Types of Research

Active research is ongoing in the fields of sepsis genetics, biomarkers of infection, inflammatory markers and cytokines, ARDS, immune signaling and sepsis induced cardiac dysfunction. 

Division members are heavily involved with randomized controlled trials related to critically ill patients, many through the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Research activities are multidisciplinary in scope, often involving trained research coordinators, nurses and respiratory therapists (among others). 

Furthermore, bedside nurses and respiratory therapists are increasingly taking a role in leading research, including projects related to temperature management in cardiac arrest, management of mechanical ventilation and pressure ulcer management.