This free, open source program is aimed to provide just-in-time, evidence based, critical care knowledge and skills for any nurse fighting COVID-19.

The intended audience are nurses from non-critical care areas deployed to care for patients with COVID-19 who require critical care nursing; however, any health care provider is welcome to take this program.


This program is peer-reviewed by a team of nurse specialists. We recognize #FOAMed/#FOANed collective knowledge is the best peer-review possible, free of barriers and red-tape. This program welcomes and encourages you, the reader, to submit feedback on any of the site’s content.

Free, Open Access

The EPICC National Team believes that we cannot fight COVID-19 alone. Rather, our strength as a community of healthcare providers is needed to overcome the global pandemic.

EPICC Program

The Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care – Canada (EPICC) Program is Canada’s National Emergency Nursing course.  It is based on the Core Competencies of the Emergency Nurse. The regular EPICC programs consist of three courses – Foundations, Trauma and Pediatrics.

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  1. Hi there,
    I completed the COVID 19 course and wanted to give a shout out to the contributors. It was informative and relevant. It actually took me about a month cumulatively to finish the course while doing an hour of cardio everyday. Is there a certificate that is attached to this course after completion?
    Thank you, Rich

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