• Skippen, Peter


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Professor, Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Betty Wong
    Assistant Phone
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Room 2L5
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    Clinical investigation within the pediatric acute environment.

    Dr. Peter Skippen is a clinical investigator within the Division of Pediatric Critical Care at B.C. Children’s Hospital. His clinical research interests span a number of areas including the clinical evaluation of oximetry catheters in pediatric patients, continous mixed venous oxygen saturation monitoring and transfusion strategies for patients in pediatric intensive care.

    Current Projects
    • Clinical evaluation of oximetry catheters, funded by Edwards
    • A pilot study looking at hypothermia for cardiac arrest in pediatrics, unded by the Sick Kids Foundation
    Selected Publications

    Brierley J, Carcillo JA, Choong K, Cornell T, Decaen A, Deymann A, Doctor A, Davis A, Duff J, Dugas MA, Duncan A, Evans B, Feldman J, Felmet K, Fisher G, Frankel L, Jeffries H, Greenwald B, Gutierrez J, Hall M, Han YY, Hanson J, Hazelzet J, Hernan L, Kiff J, Kissoon N, Kon A, Irazuzta J, Lin J, Lorts A, Mariscalco M, Mehta R, Nadel S, Nguyen T, Nicholson C, Peters M, Okhuysen-Cawley R, Poulton T, Relves M, Rodriguez A, Rozenfeld R, Schnitzler E, Shanley T, Kache S, Skippen P, Torres A, von Dessauer B, Weingarten J, Yeh T, Zaritsky A, Stojadinovic B, Zimmerman J, Zuckerberg A.: Clinical practice parameters for hemodynamic support of pediatric and neonatal septic shock: 2007 update from the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Crit Care Med. 2009 Feb;37(2):666-88.

    Singal M, Skippen P. Commentary on “Fluid therapy for acute bacterial meningitis (Review). Accepted in Cochrane Collaboration, Jan 2009

    PCCM Manuscript PCCM-001 36-2008.R2 entitled “Pacemaker Therapy of Postoperative Arrhythmias Following Pediatric Cardiac Surgery”. Accepted for publication Jan 2009.

    Sharar ZA, Northway T, Skippen P, Braun L, Krahn G, Kissoon N, Milner R.: Reducing catheter-associated stream blood infections in a pediatric intensive care unit: a collaborative effort. J Patient Safety. 2008 Dec;4(4):221-6.

    Lam MC, Yang PT, Skippen PW, Kissoon N, Skarsgard ED.: Abdominal compartment syndrome complicating paediatric extracorporeal life support: diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2008 Sep;36(5):726-31.

    Skippen P, Kissoon N, Waller D, Northway T, Krahn G.: Sepsis and septic shock: progress and future considerations. Indian J Pediatr. 2008 Jun;75(6):599-607.

    Hutchison JS, Ward RE, Lacroix J, Hébert PC, Barnes MA, Bohn DJ, Dirks PB, Doucette S, Fergusson D, Gottesman R, Joffe AR, Kirpalani HM, Meyer PG, Morris KP, Moher D, Singh RN, Skippen PW; Hypothermia Pediatric Head Injury Trial Investigators and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.: Hypothermia therapy after traumatic brain injury in children. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jun 5;358(23):2447-56.

    Davenport A, Bouman C, Kirpalani A, Skippen P, Tolwani A, Mehta RL, Palevsky PM: Delivery of Renal Replacement Therapy in Acute Kidney Injury: What Are the Key Issues? din J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 May;3(3):869-75. Epub 2008 Jan 30.

    Ziad Abu Sharar, Peter Skippen, Leslie Braun, Tracie Northway, Niranjan Kissoon, Ruth Milner. Reducing nosocomial infections in a pediatric intensive care unit: a collaborative effort. Journal of Patient Safety.

    Skippen PW, Bennett M, Cogswell AC, Froese N, Seear M, Wensley DF. latrogenic Hyponatremia in children can be avoided. Paediatrics & Child Health 13:6;502-506.

    Spencely N, Skippen P, Krahn G. Evaluation of a Pediatric Central Venous Oximetry Catheter in critically ill children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008 Mar;9(2):e13-6.

    Honours & Awards
    BC Patient Safety Award of Excellence, November, 2007
    Research Group Members
    The Division of Pediatric Critical Care