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Maala Bhatt
Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, CHEO
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
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Dr. Bhatt's areas of research are pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods of pain control in the emergency department, patient safety and using improvement science to change the quality and process of care. Dr. Bhatt is currently conducting a CIHR Team Grant funded nationwide study on the safety of procedural sedation in the ED.
Dr. Bhatt is a pediatric emergency physician at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Bhatt's area of research expertise is in the safety of emergency department procedural sedation, diagnostic accuracy of appendicitis and pain management in the emergency department. Dr. Bhatt has written or contributed to peer-reviewed journal articles and abstract presentations on a variety of topics including pediatric sedation, procedural pain, respiratory illnesses, appendicitis and emergency department overcrowding. 
Sample Publications:
Bhatt M, Joseph L, Ducharme FM, Dougherty G, McGillivray D, Prospective validation of the Pediatric Appendicitis Score in a Canadian pediatric emergency department. Academic Emergency Medicine 16(7): 591-596, 2009. doi:10.111/j.1553-2712.2009.00445.x
Bhatt M, Kennedy RM, Osmond MH, Krauss B, McAllister JD, Anermino JM, Evered LM, Roback MG; Consensus  Panel on Sedation Research of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) and the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Consensus-based recommendations for standardizing terminology and reporting adverse events for emergency department procedural sedation and analgesia in children. Ann Emerg Med 53(4): 426-435.e4, 2009.
Plint AC, Johnson DW, Patel H, Wiebe N, Correll R, Brant R, Mitton C, Gouin S, Bhatt M, Joubert G, Black KJ, Turner T, Whitehouse S, Klassen TP; Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC). Epinephrine and dexamethasone in children with bronchiolitis. N Engl J Med 360 (20): 2079-89, 2009.
Bhatt M, Currie GR, Christopher Auld M, Johnson DW. Current practice and tolerance for risk in performing procedural sedation and analgesia on children who have not met fasting guidelines: A Canadian survey using a stated preference discrete choice experiment. Academic Emergency Medicine 17(11):1207-1215, 2010 Apr. doi:10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00922.x 
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