We are pleased to offer a variety of pre-conference courses, listed below. Since these are not part of the overall conference program, please contact the specific course lead for registration and information.
For a list of CAEP CPD pre-conference courses, click here.
CASTED is a high yield, hands-on and practice changing ED orthopedics course. After this 2-day course, your understanding of ED orthopedics will significantly improve. You will be better at:
- diagnosing important, but uncommon, injuries that we commonly miss
- reducing, molding and immobilizing acute MSK injuries
- understanding who needs to see orthopedics and when!
For more details and to register, go to www.CASTED.ca/schedule
The purpose of this course is to provide a standardized approach to the trauma patient with a variety of presentations. This course does not only focus on the resuscitation of the patient but goes further into ongoing care and identifying gaps in care common to this population. It is a one-day course for nurses. EPICC – Foundation is a pre-requisite. The course will be limited to 24 participants.
EPICC information and to register: https://epicclearning.ca
Debriefing real ED events with real benefits
If you are part of an inter-professional team and want to debrief clinical events in your ED then INFO debriefing can help you achieve that goal.
This is not a debriefing course as one may be used to in simulation. Experience with debriefing is helpful but not a prerequisite for implementing INFO debriefing in your workplace.
While most Emergency Department (ED) healthcare providers express the desire to debrief after clinical cases, limitations such as the availability of facilitators and the time restraints of a busy ED make it a challenge to regularly debrief.
INFO or Immediate, Not for personal assessment, Facilitated feedback and Opportunity to ask questions is a debriefing process that has been used in clinical practice in the Calgary ED’s since March, 2016. Over 300 documented debriefings with an average duration of 10 minutes and 9 participants per debriefing have taken place since then and shown us that regularly debriefing real cases in the ED is possible.
This 4 hour interactive Teach the Teacher workshop will enable participants to implement INFO in their own ED’s. Participants will have the opportunity to simulate an INFO session while receiving coaching and feedback from expert inter-professional clinical faculty.
Health care providers involved in the inter-professional management of critically ill patients in the ED:
- Respiratory Therapists
- Enable the participants to implement the INFO clinical debriefing process in their own ED’s.
- Review clinical event debriefing in the ED.
- Provide participants with the opportunity to facilitate a simulated INFO session debriefing.
- Provide participants with the resources to teach the INFO Basics Workshop.
INFO Teach the Teacher Workshop Description
During the workshop participants will be asked to reflect on their own clinical debriefing programs if they have them or to identify some of the challenges they face implementing and maintaining a clinical debriefing process in their workplaces. We will describe the INFO implementation process including the flipped/home classroom method of workshop preparation and supporting documentation. Participants will then experience the INFO Basics workshop themselves including a simulated INFO session. Each simulated INFO practice session will be followed by instructor feedback and small group discussion. Through the workshop and discussion inter-professional faculty will share their own experiences with the INFO debriefing tool in clinical practice.
Debriefing clinical events can improve our patients care and how we feel about what we do. We need to change the culture surrounding the clinical management of critically ill patients and set the expectation that reflection after a serious clinical event is a worthy use of our time.
Contact: Dr. Stuart Rose at email@example.com
This one-day interactive course will provide ED teams with a practical approach to make senior-friendly change in their home EDs.
Teams will leave the course with many ideas for feasible changes – staffing enhancements, staff education, screening and assessment tools, transitions of care, clinical pathways – and a road map to implement at least one of them.
The senior-friendly ED is a system that is created and maintained by an interdisciplinary team – clinicians and administrators. This course is not directed at individual clinicians but rather at interdisciplinary teams – for example, one MD, at least one RN clinician and nurse leader, one allied health professional (PT/OT/SW/pharmacist), one in-hospital clinician (geriatrician or general physician), and one administrator.
- Identifying problems and finding solutions at your site using the Geriatric ED Guidelines;
- Developing a site-specific quality improvement project;
- Encountering a wide range of successful senior-friendly interventions;
- Critiquing and refining a feasible QI project with national and international geriatric ED specialists.
Participants will have access to a two-month post-course webinar to track their progress and get feedback from faculty.
Enrollment in this course will be capped at 100 and will close on May 4, 2018. On-site registration will not be possible.
More information about course content can be found at https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/cme/event/2018-05-26/senior-friendly-emergency-department-sfed
Strengthening Connections: Collaborative Leadership in Emergency Medicine
Friday, May 25th 9:00 to 4:00 – Calgary Marriott Downtown
Overview – This session is a unique offering, integrating powerful tenets of self-awareness and collaboration and focused directly on connecting leaders in Emergency Medicine – physicians and nurses. The discussion will be practical, and guided by the wisdom of 2 seasoned leaders who understand the distinct and challenging experience of your work. The process will help you enhance your leadership capacity in 3 key ways:
- You will have the opportunity to better understand and sharpen your strengths – abilities that help you create and foster connections that can lead to increased trust and credibility. You will also see more clearly what sometimes can trip you up and cause disconnection in important relationships.
- You will be able to engage with other leaders in discussions that are focused on practical challenges in Emergency Medicine. You will hear concrete examples of how other leaders have effectively collaborated and be able share what has worked or not been effective for you.
- You will leave the session with a greater sense of clarity about the next steps that you can take to lead collaboratively. Whether you are a senior or emerging leader or beginning your career as a nurse or physician, you will have the opportunity to consider how you can create a personal plan to strengthen connections as a leader in Emergency Medicine.
Pre-work – Please note as preparation for the session, there is a pre-session phone consultation with facilitator, Marty Heeg. This call is a requirement and essential in maximizing the workshop experience. It will be approximately 45 minutes. Focused on a self-awareness model, this call will include some key questions to consider in advance of May 25th. Marty will be very flexible in working with you to find a time, but this phone coaching interview will need to be completed before May 8th.
Course Facilitators: Dr. Eddy Lang, Dr. Grant Innes and Leadership Consultant, Marty Heeg
Marty Heeg, MSW, RSW. Marty has extensive experience as a leadership consultant in the Cumming School of Medicine and the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. He has facilitated over 40 leadership courses for academic staff at the U of C and University of Saskatchewan in the last 12 years.
Dr. Eddy Lang is the Clinical and Academic Department Head and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary as well as the Chair of the 2018 CAEP Conference.
Dr. Grant Innes is Senior Researcher in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary as well as former department head in Calgary and at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital.
Cost: $800 for physicians/$400 for nurses/$400 for residents. The fee includes the pre-work coaching consultation (valued at $180), a book – The Essential Enneagram (Daniels & Price, 2009) – to compliment the process, and a hot lunch.
This one-day interactive course will provide registrants from varying backgrounds with the knowledge required to manage poisoned patients.
Teaching sessions will include a review of basic toxicologic concepts and exposures as well as more in-depth discussions. In addition, registrants will be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience during Simulation sessions. Registrants not attending the Simulation session will have the opportunity to discuss specific poisonings as determined by a pre-conference questionnaire.
This course is targeted to providing an interdisciplinary approach to the poisoned patient and is applicable to emergency medical services, physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.
- Approach to common and life-threatening toxicologic exposures.
- Approach to decontamination and treatment of patients with ingestions that cause hemodynamic compromise including beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and tricyclic antidepressants.
- Review of pharmacokinetic principles critical to understanding the toxicokinetics of overdoses.
- Opportunity to “Ask the experts” as Medical Toxicologists review their step-by-step approach to the management of poisoned patients.
- Gain hands-on experience with poisoned patients during mannequin Simulation sessions.
- Discuss specific poisonings with a Medical Toxicologist as determined by a pre-conference questionnaire.
Enrollment to this course will be capped at 70. Enrollment for the afternoon Simulation sessions will be capped at 15. Enrollment will close on May 14, 2018. On-site registration will not be possible.
Physician – $300.00
Other Health Professional – $200.00
Resident/Student (Full time students only) – $100.00
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This one-day course is designed for physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals working in general emergency departments seeking to improve their ability to assess and manage acute pediatric illness and injury. This event takes place at the KidSIM Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. It includes four 45-minute high-fidelity simulation sessions led by experienced facilitators and pediatric experts, which will follow and reinforce principles and strategies learned in didactic lectures. This is a hands-on course with a low instructor-learner ratio.
Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) is a national network improving children’s emergency care across Canada. Through the development of evidence-based resources, education, and networking, TREKK’s vision is that every acutely ill and injured child receives the highest standard of care in Canada. Since 2011, TREKK has been made possible by the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Initiative.
This one-day course is designed for physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals working in general emergency departments seeking to improve their ability to assess and manage acute pediatric illness and injury. This event takes place at the KidSIM Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
The course is comprised of approximately seven hours of small group learning, including four 45-minute high-fidelity simulation sessions led by experienced KidSIM facilitators and TREKK pediatric experts, which will follow and reinforce principles and strategies learned in didactic lectures. This is a hands-on course with a low instructor-learner ratio.
Topics to be covered include: Sepsis and Shock, Respiratory Distress, Pediatric Trauma, and other conditions prioritized by registrants through the pre-course survey.
Learning Objectives for this course include:
- Explore current best evidence on diagnosis and treatment of pediatric sepsis, septic shock, respiratory distress, trauma, and other acute emergency conditions.
- Explore best management practices for pediatric sepsis, septic shock, respiratory distress, trauma, and other acute emergency conditions.
- Learn more about TREKK and identify resources available to manage pediatric cases within a general emergency department setting.
Registrants will be surveyed to determine priority topics for lecture and simulation sessions prior to attending.
Course location: KidSIM Centre, Alberta Children’s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail, NW, Calgary, AB
Maximum number of registrants: 24
Fee: $750 for physicians; $325 for other allied health professionals
For more information on this course: Kathy.Chmelnytzki@umanitoba.ca