Research in Critical Care

The Division of Critical Care boasts a well established and nationally recognized tradition of conducting research for the critically ill patient. We have a collaborative team that is well-trained, motivated, and dynamic and we have the necessary research infrastructure to support this terrific team. Many of our research programs are recognized nationally and internationally and include the study of resuscitation and transfusion, monitoring the variability of complex physiological systems, drug safety and compatibility in the critically ill and vascular health in the peril-operative patient population. Research conducted by the Division of Critical Care in Ottawa is done through teamwork, mentorship and through collaborative links with the highly-respected and productive Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.

Our research infrastructure fosters and supports multi-disciplinary research among critical care intensivists, nurses, pharmacists and nutritionists. We are closely linked with the Centre for Transfusion research team, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), the institution that governs all research conducted at the Ottawa Hospital, the Ottawa Hospital Methods Centre that provides the methodologic infrastructure to enable the conduct of excellent peer-reviewed research, and with the University’s Academy for Innovation in Medical Education (AIME) that provides opportunities to conduct medical education research.