The Strategic Research Plan outlines the goals and priorities of the Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network (Critical Care SCN) for the current term, 2017-2022. The overarching aim of the Strategic Research Plan is to present the role research will play in the Critical Care SCN and how research will help the Critical Care SCN achieve its’ strategic objectives.

The Critical Care SCN research priorities are based on the needs of its populations of interest. We define “population of interest” as critically ill patients requiring assessment and/or treatment from critical care medicine services and the people, this includes both those patients admitted to an ICU as well as those receive outreach services in the form of evaluations and therapies. As such, the Critical Care SCN will focus on the first three research categories as outlined by Alberta Health Servicescreating knowledgecreating capacity and informing decision-making to improve the care of critically ill patients.  

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