“Injuries are the leading cause of death for young Canadians. Early stabilization and timely transport to a specialized trauma centre gives patients the best chance for survival. Support from the PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship will allow me to study how we can improve our current approach to prehospital trauma care in Ontario.
Through this fellowship we will look at the creation and implementation of a Prehospital Code Blood to reduce the time to blood transfusion, explore limitations of our current trauma triage protocols, and update prehospital trauma practices to ensure they are following the most recent evidence.” – Dr. Brodie Nolan
Dr. Brodie Nolan Awarded: 2022 PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship
PSI Foundation is delighted to announce Dr. Brodie Nolan of St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto as the 2022 PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellow.
Through this Fellowship, Dr. Nolan aims to deliver a much-needed reform to prehospital trauma care in Ontario.
Injuries are the leading cause of death for young Canadians. Annually in Ontario, injuries result in the death of nearly 6,000 people, over 75,000 hospitalizations and almost 6 billion dollars in direct health care costs. The role of prehospital care in a trauma system is to facilitate prompt transport to a trauma centre and initiate stabilization of the patient. These are complex tasks performed by paramedics in austere environments with incomplete information and minimal therapies available. The current approach to trauma care in Ontario is outdated and worse, there is evidence that some trauma practices are leading to patient harm.
About Dr. Brodie Nolan
Dr. Nolan is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto and a transport medicine physician for Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance and critical care transport service. He is an Assistant Professor and clinician scientist in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.
Dr. Nolan completed his medical school and emergency medicine residency training at the University of Toronto. He completed his MSc in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research through the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Nolan’s research interests are in trauma, prehospital care, and patient safety. His work focuses on improving timely access to trauma care for injured patients in Ontario and the role of the provincial air ambulance system.
About the PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship
Knowledge translation research aims at transitioning research discoveries to the real world to improve health outcomes. This prestigious fellowship – valued at $300,000 for over three years – helps protect a promising clinician’s research time, allowing the Fellow to undertake high-impact translational research.