C4 Meeting at CAEP 2017 Minutes

2017 CAEP Critical Care Committee (C4) Meeting

Whistler, B.C.

Sunday, June 4th, 12:15-1:15pm (Whistler Local Time)

Whistler Conference Centre – Spearhead Room


Present: Matthew White, David Messenger, Adam Szulewski, Brian Grunan, Rob Stenstrom, Sameer Sharif, Shannon Fernando, Julian Owen, Sara Gray, Frank Scheuermeyer, Hugh McLeod

Welcome and Membership Review
New members were welcomed and an updated email list will be sent out shortly.

New C4 Website
Thanks to Hugh McLeod, our new website is emicu.net! It will be under construction for the next little while so stay tuned. The new website works through WordPress, which will allow updating on an ongoing basis. Previous web addresses emicu.org, emicu.com, and emicu.ca all point to emicu.net. Unfortunately, we’ve lost most of the member profiles, so I will send out an email asking members to re-submit their bios.

Make sure to follow @CAEPC4 and to tweet @CAEPC4 any ED-ICU content you think should be shared. There is a Twitter feed on the website that is constantly populated with @CAEPC4 tweets.

C4 Endorsements
We were approached last year to endorse a guideline by the CAEP Standards Committee. CAEP has a formal process for endorsement and may reach out to C4 for guidance in future. I will meet with Suneel and further discuss this and possibly a formal process for our group. More to come.

Current Projects
Extubation guideline: we will complete a Delphi to complete this guideline due to a lack of evidence in the primary literature.
CanadiEM is looking for assistance developing their critical care content and requested help with a vasopressor and ventilator how-to. Matt White and Dave Messenger are interested and will contact Teresa Chan.
Next project? A guideline on initial ventilator settings in the ED was suggested. If interested in taking this on, or any other projects, please let me know.

CAEP C4 2017 Meeting Whistler

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