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Professor Geraldine Mc Mahon

Clinical Professor (Surgery)


Clinical Professor (School Office - Medicine)

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Emergency Medicine representative on the National Cardiac Strategy Programme work - ministerial appointment 2018
Executive member of the National Steering Group Committee for Hip Fracture Patient Care 2017
Member of the National Steering Group on the Prevention of Falls in Older People 2008
Member of the Academic Committee for the Diploma in Syncope RCPI 2014
Examiner on the Fellowship exam for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine 2006
Reviewer for Emergency Medicine Journal Reviewer for Age and Ageing Journal Current
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic
Spanish Basic Basic Basic
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Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (EM) 1994 2019
Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine 1999 2019
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 2001 2019
Member of the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine 2000 2019
International Member of the American College of Emergency Medicine Physicians 2000 2019
O'Donnell, S. Monahan, P, Mc Kee, G. McMahon, G. Curtin, E. Farrell, S. Moser, D. , Towards prompt electrocardiogram acquisition in triage: Preliminary testing of a symptom-based clinical prediction rule for the Android tablet, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 18, (4), 2019, p289 - 298, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dunne, Pádraic J., Lynch, Julie, Prihodova, Lucia, O'Leary, Caoimhe, Ghoreyshi, Atiyeh, Basdeo, Sharee A., Cox, Donal J., Breen, Rachel, Sheikhi, Ali, Carroll, Áine, Walsh, Cathal, McMahon, Geraldine, White, Barry, Burnout in the emergency department: Randomized controlled trial of an attention-based training program, Journal of Integrative Medicine, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Grant C, O'Connell S, Lillis D, Moriarty A, Fitzgerald I, Dalby L, Bannan C, Tuite H, Crowley B, Plunkett P, Kennedy U, McMahon G, McKiernan S, Norris S, Hughes G, Shields D, Bergin C, Opt-out screening for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C: observational study of screening acceptance, yield and treatment outcomes, Emerg Med J, 2019, Notes: [Abstract BACKGROUND: We initiated an emergency department (ED) opt-out screening programme for HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) at our hospital in Dublin, Ireland. The objective of this study was to determine screening acceptance, yield and the impact on follow-up care. METHODS: From July 2015 through June 2018, ED patients who underwent phlebotomy and could consent to testing were tested for HIV, HBV and HCV using an opt-out approach. We examined acceptance of screening, linkage to care, treatment and viral suppression using screening programme data and electronic health records. The duration of follow-up ranged from 1 to 36 months. RESULTS: Over the 36-month study period, there were 140 550 ED patient visits, of whom 88 854 (63.2%, 95% CI 63.0% to 63.5%) underwent phlebotomy and 54 817 (61.7%, 95% CI 61.4% to 62.0%) accepted screening for HIV, HBV and HCV, representing 41 535 individual patients. 2202 of these patients had a positive test result. Of these, 267 (12.1%, 95% CI 10.8% to 13.6%) were newly diagnosed with an infection and 1762 (80.0%, 95% CI 78.3% to 81.7%) had known diagnoses. There were 38 new HIV, 47 new HBV and 182 new HCV diagnoses. 81.5% (95% CI 74.9% to 87.0%) of known patients who were not linked were relinked to care after screening. Of the new diagnoses, 86.2% (95% CI 80.4 to 90.8%) were linked to care. CONCLUSION: Although high proportions of patients had known diagnoses, our programme was able to identify many new infected patients and link them to care, as well as relink patients with known diagnoses who had been lost to follow-up.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Bhangu, Jaspreet, Hall, Patricia, Devaney, Naomi, Bennett, Kathleen, Carroll, Laura, Kenny, Rose-Anne, McMahon, C. Geraldine, The prevalence of unexplained falls and syncope in older adults presenting to an Irish urban emergency department, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2018, p1 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lynch, Julie, Prihodova, Lucia, Dunne, Pádraic J, O"Leary, Caoimhe, Breen, Rachel, Carroll, Áine, Walsh, Cathal, McMahon, Geraldine, White, Barry, Mantra meditation programme for emergency department staff: a qualitative study, BMJ Open, 8, (9), 2018, pe020685 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lynch, Julie, Prihodova, Lucia, Dunne, Pádraic J., Carroll, Áine, Walsh, Cathal, McMahon, Geraldine, White, Barry, Mantra meditation for mental health in the general population: A systematic review, European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 23, 2018, p101-108 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lynch, Julie, Prihodova, Lucia, Dunne, Pádraic J., McMahon, Geraldine, Carroll, Aine, Walsh, Cathal, White, Barry, Impact of mantra meditation on health and wellbeing: A systematic review protocol, European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 18, 2018, p30-33 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dunne, Padraic J., O'Leary, Caoimhe, Prihodova, Lucia, Breen, Rachel, Walsh, Cathal, Freeman, Laurence, Carroll, Aine, McMahon, Geraldine, White, Barry, Feasibility study protocol to examine the role of mantra meditation at reducing psychological distress in emergency department staff, International Journal of Clinical Trials, 4, (2), 2017, p88 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Appleby, N., Groarke, E., Crowley, M., Wahab, F. A., McCann, A. M., Egan, L., Gough, D., McMahon, G., O'Donghaile, D., O'Keeffe, D., O'Connell, N., Reversal of warfarin anticoagulation using prothrombin complex concentrate at 25 IU kg"1 : results of the RAPID study, Transfusion Medicine, 27, (1), 2017, p66-71 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bhangu J, McMahon C.G, Hall P, Bennett K, Rice C, Crean P, Sutton R, Kenny R.-A, Long-term cardiac monitoring in older adults with unexplained falls and syncope, Heart, 102, (9), 2016, p681 - 686, Notes: [Cited By :3 Export Date: 6 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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Advanced Life Support Group, Manchester 1997. Contributing author., MediCals, Course manual, 1997, Book, PUBLISHED


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Reuben Harvey Memorial Prize 1986
D. K. O'Donovan Medal - Medicine 1986
Magennis Medal in Clinical Medicine St Vincents Hospital 1986
John McGrath Memorial Prize for Pathology UCD 1984
Derek Dockery Award for Innovation in Acute Healthcare 2003
RCSI Charter Day Research Prize 1998
Award for Project on Hip Fracture Care at the RCPI Diploma in Quality and Leadership 2016