Dawn is a Senior Project Manager with the Critical Care Research Program in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alberta. Dawn is a Registered Nurse with an extensive background in clinical research management and expertise in provincial and national-level knowledge translation. Currently, her work includes pragmatic clinical research projects aimed at improving the quality and cost efficiency of standard care delivered in Alberta ICUs. Overall her research interests are focused on identifying system-level strategies directed at improving quality of patient care and enhancing the workplace environment for front line health care workers.

 Position/Title: Project Manager

Institution: University of Alberta

Department: Critical Care Medicine

Email:  dawno@ualberta.ca

Areas of Expertise: Pragmatic Research, Quality Improvement, Knowledge Translation, Health System Multi-disciplinary Project Management

Names of Current Grants/Project Titles: 

Patient and Family Perception of Research Participation in Pragmatic Trials in Intensive Care Using Waived Consent; Evaluation of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Procalcitonin Testing and Rapid FilmArray Blood Culture Testing to Optimize Sepsis Care in Albertans; Improving the quality of the performance and delivery of CRRT to critically ill patients in Alberta - Quality CRRT

Select Publications: 

Bagshaw SM, Tran DT, Opgenorth D, et al. Assessment of Costs of Avoidable Delays in Intensive Care Unit Discharge. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(8):e2013913. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.

Carmel L. Montgomery, Danny J. Zuege, Darryl B. Rolfson, Dawn Opgenorth. et al, Implementation of population-level screening for frailty among patients admitted to adult intensive care in Alberta, Canada, Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth (2019).

Opgenorth D, Stelfox HT, Gilfoyle E, Gibney RTN, Meier M, Boucher P, et al. (2018) Perspectives on strained intensive care unit capacity: A survey of critical care professionals. PLoS ONE 13(8).