Research Opportunity: Non-invasive Ventilation and Airway Management Research Study (PI: Dr. Doug McKim)
Message below sent on behalf of Dr. Doug McKim:
The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre respiratory clinic is conducting a study to evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning tools on non-invasive ventilation and airway management (NIVAM). The e-learning resource, to be created for health care professionals (HCP) will help identify patients at risk of long term ventilation and, how to introduce the most appropriate preventive respiratory care measures.
Individuals with life-threatening acute respiratory failure resulting from neuromuscular disease are often unnecessarily provided invasive respiratory support and tracheostomy ventilation. With this research we hope to improve the knowledge and skills gap in NIVAM.
If you agree to participate in this study we will ask you to use the e-learning resources, provide feedback through a focus group and complete questionnaires using a web based survey.
You may choose to leave the research study at anytime without any penalty or professional hindrance. All health care provider information will be compiled in aggregate and no individual professional or personal descriptors will be used in any reports or publications.
Thank you for considering participation in this study.
Dr. Douglas McKim, MD, FRCPC,
Medical Director, Respiratory Rehabilitation Services, The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
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