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

Nursing shortage: Exploring the future career trajectories of critical care nurses and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their decisions in Ontario, Canada
If you have worked in either an emergency department or intensive care unit in Ontario, Canada, between March 2020 and the present date

Brief survey exploring intention to stay or leave current role as a nurse in either an emergency department or an intensive care unit in Ontario, Canada, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your decision.
The survey is very brief and will only take about 10 minutes to complete.

Survey  link:
If you have any comments or questions, contact the principal investigator, Connor Kucharic, at or thesis supervisor, Dr. Kirsten Wooded at Questions regarding your rights as a research participant contact Jaime Muckle, Research Integrity, Trent University at

CACCN Standards for Critical Care Nursing Practice 6th Edition
We are conducting a modified Delphi study to review and revise the current Canadian Association of Critical Care Nursing (CACCN) Standards. We are establishing an expert panel that will provide essential input into the revisions and establish our 6th Edition. To participate, the requirements are current CACCN membership and a minimum of 5 year’s experience in critical care nursing.Invitation to Participate

Participation Link

QR Code available in the Invitation to Participate
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Brandi Vanderspank
Sarah Crowe
Development of a Core Outcome Set for the Evaluation of Tools to Modify Oral Access Difficulty in Adults with Advanced AirwaysThe ORAL ACCESS DIFFICULTY Delphi Study Is Now Open!

We are pleased to announce the first round of the Delphi consensus building study is now open. You are welcome to participate if you are: *   A former ICU patient / family caregiver, *   ICU health professional or researcher,   *   Dental health professional or researcher, *   Anesthesiology health professional or researcher, *   Clinical educator in any of the above fields
Panel Information Letter

Delphi Voting Open Announcement

Link to Register and Vote
Craig M. Dale RN PhD CNCC(C)
Associate Professor, 
Tel. 416-946-3989

Survey for Healthcare Providers regarding current cardiovascular care programs and services available to women.
The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance (CWHHA) is conducting an environmental scan
identify system-level barriers in access to women’s specific cardiac care across Canada and differences across regions and levels of service provision to inform care and policy changes.

We are kindly requesting that you complete an online survey regarding your program and/or clinic offerings.

Click below to complete the survey:
If you have any questions about the survey, please email
Antipsychotic prescribing practices study

RN recruitment request


RNs are invited to participate in a study to share your perspectives on antipsychotic prescribing practices for adult patients who are critically ill or have recently experienced critical illness. 
 This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (REB 21-0963).    
SurveyNatalia Jaworska, MD, MSc Graduate student
Kira Makuk
Research Assistant
Kirsten Fiest, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Director of Research and Innovation, Department of Critical Care Medicine

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