Celebrate….the Intensive Care Team – there for YOU in critical moments
October 24 to October 30, 2021
Canadian Intensive Care Week is a week to reflect on our practice, promote the work we do, promote our workplace, acknowledge our co-workers and celebrate the Intensive Care Team!
|Apply…for funding to assist with your plans!||Apply for the CACCN Canadian Intensive Care Week “Spotlight Challenge” Bursary! Deadline is June 1, annually.|
|Share information about Canadian Intensive Care Week!||Print and post the ICU Week Posters (English/French) on information boards in your hospital. Set up an information table or display showcasing the ICU Team! Have volunteers available to share information about the ICU Team and what we do. |
Write a brief article for your hospital/facility internal newsletter!
Encourage your chapter leadership to visit your ICU to share information about CACCN!
|Share what you, where you do it!||Offer tours of the Intensive Care Unit (during the pandemic, please adhere to your hospital’s policies)|
|Acknowledge Your Colleagues||Provide refreshments for the ICU Team on the unit. Tell a coworker…or two…what a great job they do on a daily basis!|
Celebrate a colleague receiving a CACCN Award (nominate them in June !) Encourage your hospital to become involved with the DAISY Foundation: DAISY Award.
Nominate a colleague for an award offered by your employer!
|Share who you are and why you do what you do…with your Patients and their Families||For once…toot your own horn! |
Start a conversation with a patient and/or their family about critical care nursing!
Tell them why you do what you do!
Ask if they have any questions and thank them for listening.
|Offer an education session||Provide an breakfast or luncheon education session to increase awareness of the ICU Team and to kick off Cdn ICU Week!|
|Share what you are doing!||Post on your Chapter’s Facebook page, use Instagram and Twitter! |
Be sure to add #CICU2021 and #CACCN as well as the CACCN Twitter handle @CACCN1
|Have Fun!||Be creative, be involved….|
Canadian Intensive Care Week Partners: