Critical Care Surveys

The Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN) accepts surveys for distribution to our members that fit with the mandate/mission of the CACCN and that work towards the advancement of critical care nursing, the care of critically ill patients and their families, or the health/safety of critical care nurses.  The majority of the surveys we accept are research based and we have a formal process that is followed when a party wishes to submit a survey for consideration.  Please review the survey distribution request information. Forward requests with required information to

Surveys / Participant RecruitmentPurposeLinkContact
Exploring New Graduate Nurses’ Transition to Critical Care Practice

We are looking for nurse managers and/or nurse educators employed in a Canadian ICU
and/or ED
This study aims to explore new graduate nurses’ (NGN) experiences in critical care in order to develop an evidence-informed national guideline for NGN transition to critical care.

We are conducting an environmental scan of Canadian ICUs and EDs to identify current resources and practices related to NGN orientation in these settings.

This study has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research #407408
For more information – review the flyer:

English & French



Dr. Brandi Vanderspank-Wright
Brandi Vanderspank-Wright or

We are looking for participants who are healthcare providers with adult ICU experience, to complete a two-part workshop.

The aim of the Connect-ICU project is to create recommendations for communication technology use in the ICU, with a particular focus on patient and family-centered care (PFCC), and the creation of safe spaces for all persons with unique intersectional identities.For more information review the flyer.

If you are interested in participating, please use the sign-up link:
or scan the QR code on the flyer.

Deadline to apply:
September 30, 2023

Sabira Valiani, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Internal Medicine & Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor, College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Phone 306.880.7355 | Email

Should  you have any questions or concerns, please contact Maria Cruz at
We are looking for PEDIATRIC ICU RNs, physicians, social workers, and managers to participate in a FOCUS GROUP about family presence in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
Canadian PICUs need a set of guidelines for family presence in the PICU that will apply in normal times and during a crisis like a pandemic. We need your expertise and opinions to help us inform recommendations for PICU family presence policies across Canada.
Study Information

If you have any questions or concerns or are interested in participating, please e-mail Karla Krewulak at

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Canadian Critical Care Nurses providing direct patient care

Dear Canadian Critical Care Nurses,

I just wanted to share the summary of the results of my study examining the impact this pandemic has had on Critical Care Nurses’ mental health. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their experiences. We are sharing these results with leadership groups to continue to raise the importance of mental wellness and support. The complete results will be published in the new year, we are still working on the manuscript, but felt it was vital to share these results. Thank you again for all you do everyday for our teams, our patients and their families. Please reach out to me at if you would like more information on the study.


Sarah Crowe, MN, PMD-NP(F), CNCC(C), Principal Investigator, Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care, Surrey Memorial Hospital