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Critical Care


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 section that provide detailed information specific to Cardiac Critical Care Nursing and Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing orientation.  

Respiratory Therapy Program

Respiratory therapists 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 RRT has a feedback session and attends an additional lecture to cover advanced topics and any outstanding issues. 

For more information, please contact:

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