Karolina Zjadewicz is the Quality Improvement Lead for the Calgary Department of Critical Care of Medicine (DCCM). Karolina is a Registered Nurse with clinical leadership experience in both Burns/Plastic Surgery and Critical Care. She received both her Bachelor and Masters of Nursing through the University of Calgary. Her Masters’ research concentrated on the role of middle managers in the implementation of mandated quality improvement projects. Her daily work and research interests are focused around Improvement Science, specifically around operationalizing QI projects at the frontline and the application of change models and models for knowledge transfer and translation. 

Position/Title: Quality Improvement Lead

Institution: Alberta Health Services

Department: Department of Critical Care Medicine (Calgary)

Email: Karolina.zjadewicz@ahs.ca


Link to Institutional Profile: N/A

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Areas of Expertise: Quality improvement, Critical Care, Change Management, Program Construction, Implementation and Evaluation

Names of Current Grants/Project Titles:

2016-2018 Optimization of Identifying and Managing Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Department of Critical Care Medicine-Calgary.

2017-2018 Developing and Implementing an Electronic ICU Transfer Summary Form. Department of Critical Care Medicine-Calgary.

2014-2018 Standardizing the handover process between the Operating Room and Intensive Care Units. Department of Critical Care Medicine-Calgary.

2016-2018 Moving from a Physician Led to Registered Nurse/Respiratory Therapist Led, Physician Supported Outreach Program. Department of Critical Care Medicine-Calgary.