Patricia Trbovich | Assistant Professor
BA (Ottawa), MA (Carleton), PhD (Carleton)
- Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
- Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
- Academic Research Lead, Centre for eHealth Innovation, University Health Network (UHN)
R. Fraser Elliott Building, 190 Elizabeth Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2C4 Canada
+1 416 340-4800, extension 7180 (office)
Assessing how environments, technology, workflow processes, and human characteristics affect patient safety and the overall healthcare system. Her current research interests include the analysis of technology-related issues within the context of existing healthcare practices and the development of recommendations to improve technology effectiveness and safety.
Pinkney S, Trbovich P, Fan M, Rothwell S, Cafazzo J and Easty A (2010). Do smart pumps actually reduce medication errors? Human Factors Horizons, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, 64-69.
Trbovich, P.L., Prakash, V., Stewart, J., Trip, K. and Savage, P. (2010). Interruptions during the Delivery of High Risk Medications. Journal Of Nursing Administration, 40 (5), 211-218.
Trbovich, P. L., Pinkney, S., Cafazzo, J.A. and Easty, A. C. (2010). A Comparison of Traditional and Smart Pump Infusion Technology on Nurse Medication Administration Performance. Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 19(5), 430-434.
White, R. E., Trbovich, P. L., Savage, P., Trip, K., Hyland, S. and Easty, A. C. (2010). Checking it twice: An evaluation of checklists for medication error-detection at the bedside using a chemotherapy model. Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 19, 562-567.
Cafazzo, J. A., Trbovich, P.L., Cassano-Piche, A., Chagpar, A., Rossos, P. G., Vicente, K. J. and Easty, A. C. Human Factors Perspectives on a Systemic Approach to Ensuring a Safer Medication Delivery Process, Healthcare Quarterly, Vol. 12, Special Issue 2009.
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