3rd Annual McMaster Critical Care Update 2022


Start 27 April, 2022, 1 PM

End 7 PM


👥 In-person CPD Conference

No city specified



Liuna Station, 360 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

Contact Info

Shawn Locke, Event Coordinator

E-Mail: lockes1@mcmaster.ca

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Clinicians and Trainees from Acute Care Areas, including Community ICUs, Academic ICUs, Emergency Rooms and Hospitals, Acute Care Specialists and Trainees, Family Physicians, Critical Care RNs, Respiratory Therapists and Other Critical Care Professionals.


By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of common problems encountered in the critical care setting.
  • Integrate updates in evidence–based practice to enhance patient care.
  • Identify recent advances and controversies in critical care medicine. 


Sedation and narcotic infusions in vented patients – are we causing harm with overuse?

  1. Describe the pharmacology of sedation infusion compared to bolus dose administration;
  2. Describe evidence-based approaches to the management of sedation during mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit; and
  3. Describe non-evidence-based practical approaches to the sedation of critically ill patients during mechanical ventilation.

ME, Coll

Jessica Spence

How to Captain the ‘weaning’ ship

  1. Describe different modes for weaning and evidence supporting their use
  2. Apply knowledge to cases and explore options when it comes to weaning based on clinical parameters

ME, Coll

Thomas Piraino

Should families join daily ICU rounds?

  1. Describe how family and caregiver presence contributes to patient care and ICU culture
  2. Describe ways to integrate family and caregivers into the ICU workflow


Jill Rudkowski

Burnout in the time of COVID

  1. Describe burnout, including what it is and what it isn’t, and contributing factors to burnout
  2. Explain the consequences of burnout to individuals and healthcare systems
  3. Identify strategies to reduce burnout

Me, HA

Julie Reid

How I have changed my nursing practice during COVID

  1. Identify various challenges and adaptations to practice experienced by ICU nurses during the pandemic
  2. Describe the professional and personal impact of dynamical practice change on ICU nurses caring for patients during the pandemic

Coll, HA

Neala Hoad

Evidence–based COVID treatments

  1. Discuss options in COVID treatments and evolution of therapies during the pandemic with a focus on hospitalized patients
  2. Summarize evidence informing treatment options and clinical practice recommendations around therapy in COVID patients

ME, Sc

Bram Rochwerg

Triage in the ICU – lessons learned for the future?

  1. Discuss the rationale for critical care triage during times of acute resource constraint
  2. Explain the approach to critical care triage considered for use in Ontario
  3. Describe some of the key lessons learned from Ontario’s critical care triage planning during COVID-19


Simon Oczkowski

Surviving Sepsis 2021 – Update

At the end of this workshop the learners will be able to:

  • Recognize new direction of sepsis management



Dr. R. Jaeschke

When should we be starting inotropes? And which one?

  1. Summarize pathophysiologic response to inotropes and effect they have on hemodynamics
  2. Discuss the evidence supporting their use in cardiogenic shock

ME, Sc

Emilie Belley-Coté

Managing Chronic Opioid Dependency in the ICU

  1. Discuss the need to protect opioid tolerance in the critical care patient
  2. Estimate opioid tolerance and provide appropriate opioid substitution in order to prevent withdrawal and self-discharge (AMA)
  3. Articulate several harm-reduction principles that can be employed in a critical care environment


Suzanne Turner



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