Dr. Kendiss Olafson is a leading researcher in the field of critical care medicine, bringing her expertise in epidemiology and quality improvement to the forefront of the field.
Dr. Olafson's research focuses on understanding the epidemiology of critical illness, with a particular emphasis on resource use and its impact on patient outcomes. She has been utilizing the Manitoba Health data repository at Manitoba Centre for Health Policy to explore these areas, providing valuable insights into the care of critically ill patients.
In addition to her work on critical illness epidemiology, Dr. Olafson has also been leading innovative projects in quality improvement. She has been working on optimizing care for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and improving communication at the time of hospital discharge, leading to improved outcomes for patients and their families.
Dr. Olafson is also a pioneer in investigating the impact of critical illness on mental health outcomes. Her work on using ICU diaries as an intervention to mitigate the effects of critical illness among survivors and their families is groundbreaking and has the potential to revolutionize how we support patients and their families after critical illness.
Her research efforts are recognized by her peers, as a member of Canadian Critical Care Trials Group, and have been published in reputed journals. Dr. Olafson's dedication to improving the lives of critically ill patients and their families, as well as her innovative approach to research, make her a valuable asset to the critical care research community.
Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
Acute respiratory distress syndrome