Karen Hicks ~ Advanced Practice Nurse

Karen Hicks ~ Advanced Practice Nurse

Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Nurse - Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC)

Karen Hicks ~ Advanced Practice – Peterborough Regional Health Centre


Karen Hicks is an Advanced Practice Nurse at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre where she works as the Geriatric Emergency Management Nurse in the Emergency Department (ED). Karen developed a Geriatric Fellowship that supports ED Registered Nurses in better understanding the care and assessment of older adults. Pre-pandemic, Karen implemented a Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI) team that improved outcomes for older adults in the ED.

Karen was a member of the Health Quality Ontario Delirium Quality Standard Advisory Committee in 2019.  She has been a member of Age Friendly Peterborough since its inception, supporting the Basic Needs committee. She is currently a Board member for Community Care Peterborough.

Karen received her post RN BScN from Lakehead University in 2007 and a Master of Nursing from Athabasca University in 2017.