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Critical Care

Critical Care BC works to improve the equitable delivery and experience of critical care services across BC to optimize health outcomes.  By working on both clinical and performance improvement, we and our partners across the health system are moving towards achieving this goal.

Education & development
Upcoming events
VGH Critical Care Grand Grounds - September 26, 2023
Speaker: Dr. Robert Bartlett, MD, FACS
Event Details

Critical Care BC Connect 
Pediatric Critical Care Learning Sessions 
  • Why - Supports shared learnings from provincial cases
  • When - 3rd Friday of every month at 1-2PM
  • Where - Virtual (via Zoom)
  • Who - Provincial and Interdisciplinary
  • What - To de-identified cases presented by providers from a range of communities across BC 
  • Please register for the PCCL series on Zoom. Registration Link

Recordings and PDFs

Clinical practice resources
Critical care COVID-19 resources

BCCDC is working with provincial and federal partners on surveillance, diagnostic testing, infection control and vaccination for COVID-19.  Please visit BCCDC COVID-19 Care on information for health care professionals and public health partners.


ECLS resources

Provincial Emergency Fleet

Provincial Emergency Fleet is a provincially owned stockpile of medical devices intended to help hospitals manage unexpected increases in demand for critical care resources.  Regional Health Authorities can request these medical devices from the provincial stockpile for support during temporary periods when resources are insufficient or not available. 

Medical equipment include:

  • Mechanical Ventilators
  • High-Flow Oxygen
  • Physiological Monitor
  • Humidifier
  • Oxygen Concentrators

Regional hospital authorities can submit requests for assistance from the Provincial Emergency Fleet.

Provincial Pediatric Support Pathways
Provincial Clinical Practice Guideline

Critical Care BC and its partners works with critical care professionals across BC to develop a broad range of clinical practice guidelines that support evidence-based leading practices across the province:


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