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    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): Arab M, Harrison M, Kelly N, MacDonald K, MacDougall P.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Comparison of paramedic palliative support for cancer and non-cancer patients. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Robinson B.
  • Co Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Descriptive study older patients 85+ with a prolonged stay in the ED. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Roda N.
  • Co Investigator(s): Ackroyd-Stolarz S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Emergency medical services care for dialysis patients. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Bartolacci J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Tennankore K, Goldstein J, Swain J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • ILCOR Systematic Review. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jensen J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • 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): Burge FI, Harrison M, Goldstein J, Lawson BJ, Warner G.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Occupational Med. 2017 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Adisesh A, Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • 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
  • Principal Investigator(s): Gould J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Kovacs G, Goldstein J, Travers A, Swain J, Carter A.
  • 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): Thomas A, Lee J.
  • 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): Campbell SG, Barnes D, Magee K, Delaney S, Slipp P, Smith A, Ogilvie R, Stewart S.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Use of Imaging for Low Back Pain in the Emergency Department. 2017 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Kiberd J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Hayden JA.
  • 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
  • Canadian Paramedic Health & Wellness Survey. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Fischer S.
  • Co Investigator(s): MacPhee R.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Current management practices for patients presenting with low back pain to a large emergency department in Canada. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Nunn M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Hayden JA.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • 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, Houde K, Harrison M, 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 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jensen J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Goldstein J, Dobson T, Hawco T, McVey J, Swain J, Carter A, Carrigan SA, Travers A.
  • 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
  • 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
  • On-Scene Times [OST] for Critical Care Transport in Nova Scotia, Canada: A retrospective medical record review. 2016 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Armstrong J, Goldstein J, Fidgen D, Flemming H, Kovacs G, Stoica G.
  • 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, Harrison M, Arab M, Stewart B, Lecours M, Sullivan J, Villard C, Jensen J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Paramedics providing palliative care at home: Paramedic Comfort and Confidence. 2016 - Active
  • 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 - Active
  • 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
  • Pediatric Palliative Care in Nova Scotia: Use of an Out of Hospital Special Patient Program Administered by Paramedics. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Bohrer M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Procedural sedation Afib. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hung D.
  • Co Investigator(s): Sowers N, Campbell SG.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • Prospective study of patients who present to the Emergency Department with low back pain. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Jang-Stewart.
  • Co Investigator(s): Magee K, Hayden JA, 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 Role of Critical Care Paramedics in the Emergency Department. 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 youth and young adults with mental health complaints. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): DeRosa A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Jarvis C.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Tissue and organ donation from poisoned patients in the emergency department and critical care. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Staple L.
  • Co Investigator(s): LeBlanc C.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • An uncommon approach to a common problem: Why do low backpain patients present to the Emergency Department? 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Hayden JA.
  • Co Investigator(s): Ogilvie R, Smith A, Magee K, Kitts O, Stathakis A.
  • 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 mannikins and clinical grade cadavers. 2015 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Kovacs G.
  • Co Investigator(s): LeRoux Y.
  • Site: Halifax Infirmary
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • BI Chart Audit- Dabigatran and GU/ GI Bleeds. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • CanBEST 2013 - Follow-up study for Canadian Bronchiolitis Epinephrine Steroid Trial. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Johnson DW, Plint AC.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Gouin S, Joubert G, Doan Q, Dalziel SR.
  • Site: IWK
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Jensen J, Deveau B, Agu R, Stewart P.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • The Canadian EMS Data Project [Cardiac Arrest]. 2014 - Active
  • 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. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Conrad J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • The impact of the Canadian Pediatric Society's statement regarding trampoline use in children and adolescents. 2014 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Sampson S.
  • Co Investigator(s): Blackie B.
  • Site: IWK
  • The prevalence and characteristics of non-transported patients in Nova Scotia. 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 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 paediatric 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
  • 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 - Active
  • 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 behaviours 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
  • 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 - Active
  • 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 gastorenteritis: Randomized controlled trial. 2013 - Active
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Offload Zone as a Solution to EMS Offload Delay in the Emergency Department. 2013 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): 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, Mullenger 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 - Active
  • 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 - Active
  • 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
  • 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 - Active
  • 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 paralell group, double-blind, placebo controlled phase IV study to evaluate efficacy and safety of prehospital versus inhospital 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 - Active
  • 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 pediatrict 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 Behaviour 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 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Curran J, Osmond M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fitzpatrick EA, Sinclair D, Johnson DW, Newton A.
  • Site: IWK
  • Intubation success before and after an airway management course for advanced paramedics. 2010 - Closed
  • 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