Melissa Parker

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster Universtiy
Location: Hamilton, Canada
URL: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=113054804&trk=tab_pro
Summary:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at McMaster University and Staff Physician at McMaster Childrens Hospital. Board Certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Parker holds a Hamilton Health Sciences Research Early Career Award and has completed an MSc in Health Research Methodology. Her area of research focus is pediatric resuscitation.
Grants:
1. Pilot study for the SQUEEZE Trial, 2012, Hamilton Health Sciences New Investigator Fund. (PI) $50,000
2. HHS Research Early Career Award, 2013, Hamilton Health Sciences. (PI) $50,000
3. RMA Research Scholarship, 2012, Regional Medical Associates. (Mentor/Sponsor)
4. CIHR ICS Travel Award, 2012, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Publications

  1. pmc A trial to determine whether septic shock-reversal is quicker in pediatric patients randomized to an early goal-directed fluid-sparing strategy versus usual care (SQUEEZE): study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial
    Melissa J Parker
    Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University, HSC 3E 20, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1, Canada
    Trials 17:556. 2016
  2. pmc Evaluating the test re-test reliability and inter-subject variability of Health Care Provider manual fluid resuscitation performance
    Melissa J Parker
    Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Room 3A, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 7:724. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Sodium bicarbonate use in shock and cardiac arrest: attitudes of pediatric acute care physicians
    Melissa J Parker
    Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Crit Care Med 41:2188-95. 2013
  4. pmc Rapid, easy, and cheap randomization: prospective evaluation in a study cohort
    Melissa J Parker
    Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University, 1200 Main St W, Room 3A 80, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Trials 13:90. 2012
  5. pmc Prospective evaluation of direct approach with a tablet device as a strategy to enhance survey study participant response rate
    Melissa J Parker
    Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University, 1200 Main St W, Room 3A, Hamilton, Toronto, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 5:605. 2012
  6. pmc Factors affecting pediatric isotonic fluid resuscitation efficiency: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of syringe size
    Greg Harvey
    Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Emerg Med 13:14. 2013
  7. pmc Translating resuscitation guidelines into practice: health care provider attitudes, preferences and beliefs regarding pediatric fluid resuscitation performance
    Melissa J Parker
    Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster, University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e58282. 2013

Collaborators

  • Greg Harvey
  • Asmaa Manan
  • GARY FOSTER
  • Lehana Thabane

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. pmc A trial to determine whether septic shock-reversal is quicker in pediatric patients randomized to an early goal-directed fluid-sparing strategy versus usual care (SQUEEZE): study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial
    Melissa J Parker
    Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University, HSC 3E 20, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1, Canada
    Trials 17:556. 2016
    ..The optimal amount of intravascular fluid required in early pediatric septic shock resuscitation prior to the initiation of vasoactive support remains unanswered...
  2. pmc Evaluating the test re-test reliability and inter-subject variability of Health Care Provider manual fluid resuscitation performance
    Melissa J Parker
    Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Room 3A, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 7:724. 2014
    ..We sought to determine HCP test-retest reliability (repeatability) and inter-subject variability of fluid resuscitation performance outcomes to inform the design of future studies...
  3. doi request reprint Sodium bicarbonate use in shock and cardiac arrest: attitudes of pediatric acute care physicians
    Melissa J Parker
    Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Crit Care Med 41:2188-95. 2013
    ..To evaluate the preferences and self-reported practices of pediatric acute care physicians with respect to sodium bicarbonate administration to infants and children in shock or cardiac arrest...
  4. pmc Rapid, easy, and cheap randomization: prospective evaluation in a study cohort
    Melissa J Parker
    Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University, 1200 Main St W, Room 3A 80, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Trials 13:90. 2012
    ..In this study we present our experience with a third party randomization and allocation procedure that utilizes current technology to achieve randomization in a rapid, reliable, and cost-effective manner...
  5. pmc Prospective evaluation of direct approach with a tablet device as a strategy to enhance survey study participant response rate
    Melissa J Parker
    Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University, 1200 Main St W, Room 3A, Hamilton, Toronto, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 5:605. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether direct approach with a tablet device enhances survey study participant response rate and to assess participants' experiences with this mode of survey administration...
  6. pmc Factors affecting pediatric isotonic fluid resuscitation efficiency: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of syringe size
    Greg Harvey
    Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Emerg Med 13:14. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was therefore to determine if an optimal syringe size exists for conducting manual pediatric fluid resuscitation...
  7. pmc Translating resuscitation guidelines into practice: health care provider attitudes, preferences and beliefs regarding pediatric fluid resuscitation performance
    Melissa J Parker
    Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster, University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e58282. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to characterize the attitudes, preferences and beliefs of health care providers working in acute care settings regarding pediatric fluid resuscitation performance...