The goal of research within the Department of Critical Care Medicine is to allow every practitioner to contribute to the general body of knowledge. All attending medical staff, residents and allied health professionals contribute to critical care research and to the betterment of patient care.
Research is part of our daily clinical practice. All aspects of medical practice have some foundation in evidence. Depending on the strength of that evidentiary foundation, the frequency of its clinical occurrence, and the existence of an evaluation method, research adds to our understanding and delivery of medical care.
Two research groups operate within the Department of Critical Care. The RAH group, located at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, directed by Dr Jim Kutsogiannis, and the UAH group, located at the University of Alberta Hospital, directed by Dr Sean Bagshaw.