EQuIS Research Platform

The Efficiency, Quality, Innovation and Safety (EQuIS) research platform focuses on surgical safety in paediatric patients. Its mission is to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of surgical care provided to children in Calgary and internationally.

 

EQuIS Research Platform represents a diverse group of clinical researchers. Our local team consists of:

Dr. Mary Brindle MD, MPH

Director

 

Ali MacRobie

Manager

Ali.macrobie@ahs.ca; ali.macrobie2@ucalgary.ca

 

Denisa Urban, PhD

Senior Research Associate

Durban@ucalgary.ca

 

Nathan Turley, MA

Research Associate

Nturley@ucalgary.ca

 

Kripa Patel

Research Assistant

Kripa.patel@ucalgary.ca

 

Jennifer Lam, MD

MSc Student & Research Fellow

 

The Efficiency, Quality, Innovation and Safety (EQuIS) Research Platform’s mission is to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of surgical care provided in Calgary, Canada, and internationally.

EQuIS supports projects that focus on:

  • Developing innovations for perioperative health systems
  • Improving Operating Room (OR) access
  • Improving patient flow
  • Improving resource use
  • Developing teaching strategies with accompanying education modalities for the OR
  • Enhancing patient safety
  • Improving the patient and family experience

Additionally, a portion of our chair funding is earmarked towards supporting other surgical researchers at ACH. Some areas we offer support in include study design, grant identification and editing, and preparation of ethics applications. Incoming research support requests are screened for compatibility with EQuIS before approval. Please visit www.equisresearch.ca to submit a support request form.

 

The EQuIS Research Platform’s primary research activities focus on our large scale, high impact work:

  1. The Safe Surgery Checklist Redevelopment Program
  • Improving the implementation education processes for the Safe Surgery Checklist use in high income countries
  1. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) neonatal guideline
  • Development and pilot of the first instance of a neonatal ERAS guideline for intestinal resection surgery.