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COVID-19 Through a Quality Lens: Critical Care – Working Together to Improve Care

Date: August 17, 2020
Filed under: Critical Care, Featured, COVID-19 Through A Quality Lens, Sharpen Your Skills, Webinar

COVID-19 Through a Quality Lens: Critical Care – Working Together to Improve Care | 2020-08-17

The emergence of COVID-19 in BC forced intensive care units across the province to quickly plan for and adapt to an anticipated surge in cases. By overcoming traditional silos and utilizing a provincially coordinated response to this pandemic, mortality related to COVID-19 in critically ill patients in BC is dramatically lower (15.4%1) than other global studies have shown (up to 26% in some jurisdictions1). The development of a new network to facilitate rapid clinical sharing and the creation of a COVID-19 monitoring tool to guide decision-making are two strategic approaches that have contributed to improved clinical outcomes.

In this webinar you will learn how:

  • Provincial collaboration improved the critical care response to COVID-19
  • A common purpose helped overcome traditional silos and establish new partnerships
  • Open sharing of information improved clinical practice and the availability of resources


  1. Baseline characteristics and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 admitted to intensive care units in Vancouver, Canada: a case series


Hussein Kanji
Clinical Lead, Critical Care, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
Medical Director, High Acuity Unit, Vancouver General Hospital

Ben Ridout
Director, Analytics & Strategic Initiatives, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

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