Sandy Tse

Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Sandy Tse received her medical degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1990. She completed her pediatrics residency training at the University of Alberta and her pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). She joined CHEO full time in 1997. Dr. Tse was cross-appointed to the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine’s Division of Emergency Medicine in 2011. She is the current Chair, Accreditation Committee for the Postgraduate office, Faculty of Medicine and supporting programs through the accreditation process and change to the new standards in the transition to competency by design.

Her completion of the Health Education Scholars Program as part of the Department of Innovation in Medical Education at the University of Ottawa reflects her active interest in pursuing scholarship in the field of medical education. Clinical scholarly interests include emergency department process improvement, pediatric fracture management, virtual care and patient satisfaction.

Research Projects

  1. Pediatric emergency department physicians’ perceptions of virtual mental health assessments for urgent needs


    While many physicians agreed that there is a potential benefit of the ED virtual care platform for urgent mental health assessments, time constraints and lack of confidence in providing satisfactory virtual mental health care with minimal mental health support limited its acceptability. These findings can inform the future implementation of mental health services using an innovative virtual ED platform.

  2. Adverse events in the paediatric emergency department: a prospective cohort study


    Conclusion One in 40 children suffered adverse events related to ED care. A high proportion of events were preventable. Management and diagnostic issues warrant further study.

  3. Education in the Waiting Room: Description of a Pediatric Emergency Department Educational Initiative


    This was a prospective observational study at a Canadian tertiary-care pediatric emergency department (ED) with an annual census of 68,000 visits.

  4. A qualitative exploration of which resident skills parents in pediatric emergency departments can assess


    This study demystifies how parents can become involved in the assessment of residents’ NTS. The findings will inform the development of assessment strategies and could be used to develop assessment instruments that enable parents to become actively involved in the assessment of residents in pediatric EDs.