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Rounds

Rounds are held usually every other month on a Thursday at noon.  Note there is no set date in order to be flexible to accomodate speakers' schedules.  If you would like to be notified of upcoming rounds or if you would like to present your work at upcoming Research or Work in Progress Rounds, please send your email to Lisha Lo at lisha.lo@sickkids.ca.

Invited Speaker Rounds: Friday, June 14th, 2013 @ 9-10AM

Speaker: Doug Cochrane
Title: Team Behaviours and Non-Technical Skills in a Paediatric Surgical Facility
Description: For those of us who work in operating theatres, our careers have been founded on our acquisition and execution of technical skills. Patients lives may depend on these skills but more likely on our ability to work as effective team members. Despite what experiences one may have had in sport, few of us have learned our true and interdependent roles in the theater. Non technical skills; leadership, situational awareness, problem solving and teamwork are what keeps our patients safe.

Speaker: Doug Cochrane
Title: Team Behaviours and Non-Technical Skills in a Paediatric Surgical Facility
Description: For those of us who work in operating theatres, our careers have been founded on our acquisition and execution of technical skills. Patients lives may depend on these skills but more likely on our ability to work as effective team members. Despite what experiences one may have had in sport, few of us have learned our true and interdependent roles in the theater. Non technical skills; leadership, situational awareness, problem solving and teamwork are what keeps our patients safe.

Invited Speaker Rounds: Thursday, May 2nd 2013 @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Martin Marshall
Title: Research and evidence in guiding innovation and health policy in the NHS
Description: Professor Marshall's talk will focus on why the NHS is a source of experimentation for health policy and practice, to what extent it has used HSR evidence to guide what it does, how successful it has been and how evidence could be used differently for it to have greater impact.

RIP Rounds: Friday, April 26th, 2013 @ 12-1PM

Speakers: Tania Principi and Jerome Leis
Title (Tania Principi): The Effective Care Project – developing a novel system to communicate with patients post discharge
Title (Jerome Leis): Modified urine culture reporting as a strategy to decrease antimicrobial therapy for asymptomatic bacteriuria: a controlled time series analysis

RIP Rounds: Thursday, November 8th, 2012 @ 12-2PM

Speaker: Brian Wong, MD, Associate scientist, Evaluative Sciences – Veterans and Community Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Title: Limitations of Trigger Tools in Tracking Event Rates and Stimulating Improvements
Description: Trigger tools are a widely recommended means for assessing rates of harm, identifying areas for improvement, and tracking progress over time. This session will present the results of an enhanced trigger tool in which, instead of retrospective chart review, triggers were identified in quasi-real time, with additional details about the clinical events gathered from staff and case summaries discussed by in weekly meetings of a multidisciplinary research team.

Rounds: Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 @ 4-5PM

Speaker: Matt Scanlon, MD, Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
Title: Understanding Work in the Context of Patient Safety