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 questions regarding registration.

Friday, May 24 or Saturday, May 25
1-day course
Room: 202

The Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME) course has been providing valued and practical hands-on airway management learning experiences for clinicians around the world for over 16 years. AIME educators are experienced (and entertaining) clinical instructors who understand the varied work environments of practicing clinicians. Whether you work in a large, high volume centre or a small remote setting, AIME will provide a practical approach for airway management in emergencies.

AIME program highlights include:

  • Case-based clinical decision making
  • New practical algorithms
  • When, why and how to perform awake or rapid sequence intubation
  • New textbook/manual based on the AIME program
  • Unique, customized clinical videos
  • Limited registration to ensure clinician to instructor ratio of 5 or 6:1
  • Clinician to simulator ratios of 2:1
  • Reinforcement of core skills
  • Introduction to newer alternative devices (optical stylets, video laryngoscopes & others)
  • Exposure to rescue devices (King laryngeal tubes, LMA Supreme and others)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the learner can expect to:

  • Be more confident and comfortable in making acute care airway management decisions.
  • Have acquired a practical staged approach to airway management.
  • Be able to choose the most appropriate method of airway management based on a variety of patient presentations.
  • Make appropriate choices in the use of pharmacologic agents used to facilitate airway management.
  • Know when and how to use various tools and adjuncts for managing the difficult airway.

Credits

CFPC (with pre/post activity) MAINPRO+ Up to 18 credits
RCPSC Section 1 Up to 9 hours

Friday, May 24
1-day course
08:30  – 17:30
Room: 109

Cost: $325.00 per person

This course is open to any healthcare provider who already has a current BLS and ACLS card with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Requirements:

  • Participants must pass an online entrance exam and then send the result to ACLS@icloud.com to the attention of Dr. Mark Mensour; and
  • Participants must pass a megacode during the ACLS EP course.

Accreditation:

Mainpro+ credit values: Advanced Life Support Programs:  The following are eligible for two certified credits per hour: ACLS for CFPC and Section 2 credits for RCPSC.

For More Information: Contact ACLS@icloud.com and Mark Mensour MD

Saturday, May 25
1-day course
08:30 – 17:30
Room: 109

Course: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for the Experienced Provider Instructor Course (ACLS EP)

Cost: $425.00 per person

This course is open to any healthcare provider who already has a current BLS and ACLS card with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Requirements::

  • The participant must apply first to take the course with proof that they are also an ACLS instructor.
  • Participants must pass a megacode during the ACLS EP course.

Accreditation:

Mainpro+ credit values: Advanced Life Support Programs:  The following are eligible for two certified credits per hour: ACLS for CFPC and Section 2 credits for RCPSC.

For More Information: Contact ACLS@icloud.com and Mark Mensour MD

 

Saturday, May 25
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: 104

Are you frustrated with issues in your work environment? Are you wondering where to start to improve care? And how will you even know whether you are successful? If you are looking to answer these questions and more, join us for the first CAEP Quality Improvement Pre-Conference Workshop!

Quality Improvement (QI) is rapidly becoming the preferred method to advance patient care. Whether you are interested in learning more about the science of QI or you are looking for an effective approach to tackle local quality issues, this practical workshop will provide you with the foundation and tools to successfully complete meaningful QI projects. We will go through all the steps of a QI project, including how to select appropriate quality issues to tackle, how to apply process improvement tools, and how to carry out a project using rapid cycle change methodology. In addition, workshop participants will have the opportunity to book individual consultation sessions with experienced course faculty after the workshop to discuss specific questions about their local quality projects. If you want to improve care, don’t miss this high-yield practical pre-conference workshop opportunity! Space is limited and is expected to fill up fast, so reserve your spot soon!

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce QI theory and methodology
  • Compare and contrast QI and clinical epidemiology methodologies
  • Review the importance of adequately diagnosing and understanding quality gaps
  • Learn how to effectively match the right intervention to a given quality problem
  • Understand how to apply rapid cycle change methodology (PDSA cycles) and measurement tools to QI projects
  • Discuss how to make your QI project sustainable and disseminate your work

Credits

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Professional Development Office of Dalhousie University for up to 3.75 Mainpro+ credits.

 As an accredited provider, Dalhousie University, CPD, designates this continuing professional development activity for up to 3.75 credit hours as an accredited group learning Section 1 activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

 

Questions? Contact Dr. Lucas Chartier or Dr. Samantha Calder-Sprackman

Friday, May 24 & Saturday, May 25
2-day course
Room: 201

CASTED is a high yield, hands-on and practice changing ED orthopedics course. Since 2008, CASTED has been given over 300 times across Canada, as well as in the US and the UK.

CASTED: Emergency offers numerous clinical pearls on:

  • making more accurate diagnoses
  • recognizing ‘red flag’ patients
  • knowing who needs a reduction
  • numerous reduction and moulding techniques

After taking CASTED, you will be better at:

  • diagnosing important, uncommon injuries that we commonly miss
  • reducing, molding and immobilizing acute MSK injuries
  • understanding who needs to see orthopedics and when!

Each day runs from 8am-5pm and combines case-based lectures with hands-on practice.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a resident, whether you are urban or rural, you will have much more confidence with ED ortho post-course and you will have fun learning!

CASTED’s 2-Day Emerg Course is accredited by both the CFPC (48 Mainpro+ credits) and The Royal College (16 MOC Section 1 credits).