An overview of Dr. Nolan's Work

Dr. Nolan is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital and a transport medicine physician for Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance 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’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. He is the principal investigator of a study on Trauma Video Review, an advanced data capture and analysis platform that identifies safety threats and resilience supports in the trauma bay.

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Patient, Paramedic and Institutional Factors Associated with Delays in Interfacility Transport of Injured Patients by Air Ambulance. Nolan B, Haas B, Tien H, Saskin R, Nathens A. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2020 Jan 7:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2019.1701159. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31800341

Causes of Delay During Interfacility Transports of Injured Patients Transported by Air Ambulance. Nolan B, Haas B, Tien H, Saskin R, Nathens A. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2019 Nov 11:1-9. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2019.1683662. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31638458

Cancelled to Be Called Back: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Cancelled Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Scene Calls That Are Later Transferred to a Trauma Center. Nolan B, Ackery A, Nathens A, Sawadsky B, Tien H. Air Med J. 2018 Mar – Apr;37(2):108-114. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2017.11.015. Epub 2018 Jan 12. PMID: 29478574

What to do when a patient wants to record a patient-physician interaction in the emergency department. Nolan B, Ackery A, Au B. CJEM. 2018 May;20(3):471-475. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.23. Epub 2017 May 16. Review. PMID: 28506329

Collaborating With Police in the Emergency Department While Maintaining Patient Confidentiality: How Can We Improve? Nolan B, Ackery A. CJEM. 2015 Jul;17(4):437-42. doi: 10.1017/cem.2015.5. Epub 2015 Apr 24. PMID: 26013598

Barriers to implementing the World Health Organization’s Trauma Care Checklist: A Canadian single-center experience. Nolan B, Zakirova R, Bridge J, Nathens AB. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Nov;77(5):679-683. PMID: 25494417

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