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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 2018 - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Immediate Interventions for Presyncope of Vasovagal or Orthostatic Origin: A Systematic Review. 2017 - Closed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Supplemental oxygen administration to myocardial infarction patients: A systematic review with meta-analysis. 2017 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Welsford M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Greene J, Cantor WJ, Ainsworth C, Lambert L, Wong G.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • 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
  • 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 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Greene J.
  • Co Investigator(s): MacPherson K, Magesa D, Mwambuga N.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • Airway management in a critical care transport system: A retrospective analysis of first attempt success and adverse events. 2016 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Fok P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Kovacs G, Goldstein J, Jensen J, MacDonald S, DeRosa A, Fidgen D.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • After-hours Collaborative Emergency Centres in Nova Scotia: Bounce-back rate and resource utilization model. 2013 - Closed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Paramedic Clinical Decision Making Workshop: Thinking About Thinking. 2013 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Walker J, Travers A, Jensen J.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bougie-assisted versus Seldinger Cricothyrotomy. 2011 - Closed
  • Co Investigator(s): Sears EJ, Kovacs G.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • 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
  • Identification of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction by Paramedics: A Systematic Review. 2011 - Closed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A systems approach to improving end of life care: Exploration of pediatric advanced care directives. 2010 - Active
  • Principal Investigator(s): Carter A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Earle R, Gregoire MC, MacConnell G, Frager G.
  • Site: Division of EMS
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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