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Innovation Rounds: Innovation in the IWK Emergency Department

Over 2000 children per year are seen at the IWK Emergency Department with a wheezy illness. In 2008, the IWK changed their clinical practice, by delivering salbutamol by puffers instead of masks. This resulted in decreased length of time in the emergency department and an estimated cost avoidance of $260,000 per year.

Four linked multi-disciplinary research projects assisted with the implementation and evaluation of this practice change. Opportunities and challenges in engaging academic researchers and trainees in community engaged scholarship will be discussed.

These projects were part of Dalhousie University's Drug Use Management and Policy Residency where 39 graduate trainees contributed to research in Nova Scotia from 2000-2016. 

Category

Lectures, Seminars

Time

Starts:
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Location

WeatherWatch Room, 5th Floor Dixon Building, 5820 University Ave

Cost

Free

Additional Information

This event is sponsored by NSHA, IWK, Dalhousie University and Innovacorp 

Contact

To register contact Elaine.Strohm@nshealth.ca