Dr. Christian Vaillancourt MD, MSc, FRCPC

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Biography

Biography

Dr. Vaillancourt obtained his MD from University of Montreal in 1994, completed his Royal College training in Emergency Medicine at McGill in 1999, and completed a Masters degree in Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa in 2003. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, and of Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is cross-appointed with the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, and a member of the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. He was awarded a Research Chair in Emergency Cardiac Resuscitation by the University of Ottawa, and is an Associate Medical Director for the Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario.

He has received many honours highlighting a pursuit of excellence in advancing his own knowledge, mentoring others, and caring for patients. Most recently, he was given recognition by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) for his leadership, commitment, and dedication to his discipline. Dr. Vaillancourt has been a journal and grant reviewer and participates on various committees locally, nationally, and internationally to advocate cardiac care improvement. Currently, he is involved in the review of CPR instructions for the 2015 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation guidelines, the CAEP Research Committee, and the Ottawa Hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Committee, among others. Students have repeatedly received awards for research done under his guidance. He has received research funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC), and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has authored many papers published in Resuscitation, the highest impact journal of his specialty, and co-authored papers published in very high impact journals such as the NEJM, JAMA, CMAJ, and Circulation.

Medical School

University of Montreal, 1994

Recidency

  • ​​​​Specialty in Emergency Medicine, McGill University (1999)
  • Research Fellowship and MSc in Epidemiology, University of Ottawa (2003)

Other Role

  • Chair of The Ottawa Hospital CPR Committee

Personal Interests

Selected Athletic Distinctions

  • 2017: Participated in World Championships, Sprint Duathlon, Penticton, BC
  • 2017: Third Overall Duathlon Champion (all age-groups/distances), Somersault
  • 2016: Participated in World Championships, Sprint Duathlon, Aviles, Spain
  • 2016: Participated in National Sprint Triathlon Championship, Ottawa, ON
  • 2015: Participated in National Sprint Duathlon Championship, Montréal, QC
  • 2015-2017 Triathlon Canada, Sprint Duathlon Age-Group National Team
  • 2012: Completed Marathon de Montréal
  • 1995: Age-Group Season Champion, Masters Series downhill ski racing

Publications

2018

  • Vaillancourt C., Charette M., Hall E., McLeod B.: Patient and Paramedic Engagement in Prehospital Emergency Medicine Research. (Commissioned, CMAJ, March 2018)
  • Stiell I.G., Clement C.M., Lowe M., Sheehan C., Dain C., Miller J., Bailey B., Posselwhite K., Armstrong S., Langlais J., Ruddy K., Thorne S., Armstrong A., Perry J.J., Vaillancourt C.: Successful Multicentre Implementation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule by Emergency Department Triage Nurses. (Published electronically, Ann Emerg Med, May 2018
  • Pollack R., Brown S.P., Rea T., Aufderheide T., Buick J., Christenson J., Idris A., JastiJ., Kampp M., Kudenchuk P., May S., Morrison L., Muhr M., Nichol G., Ornato J.P., Sopko G., Vaillancourt C., Weisfeldt M., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators: Impact of bystander AED use on survival and functional outcomes in shockable observed public cardiac arrests. (Published electronically, Circulation. Feb. 2018; 137:00–00. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030700)
  •  Fernando S.M., Vaillancourt C., Morrow S., Stiell I.G.: Analysis of Bystander CPR Quality During Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Using Data Derived from Automated External Defibrillators. Resuscitation, July 2018; 128:138-143. doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.05.012
  • Archambault P.M., McGavin C., Dainty K.N., McLeod S.L., Vaillancourt C., Lee J.S., Perry J.J., Gauvin F.-P., Boivin A.: Recommendations for Patient Engagement in Patient-Oriented Emergency Medicine Research. CJEM, May 2018; 20(3):435-442. doi.org/10.1017/cem.2018.370
  • Tran A., Matar M., Steyerberg E.W., Lampron J., Taljaard M., Vaillancourt C.: Early Identification of Patients Requiring Massive Transfusion, Embolization or Hemostatic Surgery for Traumatic Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. March, 2018; 84(3):505-516. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001760
  • Ho M., Gatien M., Vaillancourt C., Whitham V., Stiell I.G.: The Utility of ECG Characteristics as Prognostic Markers in Out-of-Hospital Pulseless Electrical Activity Arrests. Emerg Med J. 2018 Feb;35(2):89-95. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2017-206878. Epub 2017 Oct 21
  • Ghate G., Clark E., Vaillancourt C.: Systematic Review of the Use of Low-Dose Ketamine for Analgesia in the Emergency Department. CJEM. 2018 Jan;20(1):36-45. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.48. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
  • Andrews J. (med student), Vaillancourt C., Jensen J.J., Kasaboski A., Charrette M., Clement C.M., Brehaut J.C., Osmond M.H., Wells G.A., Stiell I.G., Grinmshaw J.: Factors Influencing the Intensions of Nurses and Respiratory Therapists to use Automated External Defibrillators During In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A qualitative interview study. CJEM. 2018 Jan;20(1):68-79. doi: 10.1017/cem.2016.403. Epub 2016 Dec 8

2017

  • Adjemian R., Zirkohi A.M., Coombs R., Mickan S., Vaillancourt C.: Are Emergency Department Clinical Pathway Interventions Adequately Described, and Are They Delivered as Intended? A Systematic Review. International J of Care Coordination, December, 2017 20(4):148-161. Article first published online: September, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1177/2053434517732507
  • Olasveengen T.M., deCaen A., Mancini M., Maconochie I., Aickin R., Atkins D., Berg R., Bingham R., Brooks S., Castrén M., Chung S.P., Considine J., Coto T.B., Escalante R., Gazmuri R., Guerguerian A.-M., Hatanaka M.T., Koster R., Kudenchuk P., Lang E., Lim S.H., Lofgren B., Meaney P., Montgomery W., Morley P., Morrison L., Nation K., Ng K.-C., Nadkarni V., Nishiyama C., Nuthall G., Ong G., Perkins G., Reis A., Ristagno G., Sakamoto T., Sayre M., Schexnayder S., Sierra A., Singletary E., Shimizu N., Smyth M., Stanton D., Tijssen J., Travers A., Vaillancourt C., van de Voorde P., Hazinski M., and Nolan J.: 2017 International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science With Treatment Recommendations Summary. Circulation. Nov., 2017;136:e1–e17. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000541
  • Kudenchuk P.J., Leroux B., Daya M., Rea T., MD, Morrison L.J., Vaillancourt C., Wittwer L., Callaway C.W., Christenson J., Egan D., Ornato J.P., Weisfeldt M.L., Stiell I.G., Aufderheide T.P., Brienza A.M., Colella R.M., Desvigne-Nickens P., Dunford J.V., Gray P., Gray R., Idris A.H., Sealsr N., Straights R., Vilke G.M., Dorian P., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators.: Antiarrhythmic Drugs for Nonshockable-Turned-Shockable Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: The Amiodarone, Lidocaine or Placebo Substudy (ALPSs) Circulation. Nov., 2017 28;136(22):2119-2131. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.028624. Epub 2017
  • Perry JJ, Sivilotti MLA, Sutherland J, Hohl CM, Emond M, Calder LA, Vaillancourt C, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Lesiuk H, Wells GA, Stiell IG. Validation of the Ottawa SAH Clinical Decision Rule to Exclude Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Patients with Acute Headache. CMAJ November, 2017 189 (45) E1379-E1385;DOI: https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.170072
  • Dewhirst S., Zhao Y., MacKenzie T., Cwinn A., Vaillancourt C.: Evaluating a Medical Directive for Nurse-Initiated Analgesia in the Emergency Department. Int Emerg Nurs. 2017 Nov;35:13-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ienj.2017.05.005.
  • Tran A., Matar M., Steyerberg E.W., Lampron J., Vaillancourt C., Taljaard M.: Early Predictors of the Need for Intervention in Patients with Traumatic Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review Protocol BMC Systematic Reviews 2017, June 80:1-6. DOI 10.1186/s13643-017-0480-0
  • Adjemian R., Zirkohi A.M., Coombs R., Mickan S., Vaillancourt C.: Validation of Descriptive Clinical Pathway Criteria in the Systematic Identification of Publications in Emergency Medicine. International J of Care Coordination 2017, June 20;1-2: 45-56. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2053434517707971
  • Khan F., Vaillancourt C., Ghada Bourjeily G.: Deed Vein Thrombosis in Pregnancy. BMJ 2017 June:406-407.
  • Cheskes S., Schmicker R.H., Rea T., Morrison L.J., Grunau B., Drennan I., Leroux B., Vaillancourt C., Schmidt T., Koeller A., Kudenchuk P., Aufderheide T., Herren H., Vilke G., Flickinger K., Charleston M., Straight R., Christenson J., for the ROC investigators: Does Compliance with the AHA Guideline Recommendations for CPR Quality Predict Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest? Resuscitation, 2017 May;116:39-45.
  • Kisilewicz M., Rosenberg H., Vaillancourt C.: Remifentanyl for Procedural Sedation: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Emerg Med J. 2017 May;34(5):294-301. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2016-206129.
  • Khan F., Vaillancourt C., Carrier M.: Avoid Screening Extensively for Cancer Following Unprovoked Venous Thrombosis. BMJ 2017 April:34-35. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j1081
  • Khan F., Vaillancourt C.: Five Things To Know About…Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CMAJ 2017 January 9;189:E25. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.160393

2016

  • Liu S. (med student), Vaillancourt C., Kasaboski A., Taljaard M.: Comparison of Bystander Fatigue and CPR Quality when Older Bystanders Use Continuous Chest Compressions Versus 30:2 Compressions to Ventilations: A Randomized Cross-over Trial. CJEM, 2016 Nov.;18(6):461-468 doi: 10.1017/cem.2016.373Fink E.L., Prince D., Kaltman
  • J.R., Atkins D., Austin M., Warden C., Hutchison J., Sidhu A., Daya M., Goldberg S., Herren H., Tijssen J., Christenson J., Vaillancourt C., Miller R., Schmicker R., Callaway C., on behalf of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium. Lack of Improvement in Incidence and Outcomes of Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in North America. Resuscitation, 2016 Oct.:107:121-128.
  • Clement C.M., Stiell I.G., Lowe M.A., Brehaut J.C., Calder L.A., Vaillancourt C., Perry J.J.: Facilitators and Barriers to Application of the Canadian C-Spine Rule by Emergency Department Triage Nurses in Large Teaching Hospitals. Int Emerg Nurs, July 2016;27:24-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ienj.2015.11.008.
  • Morrison L.J., de Caen A., Bhanji F., Bigham B., Blanchard I., Brooks S.C., Guerguerian A.-M., Jensen J., Travers A., Vaillancourt C., Welsford M., Woolfrey K. What Is New in the 2015 AHA Guidelines, What Is Recycled From 2010, and What Is Relevant for Emergency Medicine in Canada. CJEM, May 2016;18(3):223-229. doi:10.1017/cem.2016.
  • Kudenchuk P.J., Brown S.P., Daya M., Rea T., Nichol G., Morrison L.J., Leroux B., Vaillancourt C., Wittwer L., Callaway C.W., Christenson J., Egan D., Ornato J.P., Weisfeldt M.L., Stiell I.G., Idris A.H., Aufderheide T.P., Dunford J.V., Colella M.R., Vilke G.M., Brienza A.M., Desvigne-Nickens P., Pamela Gray P., Gray R., Seals N., Straight R., Dorian P., and The Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators. Amiodarone, Lidocaine or Placebo in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. NEJM, 2016 May;374(18):1711-22.DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1514204
  • Kurz M.C., Prince D, Christenson J, Carlson J, May S, Stub D, Cheskes S, Lin S, Aziz M, Austin M, Vaillancourt C, Colvin J, Wang HE, and the ROC PRIMED Investigators. Association of Advanced Airway Device with Chest Compression Fraction During Out-of-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrest. Resuscitation, Jan 2016;98:35-40. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.10.01

2015

  • Nichol G., Leroux B., Wang H., Callaway C., Sopko G., Weisfeldt M., Stiell I.G., Morrison L., Cheskes S., Aufderheide T., Christenson J., Vaillancourt C., Kudenchuk P., Rea T., Idris A., Colella R., Isaacs M., Straight R., Stephens S., Richardson J., Condle J., Schmicker R., Egan D., May S., Ornato J.: A Large Randomized Trial of Continuous Versus Interrupted chest Compressions in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Results of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium CCC Trial. NEJM, 2015 Dec.;373(23):2203-14. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1509139[Top 12 most influential paper published in NEJM in 2015]
  • Cheskes C., Schmicker R.H., Rea T., Powell J., Drennan I.R., Kudenchuk P., Vaillancourt C., Conway W., Stiell I.G., Stub D., Davis D., Alexander N., Christenson J., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) investigators. Chest Compression Fraction: a Time Dependent Variable of Survival in Shockable Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Resuscitation, Dec. 2015; 97:129-135. Doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.07.003
  • Perkins G.D., Travers A.H., Berg R.A., Castren M., Considine J., Escalante R., Gazmuri R.J., Koster R.W., Lim S.H., Nation K.J., Olasveengen T.M., Sakamot T., Sayre M.R., Sierra A., Smyth M.A., Stanton D., Vaillancourt C., on behalf of the Basic Life Support Chapter Collaborators.
  • Part 3: Adult Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations. Resuscitation, October 2015;95:e43-69.
  • Travers A.H., Perkins G.D., Berg R.A., Castren M., Considine J., Escalante R., Gazmuri R.J., Koster R.W., Lim S.H., Nation K.J., Olasveengen T.M., Sakamot T., Sayre M.R., Sierra A., Smyth M.A., Stanton D., Vaillancourt C., on behalf of the Basic Life Support Chapter Collaborators.
  • Part 3: Adult Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations. Circulation, October 2015;132(suppl 1):S51-S83.
  • Calder L.A., Abu-Laban R.B., Artz J.D., McLeod S., Blackie B., Das B., Woods R., Perry J.J., Vaillancourt C., Stiell I.G., Frank J.R.: CAEP 2014 Academic Symposium: “How to Make Research Succeed in your Department” Panel 1: Promoting Excellence in Canadian Emergency Medicine Resident Research. CJEM, Sept. 2015;17(5):591-9.
  • R. M. Sutton, E. Case, S.P. Brown, D.L. Atkins, V.M. Nadkarni, J. Kaltman, C. Callaway, A. Idris, G. Nichol, J. Hutchison, I.R. Drennan, M. Austin, M. Daya, S. Cheskes, J. Nuttall, H. Herren, J. Christenson, D. Andrusiek, C. Vaillancourt, J.J. Menegazzi, T.D. Rea, and R.A. Berg on behalf of the ROC Investigators.: A Quantitative Analysis of Out-of-Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Resuscitation Quality – A Report from the ROC Epistry Cardiac Arrest. Resuscitation, 2015 August;93:150-157. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.04.010
  • Vaillancourt C., Rowe B.H., Artz J.D., Green R., Émond M., Thiruganasambandamoorthy V., Innes G., Perry J.J., Calder L.A., Stiell I.G.: CAEP 2014 Academic Symposium: “How to Make Research Succeed in your Department” Panel 3: How to Fund your Research Program. CJEM, 2015 July;17(4):453-461.
  • Perry J.J., Snider C.E., Artz J.D., Stiell I.G., Shaeri S., McLeod S., Le Sage N., Hohl C., Calder L.A., Vaillancourt C., Holroyd B., Hollander J.E., Morrison L.J.: CAEP 2014 Academic Symposium: “How to Make Research Succeed in your Emergency Department” Panel 2: How to Develop and Train Career Researchers in Emergency Medicine. CJEM, 2015 May;17(3):334-343. DOI 10.1017/cem.2015.63
  • Stiell I.G., Artz J., Perry J.J., Vaillancourt C., Calder L.A.: Executive Summary of the CAEP 2014 Academic Symposium: How to Make Research Succeed in your Department. CJEM, 2015 May;17(3):328-333. DOI 10.1017/cem.2015.59
  • Vaillancourt C., Charette M., Kasaboski A., Hoad M., Larocque V., Crête D., Logan S., Lamoureux P., McBride J., Cheskes S., Wells G.A., Stiell I.G.: Cardiac Arrest Diagnostic Accuracy of 9-1-1 Dispatchers: A prospective multi-centre study. Resuscitation, 2015 April.;90(4):116-120.
  •  Brown, S.P., Wang, H., Schmicker, R., Aufderheide, T., Cheskes, S., Colelle, R., Condle, J., Gamez, G., Hostler, D., Kayea, T., Kudenchuk, P., Morrison, L., Ragsdale, S., Stephens, S., Straight, R., Vaillancourt, C., Nichol, G., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Investigators.: A Randomized Trial of Continuous Versus Interrupted Chest Compressions in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Rationale for and Design of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium CCC Trial. Am Heart J, 2015 March;169(3):334-341.
  • Calder L., Amason T., Vaillancourt C., Perry J.J., Stiell I.G., Forster A.J. : How do emergency Physicians Make Discharge Decisions?. Emerg Med J, 2015 Jan;32(1):9-14.
  • McCubbin K., Moore S., MacDonald R., Vaillancourt C.: Medical Transfer of Patients in Pre-Term Labor: Treatments and Tocolytics. Prehosp Emerg Care, 2015 Jan.-March;19(1):103-109.

2014

  • Stiell I.G., Brown S.P., Nichol G., Cheskes S., Vaillancourt C., Callaway C.W., Morrison L.J., Christenson J., Aufderheide T.P., Davis D.P., Free C., Hostler D., Stouffer J.A., Idris A., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Investigators.: What is the Optimal Chest Compression Depth during Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation of Adult Patients? (In Press, Circulation, October 2014)
  • McCubbin K., Moore S., MacDonald R., Vaillancourt C.: Medical Transfer of Patients in Pre-Term Labor: Treatments and Tocolytics (Published electronically, Prehosp Emerg Care, June 2014)
  • Vaillancourt C., Charette M., Kasaboski A., Brehaut J.C., Osmond M., Wells G.A., Stiell I.G., Grimshaw J.: Factors Associated with Successful CPR Knowledge Transfer in an Older Population Most Likely to Witness Cardiac Arrest: A theory-informed interview approach. Emerg Med J, 2014 Sept.; 31(9):700-705. (doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-202192)
  • Kudenchuk P.J., Brown S., Daya M., Morrison L.J., Grunau B.E., Rea T., Aufderheide T., Powell J., Leroux B., Vaillancourt C., Larsen J., Wittwer L., Colella R., Stephens S.W., Gamber M., Egan D., Dorian P., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators.: Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium - Amiodarone, Lidocaine, or Placebo Study (ROC-ALPS): Rationale and Methodology of an Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Antiarrhythmic Drug Trial. Am Heart J., May 2014; 167(5):653-659.e4. (doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2014.02.010)
  • Cheung W.J., Rosenberg H., Vaillancourt C.: Barriers and Facilitators to Intraosseous Access in Adult Resuscitation When Peripheral Intravenous Access is Not Achievable. Acad Emerg Med, 2014 March.; 21(3):250-256.
  • Cheskes S., Schmicker R.H., Verbeek R., Salcido D.D., Brown S.P., Brooks S., Menegazzi J.J., Vaillancourt C., Powell J., May S., Berg R.A., Sell R., Idris A., Kampp M., Schmidt T., Christenson J., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) investigators.: The Impact of Peri-Shock Pause on Survival from Out-of-Hospital Shockable Cardiac Arrest During the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium PRIMED Trial. Resuscitation, 2014 March; 85(3):336-342.
  • Calder L., Tierney S., Jiang Y., Gagné A., Gee A., Hobden E., Vaillancourt C., Perry J., Stiell I., Forster A. : Patient Safety Analysis of the Emergency Department Care of Patients with Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease Exacerbation: a Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. Am J of Emerg Med, 2014 Jan; 32(1):29-35. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2013.09.013)

2013

  • Calder L., Amason T., Vaillancourt C., Perry J.J., Stiell I.G., Forster A.J. : How do emergency Physicians Make Discharge Decisions?. (Published electronically, Emerg Med J, Sept., 2013; doi: 10.1136/emermed-2013-202421)
  • Vaillancourt C., Kasaboski A., Charette M., Islam R., Osmond M., Wells G.A., Stiell I.G., Brehaut J.C., Grimshaw J.M : Barriers and Facilitators to CPR Training and Performing CPR in an Older Population Most Likely to Witness Cardiac Arrest: A National Survey. Resuscitation, 2013 Dec.; 84(12):1747-1752.

2012

  • Wang H., Devlin, S., Sears, G.K., Vaillancourt C., Morrison L.J., Weifeldt, M., Callaway, C.W., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators: Regional Variations in Early and Late Survival after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Resuscitation, 2012 Nov; 83(11):1343-1348.
  • Calder L.A., Forster A.J., Stiell I.G., Carr L.K., Perry J.J, Vaillancourt C., Brehaut J.C.: Mapping out the emergency department disposition decision for high acuity patients. Ann Emerg Med, 2012 Nov;60(5):567-576. (doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.04.013)
  • Glover B.M., Brown S.P., Morrison L., Davis D., Kudenchuk P.J., Van Ottigham L., Sears G.K., Vaillancourt C., Cheskes S., Atkins D., Dorian P., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators: Wide Variability in Drug Use in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Report from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium. Resuscitation, 2012 Nov;83(11):1324-1330. [Top 10 paper for 2012, National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians]
  • Jensen J., Vaillancourt C., Tweedle J., Kasaboski A., Charette M., Grimshaw J., Brehaut J., Osmond M., Wells G.A., Stiell I.G.: Factors associated with the successful recognition of abnormal breathing and cardiac arrest by ambulance communications officers: A Qualitative Iterative Survey. Prehosp Emerg Care, 2012 Oct;16(4):443-50
  • Calder L., Forster, A.J., Stiell I.G., Carr L., Brehaut J.C., Perry J.J., Vaillancourt C., Croskerry P.: Experiential and Rational Decision Making: A survey to determine how emergency physicians make clinical decisions. Emerg Med J. 2012 Oct;29(10):811-6
  • Wang H., Syzdlo D., Stouffer J., Lin S., Carlson J., Vaillancourt C., Sears G., Verbeek R., Fowler R., Idris A., Koenig K., Christenson J., Minokadeh A., Brant J., Rea T., and the ROC investigators.: Endotracheal Intubation versus Supraglottic Airway Insertion in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Resuscitation, 2012 Sep;83(9):1061-1066. [Top 10 paper for 2012, National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians]
  • Stiell I.G., Brown S.P., Christenson J., Cheskes S., Nichol G., Powell J., Bigham B., Morrison L.J., Larsen J., Hess E., Vaillancourt C., Davis D.P., Callaway C.W., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Investigators. What is the Role of Chest Compression Depth during Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation? Crit Care Med, 2012;40(4):1192-1198
  • Alrajhi K., Woo M.Y., Vaillancourt C.: Test Characteristics of Ultrasonography for the Detection of Pneumothorax: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Chest, 2012;141(3):703-708. [Manuscript featured in: “Clinical synopsis” by Ali S. Raja and Christian H. Jacobus; a regular feature of Annals of Emergency Medicine’s Systematic Review Snapshot series.]

2011

  • Reinier K., Thomas E., Andrusiek D.L., Aufderheide T.P., Brooks S.C., Callaway C.W., Pepe P.E., Rea T.D., Schmicker R.H., Vaillancourt C., Chung S.C., for the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium: Socioeconomic disparities in sudden cardiac arrest incidence: analysis of US and Canadian metropolitan areas within the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC). CMAJ, 2011;183(15):1705-12.
  • Vaillancourt C., Emerson-Steward S., Christenson J., Andrusiek D., Powell J., Nichol G., Cheskes S., Aufderheide T.P., Berg R., Stiell I.G., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators.: The Impact of Increased Chest Compression Fraction on Return of Spontaneous Circulation for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients not in Ventricular Fibrillation. Resuscitation, 2011;82(12):1501-1507.
  • Bohm K., Vaillancourt C., Charette M.L., Dunford J., Castrén M.: In patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, does the provision of dispatch cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructions as opposed to no instructions improve outcomes : A systematic review of the literature. Resuscitation, 2011;82(12):1490-1495.
  • Vaillancourt C., Charette M.L., Bohm K., Dunford J., Castrén M.: In out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients, does the description of any specific symptoms to the emergency medical dispatcher improve the accuracy of the diagnosis of cardiac arrest : A systematic review of the literature. Resuscitation, 2011;82(12):1483-1489.
  • Vaillancourt C., Epstein N., Cheskes S., Maloney J., Stiell I.G., Christenson J., Affleck A., Travers A.H., Osmond M.H., Forgie P., Slenys J.: CAEP Position Statement on Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. CJEM, 2011;13(5):339-346.
  • Stiell I.G., Nichol G., Leroux B.G., Rea T.D., Ornato J.P., Powell J., Christenson J., Callaway C.W., Kudenchuk P.J., Aufderheide T.P., Idris A.H., Daya M., Wang H.E., Morrison L.J., Davis D., Andrusiek D., Stephens S., Cheskes S., Schmicker R.H., Fowled R., Vaillancourt C., Hostler D., Zive D., Pirralle R.G., Vilke G., Sopko G., Weisfeldt M., and the Resuscitation Outcomes Comsortium (ROC) Investigators.: Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium ROC PRIMED Trial of Early Rhythm Analysis versus Later Analysis in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. NEJM, 2011;365(9):787-797.
  • Vaillancourt C., Charette M., Kasaboski A., Maloney J., Wells G.A., Stiell I.G. : Evaluation of the safety of C-spine clearance by paramedics : Design and methodology. BMC Emergency Medicine, 2011;11(1). (doi: 1471-227X/11/1)
  • Vaillancourt C., Midzic I., Taljaard M., Chisamore B.: Performer fatigue and CPR quality comparing 30:2 to 15:2 compression to ventilation ratios in older bystanders: A randomized crossover trial. Resuscitation, 2011;82(1):51-56.

Awards

HONOURS International

  • 2016:Listed among the Top 12 most notable articles of 2015 Published in the New England Journal of Medicine
  • 2012:The Medical Book Award by the American Medical Writers Association For publication entitled: The Research Guide: A primer for residents, other health care trainees, and Practitioners.
  • 2012:Two manuscripts considered in Top 10 for 2012 according to the U.S. National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians
  • 2009:Two manuscripts considered in Top 10 for 2009 according to the U.S. National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians
  • 2003:Best Clinical Science Fellow Presentation Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Boston

National

  • 2018:CERN-RCRSP Mentorship Award This award by the Canadian EMS Research Network-Réseau Canadien de Recherche en Soins Préhospitaliers acknowledges excellence in mentoring as well as time and energy spent in the pursuit of EMS and paramedic research mentorship in Canada.
  • 2013: Dr. Alan Drummond Advocacy Award
  • National award received for ongoing efforts promoting community bystander CPR. Recognizes a CAEP member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, commitment and dedication to the cause of advancing the discipline at the regional, national or international level through advocacy efforts.
  • 2012: The Medical Book Award by the American Medical Writers AssociationFor publication entitled: The Research Guide: A primer for residents, other health care trainees, and Practitioners.
  • 2011: Grant Innes Award Given to the top ranked abstract submitted to the annual Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) research competition
  • 2005:CIHR National Knowledge Translation Award For original research performed by the members of the Canadian Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Team (CCORT). First author of one manuscript in the series.
  • 2005:Robert E. Beamish Award For original series of articles judged to have the greatest potential impact on cardiovascular medicine published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. First author of one manuscript in the series.
  • 2003:Gold Medal, National CIHR poster competition, Winnipeg
  • 1996:Nadine St-Pierre Award (National Award in Family Medicine)

Local/Institutional

  • 2016:Dr. Ian Stiell Excellence in Emergency Medicine Scholarship AwardUniversity of Ottawa
  • 2016:Outstanding Research Team Award at The Ottawa Hospital This award recognizes teams of scientists, clinicians, trainees and staff who come together (with patients) to make important discoveries and improve care.
  • 2011:Emergency Medicine Postgraduate Teacher of the Year Awar Department of Emergency Medicine, uOttawa
  • 2006:Emergency Medicine Postgraduate Teacher of the Year Award University of Ottawa
  • 2003:Best Thesis presentation (MSc in Epidemiology) University of Ottawa

Fields of Interest

  • Prehospital care (improving care and survival for cardiac arrest and trauma victims)
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