Every person in British Columbia’s 30 intensive care units (ICUs) should experience high quality care. By working on both clinical and performance improvement, we and our partners across the health system are moving towards achieving this goal. That includes focusing on the timeliness, appropriateness, effectiveness and safety of care to provide patients with as much comfort as possible and offer the best chance of recovery.
Critical Care in BC
The resources below are intended to support BC’s critical care community, through information sharing and advancing the voice of critical care across the province. Topics include clinical sharing, quality improvement, new research, and data for critical care.
Career & Training
Use the sign up form to access further engagement with other members of the BC critical care community through monthly meetings and email updates.
Provincial Critical Care Services Executive Committee (CCSEC)
The Critical Care Services Executive Committee (CCSEC) provides a provincial forum to discuss and make recommendations on policy and strategies to improve the acceptability, appropriateness, accessibility, safety, and effectiveness of care for critically ill patients across the province. Please see the CCSEC Terms of Reference for more information.
Since March 2020, the Critical Care Services Executive Committee has supported the BC health system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This involves collaboration to ensure high quality of care for COVID-19 patients who are critically ill.
The BC Centre for Disease Control provides up to date critical care information for healthcare workers in hospital settings and those caring for patients hospitalized or experiencing severe COVID-19.