We are active in a wide variety of clinical research projects that mirror the diversity of our individual areas of expertise.
Our research interests are captured in everything from multicenter trials to individual fellow projects. Trainees are mentored in the art of asking the right question and in the science of finding its answer.
Studying numerous aspects of critical illness, from best sedation practices to intubation patterns, Oishei Children's Hospital is an active participant in multicenter trials and international research networks.
Self-sufficient investigations, such as an evaluation of our division's use of a novel, negative-pressure mode of ventilation in respiratory failure, are also ongoing in our PICU.
Our trainees are fully supported as they formulate projects to pursue their own inquiries, in everything from extracorporeal life support outcomes, studying complex RSV bronchiolitis outcomes to further inquiring knowledge of negative pressure ventilation physiological effects on the diaphragm in infants.
In addition, they are each guided in the development of quality improvement initiatives, which seek to enhance the basic tenets of inter-provider communication, patient safety, and overall care.