Peter Zed

Pharmaceutical Sciences
Email Address 
Mailing Address 
Vancouver (excludes UBC Hospital)


Academic Appointment 
Other Areas of Research 
Emergency Medicine
patient safety

Dr. Zed has developed areas of research interest around his clinical practice in emergency medicine and has focused on two primary areas which include pharmacotherapy best practice in emergency medicine and patient safety, particularly adverse drug events. Research involving pharmacotherapy best practice has been focused in a number of areas but includes: (i) pharmacotherapy considerations in rapid sequence intubation with particular interest in the induction agent etomidate: (ii) procedural sedation and analgesia; (iii) acute pain management; (iv) antimicrobial use in the emergency department; and (v) cardiovascular disease. Patient safety research has focused on better understanding the incidence, severity and preventability of adverse drug events that result in hospital admission and emergency department visits. In addition, patient, prescriber, drug and system factors have been explored to identify factors that may predispose patient to the development of an adverse drug event.