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    A phase IV real world study on the use of low dose methoxyflurane (PENTHROX) for the treatment of moderate to severe trauma pain in the Canadian Emergency Department. 2019 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Campbell SG.
  • Co Investigator(s): Thomas A, Chiasson D, Weimer H, DeMone CE.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Are topical anesthestics safe and effective for short-term pain relief when prescribed from the Emergency Department for corneal abrasions? 2019 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Dalziel S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Does magnesium effectively treat acute migraine pain in the Emergency Department when compared to metoclopramide? 2019 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Gaidhu M.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Does the use of steroids as an adjunct to the treatment of adults with septic shock improve mortality? 2019 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Lukanovic D.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • In patients with gross hematuria does the use of tranexamic acid (TXA) improve outcomes? 2019 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Dahn T.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Is topical capsaicin cream effective in the treatment of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) in the Emergency Department? 2019 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Foley S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • National Study of Drug Impaired Driving in Canada. 2019 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Clarke DB.
  • Co Investigator(s): Asbridge M, Vaillancourt C, Erdelyi S, Daoust R, Chan H, Mann RE, Magee K, Lee J, Emond M, Davis PJ, Mercier E.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Provincial expansion of ED notification of goals of care. 2019 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A, Sanderson L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Harrison M, Arab M, MacDonald K.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Reduction of anterior shoulder dislocation facilitated by inhaled low dose methoxyflurane - A pilot study. 2019 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Campbell SG.
  • Co Investigator(s): Froese P, Carrier C, Thomas A, Hico P, Teed S, Belliveau J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • The Co-creation of an Emergency Department Based Discharge to Assess (D2A) Model of Care: A Mixed Method Evaluation of Clinician, Patient and Caregiver Perspective. 2019 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Goldstein J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Theou O, Aubrecht K, Hajizadeh M, Shetty N, Aly A, Redgrave J, Buckler M, Moorehouse P, McVeigh W, Quinn A, Clarke B, Rockwood K, Dobson T, Campbell SG, Jensen J, Carter A, Travers A, Clarke B.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Adherence to Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for Prescribing Oral Anticoagulants to Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in the Emergency Department - RIM Project. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Campbell SG, Hung D.
  • Co Investigator(s): Sowers N, Butler M.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Cadaver as practice: An ethnography. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): MacLeod A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Cameron P, Kits O, Kovacs G, Patrick L, Tummons J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Canadian public access automated external defibrillator readiness: A registry-based survey. EMS Research Steering Committee Only. 2018 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Bullard M, Douma M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Cross E, Smith K.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • CT Head Rule Adherence in the Emergency Department. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): LeBlanc C.
  • Co Investigator(s): Campbell SG, Sampalli A, Kang J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Does co-administrtaion of probiotics reduce the incidenece of C. Difficile diarrhea in adults prescribed antibiotics? 2018 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): LeClerc M.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Emergency Department Adherence to Recent Transfusion Guidelines - RIM Project. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Williams C.
  • Co Investigator(s): LeBlanc C.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Emergency Tube Thoracostomies: Implementing Process Improvement and Simulation to Impact Procedural Performance . 2018 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Hanlon R.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • End of Life Care in the Emergency Department - Family Perspectives. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Dahn T.
  • Co Investigator(s): Burge FI, Nason A, Kelly N, Crooks C, Marshall E, Lawson BJ, Dahn H.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Hospital to Home (H2H): Supporting the transition from hospital to home for odler adults. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Weeks L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Kelly N, Storey-MacDougall E, Stevens S, Bonnell J, Macdonald M, Gibson R, Warner G, Martin-Misener R, Barber B, Moody E.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Interviews about paramedics providing palliative care programs. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Syrowatka A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Carter A, Rowan M, Baker G, Walters L.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Non-emergency patient transfer scheduling and assignment. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Foster T.
  • Co Investigator(s): Vanberkel P, Venkatadri U, Hawco T, Goldstein J, Jensen J, Carter A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Optimizing antimicrobial stewardship interventions to improve management of urinary tract infections in hospitalized adults. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Black E.
  • Co Investigator(s): Kent A, Coulson K, LeBlanc C, Murphy V, Zhang Y, Campbell SG, Sommers R, Johnston B, Helwig M, Kits O, Abbass K, Bonnar P, Neville H, Sketris I.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Primary Care for Children in Care. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Rose H, Brown M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Bishop A, Burge FI, Martin-Misener R, Sampalli T, Mitchell C.
  • Site: IWK
  • The impacts of diagnostic imaging on Emergency Department management of low back pain. 2018 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Leighton P.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Validation of a Risk Prediction Model for Urgent Dialysis after Ambulance Transport to the Emergency Department. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Tennankore K.
  • Co Investigator(s): Vinson A, Goldstein J, Swain J, Kiberd B, Clarke DB.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Variation in the triage CTAS score frequencies between paramedic and nursing triage staff in a Emergency Department. - RIM Project. 2018 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Kovacs M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Campbell SG.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • What is the best diagnostic imaging test for suspected first presentation of nephrolothiasis in the Emergency Department: Computed tomography, ultrasound , x-ray, or MRI? 2018 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Maher E.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • "Red Flags" in identifying serious sinal pathology in low back pain in the Emergency Department: A case-control study. RIM Project. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Kiberd J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Hayden JA.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • A geospatial analysis of the Nova Scotia emergency care network. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): McNamara L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Vanberkel P, Petrie DA, Campbell SG, Carter A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • A notification system to reduce interventions for patients receiving palliative care transported by ambulance to the Emergency Department. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): MacDonald K, Kelly N, Arab M, Harrison M, MacDougall P.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • A system-based approach to reducing high-cost healthcare use by addressing the needs of complex patients. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Kephart G, Edwards L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Jensen J, Carter A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Anti-digoxin immune fab treatment for digoxin and non-digoxin cardiac glycoside toxicity: A Scoping Review. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hurley K, Murphy N.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA.
  • Site: IWK
  • Attitudes of paramedics about the utilization of online resources for procedural skills and clinical education: A qualitative study. EMS Research Steering Committee Review Only. 2017 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Humes A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Roy C.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Audit on Guideline Adherence for Treatment of Pediatric Outpatient Urinary Tract Infection. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): MacInnes M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, MacPhee S, Burns E, Hurley K.
  • Site: IWK
  • Comparison of paramedic palliative support for cancer and non-cancer patients. RIM Project. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Robinson B.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Carter A, Arab M, Harrison M.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Effect of telephone triage (811) on calls to IWK Regional Poison Centre. 2017 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Alrobaian S, Hurley K, Fitzpatrick EA, Murphy N, Young M, Mosher L.
  • Site: IWK
  • Emergency medical services care for dialysis patients. RIM Project. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Bartolacci J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Swain J, Tennankore K.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Evaluating current cultural competency, comfort and confidence in providing emergency medical services to trans populations in Nova Scotia, Canada. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Kengis L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Urquhart R, McIvor K.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Evaluating patterns of use and estimating costs of health care, social, police, and justice services among chronically homeless, middle aged men with alcohol use disorder: A multi-sector, sequential methods case series. 2017 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Woolcott C, Heelan P, Brothers T, Casey M, Parasram A, Quraishi A, Carvery L, Jefferies K, Barnaby K, Melanson P, Giacomantonio C.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Immediate Interventions for Presyncope of Vasovagal or Orthostatic Origin: A Systematic Review. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jensen J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Greene J, Singletary EM, Zideman DA, Ohshimo S, Cassan P, Meyran D, Chong Ng K.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Impact of 811 on IWK patient volumes. 2017 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Young M, Levy A.
  • Site: IWK
  • Integrating paramedics into primary care to optimize patient time in the community at end of life. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Lawson BJ, Burge FI, Warner G, Harrison M, Wong S.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Interdisciplinary Attitudes Surrounding the Absolute Value of In-Situ Simulation in the Emergency Department. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Cox C.
  • Co Investigator(s): Sowers N.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Interventions to improve management and health outcomes for children and adults with asthma who present to the emergency department. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Curran J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Hurley K, Fitzpatrick EA, MacEachern L, Sinclair D, Newton A, Johnson DW, Zee R.
  • Site: IWK
  • Iron deficiency anemia and milk intake. 2017 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Grant JD.
  • Site: IWK
  • Non-suicidal self injury at the IWK Health Centre (IWK). 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Cherry J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Hurley K, Fitzpatrick EA, Slaunwhite E, lovas d, LeBouthillier A.
  • Site: IWK
  • Occupational Med. 2017 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Adisesh A, Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Opioid administration to acute myocardial infarction patients: A systematic review with meta-analysis. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Greene J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Ainsworth C, Lambert L, Wong G, Cantor WJ, Welsford M.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Patient specific reasons for attending the Emergency Department in the setting of a background history of atrial fibrillation (AF ED Study). 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Magee K.
  • Co Investigator(s): Thomas A, McNally G, Eisner M.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Potential candidates for Emergency Department initiated extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in a Canadian institution. 2017 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Kovacs G, Travers A, Goldstein J, Carter A, Gould J, Swain J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Predicting Emergency Department delirium with an interactive customizable tablet to prevent repeat visits (PrEDDICT-PReV) App. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Goldstein J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Lee J, Thomas A, Nallbani M.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Predicting outcomes for paramedics following stressful events: Personality, coping, and social support. Graduate Project. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Lockhart J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Perrott S.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Reducing inappropriate diagnostic imaging for low back pain in the QEII Emergency Department. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hayden JA.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Campbell SG, Barnes D, Delaney S, Slipp P, Smith A, Ogilvie R, Stewart S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Strategies to Communicate Important Patient Health Information between Emergency and Primary Care Settings: A Scoping Review. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Bishop A, Rose H.
  • Site: IWK
  • Supplemental oxygen administration to myocardial infarction patients: A systematic review with meta-analysis. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Welsford M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Greene J, Cantor WJ, Ainsworth C, Lambert L, Wong G.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • The effect of dexamethasone dosing levels on return visit rates for children with Croup at a pediatric emergency department. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Cherry J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Hurley K, Fitzpatrick EA, Kennedy K, Slaunwhite E, MacPhee S.
  • Site: IWK
  • The impact of an EHS prehospital tox activation protocol on opioid overdose reporting. 2017 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Travers A, Eggink K.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • The impact of provider characteristics on the management decisions in patients presenting to the Emergency Department with nonspecific low back pain. RIM Project. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Arda S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Campbell SG, Hayden JA.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • The impact of the CPS's statement regarding trampoline use in children and adolescents. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hurley K.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Sameoto C, Wilson G.
  • Site: IWK
  • The prevalence of mortality due to rebound toxicity after "treat and release" practices in prehospital opiate overdose care: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. 2017 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Greene J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Deveau B, Dol J, Butler M.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact: Investigating the effect of promoting awareness of cognitive bias in the Emergency Department. 2017 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Wade L, LeBlanc C.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Understanding the characteristics of the oldest, Old (85+) patients in the Emergency Department setting: A retrospective Cross-Sectional Study. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Roda N.
  • Co Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Using a novel monitoring database to examine predictors of anti-retroviral treatment adherence in those attending an HIV clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Greene J.
  • Co Investigator(s): MacPherson K, Magesa D, Mwambuga N.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Willingness and Ability to Respond during Disasters: High Acuity Care vs In-Patient Care Personnel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2017 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Armstrong J, Jarvis C, Hubloue I.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Airway management in a critical care transport system: A retrospective analysis of first attempt success and adverse events. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Fidgen D.
  • Co Investigator(s): Kovacs G, Goldstein J, Jensen J, MacDonald S, DeRosa A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • An investigation into the role of paramedics in Nova Scotia's collaborative emergency centres. RIM Project. 2016 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Whalen S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Carter A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Barriers to reporting child abuse encountered by emergency department physicians in Nova Scotia. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Holland A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Ornstein A, Hurley K, Curran J.
  • Site: IWK
  • Complications of peripheral vasopressor use in the pediatric population: A systematic review. 2016 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Sadoway R, Loubani O.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Critical Care Transport On-Scene time in Nova Scotia: Establishing a benchmark and identifying key factors. 2016 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Kovacs G, Flemming H, Goldstein J, Fidgen D, Armstrong J, Stoica G.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Current management practices for patients presenting with low back pain to a large emergency department in Canada. RIM Project. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Nunn M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Hayden JA.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Designing mitigation strategies to minimize the effect of offload delay on the performance of the ambulance service. Graduate Project. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Li M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Jensen J, Carter A, Vanberkel P, Hawco T.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Does providing palliative care align with the professional identify of paramedics: A qualitative study of the perspectives and experiences of paramedics and health care providers in NS. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Jensen J, Arab M, Harrison M, Houde K, Urquhart R.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Emergency Department management pf patients with food and insect sting allergies: the 38th multicentre airway research collaboration (MARC-38) study. 2016 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Magee K.
  • Co Investigator(s): Greene J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Evaluation of the Spryfield model: A collaborative, community-based, consulting pediatric clinic. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Campbell L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Chobotuk T.
  • Site: IWK
  • Frequent users of EMS in Nova Scotia: An epidemiological study. **The SARV Study was done as an Amendment to this study. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jensen J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Travers A, McVey J, Goldstein J, Dobson T, Carter A, Carrigan SA, Swain J, Hawco T, Barber B.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Impact of the Simulation Leadership Instructors Course (SLIC): Knowledge Acquisition and Retention and Application of Skills. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Greene J, Gardner K.
  • Co Investigator(s): Miller S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Interventions for bronchiolitis in the acute care setting: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hartling LA, Klassen TP.
  • Co Investigator(s): Allain D, Fernandes RM, Freedman S, Johnson DW, Plint AC, Schreiber S.
  • Site: IWK
  • Interventions to assist parents in accurately dosing liquid medications for their children: A Scoping Review. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Pan A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Curran J, Hurley K, Fitzpatrick EA, Breneol S, Bennett C.
  • Site: IWK
  • Investigation in inter-hospital variability in laboratory test ordering frequency in HRM. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Delaney L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Campbell SG, Curran J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Management of first trimester bleeding in a local emergency department. 2016 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Amiro R.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of low back pain in the Emergency Department. RIM Project. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Archibald D.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, MacDonald N, Bortolussi B.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Optimizing the design of 2d generations CEC's with Operators research. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Vanberkel P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Jensen J, Carter A, Cook J, Blake J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Overview of Cochrane Reviews: Relevant treatments for management of low back pain in the Emergency Department. RIM Project. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Bergusson B.
  • Co Investigator(s): Hayden JA, Magee K, Medard R.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Paramedics providing palliative care at home: Emergency health system impact. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Jensen J, Arab M, Sullivan J, Harrison M, Stewart B, Lecours M, Villard C.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Paramedics providing palliative care at home: Paramedic Comfort and Confidence. 2016 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Crowell W, Goldstein J, Jensen J, Arab M, Harrison M, Houde K.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Paramedics Providing Palliative Care at Home: Patient and family satisfaction. (Quality Improvement Project ). 2016 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Arab M, Sullivan J, Harrison M, Stewart B, Lecours M, Villard C.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Patterns of use and wait times for homeless and housed patients in the Emergency Department. RIM Project. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Boyle R.
  • Co Investigator(s): Campbell SG.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Pediatric Palliative Care in Nova Scotia: Use of an Out of Hospital Special Patient Program Administered by Paramedics. RIM Project. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Bohrer M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Carter A, Gregoire MC.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Prospective study of patients who present to the Emergency Department with low back pain. 2016 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Hayden JA, Jang-Stewart, Smith A, Ogilvie R, Kiberd J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Safety of Emergency Department procedural sedation in elderly patients. 2016 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Watson M, Harris A.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • The development and evaluation of a simulation based trauma education program for clerkship medical students. 2016 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Patrick L, Lackie K, Miller S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • The Role of Critical Care Paramedics in the Emergency Department. RIM Project. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Clarke B.
  • Co Investigator(s): Campbell SG, Mann K, Froese P.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • The utilization of a province wide EMS system by children and young adults with mental health complaints. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): DeRosa A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Jarvis C, Zhang M, Goldstein J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • The validity and reliability of a podcast and self-assessment tool to measure knowledge acquisition of child abuse detection and reporting. 2016 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Holland A, Ornstein A.
  • Site: IWK
  • Tissue and organ donation from poisoned patients in the emergency department and critical care. RIM Project. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Staple L.
  • Co Investigator(s): LeBlanc C.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Understanding the needs of nurses for online medication administration support tools in emergency situations. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): MacInnis M, deChamplain R.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Wyatt L, McTague J, Turple J.
  • Site: IWK
  • A qualitative study of why low back pain patients visit the Emergency Department. 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Stathakis A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, MacDonald N, Bortolussi B.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • A scoping review of evidence and policies for measuring frailty in pre-hospital and hospital setting. 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Theou O.
  • Co Investigator(s): Lee J, Goldstein J, Armstrong J, Rockwood K, Greene J, Douglas B.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • An uncommon approach to a common problem: Examining the prevalence and management of low back pain in the Emergency Department. 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hayden JA.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Nunn M, Ogilvie R, Leighton P.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • An uncommon approach to a common problem: Why do low back pain patients present to the Emergency Department? 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hayden JA.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Kitts O, Smith A, Ogilvie R, Stathakis A.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Are patient demographics predictive of what tests will be ordered for them in Emergency Department in Halifax, NS? RIM Project. 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Morgan A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Campbell SG, Weerasinghe S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Assessing baseline and retention of competency in responding to anaphylaxis between poster training, video, and simulation groups with public access to emergency epinephrine in Hampton. 2015 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Dunfield R, Vaillancourt C, Atkinson P, French J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Comparing the atomic realism and response to airway maneuvers of selected airway manikins and clinical grade cadavers. 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Kovacs G.
  • Co Investigator(s): LeRoux Y.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Evaluating outcomes of a pediatric community-based collaborative care model. 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Campbell L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Chobotuk T, Leblanc J.
  • Site: IWK
  • Evaluation of a pharmacist-led antimicrobial stewardship in a pediatric emergency department. 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): MacInnis M, Black E.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, MacPhee S, Hurley K, MacMillan K.
  • Site: IWK
  • FLO on Flow: Front Line Ownership of Emergency Department, Hospital, and Health System Patient Flow - A Novel Approach to ED Overcrowding. 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Petrie DA.
  • Co Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S, Mumford K, Comber S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Frailty assessment of older Canadians using emergency services with tablet technology (FOCUS-TT). 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Lee J, Goldstein J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • HaliVax PIIE: Pharmacy Initiated Immunizations in the Emergency Department. 2015 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Flemming H, Fry A, Fong K, Campbell SG, Van Zoost C.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Obtaining consensus on the best approach to workup and management of threatened and confirmed miscarriages in the Saint John Regional Hospital Emergency Department. 2015 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Cornelis A.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Pediatric ambulance patient transfer rates: A retrospective observational study. 2015 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Hurley K, Goldstein J, Carter A, LeRoux Y, DeMone CE, Cook J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Precision medicine for improving the diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis in the Emergency Department (PRIMED). 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Thompson G.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Gravel J, Bhatt M.
  • Site: IWK
  • Procedural sedation by advanced care paramedics for emergency gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2015 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Wiemer H, Campbell SG, Froese P, Murray J, Jones J, Farina D, Butler M.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • SHoC-ED1: Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department 1. 2015 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Henneberry R.
  • Co Investigator(s): Jarvis C, MacDonald S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • The role of point of care ultrasound use in undifferentiated shock: A systematic review. 2015 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Richardson L, Atkinson P, Loubani O.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • High-dose corticosteroid treatment of term infants: Assessment of long-term neurodevelopmental effects. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Johnson DW, Plint AC.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Gouin S, Joubert G, Doan Q, Dalziel SR.
  • Site: IWK
  • A cross-sectional study evaluating the impact of a novel care delivery mobile care team (MCT on the prevalence of ambulatory care sensitive conditions presenting to emergency medical services in Nova Scotia. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Brown R.
  • Co Investigator(s): Carter A, Cosgrove P.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • A Description of Geriatric Content in Canadian Royal College Emergency Medicine Curricula. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Johnston T.
  • Co Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S, Miller S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • A traumatic Tale of two Cities: Does treatment from different hospitals affect outcomes in patients who receive trauma care at level 1 trauma centers in Halifax and Saint John? 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hayre J, French J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Watson I, Rouse C, Fraser J, Green R, Erdogan M.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • An Observational Study assessing the management of gastrointestinal and urogenital bleeding events in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation treated with dabigatran etexilate. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Campbell SG.
  • Co Investigator(s): Gorveatt J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Audit and feedback of selection of antibiotic therapy for outpatient treatment of pediatric urinary tract infection. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): MacInnis M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Hurley K, MacPhee S, Burns E.
  • Site: IWK
  • BI Chart Audit- Dabigatran and GU/ GI Bleeds. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Canadian transport systems improvement for better neonatal outcomes. EMS Research Steering Committee Review Only. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Singh B.
  • Co Investigator(s): Inkpen K, Arsenault D, Geddes N.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Care and Respect of Elders in Emergencies (CARE) Program. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Janes SE, Kelly N, MacWilliams K, Naugler D, Kitts O, Campbell A, Crosbie C.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Critical Dynamics 3: Work Stressors Affecting Emergency Physicians and Residents: A Survey. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): De Hann S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Howlett MK, Atkinson P, Lamprecht H, Adisesh A.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Critical Dynamics Intervention. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Howlett MK.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J, Doody K, Leblanc-Duchin D, Mostafa M.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Diagnosis and emergency department crowding in patients admitted to the internal medicine service. 2014 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S, Tran A, Haroon B, Thompson K.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Ground Ambulance Paramedic Clinical Consults with a Clinical Support Paramedic or Nurse in an EMS Communications Centre Compared to Traditional EMS Physician Consults. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jensen J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Travers A, McVey J, Carter A, Rose J, Al-Dahlaan F, Butts F, Hawco T, Rose P, Elliot M.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Integrating Emergency Health Services and Palliative Care to Enhance the End of Life Experience for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Cancer Patients and Their Families. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Arab M, Sullivan J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • LAEDA- Low acuity ED attendance: Are other options available? 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Howlett MK, MacKay J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J, Palmer E, Vaillancourt E.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Management of low back pain in the Capital Health Emergency Department. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hayden JA.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Campbell SG.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • National Practice variation in the Emergency Department treatment of wheeze in preschool aged children. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Cherry J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Burns E, Fitzpatrick EA.
  • Site: IWK
  • Organ and Tissue Donations of Brain-Dead Poisoned Patients - A Canadian Perspective. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): LeBlanc C.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Outcomes of Provincial Cardiac Reperfusion Strategy: A population-based, retrospective cohort study. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Cook J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Cain E, Travers A, Jensen J, Carter A, Brown R, Godsoe S, Swain J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Portable Sound Amplifiers in the ED for Hearing Impaired Patients. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fry A, Kelly N.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Preparing Emergency Patients and Providers. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Curran J, Chiasson D.
  • Co Investigator(s): Petrie DA, Parkash R, Cassidy C, Bergeron B, MacPhee S, Janes SE, Boliver D, Fitzpatrick EA, Clory M, Murphy A, Ritchie K.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Simulation RSI: Does using rapid sequence induction checklist and standardized equipment layout systems improve safety and effectiveness in simulated patients? 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Mclean D.
  • Co Investigator(s): Lewis D, Fraser J, Mekwan J, French J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • SYSTEMATIC Review: Does PoCUS ultrasound affect clinical outcomes in non- traumatic hypotensive pts in the ED? 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Richardson L.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Temperature and humidity of medications stored in EHS ambulances and bases throughout the province. 2014 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Jensen J, Deveau B, Agu R, Stewart P.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • The Canadian EMS Data Project [Cardiac Arrest]. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Jensen J, Morrison L, Blanchard I, Segal E.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • The Evaluation of a Game Based Information System to Improve Pain Control, Hydration Management and Patient Satisfaction in the IWK Emergency Department Waiting Room. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Taylor B.
  • Co Investigator(s): Gujar S, Wilcox A.
  • Site: IWK
  • The Impact of Collaborative Emergency Centres on Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition Emergency Department Visits in Cumberland County. RIM Project. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Conrad J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • The prevalence and characteristics of non-transported patients in Nova Scotia. Graduate Project. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carrigan SA.
  • Co Investigator(s): Travers A, Carter A, Goldstein J, Asada Y.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • The use of Emergency Medical Services by End of Life Patients: Proposal for a population based analysis. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Muise A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Johnston G, Carter A, Jensen J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • The Use of Machine Learning Algorithms to Aid in Clinical Diagnosis. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Butler M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • The Use of Return Visit Reports as Patient Outcome Feedback for Emergency Physicians. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Gupta R.
  • Co Investigator(s): Campbell SG, Seimens I.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Understanding discharge communication in the context of pediatric emergency care in regional and community Emergency Departments in Nova Scotia. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Curran J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Petrie DA, Murphy A, Fitzpatrick EA, Klassen TP, MacPhee S, Chorney J, Jabbour M, Colwell J.
  • Site: IWK
  • Virtual Dementia Tour for geriatric simulation. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Miller S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • High-dose corticosteroid treatment of term infants: Assessment of long-term neurodevelopmental effects. 2013 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Johnson DW, Dewey D.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Plint AC.
  • Site: IWK
  • A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Clinical Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Icatibant as a Treatment for Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor (ACE-I)-Induced Angioedema in Adults. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Campbell SG.
  • Co Investigator(s): Chiasson D.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • After-hours Collaborative Emergency Centres in Nova Scotia: Bounce-back rate and resource utilization model. 2013 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Travers A, Latta R, Northcott C, Johnston T, Carrigan SA, Cook J, Vanberkel P, Jensen J, Dobson T, White C.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • BREATHE - Developing an Internet-Based program for anxious youth who visit the Emergency Department for mental health care. 2013 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): McGrath P, Newton A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Ohinmaa A, Joyce A, Carandang C, Baxter P, Jabbour M, Curtis S, Rosychuk R, Johnson DW, Mabasa V, Young M.
  • Site: IWK
  • Closing the loop in pediatric emergency care: A narrative review of best practice for providing discharge instructions to caregivers in the Emergency Department. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Curran J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Petrie DA, Jabbour M, Chorney J, Hartling LA, MacPhee S, Zemek R, Plint AC, Boliver D, Murphy A, Campbell SG, Newton M.
  • Site: IWK
  • Community Paramedics: Defining Their Professional Boundaries and Measuring Their Impact. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Evans A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Jensen J, Carter A, O'Meara P.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Comparing novice, junior and expert leadership behaviors in simulated resuscitation scenarios using eye-tracking technology. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): LeRoux Y.
  • Co Investigator(s): Wall BF, Petrie DA.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • CRASH 3. 2013 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): French J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Middleton J, Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Detection and Reduction of Pressure Ulcers in Hospitalized Patients. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Gaulton C, Moffat S, Fox N.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Distal Wrist Fracture: What is the rate of slippage and angle of distal wrist fractures post reduction. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Montazeri R.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Ross P.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Emergency Department Utilization by Older Adults: A Descriptive Study. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Latham L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Identifying Adverse Events Using Administrative Data: A Pilot Project. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Murray M, MacKinnon N, Boliver D, Hiltz MA.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Impact of Emergency Department probiotic treatment of pediatric gastroenteritis: Randomized controlled trial. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Freedman S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Hurley K, Sherman P, Schnadower D, Gorelick M, Goeree R, Farion K, Schuh S, Gouin S, Johnson DW, Willan A.
  • Site: IWK
  • Learning Retention and the Timing of Refresher Education After The Deliberate Practice of Radiograph Interpretation. 2013 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Boutis K, Pusic MV.
  • Co Investigator(s): MacPhee S.
  • Site: IWK
  • Miscarriages in the Emergency Department: A Phenomenological Analysis. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): MacWilliams K.
  • Co Investigator(s): Field S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Old and New Curricula: Comparison of Moral Development at Program Completion. 2013 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): LeBlanc C.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Paramedic Clinical Decision Making Workshop: Thinking About Thinking. 2013 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Walker J, Travers A, Jensen J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Persistent Post Concussive Symptoms in Children: A Clinical Prediction Rule Derivation Study. 2013 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Osmond M, Zemek R.
  • Co Investigator(s): Burns E, Gravel J, Freedman S, Farion K.
  • Site: IWK
  • Pharmacotheraphy Practice Patterns and Outcomes in Broncholitis in the Americas, Australia/ New Zealand and Europe. 2013 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Schuh S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Waisman Y, Fernandes RM, Macias CG, Dalziel SR, Freedman S, Zemek R, Gouin S, Plint AC, Johnson DW, Kuppermann N.
  • Site: IWK
  • Pilot Study of a Computer-Based Intervention for Alcohol Misuse in the Emergency Department. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Newton M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Colman I, Fitzpatrick EA, Rosychuk R, Ali S, Dong K, Wild C.
  • Site: IWK
  • Renal Colic- Stone Size and Location; Does CT finding predict repeat ED visits and OR. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Massaro P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J, Vaillancourt E, Kanji A.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Severe alcohol intoxication in adolescents. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Acker A, Thomas K.
  • Co Investigator(s): Allain D, Dow K, Korenblum C, Leslie K, Norris M, Vandermorris A.
  • Site: IWK
  • The Offload Zone as a Solution to EMS Offload Delay in the Emergency Department. Graduate Project. 2013 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Elliot M, Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Vanberkel P, Jensen J, Fraser J, Wheatley MR, Cook J, Carrigan SA, Petrie DA, Travers A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • The Use of a new feedback form in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Incorporating CanMEDS and Self-Reflection. 2013 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Blackie B, MacIntosh R.
  • Site: IWK
  • Understanding Offload Delay: An Exploration of the Role of Delivery and Recovery Intervals, and Environmental Factors. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Terashima M, Wheatley MR, Travers A, Carrigan SA.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Alternatives to Traditional EMS Dispatch and Transport - A Scoping Review of Research Outcomes. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jensen J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Travers A, Rose J, Visintini S, McVey J, Brown R, Bourdon E, Carter A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • An Economic Evaluation of a Pediatric Emergency Department Intervention Involving a Standard Practice Change from Salbutamol by Nebulization to Metered-dose Inhalers with Holding Chambers. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hurley K.
  • Co Investigator(s): Sketris I, Spin P, Xu K.
  • Site: IWK
  • Assessment of Extremity Injuries by Advanced Care Paramedics to Determine the Need for Diagnostic Imaging. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Froese P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Campbell SG, MacKinley R.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Assessment of the Burden of Dental Disease in a Network of Canadian Emergency Departments. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Murphy L.
  • Co Investigator(s): MacDonald S, Lee C.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Blade Tip Location to Facilitate Endotracheal Intubation Using the King Vision Video Laryngoscope: A randomized trial using mannequins and lightly embalmed cadavers. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Meyer T.
  • Co Investigator(s): Kovacs G, Law AJ, Froese P.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Can we safely reduce Diagnostic tests in patients presenting to the Emergency Department with Chest Pain? 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Campbell SG.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Field S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Cardiac Arrest Systems of Care in an Integrated Provincial Emergency Medical System. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Travers A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Carter A, Jensen J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Comparison of the King Vision Video Laryngoscope with the Macintosh Laryngoscope in Normal and Difficult Airway Simulations. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Murphy L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Kovacs G, Reardon P.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Development of a comprehensive geriatric assessment form for completion by caregiver. 2012 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Rockwood K.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Does PSA for Cardioversion in the ED differ from that performed for other reasons? 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Campbell SG.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Kovacs G, Watson M, MacKinley R, Butler M.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Effect of Education on Staff Familiarity with an Emergency Department Disaster Plan. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jarvis C.
  • Co Investigator(s): Cain E, MacKinley R, MacDonald D.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Examining Ultrasound Simulation as an Adjunct to Standard Simulation in Diagnosis for Emergency Cardiac and Pulmonary Pathologies. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Parks A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J, Verheul G.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Experiential and Rational Decision Making: A Survey to Determine Decision Making Styles of Paramedics. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jensen J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Travers A, Croskerry P, Walker M, Tavares W, Calder L, Bienkowski A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Improving Emergency Department Lab Test Turn Around Time. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Howlett MK, Compeau S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J, Matchett S, McCloskey R.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Improving the Experience of Care for Seniors in the Emergency Department. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Kelly N.
  • Co Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S, Murphy N.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Learning Style Preferences in Continuing Medical Education Activities of Nova Scotia Paramedics: A Pilot Study. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Staple L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Carter A, Walker M, Jensen J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • LWBS-Flow Physician. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Gedmintas A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Janes L, Atkinson P, Fraser J, Howlett MK, McCloskey R.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Pediatric pain management in the Emergency Department: The triage nurses' perspective. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Ali S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Newton A, Plint AC, Rosychuk R, Thomas D, Grewal S.
  • Site: IWK
  • Persistent post concussive symptoms in children. A clinical prediction rule derivation study. 2012 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Burns E, Fitzpatrick EA.
  • Site: IWK
  • Rater-Based Assessment: Factors Influencing the Perceptions of Trainee Performance. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Tavares W.
  • Co Investigator(s): Cain E, Jensen J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • REASON- Sonography in Cardiac arrest. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Gaspari R.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Risk of Death in Subjects that Resist: Assessment of Incidence and Nature of Fatal Events. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hall C.
  • Co Investigator(s): MacDonald S, Walker M.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Safety Attitudes Questionnaire Study. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Patterson D.
  • Co Investigator(s): Vokey D, Jensen J, Maguire M, McVey J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • The Use of Capnography in Emergency Department Procedural Sedation and Analgesia: A Systematic Review. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Wall BF.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Validation of Simulation-Based Assessment Methodology for Evaluating Resuscitation Skills in Emergency Medicine Postgraduate Trainees. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Ross J.
  • Co Investigator(s): McRae A, Woolfrey K, Davison C, McNeil G, Moore S, Hall A, Hicks C, Dagnone J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • A 30 day international, randomized parallel group, double-blind, placebo controlled phase IV study to evaluate efficacy and safety of prehospital versus in-hospital initiation of ticagrelor therapy in STEMI patients planned for PCI. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Bata I.
  • Co Investigator(s): Travers A, Quraishi A, Giacamantonio N.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • BNP/CHF STUDY- to compare the diagnostic prediction model verses clinical judgement alone in. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Howlett MK, Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Bougie-assisted versus Seldinger Cricothyrotomy. 2011 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Sears EJ, Kovacs G.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Critical Dynamics: a Human Services Survey in Hospital Emergency Departments. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Howlett MK.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Doody K, Fraser J, Leblanc-Duchin D, Murray J, Strack B.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Developing an international research agenda for the Theoretical Domains Framework. 2011 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Grimshaw J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Curran J, Brehaut JC, Squires JE, Francis J, Michie S, Colquhoun H, O'Connor D.
  • Site: IWK
  • Education on Adverse Event Disclosure in Canadian Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Curricula. 2011 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S, Ross E.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Emergency Department Surges: Does Crowding Impact Decision Making and Clinical Outcomes. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Miller S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Szabo J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Epidemiology of prehospital geriatric emergency responses in a provincial EMS system. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Goldstein J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Travers A, Carter A, Jensen J, Rockwood K.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Evaluation of a Smartphone Application of a decision support system for minor traumatic brain injury: Subject utilization and satisfaction. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Taylor B.
  • Co Investigator(s): Walling S, Fitzpatrick EA, Gordon KE, Farajmandi M, Farhoudi B.
  • Site: IWK
  • Frequent Attenders- Do patients without a family doctor attend the ED more frequently. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Palmer E.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Leblanc-Duchin D.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Harm reduction within mainstream services: What are the Challenges and opportunities to reducing the harms for people who use drugs. 2011 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Identification of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction by Paramedics: A Systematic Review. 2011 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Loubani O, Travers A, Jensen J, Deveau B, McVey J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Impact of Offload Delay on Ambulance Response Time and Cost of Operations. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Dimonte A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Poirier P, Kelly P, Furlong G, Carter A, Vailancourt C, Sinclair J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Inhaled magnesium in refractory pediatric acute asthma. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Schuh S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Black KJ, Johnson DW, Plint AC, Zemek R.
  • Site: IWK
  • Insights into the Implementation and Operation of a Novel Paramedic-Long Term Care Program. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jensen J, Travers A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Bassett R, Leadley S, Cain E, Carter A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Knowledge and attitudes of recent paramedic graduates/new paramedic employees towards managing their nutrition during shift work. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): MacDonald A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Jensen J, Conlon S.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Knowledge Synthesis Gastroenteritis. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Freedman S, Hartling LA.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Black KJ, Johnson DW, Gouin S.
  • Site: IWK
  • KT Project- Development of pain protocol as well as process. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Talbot J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • National Inventory of Organ and Tissue Donation in Poisoned Patients. 2011 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Dixon A.
  • Co Investigator(s): LeBlanc C, MacIntyre J, Murphy N.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Paramedic Clinical Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction with Fibrinolytics: A Process Map and Hazard Analysis. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jensen J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Hill B, Travers A, Denike D, Walker M, Matthews V, Boudreau C.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Point of Care ultrasound assisted Distal Wrist Fracture Reduction. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J, Socransky S, Ross P, Smith A.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Rapid Knowledge Synthesis: Collaborative Emergency Centres. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hayden J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Babineau J, Carter A, Martin-Misener R, Jensen J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Replication research: Developing a framework for knowledge translation research. 2011 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Grimshaw J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Curran J, McKibbon A, Eccles M, Vachon B, Paprica A, Sales A, Graham I, Brehaut JC, McGrath P, Straus S.
  • Site: IWK
  • Rota Virus- Evaluation of a Rotavirus Vaccine Program. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Nicholson M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • SOS - Pneumonia/ Influenza- Sentinel Surveillance for pneumococcal disease among hospitalized adults. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Webster D.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • The Care Imperative: Improving Patient Safety in an Aging Population. 2011 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Gaulton C, Bowles S, Giffin L.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • The Use of Medic Alert Notification by Paramedics: A Theory of Planned Behavior Study. 2011 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Jensen J, Bohrer M.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK). 2011 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Klassen TP.
  • Co Investigator(s): Black KJ, Johnson DW, Hartling LA, Jabbour M, Scott S.
  • Site: IWK
  • Transport Outcomes and Dispatch Determinants in a Paramedic-Long Term Care Program. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Travers A, Jensen J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Cain E, McVey J, Bardua D, Dobson T, Carter A, Cox B, Merchant R.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • TREKK- Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J, French J, Ramrattan B.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • A systems approach to improving end of life care: Exploration of pediatric advanced care directives. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Earle R, Gregoire MC, MacConnell G, Frager G.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Acute Research Unit: Innovation in Clinical Trial Research. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Campbell SG, Ackroyd-Stolarz S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Cain E, Anderson D, Murphy N, Underwood L.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Barriers to the provision of effective feedback in teaching clinical medicine: What are they? 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): LeBlanc C.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Canadian National EMS Research Agenda. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jensen J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Travers A, Socha D, Blanchard I, Morrison L, Dainty K, Craig A, Bigham B, Carter A, Brown L, Brown R.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Cochrane systematic review on femoral nerve and fascia Iliaca blockade. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Black KJ.
  • Co Investigator(s): Chapman D, Murphy N, Thompson K, Bevan C, Howard JJ.
  • Site: IWK
  • Communication in the emergency department: the physician and patient perspectives. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): LeBlanc C.
  • Co Investigator(s): Dixon A.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Critical Care Transport Core TREAT Fracture Study: Time Savings by Rapid EMS Antibiotic Therapy for Fractures. 2010 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Petrie DA, Mengual R.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Current Management of Pharyngitis in the Emergency Department: A Retrospective Multi-center Observational Study. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): MacDonald S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Nason A, Dong A, McIsaac W, Smith D, Gillis J.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Development of a Clinical Grade Cadaver Program : A new patient safety standard for research and education allowing the study of clinically invasive procedures. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Kovacs G.
  • Co Investigator(s): Law AJ, Leslie R.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Does Delay to reduction impair success for isolated shoulder dislocation in the ED. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Vanhoutte P, Benjamin S, Fraser J, Kanji A.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Harm Reduction within mainstream services: What are the challenges and opportunities to reducing the harms for people who use illicit drugs? 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jackson L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Campbell SG, Gahagan J, Karabanow J, Fraser J, Dykeman M, Jahn C.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Intervention to Improve the Management of Asthma in Children and Adults in Emergency Department Settings. 2010 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Curran J, Osmond M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Sinclair D, Johnson DW, Newton A, Hurley K, Taylor A, MacEachern L, Zee R.
  • Site: IWK
  • Intubation success before and after an airway management course for advanced paramedics. 2010 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Walker M.
  • Co Investigator(s): McVey J, Jensen J, Carter A, LeRoux Y.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Pain, Opioids and the Competence to Consent Revisited. 2010 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Watson M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Martin D.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Personality Factors and Susceptibility to Burnout in Nova Scotia Ground Ambulance Paramedics: A Cross-Sectional Study. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Dewar Z.
  • Co Investigator(s): Eskes G, Carter A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • PURPLE - Delivering the Period of Purple Crying Program in the Family Newborn Unit: another step towards child abuse prevention. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Ornstein A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Abeysekera J, Hatchette J.
  • Site: IWK
  • The Impact of a novel collaborative program between EMS and long term care: an observational study. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Travers A, Marshall E.
  • Co Investigator(s): Cain E, Fagg A, Edgecombe N, Archibald G, Andrew M, Carter A, Burge FI, Jensen J, Bardua D, McVey J, Clarke B, Gilbert C.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Understanding and improving residents' feedback-seeking activities: Faculty and residents' perception. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Holland J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Miller S, Ledingham D, Delva D, LeBlanc C, Power M, Alexiadis Brown P, Sargeant J, Mann K, Cervin C.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Violence in the Prehospital Workplace. 2010 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Bigham B.
  • Co Investigator(s): Jensen J, Tavares W, Munro G.
  • Site: Division of EMS