Ornge at a Glance

Ornge is the sole provider of air medical transport and critical care transport (land and air) for severely injured patients in Ontario. They operate the largest air ambulance fleet in Canada, serving over 13 million people over one million square kilometers of land. Timely access to definitive care is a critical component of modern trauma systems and has been shown to improve patient outcomes after injury.  Ornge plays an essential role in transporting injured patients to trauma centres across the province.

Dr. Nolan’s research interests are in improving access, reducing delays and enhancing care in the prehospital environment for injured patients. His most recent study seeks to understand the reasons behind cancelled trauma scene calls.

Check out some of Dr. Nolan's work with Ornge

Delays to Initiate Interfacility Transfer for Patients Transported by a Critical Care Transport Organization. Myers V, Nolan B. Air Med J. 2021 Nov-Dec;40(6):436-440. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2021.06.005. Epub 2021 Aug 1.PMID: 34794785

Prepatching Reduces Paramedic In-Hospital Time for Emergent Interfacility Transfers of Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation or Vasopressors: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Glicksman R, Bischoff T, Sawadsky B, Peddle M, Nolan B. Air Med J. 2021 Nov-Dec;40(6):431-435. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2021.06.006. Epub 2021 Jul 24.PMID: 34794784

A review of secondary interfacility trauma transfers meeting provincial prehospital trauma triage guidelines. Bischoff T, Briton J, Baumber B, Lewell M, Nolan B. CJEM. 2021 Nov;23(6):837-841. doi: 10.1007/s43678-021-00192-x. Epub 2021 Sep 16.PMID: 34529242 Review.

Impact of Prepatching on Paramedic In-Hospital Times for Emergent Interfacility Transfers. Bischoff T, Sawadsky B, Peddle M, Nolan B. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2021 Nov-Dec;25(6):832-838. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2020.1852351. Epub 2020 Dec 18.PMID: 33205688

Identifying causes of delay in interfacility transfer of patients by air ambulance. Wong A, McParland A, Nolan B. CJEM. 2020 Sep;22(S2):S30-S37. doi: 10.1017/cem.2019.444.PMID: 33084561

Factors associated with non-optimal resource utilization of air ambulance for interfacility transfer of injured patients. Quirion A, Ahghari M, Nolan B. CJEM. 2020 Sep;22(S2):S45-S54. doi: 10.1017/cem.2019.475.PMID: 33084555

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

Comparison of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Transport Types and Delays on Patient Outcomes at Two Level I Trauma Centers. Nolan B, Tien H, Sawadsky B, Rizoli S, McFarlan A, Phillips A, Ackery A. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 May-Jun;21(3):327-333. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2016.1263371. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28103121

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