Overview

My interest is in improving care for critically ill children mainly with respiratory problems and utilizing emerging technologies.

I have managed an international discussion forum for health care professionals interested in pediatric lung diseases for 20 years.

I am developing mobile applications to improve the prescribing of drugs for children.

I am working on improving in-hospital care of children using standardized tools to provide early warning of changes in their conditions so that they can be treated before they deteriorate.

I have also utilized technology to provide access for children to simple diagnostic tests (oximetry) in their home to assess breathing disorders during sleep and in the developing world to provide access to oximetry in the diagnosis of pneumonia.

Publications

Bronchial casts
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Kevat, A. and Wensley, D. and Popescu, O. and Seear, M.
DOI: 10.1111/jpc.14587
2020

Implementation study of a 5-component pediatric early warning system (PEWS) in an emergency department in British Columbia, Canada, to inform provincial scale up
BMC Emergency Medicine
McElroy, T. and Swartz, E.N. and Hassani, K. and Waibel, S. and Tuff, Y. and Marshall, C. and Chan, R. and Wensley, D. and O'Donnell, M.
DOI: 10.1186/s12873-019-0287-5
2019

Pediatric pulse oximetry-based OSA screening at different thresholds of the apnea-hypopnea index with an expression of uncertainty for inconclusive classifications
Sleep Medicine
Garde, A. and Hoppenbrouwer, X. and Dehkordi, P. and Zhou, G. and Rollinson, A.U. and Wensley, D. and Dumont, G.A. and Ansermino, J.M.
DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.08.027
2019

Clinician-Driven Design of VitalPAD-An Intelligent Monitoring and Communication Device to Improve Patient Safety in the Intensive Care Unit
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
Flohr, L. and Beaudry, S. and Johnson, K.T. and West, N. and Burns, C.M. and Ansermino, J.M. and Dumont, G.A. and Wensley, D. and Skippen, P. and Gorges, M.
DOI: 10.1109/JTEHM.2018.2812162
2018

Effect of a pediatric early warning system on all-cause mortality in Hospitalized pediatric patients: The epoch randomized clinical trial
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Parshuram, C.S. and Dryden-Palmer, K. and Farrell, C. and Gottesman, R. and Gray, M. and Hutchison, J.S. and Helfaer, M. and Hunt, E.A. and Joffe, A.R. and Lacroix, J. and Moga, M.A. and Nadkarni, V. and Ninis, N. and Parkin, P.C. and Wensley, D. and Willan, A.R. and Tomlinson, G.A. and Willems, A. and Hazim, M. and Wenderickx, B. and Kotsakis, A. and Gander, S. and Harris, W. and Holland, J. and MacLean, J. and Boliver, D. and Zavalkoff, S. and Dagenais, M. and Shea, S. and Gaudreault, J. and Dugas, M.-A. and Gosselin, L. and Proulx-Clerc, C. and Bertout, L. and Grisoni, I. and Duff, J. and Pugh, J. and Capito, D. and Krahn, G. and Barclay, A. and Auld, F. and Robson, L. and Carrick, E. and Gilleland, J. and Saunders, L. and Fraser, D. and Bechard, P. and Martin, C. and Spear, L. and Tobler, K. and Kulbaba, K. and Peiris, N. and Doherty, D.R. and Fjficmi, F. and Ladewig, E. and Somanadhan, S. and Greensmith, L. and Breatnach, C. and O'Rourke, C. and Gesù, B. and Cecchetti, C. and Gawronski, O. and Ruscitto, A. and Cabillon, E.P. and Atti, M.C.D. and Raponi, M. and Nuthall, G. and Williams, G.D. and Sherring, C. and Bushell, T. and Rea, M. and Armriding, L. and Olykan, G. and Van Der Starre, C. and Hogeboom, A. and De Oude-Lubbers, A. and Hemat, N. and Broughton, S. and Harris, S. and Downing, E. and Inwald, D. and Sinha, R. and Raghunanan, S. and Vaidya, M. and Reardon, L. and Burmester, M. and Kailay, K. and Haidu, L. and Ferri, S. and Grillo, J. and Shahid, N. and Ashley, S. and Singh, S. and Byrne, K. and Kamath, A. and Middaugh, K.
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2018.0948
2018

Comparison of consent models in a randomized trial of corticosteroids in pediatric septic shock
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Menon, K. and O'Hearn, K. and McNally, J.D. and Acharya, A. and Wong, H.R. and Lawson, M. and Ramsay, T. and McIntyre, L. and Gilfoyle, E. and Tucci, M. and Wensley, D. and Gottesman, R. and Morrison, G. and Choong, K.
DOI: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001301
2017

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Corticosteroids in Pediatric Septic Shock: A Pilot Feasibility Study
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Menon, K. and McNally, D. and O'Hearn, K. and Acharya, A. and Wong, H.R. and Lawson, M. and Ramsay, T. and McIntyre, L. and Gilfoyle, E. and Tucci, M. and Wensley, D. and Gottesman, R. and Morrison, G. and Choong, K.
DOI: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001121
2017

Caregiver knowledge and skills to safely care for pediatric tracheostomy ventilation at home
Pediatric Pulmonology
Amin, R. and Parshuram, C. and Kelso, J. and Lim, A. and Mateos, D. and Mitchell, I. and Patel, H. and Roy, M. and Syed, F. and Troini, R. and Wensley, D. and Rose, L.
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.23842
2017

Evaluation of cardiac modulation in children in response to apnea/hypopnea using the Phone Oximeter
Physiological Measurement
Dehkordi, P. and Garde, A. and Karlen, W. and Petersen, C.L. and Wensley, D. and Dumont, G.A. and Mark Ansermino, J.
DOI: 10.1088/0967-3334/37/2/187
2016

Phenotypic expansion of TBX4 mutations to include acinar dysplasia of the lungs
American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A
Szafranski, P. and Coban-Akdemir, Z.H. and Rupps, R. and Grazioli, S. and Wensley, D. and Jhangiani, S.N. and Popek, E. and Lee, A.F. and Lupski, J.R. and Boerkoel, C.F. and Stankiewicz, P.
DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37822
2016

Steroids in fluid and/or vasoactive infusion dependent pediatric shock: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Trials
O'Hearn, K. and McNally, D. and Choong, K. and Acharya, A. and Wong, H.R. and Lawson, M. and Ramsay, T. and McIntyre, L. and Gilfoyle, E. and Tucci, M. and Wensley, D. and Gottesman, R. and Morrison, G. and Menon, K.
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1365-6
2016

The quality of life of home-ventilated children and their primary caregivers plus the associated social and economic burdens: A prospective study
Archives of Disease in Childhood
Seear, M. and Kapur, A. and Wensley, D. and Morrison, K. and Behroozi, A.
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309796
2016

Performance of the PEdiatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction-2 score in critically ill children requiring plasma transfusions
Annals of Intensive Care
Karam, O. and Demaret, P. and Duhamel, A. and Shefler, A. and Spinella, P.C. and Stanworth, S.J. and Tucci, M. and Leteurtre, S. and for the PlasmaTV investigators and Butt, W. and Delzoppo, C. and Bain, K. and Erickson, S. and Smalley, N. and Dorofaeff, T. and Long, D. and Wiseman, G. and Clénent de~Cléty, S. and Berghe, C. and de~Jaeger, A. and Demaret, P. and Trippaerts, M. and Willems, A. and Rooze, S. and De~Dooy, J. and Gilfoyle, E. and Wohlgemuth, L. and Tucci, M. and Dumitrascu, M. and Withington, D. and Hickey, J. and Choong, K. and Sanders, L. and Morrison, G. and Tijssen, J. and Wensley, D. and Krahn, G. and Dugas, M.-A. and Gosselin, L. and Santschi, M. and Von~Dessauer, B. and Ordenes, N. and Afshari, A. and Andersen, L.H. and Nilsson, J.C. and Johansen, M. and Baek~Jensen, A.-M. and Campos~Mino, S. and Grunauer, M. and Joram, N. and Roullet-Renoleau, N. and Javouhey, E. and Cour-Andlauer, F. and Portefaix, A. and Brissaud, O. and Guichoux, J. and Payen, V. and Léger, P.-L. and Afanetti, M. and Mortamet, G. and Maria, M. and Breining, A. and Tissieres, P. and Dorkenoo, A. and Deho, A. and Steinherr, H. and Nikolaou, F. and Camporesi, A. and Mario, F. and Kawasaki, T. and Miura, S. and Beca, J. and Rea, M. and Sherring, C. and Bushell, T. and Bentsen, G. and Dinis, A. and Pereira, G. and Vieira, M. and Moniz, M. and Alshehri, S. and Alasnag, M. and Pisarcikova, M. and Jordan, I. and Balcells, J. and Perez-Ferrer, A. and de~Vicente Sánchez, J. and Vazquez~Moyano, M. and Morales~Martinez, A. and Lopez-Herce, J. and Solana, M.J. and Flores~González, J.C. and Alonso, M.T. and Nieto~Faza, M. and Perez, M.-H. and Amiet, V. and Doell, C. and Bordessoule, A. and Cochius-den Otter, S. and Kapitein, B. and Kneyber, M. and Brierley, J. and Rea, V. and McKeever, S. and Kelleher, A. and Scholefield, B. and Top, A. and Kelly, N. and Virdee, S. and Davis, P. and George, S. and Hawkins, K.C. and McCall, K. and Brown, V. and Sykes, K. and Levin, R. and MacLeod, I. and Horan, M. and Jirasek, P. and Inwald, D. and Abdulla, A. and Raghunanan, S. and Taylor, B. and Shefler, A. and Sparkes, H. and Hanson, S. and Woods, K. and Triscari, D. and Murkowski, K. and Ozment, C. and Steiner, M. and Nerheim, D. and Galster, A. and Higgerson, R. and Christie, L.A. and Spinella, P.C. and Martin, D. and Rourke, L. and Muszynski, J. and Steele, L. and Ajizian, S. and McCrory, M.C. and O?Brien, K. and Babbitt, C. and Felkel, E. and Levine, G. and Truemper, E.J. and Zink, M. and Nellis, M. and Thomas, N.J. and Spear, D. and Markovitz, B. and Terry, J. and Morzov, R. and Montgomery, V. and Michael, A. and Thomas, M. and Singleton, M. and Jarvis, D. and Nett, S. and Willson, D. and Hoot, M. and Bembea, M. and Yiu, A. and McKinley, D. and Scarlett, E. and Sankey, J. and Parikh, M. and Vincent, E. and Faustino, S. and Michelson, K. and Rilinger, J. and Campbell, L. and Gertz, S. and Cholette, J.M. and Jeyapalan, A. and Parker, M. and Bateman, S. and Johnson, A.
DOI: 10.1186/s13613-016-0197-6
2016

Casting a look at pediatric plastic bronchitis
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Jasinovic, T. and Kozak, F.K. and Moxham, J.P. and Chilvers, M. and Wensley, D. and Seear, M. and Campbell, A. and Ludemann, J.P.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.07.011
2015

Using oximetry dynamics to screen for sleep disordered breathing at varying thresholds of severity
2015 23rd European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2015
Garde, A. and Dehkordi, P. and Wensley, D. and Ansermino, J.M. and Dumonf, G.A.
DOI: 10.1109/EUSIPCO.2015.7362421
2015

Hyperthyroidism hidden by congenital central hypoventilation syndrome
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Fox, D.A. and Weese-Mayer, D.E. and Wensley, D.F. and Stewart, L.L.
DOI: 10.1515/jpem-2014-0174
2015

Pulse oximetry recorded from the Phone Oximeter for detection of obstructive sleep apnea events with and without oxygen desaturation in children
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Garde, A. and Dehkordi, P. and Wensley, D. and Ansermino, J.M. and Dumont, G.A.
DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7320174
2015

Evaluating processes of care and outcomes of children in hospital (EPOCH): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Trials
Parshuram, C.S. and Dryden-Palmer, K. and Farrell, C. and Gottesman, R. and Gray, M. and Hutchison, J.S. and Helfaer, M. and Hunt, E. and Joffe, A. and Lacroix, J. and Nadkarni, V. and Parkin, P. and Wensley, D. and Willan, A.R.
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-015-0712-3
2015

Sleep stage classification in children using photo plethysmogram pulse rate variability
Computing in Cardiology
Dehkordi, P. and Garde, A. and Karlen, W. and Wensley, D. and Ansermino, J.M. and Dumont, G.A.
2014

Development of a screening tool for sleep disordered breathing in children using the phone oximeterTM
PLoS ONE
Garde, A. and Dehkordi, P. and Karlen, W. and Wensley, D. and Ansermino, J.M. and Dumont, G.A.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112959
2014

Pulse rate variability in children with disordered breathing during different sleep stages
Computing in Cardiology
Dehkordi, P. and Garde, A. and Karlen, W. and Wensley, D. and Ansermino, J.M. and Dumont, G.A.
2013

Pulse rate variability compared with heart rate variability in children with and without sleep disordered breathing
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Dehkordi, P. and Garde, A. and Karlen, W. and Wensley, D. and Ansermino, J.M. and Dumont, G.A.
DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2013.6611059
2013

Long-term ventilation in children: Longitudinal trends and outcomes
Archives of Disease in Childhood
McDougall, C.M. and Adderley, R.J. and Wensley, D.F. and Seear, M.D.
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-303062
2013

Oxygen saturation in children with and without obstructive sleep apnea using the phone-oximeter
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Garde, A. and Karlen, W. and Dehkordi, P. and Wensley, D. and Ansermino, J.M. and Dumont, G.A.
DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610055
2013

Bronchial balloon occlusion in children with complex pulmonary air leaks
Archives of Disease in Childhood
Hathorn, C. and Armitage, N. and Wensley, D. and Seear, M.
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-302529
2013

Multicentre validation of the bedside paediatric early warning system score: A severity of illness score to detect evolving critical illness in hospitalised children
Critical Care
Parshuram, C.S. and Duncan, H.P. and Joffe, A.R. and Farrell, C.A. and Lacroix, J.R. and Middaugh, K.L. and Hutchison, J.S. and Wensley, D. and Blanchard, N. and Beyene, J. and Parkin, P.C.
DOI: 10.1186/cc10337
2011

Comparison of two red-cell transfusion strategies after pediatric cardiac surgery: A subgroup analysis
Critical Care Medicine
Willems, A. and Harrington, K. and Lacroix, J. and Biarent, D. and Joffe, A.R. and Wensley, D. and Ducruet, T. and Hébert, P.C. and Tucci, M.
DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181bc816c
2010

How to approach pediatric sleep medicine in British Columbia: A consensus paper
British Columbia Medical Journal
Ipsiroglu, O.S. and Jan, J.E. and Freeman, R.D. and Laswick, A.J. and Milner, R.A. and Mitton, C. and Wasdell, M.B. and Wensley, D.F. and McKellin, W.H.
2008

Iatrogenic hyponatremia in hospitalized children: Can it be avoided?
Paediatrics and Child Health
Skippen, P. and Adderley, R. and Bennett, M. and Cogswell, A. and Froese, N. and Seear, M. and Wensley, D.
DOI: 10.1093/pch/13.6.502
2008

Anemia, blood loss, and blood transfusions in North American children in the intensive care unit
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Bateman, S.T. and Lacroix, J. and Boven, K. and Forbes, P. and Barton, R. and Thomas, N.J. and Jacobs, B. and Markovitz, B. and Hanson, J.H. and Li, H.A. and Abd-Allah, S. and Randolph, A. and Healey, H. and Besunder, J. and Blumer, J. and Cheiftez, I. and Bass, A. and Dalton, H. and Dobyns, E. and Fitch, J. and Gedeit, R. and Goldstein, B. and Grzeszczak, M. and Hasan, R. and Jefferson, L. and Levin, D. and Jarvis, D. and Newth, C. and Randolph, A.G. and Auw, L. and Patel, V. and Ron, S. and Correa, C.S. and Seferian, E. and Hess, J. and Stokes, J. and Willson, D. and Cox, P. and Joffe, A. and Menon, K. and Wensley, D.
DOI: 10.1164/rccm.200711-1637OC
2008

Good work! Could do better
British Columbia Medical Journal
Baillie, H. and Baker, M. and Burrill, D. and Hayward, J. and Rae, A. and Sherlock, C. and Smith, D. and Sutter, M. and Thompson, C. and Wensley, D.
2008

How accurate is the diagnosis of exercise induced asthma among Vancouver schoolchildren?
Archives of Disease in Childhood
Seear, M. and Wensley, D. and West, N.
DOI: 10.1136/adc.2004.063974
2005

The acute dialysis quality initiative - Part III: Solute control (treatment dose)
Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy
Paganini, E.P. and Depner, T. and Wensley, D.
DOI: 10.1053/jarr.2002.35569
2002

The first international consensus conference on continuous renal replacement therapy
Kidney International
Kellum, J.A. and Mehta, R.L. and Angus, D.C. and Palevsky, P. and Ronco, C. and Bellomo, R. and Bunchman, T. and Clark, W. and Davenport, A. and Depner, T. and Gibney, R.T.N. and Kellum, J.A. and Kimmel, P. and Lazarus, J. and Leblanc, M. and Levin, N. and Mehta, R.L. and Mehta, S. and Murray, P.T. and Paganini, E.P. and Palevsky, P. and Ronco, C. and Schetz, M. and Star, R.A. and Tetta, C. and Wensley, D.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1523-1755.2002.00613.x
2002

Cost-benefit of trained transport teams: Estimates for head-injured children
Prehospital Emergency Care
Macnab, A.J. and Wensley, D.F. and Sun, C.
DOI: 10.1080/10903120190940227
2001

Outcome and predictors of mortality in pediatric oncology patients requiring intensive care
Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Parsons, S.J. and Tomas, K. and Wensley, D.F.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1525-1489.2001.00029.x
2001

Respirology manpower in Canada - A report for the Canadian Thoracic Society Education Committee
Canadian Respiratory Journal
Cockcroft, D.W. and Wensley, D.
DOI: 10.1155/2000/704369
2000

Chronic cough and wheeze in children: Do they all have asthma?
Pneumologie
Seear, M. and Wensley, D.
1997

Heterogeneous Serratia marcescens genotypes from a nosocomial pediatric outbreak
Chest
Cimolai, N. and Trombley, C. and Wensley, D. and LeBlanc, J.
DOI: 10.1378/chest.111.1.194
1997

Peritoneal dialysis in children after cardiopulmonary bypass
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Werner, H.A. and Wensley, D.F. and Lirenman, D.S. and LeBlanc, J.G. and Jonas, R.A. and Mee, R.B.
DOI: 10.1016/S0022-5223(97)70400-8
1997

Chronic cough and wheeze in children: Do they all have asthma?
European Respiratory Journal
Seear, M. and Wensley, D.
DOI: 10.1183/09031936.97.10020342
1997

Inhaled anaesthetics for refractory childhood asthma
Clinical Intensive Care
Handel, J. and Radderley, R. and Bennett, M. and Skippen, P. and Wensley, D. and Rhodes, P.
1996

Midazolam following open heart surgery in children: Haemodynamic effects of a loading dose
Paediatric Anaesthesia
Macnab, A.J. and Levine, M. and Glick, N. and Macready, J. and Susak, L. and Elliott, M. and Wensley, D.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1460-9592.1996.d01-6.x
1996

Association of gastroesophageal reflux with obstructive lung disease in children after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation [3]
Blood
Schultz, K.R. and Fernandez, C.V. and Israel, D.M. and Magee, F. and Wensley, D. and Sargent, M.A. and Abella, E. and Karanes, C.
DOI: 10.1182/blood.v85.12.3763b.bloodjournal85123763b
1995

Mycoplasma pneumoniae as a cofactor in severe respiratory infections
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Cimolai, N. and Wensley, D. and Seear, M. and Thomas, E.T.
DOI: 10.1093/clinids/21.5.1182
1995

Obstructive lung disease in children after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation: Evaluation with high-resolution CT
American Journal of Roentgenology
Sargent, M.A. and Cairns, R.A. and Murdoch, M.J. and Nadel, H.R. and Wensley, D. and Schultz, K.R.
DOI: 10.2214/ajr.164.3.7863896
1995

Obstructive lung disease in children after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
Blood
Schultz, K.R. and Green, G.J. and Wensley, D. and Sargent, M.A. and Magee, J.F. and Spinelli, J.J. and Pritchard, S. and Davis, J.H. and Rogers, P.C.J. and Chan, K.W. and Phillips, G.L.
DOI: 10.1182/blood.v84.9.3212.bloodjournal8493212
1994

Unilateral cervical spinal cord lesion in a term newborn, associated with ipsilateral diaphragmatic atrophy and pulmonary hypoplasia
Pediatric Pulmonology
Rotschild, A. and Ling, E.W.Y. and Wensley, D.F. and Norman, M.G. and Thurlbeck, W.M.
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.1950180114
1994

Spontaneous pneumothorax in paediatric patients
Respiratory Medicine
Davis, A.M. and Wensley, D.F. and Phelan, P.D.
DOI: 10.1016/0954-6111(93)90009-O
1993

Oxygen consumption-oxygen delivery relationship in children
The Journal of Pediatrics
Seear, M. and Wensley, D. and MacNab, A.
DOI: 10.1016/S0022-3476(05)81690-7
1993

Comparison of three methods for measuring respiratory mechanics in ventilated children.
Pediatric pulmonology
Seear, M. and Wensley, D. and Werner, H.
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.1950100412
1991

Pilot study for the development of a monitoring device for ventilated children
Pediatric Pulmonology
Wensley, D.F. and Noonan, P. and Seear, M.D. and Werner, H. and Pirie, G.E.
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.1950110315
1991

Atypical staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: Two fatal pediatric cases
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Tyson, W. and Wensley, D.F. and Anderson, J.D. and Fraser, G.C. and Wilson, E.M.
DOI: 10.1097/00006454-198909000-00016
1989

Management of pulmonary sequestration and scimitar syndrome presenting in infancy
Pediatric Surgery International
Wensley, D.F. and Goh, T.H. and Menahem, S. and Edis, B. and Venables, A.W.
DOI: 10.1007/BF00169695
1989

Expo '86, Vancouver: Impact on British Columbia's Children's Hospital
CMAJ
Hlady, L.J. and Macnab, A.J. and Smith, D.F. and Wensley, D.F.
1987

Infective endocarditis in children with congenital heart disease: Comparison of selected features in patients with surgical correction or palliation and those without
British Heart Journal
Karl, T. and Wensley, D. and Start, J.
DOI: 10.1136/hrt.58.1.57
1987

Assessment of Residual Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction Following Surgery Using the Response to Intravenous Propranolol
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Wensley, D.F. and Karl, T. and Deanfield, J.E. and de Leval, M.R. and Macartney, F.J. and Stark, J.
DOI: 10.1016/S0003-4975(10)62151-0
1987

Respiratory distress in the second week of life
The Journal of Pediatrics
Wensley, D.F. and Baldwin, V.J.
DOI: 10.1016/S0022-3476(85)80319-X
1985

Research

The use of early warning systems to prevent deterioration in hospitalized children
Children admitted to hospital occasionally deteriorate quickly requiring admission to the intensive care unit. In my work with the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group, I have been involved in a multicenter trail evaluating a standardized tool to provide an early warning of deterioration in hospitalized children. The current trial is evaluating this in tertiary Pediatric hospitals, but we are hoping to test it in a regional setting in all levels of hospitals.

The development and use of a cell phone application to improve the prescribing of drugs
As part of our quality assurance process in the intensive care unit it was clear that in this complex environment, drug errors are a common problem. Easy access for all health care professionals to standard resources for prescribing and checking drugs was not available. We are therefore developing a mobile computing application to standardize prescribing of drugs and will test the effect of this, hoping to reduce the number of errors in drug administration in the intensive care unit.

Grants

Young Traumatic Brain Injury Study $60,000 May 2008 - January 2010 A. Guerguerian (PI) D. Wensley (Local PI)

Calfactant for Acute Lung Injury $100,000 April 2008 - April 2010 D. Willson (PI) D. Wensley (Local PI)

Research Group Members

Negar Memarian