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

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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

Please register for HEARTSMAP: supporting psychosocial evaluation of children and youth in the emergency department on May 2, 2018 11:00 AM EDT at: 

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.

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