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    Testing the Effectiveness of Igel vs King LT in EMS placement of supraglottic devices. 2021 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Pishe T, Price P.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Barriers to follow up after patients who present with chest pain are discharged from the emergency department. 2020 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Lutchmedial S, Lewis D, Chandra K, Howie K.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • COAVOID. 2020 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Vaillancourt C.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • COVID NATIONAL REGISRTY. 2020 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) for neck of femur fracture pain management. 2020 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Edgar L, Goss R, Chandra K, Lewis D, Atkinson P, Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • PTA & seasonal variation. 2020 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Lees M, Hathi K, Chin C, Chandra K, Lewis D.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Safety and efficacy of early oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy in a primary care setting. 2020 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Landry V, Vaillancourt C, Chandra K, Fraser J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Systematic Review Proposal: The diagnostic accuracy of bedside thoracic ultrasound in patients with suspected thoracic aortic dissection. 2020 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Hussain S, Chandra K.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Use of Radiography by Nursing Home Residents in Saint John. 2020 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Plant E, McCloskey R, Fraser J, Chandra K.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • A qualitative assessment of Saint John emergency department prescribers∆ perceptions of local harm reduction care and identified barriers to initiating suboxone. 2019 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Crain C, Meyer T, Webster D.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Casino Shift impact on the ED. 2019 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Howlett MK, Atkinson P, Johnston M, Goss R.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Impaired driving- UBC study. 2019 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Perspectives of medical students and undergraduate students on their experience as medical scribes in the Saint John Regional Hospital Emergency Department. 2019 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Lewis D, Fraser J, Abelev I.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Cardiac Arrest and Epi with EMS. 2018 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): McGraw M, Chandra K, Atkinson P.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • CRISM Implementation Science Program on Opioid Interventions and Services: Emergency physician attitudes and practices on prescribing buprenorphine/naloxone. 2018 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Meyer T.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Determining risks leading to hospitalizations resulting in Injury and death in New Brunswick∆s Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Populations:. 2018 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J, French J, Brooks T.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Emergency Tube Thoracostomies: Implementing Process Improvement and Simulation to Impact Procedural Performance . 2018 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Hanlon R.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Life or death? Understanding who should survive major trauma in New Brunswick. 2018 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): French J, Edmunson A.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Predictors of Poor Obstetrical Outcomes in Women who Present to the Emergency Department with Early Pregnancy Complications. 2018 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J, Clouston R, Burgoyne M.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • REASON 2a: Timing for single view bedside ultrasound. 2018 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Lewis D, Gaspari R, Peach M.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • SHoC-ED: IVC diameter and collapsibility index in correctly predicting fluid responsiveness, and preventing adverse iatrogenic fluid administration outcomes. 2018 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Lewis D, Ross P, Dunfield R.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Occupational Med. 2017 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Fraser J, Adisesh A.
  • 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): Atkinson P, Vaillancourt C, French J, Dunfield R.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • Epidemiology, techniques and outcomes in emergency airway management in a non-academic emergency department: the Emergency Medicine AirWAy REgistry (EM-AWARE) study. 2015 - Active
  • Co Investigator(s): Chandra K, Mekwan J, French J, Fraser J, Allan J, Jones M, Atkinson P.
  • 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
  • To Choose or Not to Choose: does a departmental educational intervention on the Choosing Wisely Canada emergency medicine recommendations change the number of imaging tests ordered in urban verses rural emergency department. 2015 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Chandra K.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J, Adams C.
  • 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): French J, Hayre J.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J, Rouse C, Watson I, Erdogan M, Green R.
  • 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, Talbot J, Doody K, Fraser J, 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
  • Out in the sticks and stone may break your bones, but does rurality surely hurt you? Are you more likely to die from injury in a rural area?- Trauma patient health equality in New Brunswick. 2014 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): French J, Kenney M.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J, Phelan B.
  • 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
  • Comparison of door to ecg, door to needle and ecg to needle times between low, medium and high volume centres in pt with STEMI. 2013 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Mazurek A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Lutchmedial S, Hubacek 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
  • A study on treatment failure in patients with acute exacerbations of COPD and Emergency Department staff awareness, knowledge and use of local COPD guidelines at the Saint John Regional Hospital. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Chandra K.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J, DeSousa N, Vaillancourt C, Scoville J.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • A Traumatic tale of two cities: Does being treated by different EMS affect outcome in trauma patients destined for transport to level 1 trauma centers in Halifax and Saint John. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Rouse C.
  • Co Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Fraser J, French J, Hayre J, Watson I, Erdogan M, Green R.
  • 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, McCloskey R, Matchett S.
  • Site: Saint John Regional
  • LWBS-Flow Physician. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Gedmintas A.
  • Co Investigator(s): Janes L, Howlett MK, Atkinson P, Fraser J, 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
  • U Sim Trauma.-Examining ultrasound simulation as an adjunct to standard simulation in diagnosis for trauma related injuries. 2012 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Hewitson L.
  • Co Investigator(s): Lewis D, Fraser J, Verheul G, Mekwan J, French J, Mclean D.
  • 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
  • COMPUS- Can medical students self teach ultrasound with simulator and achieve competency. 2011 - Closed
  • Principal Investigator(s): Atkinson P, Mackay F.
  • Co Investigator(s): Lewis D, Fraser J, Ross P.
  • 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, Talbot J, 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, Ross P, Smith A, Socransky S.
  • 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): Talbot J, 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