HEARTSMAP: supporting psychosocial evaluation of children and youth in the emergency department

Last modified by Doug Maynard on 2018/05/03 17:10

Session objectives:

  1. To review the epidemiology surrounding the Pediatric Mental Health crisis and how it affects Emergency Departments specifically.
  2. To introduce HEARTSMAP: a pediatric emergency psychosocial assessment and management tool
    • How it was developed by an emergency clinician in collaboration with pediatric psychiatrist born from recognized needs in the ED
    • How HEARTSMAP work 
    • How HEARTSMAP is impacting pediatric emergency mental health management in BC

quyhn doan.jpgQuynh Doan MDCM MHSc PhD FRCPC
Quynh Doan is a Pediatric Emergency Physician at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH), a Clinician Scientist with the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI), and an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. She graduated from McGill medical school and completed her pediatric residency at UBC. After working as a community pediatrician for 2 years, she pursued studies in the Masters of Health Sciences program at UBC, completed her subspecialty training in pediatric emergency medicine at the BCCH, followed by a PhD in health services research at the UBC School of population and public health.

Supported by a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award, Quynh has been focusing much of her time on her research program. She aims to answer questions pertaining to the population's need for pediatric emergency care, how well the healthcare system is equipped to meet this need, and how can we maintain or improve the quality and value of the care provided to children and families seeking help in emergency settings. 

Most recently, she has been focusing on emergency mental health services. Recognising and having reported on the trend of increasing reliance on emergency clinicians to conduct psychosocial assessments and connecting families to mental health resources, she has developed, evaluated, and implemented a standardized emergency psychosocial assessment tool with embedded management decision algorithm to guide clinicians in their disposition planning. Future area of work (CIHR funded) will focus on developing, evaluating and implementing a self-assessment version of this tool to empower families and youth to screen for early detection of mental health issues and timely access to community mental health resources.

tylerblack-500x491.jpgDr. Tyler Black 

Dr. Tyler R. Black graduated completed his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta in 1999, and completed medical school at the same university in 2003. He completed residency training in Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and the University of British Columbia in 2008, and completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry subspecialty that same year. He works primarily at BC Children's Hospital on the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency (CAPE) Unit where he is currently the clinical head. He is also a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Black's primary research and clinical interests include: emergency psychiatry, suicidology, violence and video games, and cross-cultural psychiatry.

Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2018/03/22 15:38