Samara Zavalkoff, MDCM, FRCPC, FAAP, Pediatric Intensivist
I was once a patient at the Montreal Children's Hospital.
Pediatric Intensive Care, Quality improvement Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation physician
Ski for the Children's, Board of Directors
Med-P, McGill University
McGill University (Montreal Children's Hospital)
McGill University- Pediatric Critical Care University of Melbourne- Pediatric Critical Care, specialization in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Quality improvement/ Patient safety Simulation training in resuscitation Anticoagulation in the pediatric intensive care unit
Kongkiattikul L, Dagenais M, Ruo N, Fontela P, Di Genova T, Zavalkoff S. The impact of a quality improvement project to standardize pain, agitation and withdrawal assessment on the use of morphine and midazolam in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Paediatr Anaesth 2019 Jan 21. doi: 10.1111/pan.13591
Zavalkoff, S., Shemie, S.D., Grimshaw, J.M. et al on behalf of the Potential Organ Donation Identification and System Accountability (PODISA) Conference Participants. Potential Organ Donor Identification and System Accountability: Expert Guidance from a Canadian Consensus Conference. Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth (2018) epublished ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12630-018-1252-6
"We Should Talk"-Moving knowledge into action by learning to engage patients, families, and healthcare staff to communicate for patient safety. Dubrovsky AS, Bishop A, Biron A, Cunningham-Allard G, DeCivita F, Fima A, Korah N, Marchionni C, Proulx MC, Toman P, Tsirgiotis S, Zavalkoff S. Healthc Manage Forum. 2016 Jul;29(4):141-5. doi: 10.1177/0840470416641119. Epub 2016 Jun 6.
Presence of a Physician Safety Champion Is Associated with a Reduction in Urinary Catheter Utilization in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Zavalkoff S, Korah N, Quach C. PLoS One. 2015 Dec 14;10(12):e0144222. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144222. eCollection 2015.
Crib of Horrors: One Hospital's Approach to Promoting a Culture of Safety. Korah N, Zavalkoff S, Dubrovsky AS. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul;136(1):4-5. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3843. Epub 2015 Jun 1.
Zavalkoff S, Razack S, Lavoie J and Dancea A. Handover after Pediatric Heart Surgery: A simple tool improves information exchange. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011 May;12(3):309-13.