Current Surveys available for Member Participation

PICU - FABRIC Survey (worldwide survey)


Investigating end-of-life care for children who die in PICU & bereavement support for their families. Participate now!

Who can take part?  You are eligible to take part if you have worked as a nurse in Paediatric Intensive Care for at least 6 months, and you have cared for at least one child who has died in your department.

What is involved?  Participation in the study will involve completing an online survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes. The survey is anonymous, and you will not be asked to disclose the name of the hospital in which you work. 

How do I find out more?  If you would like more information about the study, or to request a copy of the results, please contact:   A/Prof Bev Copnell: email  or Dr Ashleigh Butler:

Alberta Novice Critical Care Nurse Research Study  
Deadline is December 2, 2018

As the nursing turnover rate is high within critical care and newer, younger nurses are being hired into intensive care units (ICUs), it is important to review nurses’ transition into ICUs in Alberta. Orientation programs and support systems have been developed to provide education, training, and practice for novice critical care nurses. This research study will use an online survey to identify novice critical care nurses' learning style, confidence, and perceptions of their ICU orientation program. Data will be collected about their education and training, and their learning needs as they transition into ICU. In addition, by identifying the learning styles of critical care nurses, educators can aid in their achievement and retention in the profession. You will also be given the opportunity to receive your learning style profile after you have completed the survey.

ALBERTA Nurses:  If you are new to critical care, have worked in an adult ICU for less than 3 years and have a part-time or full-time position, we are asking for you to participate in this research study. This survey can be completed online by clicking the link below on any computer and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Study Link:

This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board. We appreciate your input and value your experiences.  

Researchers:  Sarah K. Giesbrecht BSc, BN, RN, CNCC(C), MN Student, and Sandra Goldsworthy PhD, RN, CNCC(C), CMSN(C) Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

Participants Needed for Research on aspects of care and service delivery considered important for Patients with Long ICU Stay and their Families

Looking for clinicians involved in the delivery of ICU care to take part in a study titled "Patient and Family Centered Performance Measures Focused on Actionable process of Care for Persistent or Chronic Critical Illness.

View the Flyer for requirements and contact information