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OBJECTIVE: To describe disaster medicine (DM) education in 16 Canadian medical schools before and after September 11, 2001 (9/11). METHODS: Email invitations and reminders to complete an Internet-based survey were sent to 48 undergraduate and fellowship representatives. RESULTS: A total of 24...
Estabrooks, C. A., Cummings, G. G., Wagg, A., Bottorff, J. L., Lynch, S. L., Abel, S. L., Bissell, L., Norton, P. G., Robinson, C. A., Lee, J. S., Masaoud, E., Cummings, G. E., Rowe, B. H., Reid, R. C.
Background Changes in health status, triggered by events such as infections, falls, and geriatric syndromes, are common among nursing home (NH) residents and necessitate transitions between NHs and Emergency Departments (EDs). During transitions, residents frequently experience care that is...
The Older Persons' Transitions in Care (OPTIC) study: Pilot testing of the transition tracking tool.Download
Background OPTIC is a mixed method Partnership for Health System Improvement (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/34348.html webcite) study focused on improving care for nursing home (NH) residents who are transferred to and from emergency departments (EDs) via emergency medical services (EMS). In the...