Orla Smith Rn, Phd
Critical illness and injury
st michael hospital
She is currently conducting a multi-centre study of decision-making preferences and psychological outcomes in family members of critically ill patients funded by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Our research group has recently commenced a program of research to better understand the relationship between homelessness and intensive care unit utilization. she also currently involved in the development of two national evidence based guidelines related to the prevention and management of ventilator associated pneumonia and the implementation of therapeutic hypothermia post-cardiac arrest.
Her main areas of research interest are decision-making and evidence-based practice in critical care.