Innovation Roundtable Videos

Fall 2023 Innovation Roundtable

Transitioning from Tenecteplase (TNK) in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Session Description: Brief overview of evidence for the use of tenecteplase (TNK) in acute ischemic stroke. Discussion of the upcoming provincial and regional implementation and transition from the use of altepase (tPA) to TNK in acute stroke care.

Dr. Kimia Ghavami is a Stroke Neurologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology at the University of British Columbia. She is also service as the Stroke Services BC Clinical Medical Chair. She has a particular interest in improving stroke pathways of care, and enjoys contributing to undergraduate and graduate medical education. She completed her MD at the University of Calgary, neurology residency at the University of British Columbia, and stroke fellowship at the University of Calgary..

Lived Experiences of the New Grad Transition to Critical Care Nursing

Session Description: In 2022, BCIT and Providence Health Care collaborated to create a learning pathway for BSN students to transition into critical care upon graduation. With five cohorts established to date, including the successful completion of the first cohort in March and the second cohort nearing completion this September, our presentation will delve into the firsthand experiences of our students on this transformative journey. During the presentation, we will focus on sharing feedback from students, discussing the support system in place, and highlighting the enhanced confidence levels students have achieved in specialized practice environments through this learning pathway. 

Saemy Cho graduated from BCIT’s BSN program in July 2022, becoming the first student to successfully navigate and complete the BSN critical care learning pathway established in 2022. Following graduation from BCIT’s critical care nursing specialty program in March, Saemy is currently working at St. Paul’s Hospital’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.


Carmen Naujokat recently graduated from the BCIT BSN program in July 2023 and she is in the third cohort of students to follow the critical care learning pathway. She started working in a transition line in the CICU at St.Paul’s Hospital in August 2023 and will be starting the critical care specialty program in January 2024. 

Spring 2023 Innovation Roundtable

Quality Improvement Project Guidance for Critical Care Nurses & Educators

Sybil Hoiss took the stage to present on Quality Improvement and project guidance tailored for critical care nurses and educators, offering valuable insights for enhancing patient care.

Using a Value-Based Tool for Prioritizing Care - Surviving Your Shift

Sharon Hicken shared about using a value-based tool for prioritizing care, aptly named “Surviving Your Shift.” Her team developed this innovative approach in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting Novice Critical Care RNs

Caroline Penner delved into the topic of supporting novice critical care nurses, shedding light on effective strategies to nurture and guide the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Supporting Pediatric Safety & Care Across BC

PICU nurses Jason Marchand and Parker Mills shared their impactful project focused on supporting pediatric safety and care across British Columbia through telephone support.

Fall 2022 Innovation Roundtable

Presenters:  Alyson Parker, Brandi Dan, Elan Nattress & Jessica Key

This competency tool was developed collaboratively to support people working at Vancouver Coastal Health providing healthcare and all other related services. This tool is meant to support the individual and collective journey of ongoing self-assessment, learning, and commitments to incorporating Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism into clinical practice. 

This tool is designed to guide the learning journey towards Indigenous Cultural Safety and culturally safe practice. This journey requires ongoing learning, reflection, and action. The learning process is circular rather than linear and it is not about reaching an endpoint of expertise, but rather about a humble and ongoing commitment to change and improving the quality and safety of health-care experienced by Indigenous people. 

Presenter: Hannah Rosenberg

Historically, nursing has been perceived by the public to be a calling. Nurses have been described as heroes, doctors’ assistants, or even, angels. This presentation uses a brief survey of relevant literature, with examples from television shows, news, and social media, to discuss how and why these perceptions harm the nursing profession and the patients and clients we care for. 

2022 Spring Innovation Roundtable

MAiD Legislation: Process, Overview & Practice Implications

Amanda Stewart, RN BSN CHPCN(C)

In March 2021 the Canadian government changed the legislative guidelines regarding eligibility and safeguards for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).  In this presentation we will review this unique care option, summarize the MAiD process in relation to the legislation changes, and identify the potential impacts on practice, which includes a growing number of MAiD and organ donation cases.



Behind the Scenes with IPAC: Supporting the ICU during COVID-19

Rita Dekleer, RN CIC

The presentation will outline roles, recommendations and relationships between IPAC and ICU. Specifically, she will talk about her recent experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trauma Informed Practice in Critical Care

Sarah Haddleton, RN BSN

In order to build on the high level of care our ICU provides and increase our capacity to be trauma-informed, our team are participating in a knowledge translation challenge. Our project focuses on embedding the principles of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) into an ICU setting and identifying tangible TIC actions that can be demonstrated in an ICU.

BSN Critical Care Learning Pathway

Connie Clark, RN, MSN – BCIT BSN Program Head, Dione Nordby, RN, MSN Providence Health Care Senior PCM Critical Care & Lara Parker, RN, MSN, CNCC (C) BCIT Critical Care Specialty Nursing Program Head

In response to the current nursing climate, the Ministry of Health in BC has begun exploring learning pathways for registered nurses entering the profession.  In response, BCIT BSN, BCIT critical care specialty and Providence Health Care have collaborated to create a pathway for BSN students to enter the critical care environment after graduation.  With this pilot, students move along the pathway starting in their final year of their BSN, and throughout their first 12 months post graduation.  Our presentation will describe the pathway and our experiences with the pilot as we support our first group to transition into this specialized practice environment.

2021 Spring Innovation Roundtable

Family Centred Care in BC Critical Care Services

Allana LeBlanc

Post Extubation Swallowing Screening Trial of the Yale Tool

Nicole Desjarlais

2020 fAll Innovation Roundtable

Supporting Critical Care Staff Wellness

Derek Koch & Sybil Hoiss

Proning: Awake Non-Intubated Patients

Simmie Kalan & Rys Chapple

Research Update: The Impact of COVID-19 on Critical Care RNs

Sarah Crowe

COVID-19 Practice Initiatives: A Panel Discussion.

A Panel Discussion with Health Authority Representatives

2020 Spring Innovation Roundtable

     This event was held on March 2020. We had three amazing speakers share their innovative projects to enhance the delivery of critical care in BC. Sybil Hoiss, Jamie Wlodarczac and Joelle Pellegrin shared thier project on Telehealth in Pediatric ICUs in Interior Health. Maritza Dreger from Providence Healthcare presented on the transformation to electronic charting across 3 health authorities and Karen Strybos presented on family presence in ICU rounds from Abbotsford Regional Hospital. 

Transforming Critical Care by Implementing an Electronic Health Record System Across 3 Health Authorities

Telehealth & Pediatric Intensive Care in Interior Health

Family Presence in ICU Rounds - Abbotsford Regional Hospital

2019 Conference - Handshake BC

ICU Nursing Across The Province

Conference Intro

Vini Bains – Clinical Nurse Specialist – Critical Care PHC.

Vancouver General Hospital's ICU & HAU

Allana LeBlanc, Clinical Nurse Specialist – ICU & HAU

Fraser Health's Critical Care Network

Emily Boorman – Clinical Nurse Specialist

Critical Care in Interior Health - An Introduction

Sybil Hoiss – Clinical Nurse Specialist

Launching A Critical Care Outreach Team at St. Paul's

Vini Bains – Clinical Nurse Specialist

2019 Spring Innovation Roundtable

Wishing Well Update

Allana Lebanc, VGH ICU & HAU Clinical Nurse Specialist (Video Timing ==> 0:00 to 29:59)

End-of-Life Care in Interior Health ICUs

Sybil Hoiss, Clincal Nurse Specialist (Video Timing ==> 30:00 to 59:59)

Communication Access in the ICU

 Gail Gurprich RSLP, Tammy Vigliotti RRT; St Paul’s ICU (Video Timing ==> 1:00:00 to end)

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