Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society

Patient Safety Symposium 2012

On June 16, 2012, the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society held a Patient Safety Symposium in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting in Quebec City, Quebec.

Symposium topic: Working and Learning as a Team to Improve Patient Safety


  • List the key elements of the anesthesia non-technical skills

  • List the key elements of crisis resource management skills in anesthesia

  • Summarize the advantages of interprofessional training in general and for the management of crises

  • Identify clinical situations in which the OR team members could benefit from practice using simulation (of various degrees of realism) in their own institutions

  • Determine how to collaborate in order to develop learning/simulation activities in their own institutions.

Dr Daniel Chartrand, Department of Anesthesia, McGill University, Montreal, QC


Mr Mark Daly, Quality and Patient Safety, McGill University, Montreal, QC

Additional audio

Dr Guy-Paul Gagné, MOREOB Program, Toronto, ON



Dr Viren Naik, Department of Anesthesia, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON


Message from the Chair

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter 

Patient Safety Symposia

Safety Alerts

Canadian Patient Safety Institute (external link)

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (external link)