South Island MSA E&QI Projects Summary

** Indicates completed projects

Project Title Physician Leads
Initial 2016 Intake
In-School mental health initiative for young children ** Dr. Adriana Condello, Pediatrics
Integration of a General Internal Medicine specialist into the cardiology unit ** Dr. Brian McArdle, Internal Medicine
Developing a structured palliative approach to renal dialysis patients, incorporating the End of Life framework ** Dr. Christine Jones, Palliative Medicine
Campaign to reduce pre-analytic errors in laboratory tests Dr. Christine Lee, medical microbiology
Improving efficiency and quality in ERCP Procedures ** Dr. Denis Petrunia, Gastroenterology
Smoking cessation program for Crohn’s disease patients ** Dr. Dustin Loomes, Gastroenterology
Development of a GIM Constitution ** Dr. Jasdeep Saluja, Internal Medicine

Dr. Jesse Pewarchuk, Internal Medicine

Quality improvement in data for the BC renal group Dr. Michael Schachter, Nephrology
Comparison of surgical approaches to varicose veins ** Dr. Pierre Malo, General Practice
Integration of palliative care into cardiology for end stage cardiac patients Dr. Jody Anderson, Palliative Medicine
Improving timely access to recurrent paracentesis for palliative patients ** Dr. Jody Anderson, Palliative Medicine
Educating hospitalists about managing moderate to low risk trauma patients ** Dr. Vivian Ming, Hospitalist
Predicting and notifying patients about ER wait times ** Dr. Bruce Wong, Emergency Medicine
Integrating chronic pain services with VIHA ** Dr. Daniel Vincent, Anesthesiology
Establish urgent access to dermatologists for ER patients with complex dermatological conditions ** Dr. Jason Wale, Emergency Medicine
Capture WorkSafe BC funds for the hospital ER that are currently not being billed Dr. Jason Wale, Emergency Medicine
Developing tools for Neurology Self-Administration** Dr. Kristen Atwell-Pope, Neurology
Genomics in Medicine Dr. Michelle Steinraths, Genetics
Creating a common referral form for Victoria-based ophthalmology services ** Dr. Malcolm Orr, Ophthalmology
Dr. Hamza Khan, Ophthalmology
Development of a Mock Code Blue program Dr. Tina Webber, Emergency Medicine
Training in Serious Illness Conversation Guide for physicians involved in palliative care ** Dr. Leah MacDonald, Palliative Medicine
Training in Point of Care Ultrasound for hospitalists Dr. Rikus de Lange, Hospitalist
October 2017 Projects
Psychiatric Antipsychotic Clinical Orders ** Dr. Daniel Boston, Psychiatry
Integrating Specialist and Primary Palliative Care Dr. Douglas McGregor, Palliative Medicine
South Island Mental Health Intake Access ** Dr. Michael Cooper, Psychiatry
Hospitalist MAiD Program Development ** Dr. Milvi Tiislar, Hospitalist
Dr. Chloe Lemire-Elmore, Hospitalist
Promoting a peaceful death in the place of choice Dr. Christine Jones, Palliative Medicine
Surgical post-operative instruction sets Dr. Chris Taylor, Plastic Surgery
Dr. Iain McAuley, Urology
Protocol development for acquisition of AED strips after an OHCA Dr. Christopher Franco, Cardiology
Dr. Daisy Dulay, Cardiology
Hospitalist M&M Rounds process development ** Dr. Shauna Tierney, Hospitalist
IBD Clinical Rounds ** Dr. Dustin Loomes, Gastroenterology
Conversations and Goals of Care Documentation for Hemodialysis Patients ** Dr. Christine Jones, Palliative Medicine
Dr. Gaylene Hargrove, Nephrology
Acupressure workshop for Labour and Delivery ** Dr. Telen Harper, General Practice
ER Wait time prediction and notification, part 2 ** Dr. Bruce Wong, Emergency Medicine
Workshop to develop a Palliative Physicians’ Association Agreement ** Dr. Douglas McGregor, Palliative Medicine
Dr. Leah MacDonald, Palliative Medicine
February 2018 Projects
Improving Colorectal Cancer Care Pathways on Vancouver Island Dr. Daniel Glick, Oncology
Immunology Referral in ER for anaphylaxis ** Dr. Jason Wale, Emergency Medicine
Vancouver Island IBD Forum ** Dr. Dustin Loomes, Gastroenterology
Designing a Multi-disciplinary clinic at the Vancouver Island BC Cancer Agency ** Dr. Jennifer Goulart, Oncology
Thomas Splint Educational Video ** Dr. James Stone, Orthopedics
Dr. Jason Wale, Emergency Medicine
Vancouver Island Thoracic Surgery Oncology Program Dr. John Samphire, Thoracic Surgery
Hospitalist COPD Management Working Group ** Dr. Megan Milliken, Hospitalist
Improving care of skin cancer patients in institutionalized elderly in Victoria ** Dr. Jan Lim, Oncology
Dr. Tom Bailey, General Practice
Barriers to care for patients with chronic mental health and substance use ** Dr. Anne Nguyen, General Practice
Dr. Ashley Heaslip, General Practice
Specialist to present at hospitalist rounds Dr. Matt Billinghurst, Hospitalist
Palliative Care and Addictions:  Dialogue in the Opioid Crisis ** Dr. Jody Anderson, Palliative Medicine
Dr. Ashley Heaslip, General Practice
Vested Team Attendance Dr. Ken Smith, Hospitalist
April 2018 Projects
ECT Engagement Improvement Dr. Darren Cotterell, Psychiatry
Adult and Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Dr. Jeanine Marshall, Psychiatry
Building resilience of pediatricians committed to full spectrum practice with leadership and system navigation ** Dr. Lauren Kitney, Pediatrics
Dr. Jennifer Balfour, Pediatrics
Development of an Urgent Pediatric Assessment Clinic (UPAC) within Victoria General Hospital Dr. Jennifer Balfour, Pediatrics
Development of an interdisciplinary sexual medicine working group on Vancouver Island ** Dr. Nathan Hoag, Urology
Dr. Shauna Correia, Psychiatry
Transgender surgical care on Vancouver Island ** Dr. Mona Mazgani, Gynecology Surgery
South Island High Complexity Care Team Planning Dr. Spencer Cleave, Hospitalist
Coordinating Medical Care Relating to Perinatal Additions ** Dr. Sarah Lea, Hospitalist
Dr. Heather McEwen, Family Practice
Development of a Complex Chronic Disease Care Model Dr. David Shanks, General Internal Medicine
Dr. Brian McArdle, General Internal Medicine
Hospitalist Team Disaster Planning Dr. Megan Milliken, Hospitalist
South Island Hospitalist MaiD Service, Phase 2 ** Dr. Milvi Tiislar, Hospitalist
Dr. Chloe Lemire-Elmore, Hospitalist
Interdepartmental Collaboration between Hospitalists and Surgeons Dr. Dion Scott, Hospitalist
Growing Health Podcast Dr. Alicia Power, Family Practice
GICAT Education and Engagement Sessions ** Dr. Kevin Rioux, Gastroenterology
June 2018 Projects
Development of an IBD Rapid Access Clinic Dr. Dustin Loomes, Gastroenterology
Development of the Chronic Heart Failure Team Care Unit Dr. Elizabeth Swiggum, Cardiology
Reducing Pharmaceutical Costs in the ER Dr. Jason Wale, Emergency Medicine
Improving the Management of First Trimester Pregnancy Complications Dr. John Cooper, Gynecology Surgery
Improving Skills, Teamwork and Crisis Management during Peri-Operative Emergencies Dr. Adrian Vethanagayam, Anesthesia
Persistent Neuropathy following Total Knee Arthroplasty Dr. Sara Waters, Anesthesia
The Current and Future Issues of Heart Health Dr. Manjeet Mann, Cardiology
Improving the Echo Workplace Dr. Jonathan Tang, Cardiology
Exploring New Models of Dementia Care on Vancouver Island Dr. Alex Henri-Bhargava, Neurology
Kristine Votova, PhD
Opthalmology Referral Form Project – Phase 2 Dr. Malcolm Orr, Ophthalmology
Dr. Hamza Khan, Ophthalmology
Pain Management and Opioid Safety Working Group Dr. Gus Chan, Anesthesiology
Palliative Care and Addictions Medicine Working Group Dr. Ramm Hering, Addictions Medicine
Dr. Jody Anderson, Palliative Medicine
Dr. Ashley Heaslip, Family Practice
Youth Addiction Medicine Care Pathway Development: Bridging the Divide Between Inpatient and Outpatient Care Dr. Kristen Korol, Victoria Youth Clinic
Dr. Lauren Kitney, Pediatrics,
Dr. Ramm Hering, Addictions Medicine
Bereavement Support: Experience/Expectations of MAiD Prescribers and Assessors Dr. Konia Trouton, Family Medicine
Roseanne Beuthin, RN
Integrating Shear Wave Elastography into an Advanced Care Pathway for Primary Care for the Management of Non-Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease Dr. Rohit Pai, Gastroenterology
Integrating Specialist and Primary Palliative Care Providers in South Island – Phase 2 Dr. Douglas McGregor, Palliative Medicine
October 2018 Projects
Current and Future Issues of South Island GI Care Dr. Andrew Singh, Gastroenterology
Pediatric On Call Group Guidelines Dr. Krystal Cullen, Pediatrics
Current and Future Issues for South Island Urologic Care Dr. Nathan Hoag, Urology
Engagement for Emergency Psychiatry Dr. Chris Blashko, Psychiatry
Hospitalist Trauma Ward Co-Planning Dr. Vivian Ming, Hospital Medicine
Dr. Matthew Moher, Hospital Medicine
Neurology/Cardiology Engagement for PFO Patients on Vancouver Island Dr. Janka Hegedus, Neurology
Dr. Kristin Atwell-Pope, Neurology
Vancouver Island Integrated Breast Cancer Care Program Dr. Elaine Lam, General Surgery
Dr. Heather Emmerton-Coughlin, General Surgery
Hospitalist COPD Management Working Group Phase 2 Dr. Anne McHale, Hospitalist
GI System Redesign Phase 2 Dr. Kevin Rioux, Gastroenterology
OR Opioid and Drug Management Review and Revision Dr. Jacques Smit, Anesthesia
Palliative Care and Addictions Key Stakeholder Engagement for Next Steps Dr. Ashley Heaslip, General Practice
Victoria Hip and Knee Replacement Enhanced Recovery Program Dr. Duncan Jacks, Orthopedics
ER Wait Time Prediction and Notification Phase 3 Dr. Bruce Wong, Emergency Medicine
Monthly TEE Case Review Dr. Kevin Yee, Anesthesia
Conquering CRPS Dr. Paul Winston, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Emily Krauss, Plastic Surgery
Creating a World Leading Centre in novel treatment of Spasticity Dr. Paul Winston, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Daniel Vincent, Anesthesia
March 2019 Projects
Department of Psychiatry Advocacy Planning Dr. Nelson Collins, Psychiatry
Updating Pre-Printed Order Sets Dr. David Cook, Hospital Medicine
Dr. Jean Maskey, Hospital Medicine
Improving Patient Flow through Collaboration and Program Development Dr. Sharon Ham, Hospital Medicine
Ward administration of Lidocaine and Ketamine Infusions Dr. Stephen Head, Anesthesiology
Improvement in Victoria Pelvic Floor Health Services Dr. Nathan Hoag, Urology
The Pregnancy Journey Part 2 Dr. Sarah Lea, General Practice
Dr. Heather McEwen, General Practice
Medical Specialists Collaboration Dr. Jean Maskey, Hospital Medicine
Dr. Chloe Lemire-Elmore, Hospital Medicine
Hospital at Home Dr. Shauna Tierney, Hospital Medicine
Improvement in care of neonates exposed in utero to maternal drugs Dr. Marie-Noelle Trottier-Boucher, Pediatrics
Acute patient flow optimization project Dr. Jason Wale, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Sharon Ham, Hospital Medicine
Dr. Chloe Lemire-Elmore, Hospital Medicine
ER Psychiatry Acute Care Integration Project Dr. Jason Wale, Emergency Medicine
Facilitating repatriation of patients post STEMI Dr. Peter Gladstone, Cardiology
CVU Allied Health Teaching Initiative Dr. Brian Gregson, Cardiology
MINS Follow-Up Pathway Dr. Danny Myers, Internal Medicine
Dr. Kevin Yee, Anesthesiology

** Indicates completed projects