Faculty Member

Savithiri Ratnapalan MBBS, MEd

Email Address(es)
savithiri.ratnapalan@sickkids.ca
Office Phone
416-813-7532
Office Address
Div. of Emergency Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children 555 University Ave. Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
Division(s)/Office
Clinical Public Health Division
Position
Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Continuing Education
  • Project planning and Management in Health Professions
  • Sedation
  • Posoning and injury prevention in children
  • Paediatric emergency therapeutics
  • Medical education

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Continuing Education in Health Professions CHL 5609
  • Continuing Education Planning, Management and Evaluation in Health Professions. CHL5611

Honours & Awards

  • Helen Batty Award for Faculty Development 2010-2011

Current Research Projects

Representative Publications

Al Shehri F, Duan L, Ratnapalan S. Psychosocial impacts of adult strabismus and strabismus surgery: A review of the literature. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology/Journal Canadien d’Ophtalmologie 2016. (Nov) SRA 

Alshammary SA, Duraisamy B, Alsuhail A, Mhafzah M, Saleem LM, Mohamed N, Ratnapalan S. Diabetes management patterns in a palliative care unit in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Health Specialties. 2016 Apr1; 4 (2):116. Coll

Muskat B, Greenblatt A, Nicholas DB, Ratnapalan S, Cohen-Silver J, Newton AS, Craig WR, Kilmer C, Zwaigenbaum L. Parent and health care provider perspectives related to disclosure of autism spectrum disorder in Paediatric emergency departments. Autism. 2016 Feb 5:1362361315621520. Coll

Al Sharif S, Ratnapalan S. Managing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Emergency Departments. Paediatric emergency care. 2016 Feb 1; 32 (2):101-3. SRI

Ratnapalan S. What is the proper attire for a Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) consultant? Emerg Med J. 2015 Aug 3: emermed-2015-205198. PA

Ratnapalan S, Al Sharif S. Adolescent Ingestions Presenting to a Paediatric Emergency Department. J Child Adolesc Behav. 2015; 3:250. doi:10.4172/2375-4494. PA

Alshammary SA, Alsuhail A, Duraisamy BP, Alabdullateef SH,  Ratnapalan S. Interval between first palliative care consultation and death among patients in a comprehensive cancer center in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Health Specialties. 2015; 3(2) 61-66. Coll

Alterkait A*, Jamjoom R, Ratnapalan S. Head trauma and intracranial hemorrhage in children with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Jun; 31(6):454-8. SRA

Cohen-Silver JH, Muskat B, Ratnapalan S. Autism in the Emergency Department. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Oct; 53(12):1134-8. SRA

 Ratnapalan S. Chloral Hydrate Sedation in Children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Sept; 53(10): 933-966. PA

Eason Klatt M*, Ratnapalan S. Earlobe Anomalies in Children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Aug; 53(9):823-5. SRA

Hudson J*, Ratnapalan S. Teaching clinical skills with patient resources. Can Fam Physician. 2014 Jul; 60(7):674-7. SRA

Hudson J*, Ratnapalan S. Enseigner les habiletés cliniques avec l’aide des patients. Can Fam Physician. 2014 Jul; 60(7):e372-e375. French. SRA

Zaher E*, Keogh K*, Ratnapalan S. Effect of domestic violence training: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Can Fam Physician. 2014; 60(7):618-624. SRA

Zaher E*, Keogh K*, Ratnapalan S. Effets de la formation sur la violence conjugale: Révision systématique d’études randomisées contrôlées. Can Fam Physician. 2014 Jul; 60(7):e340-e347. French. SRA

Evans A, Caudarella A, Ratnapalan S, Chan K. The cost and impact of the interim federal health program cuts on child refugees in Canada. PLoS One. 2014 May 8; 9(5):e96902. Coll

Etoom Y, Ratnapalan S. Evaluation of Children with Heart Murmurs. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Feb; 53(2):111-117. SRA

Al-Azri H*, Ratnapalan S. Problem-based learning in continuing medical education: Review of randomized controlled trials. Can Fam Physician. 2014 Feb; 60(2):157-165. SRA

Ratnapalan S, Uleryk E. Organizational Learning in Health Care Organizations. Systems. 2014; 2(1): 24-33. PA

Wadhwa A, Das L, Ratnapalan S. Faculty Development Effectiveness:  Insights from a Program Evaluation. Journal of Biomedical Education. 2014; Article ID 286081, 5 pages, doi:10.1155/2014/286081. SRA

Lochhead A, Jamjoom R, Ratnapalan S. Intussusception in children presenting to the emergency department. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Nov; 52(11):1029-1033. SRA

McCoy S, Wakai A, Blackburn C, Barrett M, Murphy A, Brenner M, Larkin P, Crispino-O Connell G, Ratnapalan S, O Sullivan R. Structured sedation programs in the emergency department, hospital and other acute settings: protocol for systematic review of effects and events. Syst Rev. 2013 Oct 1; 2(1):89. Coll

Alshammary SA*, Ratnapalan S, Akturk Z. Continuing medical education as a national strategy to improve access to primary care in Saudi Arabia. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2013 Aug; 10:7. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2013.10.7. SRA

Ratnapalan S, Martimianakis MA, Cohen-Silver JH, Minnes B, Macgregor D, Allen U, Richardson SE, Friedman JN, Bruce-Barrett C, Haj-Assaad L, Noordermeer J, Daneman D. Pandemic Management in a Paediatric Hospital. Clin Pediatr.2013 Apr; 52(4):322-328. PA

Douglas L*, Cheskes S, Feldman M, Ratnapalan S. Death notification education for paramedics: Past, present and future directions. Journal of Paramedic Practice. Mar 2013; 5(3):152-159. SRA

Ménard L*, Ratnapalan S, Teaching Moment: Reflection in medicine: Models and application. Can Fam Physician. Jan 2013; 59(1): 105-107. SRA

 Ratnapalan S. Legal substances and their abuse: Legal highs. Journal of Paramedic Practice. Jan 2013; 5(1):40-51. PA

Douglas L*, Cheskes S, Feldman M, Ratnapalan S. Paramedics’ experiences with death notification: a qualitative study. Journal of Paramedic Practice. Sep 2012; 4(9):533–539. SRA

 Zaher E*, Ratnapalan S. Practice-based small group learning programs. Can Family Physician. June 2012; 58(6): 637-642. SRA

Ratnapalan S, Brown K, Cieslak P, Cohen-Silver J, Jarvis A, Mounstephen W. Charting errors in a teaching hospital. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Mar; 28(3):268-271. PA

 Al Odhayani A*, Ratnapalan S. Teaching communication skills. Can Fam Physician. 2011 Oct; 57(10):1216-1218. SRA

Leung FH*, Ratnapalan S. A framework to teach self-reflection for the remedial resident. Med Teach. 2011; 33(3):e154-157. SRA

Ratnapalan S, Das L. Causes of eye burns in children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Feb; 27(2):151-156. PA

Ratnapalan S, Brown K, Benson L. Children presenting with acute pericarditis to the emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011;27(7):581-585. PA

Ratnapalan S. Mentoring in medicine.Can Fam Physician. 2010 Feb;56(2):198.

Leung FH, Ratnapalan S.A framework to teach self-reflection for the remedial resident. Med Teach. 2011;33(3):e154-7.

Lacasse M, Ratnapalan S. Teaching-skills training programs for family medicine residents: systematic review of formats, content, and effects of existing programs. Can Fam Physician. 2009 Sep;55(9):902-7

Leung F and Ratnapalan S. Spotlight on focus groups. Can Fam Physician, February 2009; 55: 218 – 219

Lam-AntoniadesM, RatnapalanS,Tait G. Electronic continuing education in the health professions: An update on evidence from RCTs J Contin Educ Health Prof 2009; 29(1):44-51

RatnapalanS. Knowledge to action: Scholarship for faculty and staff Contin Educ Health Prof 2009; 29(1):32-38

Ricks C, Ratnapalan S, Jain S, Tait G.Evaluating computer-assisted learning for common pediatric emergency procedures. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 May;24(5):284-6.

Ratnapalan S, Schneeweiss S.Guidelines to practice: the process of planning and implementing a pediatric sedation program. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Apr;23(4):262-6.

Ratnapalan S, Ito S. Pediatric resident education and needs assessment in clinical pharmacology. Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2004 Spring;11(1):e150-5.

Ratnapalan S, Hilliard RI. Needs assessment in postgraduate medical Education. Med Educ Online 2002;7:8.