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Critical Care Medicine

Clinician education

Nursing program  | Respiratory Therapy program


Nursing Program

Paediatric Critical Care nursing and interprofessional education, is a collaborative program founded on the philosophy of evidence-based, interprofessional and family-centered care. Visit the following links which provide detailed program information specific to Cardiac Critical Care Nursing and Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing.  


Respiratory Therapy Program

The Respiratory Therapy Critical Care Program is the primary training site for respiratory therapy students from The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences and Canadore College. The Respiratory Therapy Department also provides in-house training in paediatric critical care for new respiratory therapists, inter-professional team members and paramedics.

Registered Respiratory therapists (RRTs) joining the Critical Care Team undergo extensive training in paediatric cardio-respiratory care. The orientation typically includes two weeks of didactic and lab classes which is then followed with four weeks of “buddy” shifts with a preceptor. At the conclusion of the buddy shifts, each RT has a feedback session and attends an additional lecture to cover advanced topics and any outstanding issues. 

Find out more about the RT program.


For more information, please contact:

Kathyrn Howarth
Administrative Coordinator
Critical Care Medicine
Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
555 University Ave, Room 1730
Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-5733
Fax: 416-813-5507