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


Relationship Between Adverse Tracheal Intubation Associated Events and PICU Outcomes*
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Margaret M. Parker, Gabrielle Nuthall, Calvin Brown, Katherine Biagas, Natalie Napolitano, Lee A. Polikoff, Dennis Simon, Michael Miksa, Eleanor Gradidge, Jan Hau Lee, Ashwin S. Krishna, David Tellez, Geoffrey L. Bird, Kyle J. Rehder, David A. Turner, Michelle Adu-Darko, Sholeen T. Nett, Ashley T. Derbyshire, Keith Meyer, John Giuliano, Erin B. Owen, Janice E. Sullivan, Keiko Tarquinio, Pradip Kamat, Ronald C. Sanders, Matthew Pinto, G. Kris Bysani, Guillaume Emeriaud, Yuki Nagai, Melissa A. McCarthy, Karen H. Walson, Paula Vanderford, Anthony Lee, Jesse Bain, Peter Skippen, Ryan Breuer, Sarah Tallent, Vinay Nadkarni, Akira Nishisaki
DOI: 10.1097/pcc.0000000000001074

Biomarkers for Early Acute Kidney Injury Diagnosis and Severity Prediction A Pilot Multicenter Canadian Study of Children Admitted to the ICU
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Jennifer Palermo, Allison B. Dart, Alanna De Mello, Prasad Devarajan, Ronald Gottesman, Gonzalo Garcia Guerra, Greg Hansen, Ari R. Joffe, Cherry Mammen, Nick Majesic, Catherine Morgan, Peter Skippen, Michael Pizzi, Ana Palijan, Michael Zappitelli
DOI: 10.1097/pcc.0000000000001183

Tracheal IntubationVariance and Adverse Events We Can Do Without*
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Niranjan Kissoon, Peter Skippen
DOI: 10.1097/pcc.0000000000000122

Engaging Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) clinical staff to lead practice improvement: the PICU Participatory Action Research Project (PICU-PAR)
BioMed Central
Jean-Paul Collet, Peter W Skippen, Mir K Mosavianpour, Alexander Pitfield, Bubli Chakraborty, Garth Hunte, Ronald Lindstrom, Niranjan Kissoon, William H McKellin
DOI: 10.14288/1.0223178

Epidemiology of cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury in neonates: a retrospective study
Pediatric Nephrology
Abdullah AlAbbas, Andrew Campbell, Peter Skippen, Derek Human, Douglas Matsell, Cherry Mammen
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-013-2454-3

Long-term Risk of CKD in Children Surviving Episodes of Acute Kidney Injury in the Intensive Care Unit: A Prospective Cohort Study
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Cherry Mammen, Abdullah Al Abbas, Peter Skippen, Helen Nadel, Daniel Levine, J.P. Collet, Douglas G. Matsell
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2011.10.048

735 Acute kidney injury in neonates following post cardiac surgery utilizing the akin definition: A retrospective study
Canadian Journal of Cardiology
A.E. Alabbas, R. Milner, P. Skippen, D.G. Human, A. Campbell, D.G. Matsell, C. Mammen
DOI: 10.1016/j.cjca.2011.07.608

Critical illness in children with influenza A/pH1N1 2009 infection in Canada*
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Philippe Jouvet, Jamie Hutchison, Ruxandra Pinto, Kusum Menon, Rachel Rodin, Karen Choong, Murray Kesselman, Stasa Veroukis, Marc André Dugas, Miriam Santschi, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Davinia Withington, Basem Alsaati, Ari R. Joffe, Tanya Drews, Peter Skippen, Elizabeth Rolland, Anand Kumar, Robert Fowler
DOI: 10.1097/pcc.0b013e3181d9c80b

Pacemaker therapy of postoperative arrhythmias after pediatric cardiac surgery
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Peter Skippen, Shubhayan Sanatani, Norbert Froese, Robert M. Gow
DOI: 10.1097/pcc.0b013e3181ae5b8a

Commentaries on ‘Fluid therapy for acute bacterial meningitis’
Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal
Mona Singal, Peter Skippen, David Isaacs
DOI: 10.1002/ebch.304

Hypothermia Therapy after Traumatic Brain Injury in Children
New England Journal of Medicine
James S. Hutchison, Roxanne E. Ward, Jacques Lacroix, Paul C. Hébert, Marcia A. Barnes, Desmond J. Bohn, Peter B. Dirks, Steve Doucette, Dean Fergusson, Ronald Gottesman, Ari R. Joffe, Haresh M. Kirpalani, Philippe G. Meyer, Kevin P. Morris, David Moher, Ram N. Singh, Peter W. Skippen
DOI: 10.1056/nejmoa0706930

Air medical evacuation in patients with airleak syndromes
Air Medical Journal
Gregor W. Kaczala, Peter W. Skippen
DOI: 10.1016/j.amj.2007.07.004

Delivery of Renal Replacement Therapy in Acute Kidney Injury: What Are the Key Issues?
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
A. Davenport, C. Bouman, A. Kirpalani, P. Skippen, A. Tolwani, R. L. Mehta, P. M. Palevsky
DOI: 10.2215/cjn.04821107

Reducing Catheter-Associated Blood Stream Infections in a Pediatric Intensive Care UnitA Collaborative Effort
Journal of Patient Safety
Ziad Abu Sharar, Tracie Northway, Peter Skippen, Leslie Braun, Gordon Krahn, Niranjan Kissoon, Ruth Milner
DOI: 10.1097/pts.0b013e318188dbd1

Ultrasound Guidance for Central Vascular Access in the Pediatric Emergency Department
Pediatric Emergency Care
Peter Skippen, Niranjan Kissoon
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0b013e3180467780

Hypothermia Pediatric Head Injury Trial: The Value of a Pretrial Clinical Evaluation Phase
Developmental Neuroscience
J. Hutchison, R. Ward, J. Lacroix, P. Hébert, P. Skippen, M. Barnes, P. Meyer, K. Morris, H. Kirpalani, R. Singh, P. Dirks, D. Bohn, D. Moher
DOI: 10.1159/000094155

Citrate anticoagulation in a piglet model of pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy
Critical Care Medicine
Gabrielle Nuthall, Peter Skippen, Christopher Daoust, Fahad Al-Jofan, Michael Seear
DOI: 10.1097/00003246-200204000-00031

Effect of hyperventilation on regional cerebral blood flow in head-injured children
Critical Care Medicine
Peter Skippen, Michael Seear, Ken Poskitt, John Kestle, Doug Cochrane, Gail Annich, Jeffrey Handel
DOI: 10.1097/00003246-199708000-00031