Emma Garrod, RN, MSN (she/her)

Clinical Education, Evaluation, and Implementation

Vancouver, BC

Emma, a nurse by training, is a clinical education, evaluation, and implementation advisor living and working on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She is committed to improving the substance use system of care by improving health care provider expertise, and expanding and innovating treatment and harm reduction options. She is especially passionate about centring the perspectives of people with lived and living experience in policy, education, and research.

Emma has extensive clinical and research experience in varied settings, including emergency departments, street outreach, acute care, primary care, and Indigenous-focused health centres. She has led and contributed to numerous education projects tailored to diverse healthcare professional audiences, across a number of different delivery platforms, and recognizes the vital role of interdisciplinary collaboration in improving the substance use system of care.

A recent highlight of Emma’s work was supporting the development of a provincial educational pathway for an expansion of scope to include prescribing of buprenorphine-naloxone for registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses, in order to address gaps in treatment access for people with opioid use disorder. This expansion, the first of its kind in Canada, required collaboration with professional colleges, government, and an interdisciplinary group of healthcare professionals and leaders to ensure that the pathway reflected evidence-based guidelines and best practices, and that the educational components would meet the needs of nurses working in a variety of settings.

Services offered:

  • Facilitation for continuing medical education
  • Clinical and education program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Manuscript drafting and review
  • Clinical advising