• Seaton, Claire


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, UBC

    Degrees / Designations
    BA Oxon, BM BCh
    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    604 875 4932
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address
    BC Children's Hospital
    Room 1C31
    4480 Oak St
    Vancouver, BC V5V 4L5
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    Research Areas

    1. Asthma care, diagnosis and education within BCCH and the Province. 

    2. Quality improvement initiatives to improve the post-operative care of children following orthopedic surgery.
    My aim is to improve the care of children with asthma by studying how we can diagnose asthma better and improve the service we provide children and their families so they are able to manage their asthma better at home. I am also interested in studying how we can improve the care of children with complex medical problems following orthopedic surgery.
    Current Projects

    1. Improvement in asthma care across the Hospital from ED, asthma clinic and the ward.  This project involves improving the way we use standard guidelines for asthma management across all areas of the hospital. By providing a clear discharge plan - used across all clinical areas, we hope to improve patient and family's understanding of how to look after their asthmatic child at home. We are also establishing a BC Provincial Wide Asthma Network - to expand education opportunities for health care professionals, also leading to improved asthma care across the province. 

    2. Improving the way we diagnose asthma in preschoolers - looking at new techniques and reviewing diagnostic pathways to help us diagnose asthma more effectively in this difficult population.

    3. Improvement in care of children with complex medical issues following orthopedic surgery. We are using quality improvement projects to review the care of these complex patients and identify areas for improvement. Examples include breathing techniques following surgery to reduce post-operative oxygen use and chest infections, antimicrobial stewardship and identifying areas of best practice already used within the hospital and standardizing this across all patients. This work will also include opportunities to train new doctors in Quality Improvement techniques.
    Selected Publications

    Celine Kempeneers, Claire Seaton, Mark Chilvers.  Variation of ciliary beat pattern in 3 different beating planes in healthy subjects. Chest. 2017 May;151(5):993-100

    Agnes Prins, Eddie Chengo, Victor Mung’ala Odera, Manish Sadarangani, Claire Seaton, Penny Holding, Greg Fegan, and Charles R. Newton. Long-Term Survival and Outcome in Children Admitted to Kilifi District Hospital with Convulsive Status Epilepticus.   Epilepsy Research and Treatment 2014  Vol 2014: 1-7

    Manish Sadarangani, Claire Seaton, J Anthony G Scott, Bernhards Ogutu, Tansy Edwards, Agnes Prins, Hellen Gatakaa, Richard Idro, James A Berkley, Norbert Peshu, Brian G Neville, Charles R Newton.  Incidence and outcome of convulsive status epilepticus in Kenyan children: a cohort study.  Lancet Neurology 2008 7(2):145-150

    Claire Seaton, James Ignas, Simon Muchohi, Gilbert Kokwaro, Kathryn Maitland and Alison H. Thomson.  Population Pharmacokinetics of a Single Daily Intra-muscular Dose of Gentamicin in Children with Severe Malnutrition.  Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2007 59(4):681-689
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