Current Surveys available for Member Participation

Canadian Critical Care Nurses and their colleagues are invited to participate in a study that is being conducted by Dr. Ian Ball at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario, Canada.  The objective of this study is to explore the attitudes and opinions of healthcare professionals and the Canadian general public, about cardiac donation after circulatory death.  This study will provide robust data about the attitudes and opinions of healthcare professionals and the general public regarding some of the controversial aspects of cardiac donation after circulatory death.  The organ donation and transplant community will be able to ensure that DCD cardiac retrieval programs are conducted in a manner that is acceptable to Canadians.  

This study has been supported by Canadian Blood Services and Trillium Gift of Life Network and is externally funded by Physician Services Incorporated.  The Western University Health Science Research Ethics Board (HSREB) has reviewed and approved the above mentioned study. 

Your participation in this study is voluntary. You may decide not to be in this study. Even if you consent to participate you have the right to not answer individual questions or to withdraw from the study at any time. Once you submit the survey, your responses cannot be withdrawn because the survey responses are anonymous. Your legal rights are not waived by choosing to participate in this survey.  You may withdraw your participation in the survey at any time by exiting the survey. If you decide to withdraw from the study, the information that was collected prior to you leaving the study will still be used as the researchers will be unable to identify an individual participant's responses.  No identifiable information will be collected as part of this survey. Research records may be accessed by Lawson QAEP and Western HSREB for monitoring purposes.

The survey may take you approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.   
To participate in this study please view the letter of information and survey at the following link:

Ian Ball, FRCPC, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Western University, Critical Care Trauma Centre, Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre,, (519) 685-8500 x 56440.  For technical difficulties and inquiries, please contact Dr. Kimia Honarmand at



Kathy Rasmussen, ICU Manager at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC would appreciate your participation in a 5 minute questionnaire on reduction of medical waste in the Critical Care setting. Our unit is looking to reduce the financial and environmental impact of wasted medical supplies, and your help will allow the creation of an ideas and best practices guideline for waste in Canadian ICUs. You can find a link to our survey here, which can be completed by yourself, or any member of your unit: Critical Care Medical Waste Survey

This research is being conducted with the support of Dr. Robert Sharpe, Clinical Faculty at the University of British Columbia, with ethical approval from the Fraser Health Authority REB. All of your responses will be kept entirely confidential, and will not be associated with your institution in any published or presented work. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our student co-investigators, Alec Yu ( or Iman Baharmand (


Help shape CNA position statements

CNA has revised four of its existing position statements: Social Determinants of Health (2013), Nurses, Health and Human Rights (2011), Evidence-informed Decision-making and Nursing Practice (2010) and Emergency Preparedness and Response (2012). We're currently seeking advice and feedback to ensure the content of these position statements reflects current themes and priorities. Please take the time to provide feedback on any or all of the position statements. Each link provides access to a survey, which you can take in either French or English: