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    Emergency Tube Thoracostomies: Implementing Process Improvement and Simulation to Impact Procedural Performance . 2018 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Hanlon R.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Occupational Med. 2017 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Adisesh A, Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Management of first trimester bleeding in a local emergency department. 2016 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Amiro R.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • BI Chart Audit- Dabigatran and GU/ GI Bleeds. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • REASON- Sonography in Cardiac arrest. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Gaspari R.
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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