Expert Alert - CIHR research for safer hospitals - Experts available to comment on health research to improve patient safety

    OTTAWA, Nov. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Nearly a quarter of Canadian adults
reported that they, or a member of their family, had experienced a preventable
medical adverse event.(1) Would shorter shifts for physicians in intensive
care units curb the problem? Would more technology really make prescribing
medications less complicated? These are all valuable questions being asked by
experts funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
    Health researchers on infection control and patient safety are available
to speak about their project and how their work will make a difference in
Canadian hospitals.

    Funded researchers:

        Moving back and forth between long-term care and the emergency
        department: a recipe for error?
        Dr. Rose McCloskey, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of New
        Brunswick (Fredericton)

        When does a long shift become too long? Safety, staff fatigue and
        continuity in the intensive care units
        Dr. Christopher Parshuram, CIHR-funded research from The Hospital for
        Sick Children, University of Toronto (Toronto)

        Long-term care residents and emergency rooms: a dangerous
        Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh, CIHR-funded researcher from the Research
        Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, McGill University

        How nurses' hours affect patient safety
        Dr. Linda McGillis Hall, CIHR-funded research from the Lawrence S.
        Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto (Toronto)

        Putting technology to work keeping patients safer
        Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, CIHR-funded-researcher from McGill
        University (Montreal)

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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    (1) Canadian Institute for Health Information :

For further information:

For further information: For an interview, please contact: David
Coulombe, CIHR Media Specialist, Office: (613) 941-4563, Mobile: (613)

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