Safe Surgical Care: Strategies during a Pandemic – Free Online Course

Module 5 now launched! Understand how to define and maintain essential services during the COVID 19 pandemic. Register for free today

The UBC Branch for International Surgical Care, Continuing Professional Development and Extended Learning have just launched a new free online course, Safe Surgical Care: Strategies during a Pandemic 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 mitigate long term impacts. The course includes real-life case studies, clinical examples, physician-led discussions, expert interviews, interactive quiz questions, and curated resources.


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Course Instructors: Dr. Emilie Joos and Dr. Brian Westerberg

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.

Accreditation: Up to 20.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3

A new module will be released each week from Apr 28, 2020 to May 26, 2020:

Module 1: WHAT A SURGEON SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PANDEMICS —Available April 28, 2020
Module 2: SURGICAL SURGE RESPONSE FOR PANDEMICS—Available May 5, 2020 Learn step-by-step, the measures that need to be implemented and what factors need to be taken into consideration.
Module 3: PROTECTION OF SURGICAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS —Available May 12, 2020 Proper planning and prevention strategies to protect health care providers involved in the delivery of surgical care.
Module 4: DEFINING AND MAINTAINING ESSENTIAL SERVICES —Available May 19, 2020 Design pathways for maintenance of access to specific essential surgical services.
Module 5: GLOBAL IMPACT AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS —Available May 26, 2020 Demonstrate leadership in the surgical response to pandemics and identify the relevant local, national and international key actors in the pandemic response.