MEETING OUR NEW CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE TRAINEESby Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud
National ACES was held in Calgary on July 10-12 and hosted by Dr. John Kortbeek and the outstanding simulation facility in the Foothills Medical Centre.
Dr. Brindley, Dr. Piquette and yours truly from the CCCS board were amongst the 28 faculty, putting over 56 trainees through practice on intubation, learning about ventilators, managing shock and neurologically injury and simulation, simulation and more simulation. Over the 13 years I have been part of this course I have seen our trainees, more experienced in simulation and keen to learn about our great sub-specialty. This first year of competency we were able to give our trainees feedback on their TTD EPA3: “Initiating and leading resuscitation for unstable patients”.
The faculty were treated to an evening of entertainment at the Calgary Stampede (front row seats…thanks John). For many it was their first experience, but they came out appropriately attired, including the required hat!
Great fun and learning for all. And welcome to our newest class of intensivists-to-be! As always thanks to Angele
Landriault, Manager of the Practice Performance and Innovation Unit at the RCPSC and to Dr. Pierre Cardinal who has
spearheaded this course for more than 20 years!
PODISA REPORT AND MANUSCRIPT BY CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
ENGLISH / FRENCH
Potential organ donor identification and system accountability: expert guidance from a Canadian consensus conference
(1) KAREN BURNS
Ten things that I wish I had known as a woman entering academic medicine
"Despite the growing number of women in medical academia, there is still a long way to go before gender equity is achieved. Karen Burns gives advice to those women who are trying to make their way."
(2) DR. PETER BRINDLEY & MATT MORGAN
Why it's time we all woke up to the importance of sleep
"For too long, medicine has been a cult that deifies workaholism and mocks those who “fuss” about sleep, say Matt Morgan and Peter Brindley."
DR. BRIAN KAVANAGH
In our memory.
DECEASED ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION AFTER MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING AND OTHER CONSCIOUS AND COMPETENT PATIENTS: EXPERT GUIDANCE FOR POLICY
ENGLISH / FRENCH / GUIDELINE
2018 critical care retired intensivists