Editorial Team


Matthew J Douma MN-HLSA, BScN, RN, ENC(C), CCN(C), CNCC(C)

Matthew has been an emergency nurse since 2006. He is currently a clinical nurse educator at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Emergency Department and an adjunct associate professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alberta. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of resuscitation and emergency department operations. 


Heather McLellan MEd, BN, RN, CEN, CFRN

Heather McLellan is an Associate Professor with Mount Royal University in the Advanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing Program. She has almost 40 years of emergency, critical care and transport nursing experience working in Canada and Internationally with twenty years of that time spent working on helicopter air ambulances including Air One (Tyler, Texas), University of Texas Life Flight (Galveston, Texas) and Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS, Calgary). Heather has authored, edited and reviewed multiple itmes for textbooks and journals for transport and emergency. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Air & Surface Transport Nursing Association, Canadian Aerospace Medicine and Aeromedical Transport Association, the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing for both Emergency and Transport Nursing Specialty exams and as a peer reviewer for the Air Medical Journal. Heather maintains clinical currency working in the Foothills Medical Centre Emergency Department, Calgary’s Level One Trauma Centre. Her teaching focus is online distance education for the adult professional. Research interests include prehospital and critical care patient transport and scholarship of teaching and learning as it relates to advanced nursing education.


Christopher Picard CD, BScN, ENC(C)

Christopher Picard has worked in tertiary, rural, and remote areas as an emergency nurse. In his role as a medic with the Canadian Forces he has worked in prehospital, clinical and austere roles both domestically and abroad. Chris currently works as a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton Alberta Canada. His research interests are trauma care, evidence-based practice and knowledge translation. He is currently a graduate student in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.