Trauma Nova Scotia

Rm 1-026B Centennial Bldg.

1276 South Park St.

Halifax NS B3H 2Y9


TNS Research

Trauma Nova Scotia conducts research on a broad range of topics related to trauma care and trauma system performance, often in collaboration with clinicians, residents, students, and researchers from other departments and institutions. Research activities include retrospective and prospectice studies, multicenter trials, predictive modelling, systematic reviews, and surveys. 


The overall goals of TNS research are to improve patient outcomes and the quality of trauma care, enhance performance of the provincial trauma system, and reduce the burden of trauma. 

Recent Publications

Cameron A, et al. Organ donation in trauma victims: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2018. (PubMed)

Boutin A, et al. Hemoglobin thresholds and red blood cell transfusion in adult patients with moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of Critical Care 2018. (PubMed)

Green RS, et al. Age of transfused blood in critically ill adult trauma patients: a prespecified nested analysis of the Age of Blood Evaluation randomized trial. Transfusion 2018. (PubMed)

Green RS, et al. One size does not fit all for Canadian trauma systems. CJEM 2018. (PubMed)

Rouse C, et al. A traumatic tale of two cities: does EMS level of care and transportation model affect survival in patients with trauma at level 1 trauma centres in two neighboring Canadian provinces? Emergency Medicine Journal 2018. (PubMed)

Sawa J, et al. Risk factors for adverse outcomes in older adults with blunt chest trauma: a systematic review. CJEM 2017. (PubMed)

Green RS, et al. Increased mortality in trauma patients who develop postintubation hypotension. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2017. (PubMed

Hayre J, et al. A traumatic tale of two cities: a comparison of outcomes for adults with major trauma who present to differing trauma centres in neighbouring Canadian provinces. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017. (PubMed)

Tansley G, et al. Development of a model to quantify the spatial accessibility of a Canadian trauma system. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017. (PubMed)

Engels P, et al. Use of IO devices in trauma: a survey of trauma practitioners in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Canadian Journal of Surgery 2016. (PubMed)

Nunn J, et al. The prevalence of alcohol-related trauma recidivism: a systematic review. Injury 2016. (PubMed

Sowers N, et al. Impact of the age of stored blood on trauma patient mortality: a systematic review. Canadian  Journal of Surgery 2015. (PubMed

Green RS, et al. Adverse events and outcomes of procedural sedation and analgesia in major trauma patients. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock 2015. (PubMed)

Green RS, et al. A retrospective evaluation of pediatric major trauma related to sport and recreational activities in Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015. (PubMed)

Green RS, et al. Legal consequences for alcohol-impaired drivers injured in motor vehicle collisions: a systematic review. Accident Analysis and Prevention 2015. (PubMed)

PIH in Trauma

Development of postintubation hypotension (PIH) in critically ill patients in the ED and ICU settings is known to be associated with increased morbidity and mortality. It is unclear whether the same is true in the trauma population. To address this, we performed a retrospective analysis of major trauma patients requiring intubation in Nova Scotia... (MORE

ACS Paper Competition

Congratulations to Dr. Gavin Tansley for winning the Best Clinical Eastern Canada Award in the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Regional Competition for his paper titled: "The influence of spatial access to trauma care on mortality for severely injured patients in Nova Scotia".