South Island MSA E&QI Projects Summary

SI-FEI Project Listing – Updated February 2020

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 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 Dr. Rohit Pai, Gastroenterology
Care for the Management of Non-Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease **  
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
May 2019 Projects
Care Pathway for Neurological Diseases on VI ** Dr. Mike Berger, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal Pain Navigation Pathway Dr. Nelson Svorkdal, Anesthesiology
Pre-Op Anemia Management Dr. Julie Paget, Anesthesiology
Perinatal Ultrasound Streamlining Dr. Jenn Tranmer, Family Practice
Delabelling Children Rapidly Regarding Antibiotic Allergy Dr. Jennifer Balfour, Pediatrics
Developing a Process for Remote Access Echo Dr. Daisy Dulay, Cardiology
Regional Anaesthesia Program Dr. Gus Chan, Anesthesiology
Perioperative Sub-Specialty Champions Dr. Pooya Kazemi, Anesthesiology
Pediatric Interdisciplinary In Situ Simulation program Dr. Katherine MacCulloch, Pediatrics
Dynadoc Voice Dictation spread in Eds Dr. Jason Wale, Emergency Medicine
October 2019 Projects
Review of ANA Testing Dr. Milton Baker, Rheumatology
Toxidrome Protocols Dr. Jennifer Balfour, Pediatrics
Dr. Jason Wale, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Anne Nguyen, Family Practice
Victoria Enhanced Recovery Arthroplasty (VERA) Program Phase 2 Dr. Duncan Jacks, Orthopedics
Triage and Referral Pathway for hand surgery in cervical spinal cord patients Dr. Emily Krauss, Plastic Surgery
Dr. Mike Berger, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Paul Winston, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Specialist-Hospitalist Interdisciplinary Teambuilding Dr. Colin Riddler, Hospitalist Medicine
Physician Collective Dr. Alicia Power, Family Practice
Dr. Maria Kang, Pediatrics
Clinical Ethics Lunch and Learn Trial Dr. Jeff Kerrie, Internal Medicine
Hospitalist Disaster Planning Phase 2 Dr. Megan Milliken, Hospitalist Medicine
Dr. Margie Bester, Hospitalist Medicine
Dr. Matthew Moher, Hospitalist Medicine
Dr. Saskia Acton, Hospitalist Medicine
In-Situ Cross-Departmental VGH ER Simulation Dr. Ross Hooker, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Donovan MacDonald, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Brian Farrell, Emergency Medicine
Female Physicians in Leadership Initiative Dr. Maria Kang, Pediatrics
MAiD Townhall Dr. Jeff Kerrie, Internal Medicine
Networking to Nurture Physician Relationships Dr. Mike Thomson, Emergency Medicine
World-Leading Centre in Novel Treatment of Spasticity Part 2 Dr. Paul Winston, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Daniel Vincent, Anesthesiology
Dr. Emily Krauss, Plastic Surgery
Dr. Brent Weatherhead, Orthopedics
Early Psychosis Program Advocacy and Redesign Dr. Dan Boston, Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry/MHSU Engagement project Dr. Nelson Collins, Psychiatry
February 2020 Projects  
Alternative Pathways to Care for Women Presenting to ER w/Early Pregnancy Complications Dr. Hayley Bos, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Improving Access to Victoria Detox Dr. Bill Bullock, Family Practice
Orthopedic Opioid Reduction Initiative (OORI) Dr. Tristan Camus, Orthopedics
Development of IH Vic urodynamics, bladder care, and pelvic floor health clinic Dr. Nathan Hoag, Urology
Dr. Harold Hunt, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Chasta Bascu, Urology
Dr. David Quinlan, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Penicillin Allergy De-labelling in Pregnancy Dr. Amanda Jagdis, Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Presurgical Optimization: Primary Care and Mental Health Dr. Karen Johnsson, Family Practice
Demonstrating the Safety and Value of Ward-based versus Critical Care-based Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis Programs Dr. Shung Lee, Vascular Surgery Sarah Lawson, Project Support
Interdisciplinary Consensus Meeting on Perioperative anticoagulation in OB and Gynecology patients undergoing Neuraxial Anaesthesia Dr. Kelsey Mills, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Meghan O'Connell, Anaesthesiology
ECT quality improvement project Dr. Wei Song, Psychiatry
Facilitation of rooming-in @ VGH for neonates exposed to opiates in utero Dr. Marie-Noelle Trottier-Boucher, Pediatrics
Dr. Katrina Stockley, Pediatrics
Dr. Lauren Kitney, Pediatrics
Trauma eRounds Multidisciplinary Forum Dr. Mark Vu, Anaesthesiology
Working Group to Increase Availability of Hyperbaric Treatments for Island Health Patients Dr. Jeff Kerrie, Internal Medicine
Dr. Bruce Campana, Emergency Medicine
Raising Awareness: Volume depletion contributes to confusion in older patients rather than urinary tract infection Dr. Christine Lee, Medical Microbiology
Optimizing pre-transplant assessment processes for patients with alcohol-related liver disease: a collaborative approach Dr. Theo Jankowski, Internal Medicine

** Indicates completed projects