Mary Brindle talks about the struggles of working in PPE and the importance of communication when you can't see colleagues' faces on The BMJ Podcast.
As Director of the Safe Surgery/Safe Systems Program, Dr. Brindle provides critical direction for the full portfolio of the program’s work, which includes the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, OR Crisis Checklist, and additional projects.
An internationally recognized pediatric surgeon, Dr. Brindle previously served as Director of the EQuIS (Efficiency Quality Innovation and Safety) Research Platform at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. She is Scientific Director of the Alberta Surgery Strategic Clinical Network, helping to develop and evaluate strategies to improve surgical quality and access in the Province of Alberta. She has also taken on a leadership role within the International ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) Society helping to develop international standards for ERAS guidelines and leading the development of neonatal ERAS.
Areas of expertise:
Safe surgery during COVID
Elective surgery options during COVID
Personal Protective Equipment
Dr. Brindle in the News
Dr. Brindle's Perspectives & Resources
Surgeon and researcher Dr. Mary Brindle shares her perspective on COVID-19's impact on surgical systems, and the innovations developed in response.
Annals of Surgery: Critical Considerations for Reopening Scheduled Surgical Care in the Setting of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tools for approaching surgical reopening and successful triage.
An outline of important principles that may help organizations guide the formulation of human resource contingency plans should a surge of critically ill patients occur in your specific institution.