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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Karine Dupuis, RN, BScN, MN, ET

The Hospital for Sick Children
Clinical Nurse Specialist & Enterostomal Therapist Nurse, General Surgery Program
Advanced Practice Nurses


Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 4240
Fax: 416-813-6533
Email: karine.dupuis@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Karine Dupuis is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Enterostomal Therapist Nurse in the Division of General Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Karine obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Laval University in Quebec and a Masters of Nursing degree from the University of Toronto. In addition, Karine completed the Enterostomal Therapy program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, USA. Karine is further enhancing her qualifications through her enrollment in the Post-Master Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at the University of Toronto from which she will graduate in April 2008.

Clinical Activities

In her current role at SickKids, Karine provides comprehensive, preventative, acute, and rehabilitative care to children with intestinal disorders and complex wound issues. She serves as a consultant to various members of the health care team across the organization and plays a collaborative role in organizing and implementing care for children requiring wound, ostomy, and continence management. Karine assumes a pivotal role in the management of children born with Hirschsprung’s disease and anorectal malformation. Karine’s expertise in bowel management coupled with her Advanced Practice Nursing skills and Enterostomal Therapist background makes her a critical and indispensable member of the multidisciplinary team that manages the acute and long-term needs of these children and families.

Research Interests

Furthermore, Karine serves as an active resource and member on several committees, not only within SickKids, but also externally in professional organizations such as the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy and the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society. She is also co-chair of the Canadian Pediatric Surgical Nurses Interest Group (CaPSNIG), an organization that foster networking among pediatric surgical nurses across Canada. Karine is committed to sharing her enthusiasm, leadership, and expertise by regularly presenting at national and international conferences.

Achievements

  • 2001-2002 - Elected Junior Fellow, Massey College, in the University of Toronto.
  • 2000-2001 - City of Toronto Queen Elizabeth II Sesquicentennial Graduate Scholarship in Community Health Nursing.
  • 2000-2001 - Manuel and Anne Belle Pusitz Graduate Fellowship.
  • 2000-2001 - Faculty of Nursing The Class 5T5 Award.
  • 2000-2001 - Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’Aide à la Recherche (FCAR), Bourses inter-culturelles: Bourses Québec-Ontario.
  • 2000-2001 - Elected Junior Fellow, Massey College, in the University of Toronto.
  • 1999-2000 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of Education and Training of Ontario.
  • 1999-2000 - Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’Aide à la Recherche (FCAR), Bourses inter-culturelles: Bourses Québec-Ontario.
  • 1999-2000 - Elected Junior Fellow, Massey College, in the University of Toronto.
  • 1998-1999 - University of Toronto Fellowship.
  • 1998-1999 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of Education and Training of Ontario. Value: $11,859.00

Publications

Oral Presentation -
June 2001 - Home as a Locus of Long-Term Care: Consideration of Region, Neighbourhood, and Interior Space. The Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Montreal (with McKeever, P.)

Poster Presentation -
Functional evacuation disorders in children after surgery for anorectal malformation. Presented at:

  • The Annual WOCN Conference in Florida, June 2004.
  • The Annual CAET Conference in Kelowna, BC, October 2004.
  • Nursing Week, Sick Kids, Toronto, May 2005.

    Oral Presentation -
    June 2005 Anorectal Malformation. The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy, Calgary,AB.

    Oral Presentaion -
    June 2005 "Body Talk: The development of a magazine for youth with ostomies". The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy, Calgary, AB.