point-of-care ultrasound • pediatric emergency medicine • patient safety
My research focuses on exploring how point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can improve the care we provide children in the emergency department. POCUS serves as an adjunct to clinical assessment by providing clinicians the ability to rapidly and safely (i.e. no radiation) determine the presence of certain problems and guide common procedures (ex. reduce a broken bone). Our team is currently exploring its utility as a tool for assessing children with lung problems (ex. asthma, bronchiolitis). I am a physician champion for patient safety and my team is learning how to build organizational capacity for health system improvements as they apply to inter-professional communication, patient/family-centred care, and continuous process improvement. Currently, utilizing a mixed-methods approach and mutual learning mindset to lead transformative changes to our organization's safety culture. Lastly, our team collaborates closely with Pediatric Emergency Research Canada and is particularly interested in learning how to best manage children suffering from post-traumatic headaches/concussions.
Korah N, Zavalkoff S, Dubrovsky AS. Crib of Horrors – One Hospital's Approach to promoting a culture of Safety. Pediatrics 2015. PMID: 26034252.
Dubrovsky AS, Kempinska A, Bank I, Mok E. Accuracy of ultrasound for determining successful re-alignement of pediatric forearm fractures. Annals Emergency Medicine 2015; 65(3):260-265. PMID: 25441249.
Pinchefsky E, Dubrovsky AS, Friedman D, Shevell M. Management of Pediatric Post-traumatic headache: part 2 (review article). Pediatric Neurology 2014; 52(3):270-280. PMID: 25499091.
Dubrovsky AS, Friedman D, Kocilowicz H. Pediatric post-traumatic headaches and occipital nerve blocks: a case series and patient satisfaction survey. Headache: the journal of head and face pain 2014; 54: 878-887. PMID: 24697265.
Dubrovsky AS, Foster BJ, Jednak R, Mok E, and McGillivray D. Visibility of the urethral meatus and risk of urinary tract infections in uncircumcised boys. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2012; 184 (15): e796-803. PMID: 22777988.