Safe Surgical Care: Strategies During a Pandemic

Safe Surgical Care: Strategies During a Pandemic

Online Course

Accreditation
Target Audience:

Healthcare providers involved in the delivery of surgical care in both high and low resource settings.

Course Format: Online UBCx

Overview

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This course aims to inform surgical teams of the risk during pandemics, prepare them to respond appropriately, give them tools to ensure their safety, build pathways to maintain specific surgical services and anticipate and mitigate long term impacts. When appropriate, real life case studies, and clinical examples are provided. Examples and case studies are drawn from the ongoing SARS-CoV2 pandemic, but also from past events like the SARS outbreak in 2003 and the Ebola outbreak in 2014. Where possible, relevant discussion of implications to low versus high resource settings are integrated into the course material. Course features include clinician interviews highlighting different aspects of surgical care during a pandemic, interactive quizzes, case studies, video lectures, and curated resources.

Target audience: Healthcare providers involved in the delivery of surgical care in both high and low resource settings, including, but not limited to: surgeons (all specialties), anesthesiologists, physicians with surgical skills (family physicians, clinical and medical officers), surgery and anesthesia trainees, operating room (OR) nurses, operating room (OR) technicians, respiratory therapists, perfusionists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists.

Format: This course is delivered in an online format over 5 weeks and can be completed at the surgical provider's own pace. The instructors are available on an ad hoc basis through email, but may take some time to respond given responsibilities for provision of clinical care. It is expected to take approximately 3-4 hours per module to review all the material, depending on time spent on additional readings.

  • MODULE 1: WHAT A SURGEON SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PANDEMICS
  • MODULE 2: SURGICAL SURGE RESPONSE FOR PANDEMICS
  • MODULE 3: PROTECTION OF SURGICAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS
  • MODULE 4: DEFINING AND MAINTAINING ESSENTIAL SERVICES
  • MODULE 5: GLOBAL IMPACT AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

 

Skills Gained

Upon successful completion of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Apply principles of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of pandemics when deciding on provision of surgical care services
  • Recognize the implications of the relevant factors related to the infectious organism: mode of transmission, incubation period, symptomatology
  • Plan the approach to generation of a surge response to a pandemic in both high and low resource settings
  • Create an appropriate protocol for protection of healthcare workers
  • Design pathways for maintenance of access to specific essential surgical services
  • Identify the relevant local, national and international key actors in the pandemic response
  • Demonstrate leadership in the surgical response to pandemics
  • Develop processes of care to mitigate consequences of pandemics on surgical systems

Cost

Free

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Target Audience:

A multi-disciplinary healthcare audience: specialist physicians, family physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, midwives, residents, medical students, and other health care providers.

Date: May 26, 2020
Location:
Broadcast starts: 7:00 PM PDT
Online from Vancouver  British Columbia
Canada
Target Audience:

All BC health care providers that care for children.

Location:
Online Module from Vancouver  British Columbia  V5Z 3X7
Canada

Contact

UBC CPD eLearning, cpd.online@ubc.ca

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