Master of Science in Healthcare Quality

Master of Science in Healthcare Quality

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Dr. Kim Turner

Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, and Department Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University
Kingston General Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, Victory 2
Telephone: 613 546 3232 x3135
E-Mail:  ket1@queensu.ca or turnerk@kgh.kari.net

 

Teaching

Clinical teaching of Anesthesia Residents and Medical students including bedside (operating room and wards), peroperative / consult  clinics and formal teaching  sessions.

Critical Enquiry (MEDS 232B) tutor  in which medical  students develop a research question, annotated bibliography and  write a research protocol  which frequently forms the basis of a summer research project for that student.

Clinical Practice

Kim began her post-secondary studies at the University of Toronto where she graduated with a BSc in Pharmacy and then worked as a community pharmacist prior to entering the MD Programme at McMaster University.  After an her internship, she returned to Toronto for anesthesia residency training with an  emphasis on research methodology and thoracic anesthesia.  Kim started her professional medical career as a community anesthesiologist before joining the Anesthesiology Department at Queen’s University where she completed a Master’s in Community Health and Epidemiology.

Kim is currently a member of the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine with full clinical responsibilities within Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals.

Research interests

Kim’s research interests relate to perioperative anesthesia and patient outcomes which have included blood transfusions, postoperative nausea and vomiting, neuromuscular blockade,  obstructive sleep apnea and obesity.

 Administrative interests have included the  Hospital Quality & Safety Committee and the Drugs &  Therapeutics Committee.   As a Fellow of the  American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library Museum, and past  Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Archivist  Kim continues to be interested in the history of medicine, particularly as it relates to the evolution of anesthesia as a specialty and current clinical practice.

Publications  

Fortier LP, McKeen D, Turner K, Warriner B, Curtis R, Chaput A, Jones P, DeMedicis E and Galarneau A.  The RECITE study: A Prospective, Multicenter Study of the Incidence and Severity of Residual Neuromuscular Blockade in Canada. Anesth Analg   2015 in press.

Yen D, Turner K, Mark D.  Is a single low dose of intrathecal morphine a useful adjunct to patient-controlled analgesia for postoperative pain control following lumbar spine surgery?  A prelimary report.  Pain Res Manag 2015;20:129-132.

Davidson JS, Turner K. Comment on:  Ketorolac does not increase perioperative bleeding: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar;135(3):648e-649e

Turner K, Book Review:  Laughing and Crying about Anesthesia:  A Memoir of Risk and Safety. G Zeitlin.  Can J Anaesth 2013; 60(4): 415-6.

Cawthorn T, Phelan R, Davidson J, Turner K. Retrospective Analysis of Perioperative Ketorolac and Postoperative Bleeding in Reduction Mammoplasty. Can J Anes 2012;59:466-472.

Turner K, Remembering David Shephard, MB FRCPC (1930-2011).  Can J Anes 2012;59: 504 – 506. 

Turner K, Book Review:  From Craft to Specialty - A Medical and Social History of Anesthesia and Its Changing Role in Health Care.  D Shephard.  Can J Anesth  2010; 57(5):  23.

Turner K, VanDenKerkhof E, Lam M,  Mackillop W.  Perioperative care of patients with obstructive sleep apnea – a survey of Canadian anesthesiologists.  Can J Anes 2006;53(3):299-304.

Turner K, Book Review: Careers in Anesthesiology, Autobiographical Memoirs, Vol. IX.  D. Caton, K.E. McGoldrick (Eds.).   Can J Anesth 2008 55: 321.

Turner K, Book Review: Careers in Anesthesiology, Autobiographical Memoirs, Vol. VIII.  D. Caton, K.E. McGoldrick (Eds.).   Can J Anesth 2006; 53(2):  215.

Turner KE, Parlow JL, Avery N, Tod DA,  Day AG.  Prophylaxis of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting with Oral Long-acting Dimenhydrinate in Gynecologic Outpatient Laparoscopy.  Anes  Analg 2004;98:1660-64.

Parlow J, Costache I, Avery N, Turner K.  Single-dose haloperidol for the prophylaxis of postoperative nausea and vomiting after intrathecal morphine. Anesth Analg 2004;98:1072-6.

Turner KE. Cyclopropane: A Varsity Gift to Mankind. In: A Commemorative History of the Department of Anesthesiology University of Toronto.  Ed. Byrick R.J. Publication 2004. (71-87).

Feagan BG, Wong CJ, Johnston BC, Arellano R, Colterjohn N, Karkouti K, Turner K.  Transfusion Practices for Elective Orthopedic Surgery. CMAJ 2002;166(3):310-4.

Turner K, Book Review:  From Craft to Specialty - A Medical and Social History of Anesthesia and Its Changing Role in Health Care.  D Shephard.  Can J Anesth  2010; 57(5):  23.

Turner K, Book Review: Careers in Anesthesiology, Autobiographical Memoirs, Vol. IX.  D. Caton, K.E. McGoldrick (Eds.).   Can J Anesth 2008 55: 321.