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National QI Registry

Welcome to the Quality Improvement section of our pilot project of creating a registry of health care health informatics, quality improvement, and patient safety projects across Canada launched Fall of 2021. Our aim is to increase collaboration between healthcare providers by sharing projects and solutions. Our vision is to have an easily searched and indexed registry to find the projects you are looking for!

We welcome contributions from all healthcare areas.

 

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Improving care for residents in long term care facilities experiencing an acute change in health status

Planning / Thinking

The impact of consultation on length of stay in tertiary care emergency departments

Brian H. Rowe - brian.rowe@ualberta.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Regional Variation in Transient Ischemic Attack and Minor Stroke in Alberta Emergency Departments

Catherine Patocka - catherine.patocka@ucalgary.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

COVID-19 screening of asymptomatic patients admitted through emergency departments in Alberta: a prospective quality-improvement study

Eddy Lang - eddy.lang@ahs.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline


Emergency Departments as the Health Safety Nets of Society: A Descriptive and Multicenter Analysis of Social Worker Support in the Emergency Room

Eddy Lang - eddy.lang@ahs.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Orthomageddon: A retrospective cohort study of weather-dependent variations in emergency department volume in a Canadian city

Eddy Lang - eddy.lang@ahs.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Emergency Department Pediatric Visits in Alberta for Cannabis After Legalization

Matthew E.M. Yeung - Matthew.yeung1@ucalgary.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

A Retrospective Review of Physician-related Patient Complaints from a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital

Project complete

Clinical performance of a new blood control peripheral intravenous catheter: A prospective, randomized, controlled study

Andrew McRae - amcrae@ucalgary.ca

Project complete

Emergency physician attitudes towards illness verification (sick notes)

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

The mean abnormal result rates of laboratory tests ordered in the emergency department: shooting percentage insights from a multi-centre study

Eddy Lang - eddy.lang@ahs.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Regional needs assessment for emergency physician
audit and feedback

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Relapse after emergency department discharge for acute asthma

Brian H. Rowe - brian.rowe@ualberta.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

An environmental scan of quality improvement and
patient safety activities in emergency medicine in
Canada

Edmund S H Kwok - ekwok@toh.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

An environmental scan of medical assessment units in Canada

Eddy Lang - eddy.lang@ahs.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Factors Influencing Oral Anticoagulation Prescription for Patients Presenting to Emergency Departments With Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter

F. Russell Quinn - frquinn@ucalgary.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Emergency overcrowding and access block: A smaller problem than we think

Grant Innes - Grant.innes@ahs.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Development of a clinical decision support tool for diagnostic imaging use in patients with low back pain: a study protocol

Jill Hayden - jhayden@dal.ca

Planning/Thinking

Recommendations for enhancing collaboration between the Canadian emergency department quality improvement and research communities

Lucas Chartier - lucas.chartier@uhn.ca

Project complete

Quality improvement primer part 1: Preparing for
a quality improvement project in the emergency
department

Lucas Chartier - lucas.chartier@uhn.ca

Project complete

Quality improvement primer part 3: Evaluating and sustaining a quality improvement project in the emergency department.

Lucas Chartier - lucas.chartier@uhn.ca

Project complete

Residents' perspective of quality improvement and patient safety education in Canadian emergency medicine residency programs

Sachin Trivedi - svt882@mail.usask.ca

Project complete

Is routine measurement of international normalized ratio necessary as part of the investigation of patients with cardiac-type chest pain?

Samuel G. Campbell - emsgc@nshealth.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Implementation of Chest Compression Feedback Technology to Improve the Quality of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Emergency Department: A Quality Initiative Test-of-change Study

Project complete

Emergency department triage redesign: can elements designed to improve department flow reduce door-to-ECG times in self-presenting ED patients suspected of myocardial infarction?

Project complete

Limitations of pulmonary embolism ICD-10 codes in emergency department administrative data: let the buyer beware

Andrew McRae - amcrae@ucalgary.ca

Limitations of pulmonary embolism ICD-10 codes in emergency department administrative data: let the buyer beware

The emergency to home project: impact of an emergency department care coordinator on hospital admission and emergency department utilization among seniors

Christopher Matthew Bond - sperss97@gmail.com

Project complete

Improving Door-to-Needle Times for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Effect of Rapid Patient Registration, Moving Directly to Computed Tomography, and Giving Alteplase at the Computed Tomography Scanner

Eric E. Smith - eesmith@ucalgary.ca

Project complete

Assessment of consultation impact on emergency department operations through novel metrics of responsiveness and decision-making efficiency

Eddy Lang - eddy.lang@ahs.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Multi-site intervention to improve emergency department care for patients who live with opioid use disorder: A quantitative evaluation

Eddy Lang - eddy.lang@ahs.ca

Project complete

Determinants of Computed Tomography Head Scan Ordering for Patients with Low-Risk Headache in the Emergency Department

Meaghan J. Mackenzie - meaghan.mackenzie2@ucalgary.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Provincial Door-to-Needle Improvement Initiative Results in Improved Patient Outcomes Across an Entire Population

Noreen Kamal - noreen.kamal@dal.ca

Project complete

Febrile Infant QI Collaborative

Jennifer Thull-Freedman - jennifer.thull-freedman@ahs.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

CAEP Position Statement � Sick notes for minor illness

Jesse McLaren - jesse.mclaren@gmail.com

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Association of emergency department boarding times on hospital length of stay for patients with psychiatric illness

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Matching Capacity to Demand: A Regional Dashboard Reduces Ambulance Avoidance and Improves Accessibility of Receiving Hospitals

Eddy Lang - eddy.lang@ahs.ca

Project complete

Admissions to Canadian hospitals for acute asthma:
A prospective, multicentre study

Brian Rowe - brian.rowe@ualberta.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Acute management and outcomes of patients with diabetes mellitus presenting to Canadian emergency departments with hypoglycemia

Brian H. Rowe - brian.rowe@ualberta.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Emergency Physician Patterns Related to Anticoagulation of Patients with Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter

Eddy Lang - eddy.lang@ahs.ca

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Treating and reducing anxiety and pain in the paediatric emergency department�TIME FOR ACTION�the TRAPPED quality improvement collaborative

Project complete

ffects of a reminder to initiate oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter discharged from the emergency department: REMINDER study

F. Russell Quinn - frquinn@ucalgary.ca

Project complete

Discharge instructions for caregivers in the context of pediatric emergency care: a narrative synthesis protocol

Planning/Thinking

Return to the ED and hospitalisation following minor injuries among older persons treated in the emergency department: predictors among independent seniors within 6 months

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

How do emergency departments and emergency leaders catalyze positive change through quality improvement collaborations?

Lucas Chartier - lucas.chartier@uhn.ca

Project complete

Quality improvement primer part 2: executing a quality improvement project in the emergency department

Lucas Chartier - lucas.chartier@uhn.ca

Project complete

Qualitative evaluation of a mandatory provincial programme auditing emergency department return visits

Lucas B. Chartier - lucas.chartier@uhn.ca

Project complete

Attitudes Toward Influenza Vaccination Administration in the Emergency Department Among Health Care Providers: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Noelle Ozog - nkozog@gmail.com

Planning/Thinking

Feasibility of a quality improvement project to increase adherence to evidence-based pulmonary embolism diagnosis in the emergency department

Federico Geremini - germinif@mcmaster.ca

Project complete

Predicting positive practice improvement: a model for understanding how data and self-perception lead to practice change

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

Seasonal variations in modes of presentation in ST elevation myocardial infarction

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline