The Centre's research seminar series will re-commence on October 9, 2013. Join us as we welcome two recent Research Affiliates and the 2013–2014 Centre on Aging Research Fellowship recipients discuss the research they will be conducting.
November 14, 2013
Room E2-221, Engineering and Information Technology Complex
University of Manitoba | Fort Garry Campus
Dr. Marcia Friesen, P.Eng.
IEEQ Program Director
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Design Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
A mHealth application for chronic wound care: Findings of a user trial
A mHealth application for pressure ulcer (bedsore) documentation was developed for Android Smartphones and tablets and was implemented in a user trial at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg in spring and summer, 2013. The software application provides an electronic medical record for chronic wounds, replacing nurses’ paper-based charting in wound care. The designed features of the software application and the key findings from the user trial will be presented.
This presentation is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering.
Past presentations 2013–2014
October 9, 2013
12:00–1:00 pm (immediately following Pharmacy Grand Rounds Student seminar)
164 Apotex Centre, Bannatyne Campus
Dr. Shawn Bugden
Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy
In conjunction with the Faculty of Pharmacy’s Grand Rounds and the Pharmacy Graduate Seminar, Dr. Shawn Bugden will present the Centre on Aging’s first seminar based on his current research and introduce the research that he will conduct as a 2013–2014 Centre on Aging Research Fellowship recipient.
Inception: Revealing layers in polypharmacy
Polypharmacy, the use of multiple medications, has frequently been used as an indicator of prescribing quality for personal care homes (PCH). Dr. Bugden’s presentation will explore the definition of polypharmacy and its utility as an indicator of prescribing quality; and other quality indicators involving the prescribing of benzodiazepines, antipsychotics and selected Beer’s criteria medications, which are considered to be higher risk for older adults. Comparisons will be made between administrative data assessment using Pharmacare’s Drug Programs Information Network (DPIN) and a recently completed chart review of 500 PCH beds serviced by hospital pharmacists.
Risk and response to citalopram cardiac toxicity.
Dr. Bugden will also introduce his research fellowship project examining the risk of heart problems associated with the use of citalopram (Celexa®) and its sister compound escitalopram (Cipralex®), widely used antidepressants. His research involves reviewing the Canada Vigilance Adverse Reaction Database records and the Manitoba Pharmacare data. In 2011–2012, Health Canada issued warnings that these medications can cause irregular heartbeats that may lead to sudden cardiac death. Women and individuals over the age of 65 seem to be at greatest risk.
This presentation is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Health, Leisure & Human Performance (HLHP) Research Institute and the Centre on Aging are co-sponsoring a presentation for the HLHP research seminar series
Is narrative an effective method for helping health care aides learn about long-term care residents? A pilot study
Presented by: Dr. Malcolm Smith & Dr. Christine Kreklewetz, University of Manitoba
Friday, September 13, 2013
Room 136, Frank Kennedy Centre
Fort Garry Campus
Dr. Marcia Friesen
November 14, 2013