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Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Queen's Simulation Centre: Anesthesia Crisis Management Workshop

Course Dates:

  • Next Date: To be determined

Training Description

This one-day workshop is designed to meet the learning needs of both Royal College and Family Physician-Anesthesia trained clinicians.  Participants will explore and practice Crisis Resource Management, the foundations of which are key to managing any crisis situation.  Our Continuing Medical Education workshop will provide a safe and comfortable environment in which physicians can manage critical perioperative events.  Course participants will take part in a number of anesthesia crisis situations in our state of the art simulation centre.  A formative facilitated debriefing after each event will provide the participants a safe environment to reflect on the crisis scenario and subsequent management.  Focus will be placed not only on up-to-date resuscitation techniques but communication and teamwork in a crisis as well.  participants will fill out an end of course writeen reflection of their learning experience.  A technical skills room will also be available for participants to practice US guided central lines and surgical airways during down time in between simulation sessions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Practice management of perioperative hemodynamic, respiratory and equipment related critical events in anesthesia.
  2. Practice up-to-date resucitation techniques and effective utilization of resources in a safe learning environment.
  3. Reflect on optimal teamwork, leadership and communication skills required in crisis management

As a participant, you will...

  • Participate in three "hot seat" scenarios; the first two scenarios will be with a partner, the final hot seat will be alone.
  • Participate in at least one scenario as a member of the OR team.
  • Reflect on personal and tem performance.

Course Sponsors

  • Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Queen's University
  • Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University


8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 Orientation to the Simulation Lab
9:30 - 10:30 Introductory Partnered Scenarios
10:30 - 10:45 Refreshment Break
10:45 - 12:30 Independent Scenarios & Debriefing
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 Independent Scenarios & Debriefing
3:30 - 4:00 Feedback Surveys


Course Facilitators

  • Dr. Jessica Burjorjee, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Dr. Rachel Rooney, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Dr. Valerie McLeod, CCFP (FPA), Assistant Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Anesthesiology
  • Dr. Joy Hataley, CCFP (FPA), LACGH ER Group Lead Physician, Associate, Departments of Family Medicine and Anesthesiology

CME Credit

  • This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physcians and Surgeons of Canada. 
  • 21 MOC Section 1 Credits


  • Course Fee: $700*
  • *Fee includes light breakfast, refreshments, lunch
  • Maximum Course Size: 6 participants

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations more than 30 days prior to the course date will be eligible for a refund minus a $100 deposit. 
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the course date will not receive a refund.

Conference Location

Clinical Simulation Centre

Queen's University

School of Medicine

15 Arch Street

Kingston, ON K7L 3N6