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RĂ©gis Vaillancourt photo of Regis Vaillancourt
Clinical Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Director, Pharmacy, CHEO
Board of Directors of Pharmacists without Borders- Canada
Vice president, International Pharmaceutical Federation (ending October 2012)
Associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
Surveyor for Accreditation Canada

rvaillancourt@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 Ext. 2231
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Dr. Vaillancourt is involved in a wide range of projects related to pediatric care, including health literacy, the use of pictograms to label medication, medication management systems, and chronic pain management. His long-term research focus is medication safety.

The main goal of Dr. Vaillancourt’s pharmacy research program is to address clinical problems from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives, in order to make a difference in the health and well-being of children and their parents by immediately incorporating study results into patient care.
Biography:
Dr. Vaillancourt is a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute, and the director of the Pharmacy department at CHEO. He is a specialist in the field of pharmacy and has been extensively recognized through numerous awards and appointments, such as being named the Canadian Pharmacist of the Year (2004) and being awarded the Order of Military Merit by former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. Dr. Vaillancourt has been published extensively in different areas of pharmacy practice. His degrees/designations include: OMM, CD, B.Pharm, Pharm D, FCSHP.
Sample Publications:
Ellis J, Martelli B, Lamontagne C, Pascuet E, Taillefer L, Gaboury I, Vaillancourt R. Improved Practices for Safe Administration of Intravenous Bolus Morphine in a Pediatric Setting. Pain Management Nursing. 2011: 12 (3): 146-153.

Grenier S, Vaillancourt R, Pynn D, Cloutier M, Wade J, Turpin PM, Pascuet E, Preston C. Design and development of culture-specific pictograms for the labelling of medication for first nation communities. Journal of Communication In Healthcare. Dec 2011; 4(4): 238-245.

Alemanni J, Brisseau L, Lebel D, Vaillancourt R, Rocheleau L, Bussières J. A Pilot Comparative Study of the Clarity and Assessability of the Drug Management Standards of Accreditation Canada and the US Joint Commission. The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy.2011; Mar-Apr; 64(2): 116–123.

Doherty DR, Pascuet E, Ni A, Stewart P, Splinter W, Vaillancourt R. Off-label drug use in NICU, PICU and pediatric anesthesia: a comparison of the official drug label with contemporary pediatric reference formularies. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 2010 Dec; 57(12):1078-1088.

Vaillancourt R, Collins M, Vadeboncoeur C, Jacob P, Graham N, Foster D, Splinter W. Successful treatment of a Seizure Disorder with Chronic High-Dose Chloral Hydrate: A pediatric case report. Journal of Palliative Care. Winter 2010; 26 (4)

Pascuet E, Cowin L, Vaillancourt R, Splinter W, VadeboncoeurC ,GrandmaisonDumond L, Ni A, Rattray M. A comparative cost-minimization analysis of providing pediatric palliative respite care, prior to and after the opening of services at a pediatric hospice. Healthcare Management Forum.Summer 2010. 23(2): 63-66

Pascuet E, Vaillancourt R, Collins M A, Moore A-M, Scoular D, Gaboury I, Ullyot N, Stewart C. Visual Thematic Analysis of Children’s Illustrations to Improve Receptiveness to Pictorial Asthma Action Plans. J PharmPractRes 2010; 40: 92-6.

Donnelly RF, Pascuet E, Ma C, Vaillancourt R. Stability of Diclofenac Sodium Oral Suspensions Packaged in Amber Polyvinyl Chloride Bottles. CJHP. 2010 Jan/Feb; 63(1): 25-30.

Vaillancourt R, Collins M, Vadeboncoeur C, Jacob P, Graham N, Foster D, Splinter W. Successful treatment of a Seizure Disorder with Chronic High-Dose Chloral Hydrate: A pediatric case report. Journal of Palliative Care. Winter 2010; 26 (4): 311-314.
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