I am a co-founder of the European Simulation Collaboration (http://www.eusim.org) and have been running Basic and Advanced Simulation Train-the-Trainers Courses since 2005. This initial partnership of 3 simulator centres has now increased with partnership centres in many countries including Holland, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Portugal and Mexico. I have taught many of these international courses. Based on this experience, I am currently developing a series of multidisciplinary simulations, held directly in the operating room, to improve non-technical skills & teamwork at BCCH. Our goal is to investigate their role in reducing errors and inefficiency in the operating room.
I am leading adaptation of the PediCrisis management checklists/guidelines to BCCH practices, to help local healthcare providers during critical events such as pediatric cardiac arrest and anaphylaxis. We are implementing these checklists, to be used in all anesthesia areas at BCCH, and plan to evaluate their usefulness through audits in the near future.
Dexmedetomidine Sedation in PACU following Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization – following a retrospective review I am initiating a prospective randomized controlled study to investigate any benefits to Dexmedetomidine in pediatric patients who have undergone cardiac catheter procedures.