

Selected recent publications

Abdulmohdi, N. 2023. The relationships between nurses’ resilience, burnout, perceived organisational support and social support during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: a quantitative cross-sectional survey. Nursing Open, (under review)

Abdulmohdi, N. and McVicar, A.  2023. Nursing students’ perceptions of high-fidelity simulation experience to clinical practice and learning decision making skills: a qualitative study. Nurse Education Today, (under review)

Abdulmohdi, N and McVicar, A. 2022. Investigating the clinical decision making of undergraduate nursing students using high fidelity simulation, observation and think aloud techniques: a mixed method research design. Journal of Advanced Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/JAN.15507

Abdulmohdi, N., Edmonds, M. 2023. Nursing management of the cardiac surgical patient. In: Carver, K., and Wise, A. (Ed). Cardiac Nursing. 3rd Edition. Elsevier. Ch. 24. (Forthcoming 2023)

Edmonds, M. and Abdulmohdi, N., 2023. The applied anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system. In: Carver, K., and Wise, A. (Ed). Cardiac Nursing. 3rd Edition. Elsevier. Ch. 3. (Forthcoming 2023)

Abdulmohdi, N. 2013. Is introducing a national early warning score (NEWS) worth the cost. Nursing Standard, 27(26), p30.

Recent presentations and conferences

Abdulmohdi, N., 2022. Perceived benefits of a simulation experience to nursing students’ clinical practice and learning decision making skills. NETNEP 2022: 8th International Nurse Education Conference. 19-22nd October. Elsevier. Sitges

Abdulmohdi, N., 2022. Using a theory-based model of clinical decision making to enhancing learning through simulation. NETNEP 2022: 8th International Nurse Education Conference. 19-22nd October. Elsevier. Sitges

Huang, Y., and Abdulmohdi, N., 2019. Exploring the feelings and experiences of critical care nurses being deployed to cover shifts in the ward. ICS - State of the Art 2019.  International Convention Centre Birmingham, 09-11 December. Intensive Care Society. London

Abdulmohdi N. 2017. Investigation of nursing students’ clinical decision making using high fidelity simulation BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning; 3: A72.

Abdulmohdi, N., 2016. The impact of a structured simulated experience on students’ satisfaction. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Annual Teaching and Learning conference:23rd June, 2016.ARU

Abdulmohdi, N., 2016. Using Multiple Choice Questions to assess higher order (Level 6) thinking. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Annual Teaching and Learning conference: 23rd June, 2016.ARU.

Abdulmohdi, N. 2014.The role of simulation on nurses' clinical reasoning. In Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education forum national conference and exhibition: partners in practice, Harrogate, 26-27 February 2014. London: Royal College of Nursing.

Media experience

Faculti.net Investigating the clinical decision making of undergraduate nursing students using high fidelity simulation. Nov 2022 (in production).