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Dr. Patrick Archambault, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Associate Professor, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, and Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Université Laval

Patrick Archambault works as an emergency and critical care physician and as a clinician-researcher at the CISSS Chaudière-Appalaches (Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis), and as an associate scientist at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre since 2008. He obtained his medical degree from Université Laval in 2000 and completed his post-graduate training at Université Laval in 2005 to become a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as an emergency medicine specialist.

He completed a Royal College sub-specialization in critical care medicine at the University of Ottawa in 2007. Dr. Archambault graduated with honours from the master’s program in clinical research at Université Laval in 2007 and completed the clinician investigator program of the RCPCC. During his master’s studies, Dr. Archambault studied the negative impact of etomidate on the production of cortisol in traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Archambault completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr André Lavoie on the “Performance of a Continuum of Services in Trauma”. He completed his training in Knowledge Translation under the direction of France Légaré, André Lavoie, and Jean Lapointe. Dr. Archambault’s projects have been focused on the implementation of a wiki reminder system to help physicians caring for critically ill trauma patients share evidence-based therapeutic protocols.

Research Themes

Knowedge translation
Evidence-based medicine
Information technologies
Computer decision support systems
Social media and wiki
Critical care and emergency medicine
Traumatic brain injuries


Publications in pubmed

Active projects

Assessment of the needs of primary care researchers, clinicians and decision-makers for knowledge tools and knowledge translation strategies

The WikiTrauma research program: involving trauma stakeholders in the design and implementation of knowledge tools adapted to the local context

Financial support for the FRQ-Traumato research project

Supporting the creation of a LEARNing INteGrated health system to mobilize context-adapted knowledge with a Wiki platform to Improve the transitions of frail Seniors from emergency Departments to the cOMmunity: the LEARNING WISDOM program

Comparative analysis of the implementation of the ACE project in two French-speaking hospitals in two provinces in Canada

Validation of a clinical decision rule integrating the use of biomarkers for the early detection of persistent symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury

Implementation of an evaluation system of weakened elderly in the emergency department

Evaluation of a context-adapted wiki-based decision aid supporting critically ill patients’ decisions about life-sustaining therapies

Evaluation of a local context-specific decision support tool based on a supporting wiki supporting the decisions of seriously ill elderly patients concerning maintenance of vital functions

Acceptability and adaptation for the urgency of a shared decision support tool in the use of antibiotic therapy to treat acute respiratory infections

The WikiDecisionTM study: adapting a tool to aid in shared decision making on the decision to do a computed tomography (CT) scan in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the development of a training program

The Canadian Head CT Patient Decision Aid Consensus Study. Étude WikiMIX : Évaluation de l’impact du cours de formation Wiki101 et du site collaboratif WikiTrauma sur la collaboration interprofessionnelle en traumatologie en utilisant des méthodes mixtes