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Nadine Foster
CCCTG Board Member (Patient and Family Partnerships)

Nadine Foster

For the past 7 years, Nadine Foster has been involved as a patient partner with local, provincial, and national critical care research, including being as active member of the CCCTG Patient and Family Partnerships Committee (PFPC) since 2015. 

Nadine graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Nursing (honours) in 2001. She briefly worked in respiratory medicine and then with forensic health and adolescent mental health populations. In 2012, Nadine became a complex ICU patient spending about 5 weeks in ICU, 3 weeks ventilated and sedated with multiple complications including multi-organ failure, sepsis and subsyndromal delirium. Her mother was admitted to the ICU in 2015 in respiratory failure and was placed on a vent. Within a day, her family learned that her mother was end stage ILD and would not survive extubation.

Nadine has been involved in provincial initiatives; CCSCN in AB and the development of a delirium tool. She is involved with local PFCC groups & is employed with the C3 Research Network. She is a member of the REMAP-CAP trial, the CCCTG and has recently joined Sepsis Canada. Additionally she continues to volunteer her time as a parent mentor with some of the most severely affected mental health families in the city through Woods Homes. Nadine's passion is the improvement of ICU survival, including delirium & end of life care. Her story can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELaAjR44YgA