Educational Events


June 5th, 2017 - BC Chapter Event

Creating  a Better Critical Care Environment & AGM

Please join us for an interactive exploration on how we can make our critical care environment better. Download your own Poster of this event by clicking HERE

JUNE 5, 2017 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Moving from Moral Distress to Moral Integrity in Intensive Care UnitsDr. Peter Dodek MD

Moral distress develops when professionals believe they know what the right thing to do is, but feel powerless to act because of internal or external constraints. In this presentation I will describe studies that have measured the magnitude, causes, and consequences of moral distress in ICU personnel. In addition, I will present information about a new, interactive on-line tool to assess moral conflict and resilience.

How Healthy is Your Workplace? Dr. Sandra Goldsworthy RN

An interactive presentation exploring the current state of critical care nursing environments with the aim to discuss challenges, opportunities and innovations that can improve the work environment, thus ultimately enhancing job satisfaction, promote nurse retention.

PANEL DISCUSSION - Facing the Critical Care Nurse Shortage Together: A Multifaceted Approach

CATERED LUNCH - Sponsored by Phillips


Fast & Focused Presentations - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

It could be you! Download the form from HERE and submit your abstract to

  • CACCN Member and Non CACCN Members can apply
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: April 7th, 2017 @ 2359 PST.
  • Abstract submission process start: March 8th, 2017 @ 2359 PST.
  • Abstract Acceptance: April 14th 2017 (via email to Primary Author)
  • Presenter Acceptance: April 17, 2017 @ 2359 PST. (via email to
  • If selected, please be prepared to forward your power point presentation slides to the planning committee by May 30th, @ 2359 PST. (via email to This is so they can be shared with Satellite Sites and members. Your slides will also be shared on the BC Chapter Webpage


Free to attend the AGM and everyone is welcome. You will also be able to Join the AGM Online with GoToMeeting.


While the AGM is free, The Event is $25. CACCN members get a $10 rebate upon arrival. Become a CACCN member by July 1st, and the rebate will be mailed to you.

Register for either the Event, or AGM or both by email at . Please include your name, email, address, membership status, and which events you wish to attend. RSVP by June 1, 2017.



Date to Remember

September 13, 2017 - World Sepsis Day



DYNAMICS 2017 - TORONTO - Sept 25-27, 2017

Click on the link for more information



Date to Remember

Canadian Intensive Care Week 2017

October 30 to November 5, 2017



February 22, 2017 at 1:00 to 3:00pm

If you want to learn more about the speaker presentations, click on the link to download a PDF of the slides.

You want me to what?! Mobility & CRRT

  • An overview & benefits of the mobility pathway being created for CRRT patients.
  • Sarah Crowe, MN, RN CNCC(C)
  • CNS – Critical Care, Fraser Health Authority

Strategies & Challenges of Creating a CCOT Team in a Rural Hospital.

  • This presentation will highlight some of the unique challenges, strategies and adaptations used in the implementation and ongoing maintanence of a Critical Care Outreach Team at Cowichan District Hospital.
  • Griffin Halme, RN BSN
  • Coordinator ICU, 2W Medical - Cowichan District Hospital

Innovation in Palliative Care in the ICU

  • The 3 Wishes Project at VGH: Improving the quality of end-of-life care by taking a different approach.
  • Allana LeBlanc, MN, RN CNCC(C)
  • CNS – Critical Care & High Acuity, Vancouver General Hospital

Delirium in the ICU

  • A QI project to improve the documentation and management of Delirium in ICU patients using the CAM-ICU.
  • Holly Delitzoy, BSN, RN ACCN
  • Critical Care Informatics – Royal Inland Hospital

Supporting Selfcare Among Critical Care Nurses

  • An evolving vision for supporting self-care amongst critical care nurses as foundation for personal well-being and workplace resilience.
  • Mary Gilliespie, MN, RN CNCC(C), Certified Integral Life Coach
  • Integral Life Coach & Critical Care Educator


Please forward your suggestions for future events to

Consider submitting an application to write the CNA certification exam for critical care.  See for more details.