Orla Smith




Please note: Dr. Smith is not taking any summer students.

My main areas of research interest are decision-making and evidence-based practice in critical care. I am currently conducting a multi-centre study of decision-making preferences and psychological outcomes in family members of critically ill patients funded by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Our research group has recently commenced a program of research to better understand the relationship between homelessness and intensive care unit utilization. I am also currently involved in the development of two national evidence based guidelines related to the prevention and management of ventilator associated pneumonia and the implementation of therapeutic hypothermia post-cardiac arrest.


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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Research Manager, Critical Care, St. Michael’s Hospital