This video was showcased at the Annual Institute for Healthcare Improvement Conference in Orlando, Florida in 2010 as a part of a series profiling organizations doing innovative work in patient safety and quality improvement. The Centre was the only non-US organization spotlighted in the series and was chosen based on our work in building capacity and engaging faculty in patient safety efforts.
Dr. Wax is a specialist in Internal Medicine and Critical Care, who currently serves as Medical Director of Critical Care/Resuscitation Services at Lakeridge Health Corporation in Durham Region. He also is the Medical Director of Education/Simulation for LHEARN (Lakeridge Health Education and Research Network). He serves as Medical Consultant, Academy of Transport Medicine, for the provincial medical transport/air ambulance system.
Dr. Wax has focused his academic efforts on education and knowledge translation projects related to improving care for critically ill patients inside and outside the walls of the Intensive Care Unit. He was a major contributor to the development of the provincial Critical Care Response Team course for rapid response system staff, having trained hundreds of providers as course director. He is the past chair of the Rapid Response System Task Force for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and also served as course director for the SCCM RRT course. Dr. Wax is a member of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provincial Advisory Committee for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
Current research interests include: