• Chin, Chris


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    MBBS, FRCA, FRCP(UK), MA Clin Ed
    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    604 875 2711
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    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Department of Anesthesia
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Clinical outcomes in pediatric anesthesia
    • Education and simulation

    I am clinically involved at BCCH in the care of children with congenital heart disease. I have a strong interest and significant training and experience in pediatric anesthesia, specifically pediatric cardiac anesthesia. My primary focus of research and education is the use of simulation training in healthcare, focusing on clinical, multi-professional courses, and faculty development.

    Current Projects

    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.

    Selected Publications

    1) Chin C. Simulators, Equipment and Props. In Manual of Simulation in Healthcare (Riley RH, ed.); 2014. Oxford University Press (ISBN: 9780198717621)

    2) Rathgeber S, Reimer E, Chin C, Kang K. Development of a Simulation-Based Procedural Sedation Curriculum For Senior Residents. Proceedings of the International Pediatric Simulation Conference; 2016. 

    3) Gaynor JT, West N, Chin C. Dexmedetomidine use after paediatric cardiac catheter procedures. Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society. Vancouver, Canada: Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society; 2016. p. #145876

    Honours & Awards

    In 2008 and again in 2009 I received peer reviewed Clinical Excellence awards from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.

    In 2012, I was successfully nominated to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) – Awarded 2013. 

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