*À noter que cette session sera interprétée en direct de l’anglais vers le français.

Introducing HEARTSMAP: an emergency psychosocial assessment and management tool for children & youth. Originally developed by Dr. Quynh Doan and Dr. Tyler Black’s research team at the BC Children’s Hospital, the HEARTSMAP virtual tool is designed to support clinicians to conduct an efficient and comprehensive psychosocial evaluation for children and youth presenting with mental health concerns. The tool provides the clinicians with guiding questions, collecting information across 10 variables: home, education and activities, alcohol and drugs, relationships and bullying, thoughts and anxiety, safety, sexual health, mood, abuse, and professionals and resources. The tools then provides the clinician with a report evaluating severity and acuity of the youth’s needs by section. This tool is now available for use by clinicians outside of BC and in community settings & families to use for their own psychosocial needs.

During this session, Dr. Quynh Doan will:

1) Review the epidemiology surrounding the pediatric mental health crisis and how it affects the Emergency Department.
2) Introduce HEARTSMAP, a Digital health solution: Development, evaluation and implementation of HEARTSMAP, a pediatric emergency psychosocial assessment and management tool & beyond the walls of the ED: MyHEARTSMAP & HEARTSMAP-U

  • Dr. Quynh Doan is an Associate Professor in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and a Health Services Research Scientist at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is also the Director of Clinical Research at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She graduated from McGill medical school and completed her pediatric and pediatric emergency training at UBC. Interspaced with her post-grad clinical training, she completed a degree in the Masters of Health Sciences program and PhD at the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) at UBC. Her research program evaluates pediatric emergency department patterns of use and the value of emergency care provided to children and families. In recent years, as mental health related presentations surged in Emergency Departments, she has focused her investigations on improving our approach to and outcomes in youth mental health emergencies, by developing, evaluating, and implementing digital support tools (HEARTSMAP, MyHEARTSMAP, and HEARTSMAP-U). This work has been supported by operating research operating funds from the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Health System Redesign funds from the Specialist Services Committee (a partnership of the Doctors of BC and BC Ministry of Health), and Strategic Innovation Funds from UBC. In addition to her clinical and academic commitments, Quynh is a co-president of the Section of Emergency Medicine at the Doctors of BC, the provincial medical association. In this role, she has been leading initiatives to integrate Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion principles to our work environment in Emergency Departments in BC.

Event Details

  • Date April 3, 2023
  • Start Time 12:00
  • End Time 13:00
  • Location Online Event
All times are EST/EDT (Toronto).