Overview

My research uses simulation to help improve the care that we provide to our tiny patients in the neonatal intensive care unit. Through simulation, we are able to find new or safer ways to do our work and provide the best care possible. Related to this is using simulation as a tool for teaching. Much like pilots learn through flight simulators, we can use simulated patients. My work focuses on how we can best use simulation for teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Publications

Use of Simulation in Canadian Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Programs
Cureus
Jonathan Wong, Emer Finan, Douglas Campbell
DOI: 10.7759/cureus.1448
07/2017

Effect of prophylactic indomethacin administration and early feeding on spontaneous intestinal perforation in extremely low-birth-weight infants
Journal of Perinatology
M Stavel, for the Canadian Neonatal Network Investigators6, J Wong, Z Cieslak, R Sherlock, M Claveau, P S Shah
DOI: 10.1038/jp.2016.196
10/2016

Inotrope Use among Extremely Preterm Infants in Canadian Neonatal Intensive Care Units: Variation and Outcomes
American Journal of Perinatology
Jonathan Wong, Prakesh Shah, Eugene Yoon, Wendy Yee, Shoo Lee, Kimberly Dow
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1371703
04/2014

Percutaneously Placed Central Venous Catheter-Related Sepsis in Canadian Neonatal Intensive Care Units
American Journal of Perinatology
Jonathan Wong, Kimberly Dow, Prakesh Shah, Wayne Andrews, Shoo Lee
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1311978
05/2012

Prediction of the rate of decline in FEV1 in smokers using quantitative computed tomography
Thorax
R Yuan, J C Hogg, P D Pare, D D Sin, J C Wong, Y Nakano, A M McWilliams, S Lam, H O Coxson
DOI: 10.1136/thx.2008.112433
09/2009

Respirology
Toronto Notes, 25th edition
2009

The influence of reconstruction algorithm on the measurement of airway dimensions using computed tomography
Medical Imaging 2008: Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images
Jonathan C. Wong, Yasutaka Nakano, Harvey O. Coxson, Nestor L. Müller, Peter D. Paré, James C. Hogg
DOI: 10.1117/12.769697
03/2008

Computed tomographic estimation of lung dimensions throughout the growth period
European Respiratory Journal
P. A. de Jong
DOI: 10.1183/09031936.06.00070805
02/2006

Hyperpolarized 3He diffusion MRI and histology in pulmonary emphysema
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
2006

The Prediction of Small Airway Dimensions Using Computed Tomography
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Yasutaka Nakano, Jonathan C. Wong, Pim A. de Jong, Lilliana Buzatu, Taishi Nagao, Harvey O. Coxson, W. Mark Elliott, James C. Hogg, Peter D. Paré
DOI: 10.1164/rccm.200407-874oc
01/2005

Research

The effect of CPAP versus non-invasive high frequency ventilation on the electrical activity of the diaphragm.
Non-invasive ventilation is being used commonly amongst preterm infants, and there is increasing use of non-invasive high frequency ventilation. We are conducting a study to better understand how this mode of ventilation helps infants as compared to another commonly used mode, which is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). We are able to do this through measuring the electrical activity of the diaphragm, and by this method better understand how these different modes of ventilation affect how a baby breaths.

Use of simulation in Canadian neonatal-perinatal medicine training programs.
Simulation is being increasingly used in medical education. It is effective in improving knowledge and in many fields has been associated with improved performance. Simulation is being considered not only for delivery of education but also for assessment. Before such a tool is used routinely in neonatal training across Canada, it is important to understand its current usage by accredited training programs. Therefore, we are conducting a survey to program directors and fellows across all neonatal training programs in Canada.

Simulation to improve quality of care during neonatal MRI intramural transport.
Our sickest patients often require transport from the NICU to different parts of the hospital for investigations that help guide their care. The transport process is complex with the potential for latent safety threats to be present. This project uses simulation to recreate that process of going from the NICU to receive an MRI in order those safety threats. By doing this, we are working to make change to how we perform transports in order to prevent errors from happening and better understand how we can safely conduct neonatal intramural transports.

Grants

Creative Professional Research Grant, Hospital for Sick Children- 2016

Honours & Awards

Mallinckrodt Young Investigator Research Fund Award - 2015

Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation Resident Research Prize, Queen’s University, Postgraduate Medical Education - 2012

Resident Research Competition Award, Queen’s University, Department of Pediatrics - 2010, 2011, 2012