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.


Chair: 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