Interventional - Procedure
SMArTVIEW is an eHealth-enabled service delivery program that combines remote automated monitoring, education, and self-management training. SMArTVIEW is a two-stage intervention program. Stage 1 supports seniors after cardiac or major vascular surgery in hospital on the surgical unit (post-ICU). Participants are assigned automated, cableless, vital sign monitoring devices that are worn during their entire stay on the surgical unit (blood pressure cuff, respiration pod, and oxygen saturation probe). Any signs of deterioration are sent via handheld device to the primary care nurse for early intervention.
With a view to seamless transition home, Stage 2 supports these individuals at home during the first 30 days of recovery. Participants are sent home with Bluetooth enabled monitoring equipment including a tablet, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, pulse oximeter and weight scale. From home, the tablet uploads patients’ vital signs and measurements automatically and sends them, via secure cloud infrastructure, to the SMArTVIEW Nurse on the surgical ward back at the hospital. The tablet interface also prompts patients to respond to brief, easy to read, daily surveys in order to inform the nurse about their status. The tablet also supports secure daily video visits and daily interaction with the nurse for postoperative assessment and support, surgical wound photographs, as well as patient access to customized educational materials.
Composite of 45-day risk of hospital readmission, emergency department and urgent care centre visits, not requiring hospital readmission.SMArTVIEW Slides - Download PDF
Interventional - Procedure
Randomized, multicentre, parallel group, controlled trial
2018 - 2021
PJ Devereaux is Senior Scientific Lead, Perioperative and Surgery, PHRI, Professor and University Scholar in the Departments of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) and Medicine at McMaster University, and Director of the Division of Cardiology at McMaster.
The focus of his clinic research is vascular complications around the time of surgery, leading several large, international RCTs and observational studies addressing this issue. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and more than 50 book chapters and editorials. He is supported by a Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair in Perioperative Medicine, and holds the Yusuf Chair in Cardiology at McMaster University.
Michael McGillion is Associate Professor, and Assistant Dean, Research, at the School of Nursing, McMaster University. He is the Heart and Stroke Foundation/Michael G. DeGroote Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research, and the International Visiting Professor of Digital Health, at Coventry University in the UK.
He is an internationally-recognized researcher in the area of persistent forms of cardiac pain such as refractory angina and unrelieved chest pain following successful revascularization procedures. He was Chair of the Joint Canadian Cardiovascular Society – Canadian Pain Society guidelines for the management of refractory angina, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He is Principal Investigator of the largest CIHR-funded, international prospective cohort study to examine social and psychological predictors of chronic post-surgical pain following cardiac surgery. His research focuses on remote automated monitoring and virtual recovery support for people recovering from cardiac and vascular surgery, decision support for people living with RFA, and global-scale, web-based dissemination of new evidence on persistent forms of cardiac pain.
Mike has been recognized for his research and advocacy by receiving the Canadian Pain Society Early Career Award and the McMaster University Arch Award for outstanding contributions to society; and was the first University Scholar (2019) from the McMaster School of Nursing.
Carley Ouellette is a PhD student at McMaster University, School of Nursing studying under the supervision of Dr. Michael McGillion (committee: Drs. Maura Marcucci; Sandra Carroll) and is a registered nurse working clinically in the Emergency Department, Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences.
Carley’s research focus is on digital health innovations, wearable technologies, and virtual care with remote patient monitoring. Carley is currently leading with Drs McGillion and Marcucci, the VERDICT-2 study partnering with Cloud DX to complete a verification and user-testing study using the Vitaliti continuous vital signs monitor. This study will include a sample of patients who have undergone surgery, their caregivers, nurses, and physicians.
Carley is also the Nursing Project Officer for the PVC-RAM 1,3, and SMArTVIEW studies.
Jessica Vincent has more than 15 years’ experience in coordinating and managing large, international clinical trials. As Associate Program Manager, she oversees interventional trials, registries, and observational research studies in the areas of perioperative medicine, cardiac surgery, and digital health.
She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from Queens University, and a Master of Clinical Epidemiology Degree from the University of Newcastle.
Associate Program Manager
Valerie Harvey is an Associate Program Manager with more than 12 years’ experience in clinical research at PHRI. She currently coordinates and manages interventional trials and observational studies in Digital Health in the areas of perioperative medicine and cardiac surgery. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Biological Sciences from Brock University.
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