Critical Care

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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.

COVID-19 Recommended Therapies – This links to the external BCCDC page that hosts guidance documents for the use of therapies in the management of COVID-19.

Literature Summary – Updated December 2020

Literature Summary – Updated November 2020

Literature Summary – Updated October 2020

Literature Summary – Updated September 2020

Literature Summary – Updated August 2020

Literature Summary – Updated July 2020


BC Critical Care Database – This links to resources around the content, development and use of the BC Critical Care Database.

Pain, Agitation, & Delirium

Learn how to improve care for Pain, Agitation & Delirium.

Glycemic Control

Work toward improving glycemic control in your intensive care unit.

Join the Critical Care Network

Use the sign up form to stay connected to the BC Critical Care Community through access to monthly meetings and newsletter updates. You will receive newsletters that originate from our provider, CyberImpact, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Questions? Contact us at

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.

Key Contact

Andrea Wnuk
Leader, Analytics and Strategic Initiatives