Opportunities - Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN)

Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN)

Alberta Patient Partner for Patient Engagement Committee

 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the greatest public health challenge in over a century. Basic questions about prevention, detection, treatment and management remain unanswered, hindering evidence-based clinical decision making. This gap is particularly noticeable in Emergency Departments (EDs) where patients present for early assessment and care.

This national project (BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, the Maritimes) is looking for a patient partner from Alberta with lived experience of COVID-19 to be part of the Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN) Patient Engagement Committee (PEC) to help to ensure the continued engagement of patient partners in the governance of the CCEDRRN.

The overarching aim of CCEDRRN is to create a  national population-based registry of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients who present to Canadian Emergency Departments  (urban and rural) with the aim to help generate research capacity and initiate a rapid knowledge-to-action cycle to inform response to the evolving pandemic, and help to plan for the next pandemic.The CCEDRRN will also support additional studies that may be proposed by members and other scientists who would like to address new study questions.More information can be found on the website.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

This opportunity is looking for a patient partner from Alberta with lived experience of COVID-19 to help advise and inform on the national CCEDRRN initiative Patient Engagement Committee (PEC) and ensure the patient partner perspective is represented at the governance level.  This individual would need to attend quarterly meetings, online or via teleconference, as well as provide input and feedback as necessary as the project, and pandemic, evolves.

 

Time Commitment

This project is anticipated to start with the first (virtual) meeting September 25, 2020. Meetings will be held for times a year to check in, bond as a team, and receive project updates. Most likely there will be additional work as needed between these quarterly meetings.

 

Reimbursement/Compensation

In addition to reimbursement for all direct travel and other expenses related to contributing to this opportunity, compensation will also be offered. The amount is still to be determined.

 

To learn more or to apply to this opportunity, please connect with:

Colleen McGavin, Patient Engagement Lead, BC SUPPORT Unit

 cmcgavin@bcsupportunit.ca