C4 goes C5

The CAEP Critical Care Committee webpage has moved to the Cloud. That is a lot of Cs. There will likely be some interruptions. Moving a website from one server to another is like moving a house from one foundation to another. This has also proved a good time to change to emicu.ca. The dot CA domains are a bit janky, but that is the price of patriotism.

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

Hugh MacLeod, MD, CCFP

Hugh has worked for more than two decades as a critical care nocturnalist (aka clinical associate). Trained in family medicine at McMaster Hugh followed the unlikely path of never having a family practice and working only in ICUs and ERs. Hugh is not an academic, however he enjoys watching the blood sport called academia.  Hugh is a website applicateur.   He is responsible for the machinations of the C4 website as well as the following internet oddities learnimprov.com, expgame.com and staircase.org.  All of Hugh’s internet shenanigans are open source. He has been using Linux longer than he has been in critical care and he does not have a beard

Surfing: hughmacleod.com

Tweeting: @mobilehugh



Sara Gray, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Sara Gray is an emergency physician and ICU attending at St. Micheal’s Hospital in Toronto. In addition to being a founding member of the CAEP Critical Care Committee (C4), she is also the Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at St. Mike’s. Despite holding multiple positions, Dr. Gray still finds time to stay well, by staying in touch with her family and maintaining mindfulness. Her love for running and the outdoors, keeps her active and grounded. Check out how she stays healthy in emergency medicine!

Julian Owen MD, FRCPC

My research interests include airway management, massive hemorrhage, post-cardiac arrest care, and the ED-ICU interface. I am very interested in quality patient care and sit on the emergency department and critical care quality care committees. Other clinical duties include the medical director for Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Hamilton Health Sciences, the educational lead for our rapid response team at the Hamilton General Hospital and as a physician member of the Code Blue and Central Line Infection committees.

Farhan Bhanji, MD, MSc (Ed), FRCPC

Farhan practices pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric critical care at Montreal Children’s Hospital.  He has an academic position at Centre for Medical Education at McGill University.  He is an Associate Director for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

His scholarly areas of interest include resuscitation education, simulation and assessment in medical education.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing dad for his two amazing kids.

Email: farhan.bhanji@mcgill.ca

Dr Owen Is In the Haus

Had a lovely chat with Julian this morning in the Hamilton General’s cafe the Barton Bean. The proof of concept for using WordPress as the new C4 site has been accepted and Julian will be tapping members to get involved soon. If you want to see your Twittering appear on the sidebar include @caepc4 and Sameer (our social media guru) will pass it along.


This is the new website for the C4 group. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Critical Care Committee. This page is nominally not public. It is here for the members to look at and play with before it becomes the front facing web site.

This site uses wordpress and the theme called suffusion. It is as close to the old site as one can get. There are few things to figure out. Like how to work the profiles pages. Is this going to have blog content or not.

WordPress allows multiple administrators or contributors or even good old membership.