DR. KARLA KREWULAK
Karla Krewulak, PhD is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Calgary. In her current role, she coordinates Dr. Kirsten Fiest’s research programs: Effect of COVID-19 restricted visitation policies and Family-administered delirium prevention, detection and management in critical adults. Her research interests include ICU delirium and engaging families of critically ill patients in patient care.
Position/Title: Senior Research Associate
Institution: University of Calgary
Department: Critical Care Medicine
Link to Personal website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karla_Krewulak
Link to Institutional Profile: https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/research/calgary-critical-care-research-network/meet-team/Karla-Krewulak
Areas of Expertise: Critical Care, Systematic Reviews and Metal Analyses, Research Coordination, Patient and Family Oriented Research, Mixed Methods Research
Names of Current Grants/Project Titles:
2020-2021: Understanding and managing the effects of COVID-19 restricted visitation policies on critically ill patients and the families and healthcare providers of critically ill patients; PI: Dr. Kirsten Fiest
2020-2022; Moving Engagement Beyond the Bedside: Family-Partnered Delirium Prevention Detection and Management in the Critically Ill; CIHR Project Grant; PI: Dr. Kirsten Fiest
2019-2022; Co-Designing a Patient and Family Caregiver-Orientated Transitions in Care Bundle; CIHR Team Grant; PI: Dr. Kirsten Fiest
Krewulak, K.D., Bull, M.J., Ely, E.W., Davidson, J.E., Stelfox HT, Fiest K.M. “Effectiveness of an ICU family education intervention on delirium knowledge: a pre-test post-test quasi-experimental study” under review at the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. doi: 10.1007/s12630-020-01810-5.
Krewulak, K.D. Sept, B.G., Stelfox, H.T., Ely, E.W., Davidson, J.E., Ismail, Z., Fiest, K.M. “Feasibility and acceptability of family administration of delirium detection tools in the intensive care unit: a patient-oriented pilot study.” (2019) CMAJ Open 7: E294-E299.
Krewulak, K.D., Stelfox, H.T., Leigh, J.P., Ely, E.W., Fiest, K.M. “Incidence and Prevalence of Delirium Subtypes in an Adult ICU: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” (2018) Crit Care Med 46: 2029-2035.