Patrick Archambault obtained his medical degree from Université Laval in 2000. He completed postgraduate training to become a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as an emergency medicine specialist at Université Laval in 2005. As a recipient of the dean’s McLaughlin Fellowship bursary, he completed a two-year specialization in critical care medicine at the University of Ottawa and obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada certification in December 2007. He also completed in November 2007 a master’s degree in clinical research (emergency medicine) from Université Laval. Dr. Archambault was awarded a Canadian Health Services Research Foundation CADRE postdoctoral fellowship scholarship in 2008.

Since 2008, Patrick Archambault works as an emergency and critical care physician and as a clinician researcher at the CISSS Chaudière-Appalaches (Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis). In 2012, he obtained the FRQS Clinical Research Scholar Junior 1 Award. In June 2016, he was awarded the CIHR Embedded Clinician-Researcher Salary Award. In May 2017, he obtained a project grant from the CIHR for four years and funding from the Département de médecine familiale et de médecine d’urgence at Université Laval, where he is an associate professor.

Overview: The Objective of Dr. Patrick Archambault’s research program is to evaluate the impact of a wiki used as a knowledge translation tool on the quality of healthcare in the emergency department and intensive care unit. He is currently undertaking different projects which integrate this innovative technology based upon the sharing and open access to information. His projects explore the use of a wiki to improve healthcare of different populations, notably elderly people, people facing decisions about end-of-life care and victims of mild traumatic brain injury.

Wikis and collaborative writing applications (CWAs) for knowledge translation

He has dedicated his research career to exploring wikis and other CWAs for knowledge translation in healthcare. Significant contributions include: a) a survey to identify health professionals’ salient beliefs about their intention to use wiki-based knowledge tools to promote best practices in trauma, created during his Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CIHR) funded fellowship in knowledge translation; b) a CIHR-funded scoping review to explore evidence about the effective, safe, and ethical use of wikis and CWAs in health care; c) a Cochrane review on CWAs in health care and their effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes. In 2013, he created WikiTrauma, a platform that allows sharing of knowledge tools among health professionals. WikiTrauma is now installed within the CISSS of Chaudière-Appalaches and contains more than 1800 knowledge tools. He also created Wiki101, a theory-based training program developed to address the barriers to using WikiTrauma and to show health professionals how to use WikiTrauma. He is now conducting a mixed-method study assessing the impact of Wiki101 on interprofessional collaboration.

Expertise in shared decision-making (SDM) and patient decision aids (DA)

He is leading three projects on SDM involving the creation of wiki-based patient DAs: a) Funded by the FRQS (2014), his research team adapted an existing DA to help intensive care unit patients decide their goals of care to the Quebec context after a rapid prototyping phase and a user-centred design method. With a catalyst grant from the Canadian Frailty Network (2016), his team is implementing this DA and associated clinician training program we are creating, and evaluating the impact on patients and health professionals. b) With funding from the FRQS (2016) and in collaboration with Erik Hess (Mayo) and Edward Melnick (Yale) he is adapting two existing DA on head computed tomography scans from the United States for adults and children to the Quebec context, after a rapid prototyping phase and a user-centred design method. c) A medical resident under his supervision has adapted a DA on the use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections to be used in the emergency room, using a rapid prototyping and user-centred design methodology.

Expertise in care transitions for the elderly

In 2015, the CISSS Chaudière-Appalaches was chosen by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) as one of 18 sites to improve healthcare for the elderly by adopting and implementing the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) program into the hospital. The multifaceted intervention aims to improve transitions of care for the elderly from the hospital to the community. With a CFHI Catalyst grant (2016), He is leading a process evaluation to understand how the intervention improves health care and can be scaled-up to other hospitals. In May 2017, he obtained Project Scheme Grant from the CIHR for four years. This project will be studying the adaptation of the Acute Care for Elders care transitions best practices developed at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto to the local context of the Centre intégré en santé et services sociaux de Chaudière-Appalaches.

143, rue Wolfe
Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis
Lévis, Québec
Canada G6V 3Z1
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Beatty E, Archambault P

BET 1: Can Salter-Harris type I fractures be diagnosed by ultrasound?

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Emerg Med J, 35 (5), pp. 335-336, 2018, ISSN: 1472-0205.

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Archambault PM, McGavin C, Dainty KN, McLeod SL, Vaillancourt C, Lee JS, Perry JJ, Gauvin FP, Boivin A

Recommendations for patient engagement in patient-oriented emergency medicine research.

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CJEM, pp. 1-8, 2018, ISSN: 1481-8035.

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Beatty E, Deschenes M, Archambault P

Are lateral ankle injuries in children fractures or sprains?

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CJEM, pp. 1-3, 2018, ISSN: 1481-8035.

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Tremblay MA, Denis I, Turcotte S, Fleet RP, Archambault P, Dionne CE, Foldes-Busque G

Heart-focused anxiety and health care seeking in patients with non-cardiac chest pain: A prospective study.

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Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 50 , pp. 83-89, 2018, ISSN: 0163-8343.

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Fleet R, Bussieres S, Tounkara FK, Turcotte S, Legare F, Plant J, Poitras J, Archambault PM, Dupuis G

Rural versus urban academic hospital mortality following stroke in Canada.

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PLoS ONE, 13 (1), pp. e0191151, 2018.

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Active projects

  • Analytical mobile application to support shared decision making for pregnant women, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Programme de subvention Catalyseur, from 2017-09-01 to 2019-08-31
  • Canadian Traumatic brain injury Research Consortium, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention d'équipe - Consortium canadien sur les lésions cérébrales traumatiques, from 2015-12-01 to 2019-11-30
  • Centre de recherche de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis - CISSS - CA - Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis (CSSS Alphonse-Desjardins), Subvention, CISSS - CA - Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis (CSSS Alphonse-Desjardins), Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval (CERSSPL-UL), Subvention, Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Design for Better Health: User-Centred Design and Evaluation of Interactive Media for Health Education, Communication and Decision-Making, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subventions Fondation, from 2016-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, Soutien aux infrastructures de recherche des Instituts et des Centres affiliés universitaires du secteur social, from 2014-04-01 to 2019-03-31
  • L'étude WikiDécisionTDM: adaptation d'un outil d'aide à la décision partagée sur la décision de faire une tomodensitométrie (TDM) cérébrale chez les victimes d'un traumatistme craniocérébral léger (TCCL) et développement d'une formation, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Consortium pour le développement de la recherche en traumatologie, from 2016-05-01 to 2019-04-30
  • La protéine S100B est-elle un outil de dépistage valide pour réduire le nombre de tomodensitométries inutiles suite à un traumatisme cranio-cérébral léger?, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Consortium pour le développement de la recherche en traumatologie, from 2017-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Le programme de recherche WikiTrauma: impliquer les parties prenantes en traumatologie à la conception et mise en place des outils de connaissances adaptés au contexte local., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens - Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2016-07-01 to 2020-06-30
  • Réseau-1 Québec (Réseau de recherche en soins et services de santé de première ligne), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseau de connaissances du FRQ-S, from 2013-07-01 to 2019-06-30
  • Support financier projet de recherche FRQ-Traumato, Subvention, Centre intégré de santé et services sociaux de Chaudière-Appalaches, from 2016-04-01 to 2019-03-31
  • Supporting the creation of a LEARNing INteGrated health system to mobilize context-adapted knowledge with a Wiki platform to Improve the transitions of frail Seniors from emergency Departments to the cOMmunity: the LEARNING WISDOM program, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Bourse salariale - Clinicien-chercheur, from 2016-08-01 to 2020-07-31
  • Supporting the creation of a LEARNing INteGrated health system to mobilize context-adapted knowledge with a Wiki platform to Improve the transitions of frail Seniors from from hospitals and emergency Departments to the cOMmunity : The ..., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2017-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Validation of a clinical decision rule integrating the use of biomarkers for early detection of persistent symptoms after a MTBI, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Volet Projet: Concours pilotes, from 2016-07-01 to 2019-06-30

Recently finished projects

  • Acceptabilité et adaptation pour l'urgence d'un outil d'aide à la prise de décision partagée dans le recours à l'antibiothérapie pour traiter les infections respiratoires aigües., Subvention, Fondation de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, from 2015-11-10 to 2017-09-29
  • Artificial INTELLIGENce for efficient community based primary healTh CARE (INTELLIGENT-CARE), Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de planification et dissémination, from 2018-02-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Clinical outcomes and predictors of PITuitary disorders in patients with moderate and severe Traumatic Brain Injury: the PIT-TBI prospective multicenter pilot cohort study., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2014-04-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Developing and validating the multi-dimensional measure of informed choice for decisions about computerized tomography scans for patients with minor TBI, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention d'équipe - Consortium canadien sur les lésions cérébrales traumatiques, from 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
  • Effet du service de télésurveillance dans le cadre du Projet ACE sur l'amélioration des transitions de soins des personnes âgées fragilisées à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, Subvention, Fondation canadienne pour l'amélioration des services de santé (FCASS), from 2016-04-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Étude de consensus canadien sur les outils d'aide à la décision partagée sur la décision de faire une tomodensitométrie (TDM) cérébrale: adaptation de deux outils américains d'aide à la décision partagée sur la décision de faire une TDM, Subvention, Université Laval - Soutien à la recherche, from 2017-05-01 to 2018-04-30
  • Évaluation des besoins des chercheurs, cliniciens et décideurs en soins primaires pour des outils de connaissances et des stratégies d’application des connaissances, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Unités de soutien de la stratégie de recherche axée sur le patient(SRAP), from 2016-09-15 to 2018-01-31
  • Evaluation of a context-adapted wiki-based decision ald supporting critically ill patients' decisions about life-sustaining therapies, Subvention, Secrétariat Inter-Conseils (Canada) (CRSH, CRSNG, IRSC), Réseau de centres d'excellence (RCE), from 2016-04-15 to 2017-03-31
  • Infrastructure en médecine d'urgence, Subvention, Fondation de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, from 2008-04-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Les wikis et autres outils de rédaction collaborative dans le domaine de la santé: les effets sur les pratiques professionnelles et les soins de santé., Subvention, Université Laval - Soutien à la recherche, from 2015-03-31 to 2016-04-30
  • Pronostic biopsychosocial des douleurs thoraciques inexpliquées suite à une consultation dans une unité d'urgence., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2013-10-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Soutien facultaire aux nouveaux professeurs de la Faculté de médecine., Subvention, Université Laval - démarrage nouveau chercheur, Soutien facultaire aux jeunes chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine, from 2015-08-01 to 2016-08-31
  • The Canadian Head CT Patient Decision Aid Consensus Study, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention d'équipe - Consortium canadien sur les lésions cérébrales traumatiques, from 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
  • Transfert des connaissances et pratiques exemplaires en médecine d'urgence et en traumatologie : impact des wikis, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens - Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2012-07-01 to 2016-06-30
  • Transfert des connaissances et pratiques exemplaires en médecine d'urgence et en traumatologie : impact des wikis, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Établissement de jeunes chercheurs - Juniors 1, from 2012-07-01 to 2016-06-30
  • WikiTrauma: Implementation and evaluation of a WIKI involving multiple stakeholders including patients in the promotion of best practices in TRAUMA care (an interrupted time series), Subvention, Canadian Medical Protective Association (The), from 2014-11-07 to 2016-06-30
Data provided by the Université Laval research projects registery