The CACCN Toronto chapter strives to highlight the latest in evidence based and best practices in the pediatric and adult critical care arena.
The CACCN Toronto chapters are always looking for opportunities to bring critical care nurses together through workshops and conferences. Watch this space for upcoming sessions and conference postings.
- Acute Ischemic Stroke – The Golden Hour (Nursing Critical Care – May 2016)
- A View from the Edge (NEJM)
- One year outcomes in caregivers of critically ill patients (NEJM 2016)
- Therapeutic Hypothermia (New England journal of medicine)
- Dräger Academy – Basics of Respiration and Ventilation
- Baby First Clinical Support for premature Infants
CNA Certification Information
- The window to apply to write the exam or renew your certification is now open! Apply between Jan 3-March 15, 2017.
- Exams are written between May 1-15th, 2017
Critical Care Research and Education Discussion Time
Article: Nielsen, N., Wettersley, J., Cronberg, T., Erlinge, D., Gasche, Y., …Friedrich, J, …Friberg,H., (2013). Targeted temperature management at 33°C versus 36°C after cardiac arrest. The New England Journal of Medicine, 369:2197-206. doi 10.1056/ NEJMoa1310519
Questions to guide your reading:
- What was your initial reaction to the paper?
- What is the clinical issue being investigated and the literature gap that warrants the investigation? Is this issue relevant to your personal practice and to practice in our unit?
- How was the study designed? Where was the study conducted? Who participated?
- What were the major findings? Did you anticipate the findings or were you surprised by the results?
- What were the strengths of the study?
- What were the limitations of the study?
- What additional research is required?
- What challenges would you foresee in adopting this intervention in routine practice?
- What are the ”take-home” messages for your personal practice? for the unit?