Peter Dodek M.D., M.H.Sc, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, UBC
Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences
Research in Progress:
PI (Najib Ayas is co-PI)--ICU Patient Safety Team--funded by MSFHR--to develop standard measures for patient safety processes and outcomes in ICU, to study the relationship between organizational/safety culture in the ICU and patient safety outcomes, to develop measures of medication safety in the ICU, to study the relationship between worker hours and patient safety outcomes in the ICU, to participate in the B.C.Patient Safety and Learning System (incident reporting system) from the ICU perspective.
PI--Relationship between Organizational Culture and Family Satisfaction in the ICU--funded by CIHR--to examine the independent association between domains of organizational culture and survey-measured family satisfaction in the ICU (23 sites from B.C. and across Canada participating).
Co-investigator--PROTECT (a randomized clinical trial to compare unfractionated heparin and low molecular weight heparin in the prevention of venous thromboembolic disease in critically ill patients)-multicenter international study funded by CIHR
Co-investigator--NICE-SUGAR (a randomized clinical trial to compare 'tight' versus conventional glucose control in the ICU)--multicenter international study that will be the largest clinical trial ever done in critically ill patients funded by CIHR
Site investigator--REDOXS (a multicenter randomized clinical trial to examine the effects of glutamine and anti-oxidants versus placebo as part of nutrition in critically ill patients, funded by CIHR)
Site investigator--SLEAP (a multicenter randomized clinical trial to compare use of a sedation algorithm to sedation algorithm plus daily interruption of sedation in critically ill patients, funded by CIHR)
Co-investigator--AFIB (a multicenter pilot randomized clinical trial to compare rate control alone to rate control plus rhythm control for new onset, hemodynamically stable atrial fibrillation in the ICU, funded by HSFC)
Co-investigator--ABATE-VAP (a multicenter observational study to examine the effect of opinion leaders and reminders in the implementation of clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia, funded by CIHR)
Site investigator--CANHELP (a multicenter observational study to examine patient and provider satisfaction with care near the end of life, funded by CIHR)
Dr. Dodek is also involved in a number of local projects including, examination of sex differences in admission rate to ICUs in B.C., seasonal variation in incidence of severe community acquired pneumonia, associations between organizational factors and outcomes for critically ill patients in B.C. (funded by MSFHR).