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Implementation and Evaluation of a Wiki Involving Multiple Stakeholders Including Patients in the Promotion of Best Practices in Trauma Care: The WikiTrauma Interrupted Time Series Protocol.

Archambault PM, Turgeon AF, Witteman HO, Lauzier F, Moore L, Lamontagne F, Horsley T, Gagnon MP, Droit A, Weiss M, Tremblay S, Lachaine J, Le Sage N, Émond M, Berthelot S, Plaisance A, Lapointe J, Razek T, van de Belt TH, Brand K, Bérubé M, Clément J, Grajales Iii FJ, Eysenbach G, Kuziemsky C, Friedman D, Lang E, Muscedere J, Rizoli S, Roberts DJ, Scales DC, Sinuff T, Stelfox HT, Gagnon I, Chabot C, Grenier R, Légaré F, Canadian Critical Care Trials Gro - JMIR Res Protoc (2015)

Bottom Line: Trauma is the most common cause of mortality among people between the ages of 1 and 45 years, costing Canadians 19.8 billion dollars a year (2004 data), yet half of all patients with major traumatic injuries do not receive evidence-based care, and significant regional variation in the quality of care across Canada exists.This project was funded in November 2014 by the Canadian Medical Protective Association.We expect that this study will add important and unique evidence about the effectiveness, safety, and cost savings of using collaborative platforms to adapt knowledge implementation tools across jurisdictions.

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Affiliation: Département de médecine familiale et médecine d'urgence, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada. patrick.m.archambault@gmail.com.

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Background: Trauma is the most common cause of mortality among people between the ages of 1 and 45 years, costing Canadians 19.8 billion dollars a year (2004 data), yet half of all patients with major traumatic injuries do not receive evidence-based care, and significant regional variation in the quality of care across Canada exists. Accordingly, our goal is to lead a research project in which stakeholders themselves will adapt evidence-based trauma care knowledge tools to their own varied institutional contexts and cultures. We will do this by developing and assessing the combined impact of WikiTrauma, a free collaborative database of clinical decision support tools, and Wiki101, a training course teaching participants how to use WikiTrauma. WikiTrauma has the potential to ensure that all stakeholders (eg, patients, clinicians, and decision makers) can all contribute to, and benefit from, evidence-based clinical knowledge about trauma care that is tailored to their own needs and clinical setting.

Objective: Our main objective will be to study the combined effect of WikiTrauma and Wiki101 on the quality of care in four trauma centers in Quebec.

Methods: First, we will pilot-test the wiki with potential users to create a version ready to test in practice. A rapid, iterative prototyping process with 15 health professionals from nonparticipating centers will allow us to identify and resolve usability issues prior to finalizing the definitive version for the interrupted time series. Second, we will conduct an interrupted time series to measure the impact of our combined intervention on the quality of care in four trauma centers that will be selected-one level I, one level II, and two level III centers. Participants will be health care professionals working in the selected trauma centers. Also, five patient representatives will be recruited to participate in the creation of knowledge tools destined for their use (eg, handouts). All participants will be invited to complete the Wiki101 training and then use, and contribute to, WikiTrauma for 12 months. The primary outcome will be the change over time of a validated, composite, performance indicator score based on 15 process performance indicators found in the Quebec Trauma Registry.

Results: This project was funded in November 2014 by the Canadian Medical Protective Association. We expect to start this trial in early 2015 and preliminary results should be available in June 2016. Two trauma centers have already agreed to participate and two more will be recruited in the next months.

Conclusions: We expect that this study will add important and unique evidence about the effectiveness, safety, and cost savings of using collaborative platforms to adapt knowledge implementation tools across jurisdictions.

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Mentions: Building on these results, we held a meeting funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in May 2014 in partnership with the INESSS, the Trauma Association of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to plan a study to evaluate WikiTrauma (see Figure 1), a wiki we created to promote best practices in trauma care. At this planning meeting we decided to study its implementation in a limited number of Quebec trauma centers as a first trial for this novel intervention. We also decided to create Wiki101 (see Figure 2), a theory-based continuing professional development (CPD) program, that will train participants at the selected trauma centers to use WikiTrauma effectively and safely in order to create and share different types of KT tools (eg, care protocols, order sets, and patient decision aids).


Implementation and Evaluation of a Wiki Involving Multiple Stakeholders Including Patients in the Promotion of Best Practices in Trauma Care: The WikiTrauma Interrupted Time Series Protocol.

Archambault PM, Turgeon AF, Witteman HO, Lauzier F, Moore L, Lamontagne F, Horsley T, Gagnon MP, Droit A, Weiss M, Tremblay S, Lachaine J, Le Sage N, Émond M, Berthelot S, Plaisance A, Lapointe J, Razek T, van de Belt TH, Brand K, Bérubé M, Clément J, Grajales Iii FJ, Eysenbach G, Kuziemsky C, Friedman D, Lang E, Muscedere J, Rizoli S, Roberts DJ, Scales DC, Sinuff T, Stelfox HT, Gagnon I, Chabot C, Grenier R, Légaré F, Canadian Critical Care Trials Gro - JMIR Res Protoc (2015)

Screenshot of WikiTrauma order set.
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figure1: Screenshot of WikiTrauma order set.
Mentions: Building on these results, we held a meeting funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in May 2014 in partnership with the INESSS, the Trauma Association of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to plan a study to evaluate WikiTrauma (see Figure 1), a wiki we created to promote best practices in trauma care. At this planning meeting we decided to study its implementation in a limited number of Quebec trauma centers as a first trial for this novel intervention. We also decided to create Wiki101 (see Figure 2), a theory-based continuing professional development (CPD) program, that will train participants at the selected trauma centers to use WikiTrauma effectively and safely in order to create and share different types of KT tools (eg, care protocols, order sets, and patient decision aids).

Bottom Line: Trauma is the most common cause of mortality among people between the ages of 1 and 45 years, costing Canadians 19.8 billion dollars a year (2004 data), yet half of all patients with major traumatic injuries do not receive evidence-based care, and significant regional variation in the quality of care across Canada exists.This project was funded in November 2014 by the Canadian Medical Protective Association.We expect that this study will add important and unique evidence about the effectiveness, safety, and cost savings of using collaborative platforms to adapt knowledge implementation tools across jurisdictions.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Département de médecine familiale et médecine d'urgence, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada. patrick.m.archambault@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: Trauma is the most common cause of mortality among people between the ages of 1 and 45 years, costing Canadians 19.8 billion dollars a year (2004 data), yet half of all patients with major traumatic injuries do not receive evidence-based care, and significant regional variation in the quality of care across Canada exists. Accordingly, our goal is to lead a research project in which stakeholders themselves will adapt evidence-based trauma care knowledge tools to their own varied institutional contexts and cultures. We will do this by developing and assessing the combined impact of WikiTrauma, a free collaborative database of clinical decision support tools, and Wiki101, a training course teaching participants how to use WikiTrauma. WikiTrauma has the potential to ensure that all stakeholders (eg, patients, clinicians, and decision makers) can all contribute to, and benefit from, evidence-based clinical knowledge about trauma care that is tailored to their own needs and clinical setting.

Objective: Our main objective will be to study the combined effect of WikiTrauma and Wiki101 on the quality of care in four trauma centers in Quebec.

Methods: First, we will pilot-test the wiki with potential users to create a version ready to test in practice. A rapid, iterative prototyping process with 15 health professionals from nonparticipating centers will allow us to identify and resolve usability issues prior to finalizing the definitive version for the interrupted time series. Second, we will conduct an interrupted time series to measure the impact of our combined intervention on the quality of care in four trauma centers that will be selected-one level I, one level II, and two level III centers. Participants will be health care professionals working in the selected trauma centers. Also, five patient representatives will be recruited to participate in the creation of knowledge tools destined for their use (eg, handouts). All participants will be invited to complete the Wiki101 training and then use, and contribute to, WikiTrauma for 12 months. The primary outcome will be the change over time of a validated, composite, performance indicator score based on 15 process performance indicators found in the Quebec Trauma Registry.

Results: This project was funded in November 2014 by the Canadian Medical Protective Association. We expect to start this trial in early 2015 and preliminary results should be available in June 2016. Two trauma centers have already agreed to participate and two more will be recruited in the next months.

Conclusions: We expect that this study will add important and unique evidence about the effectiveness, safety, and cost savings of using collaborative platforms to adapt knowledge implementation tools across jurisdictions.

No MeSH data available.


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