CAS Online CPD opportunities

Education represents one of the pillars we are building upon to reach our mission of serving members and advancing the specialty, together with leadership, advocacy, and research.

As an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, we are dedicated to the advancement of the medical practice of anesthesia and committed to fostering high-quality learning opportunities for members.

As part of this ongoing mission, we are offering several education courses through CAS, accessible to both members and non-members.

As an added member benefit, CAS members can access courses for free or at a discounted price.

Scroll down for the most current course options available and choose your next learning topic.

Note – courses are subject to availability and some have limited capacity. Please contact anesthesia@cas.ca if you have any questions during registration.

Courses are hosted in our learning management system, Knowledge Direct. Once you enroll in a course, you will receive instructions for accessing the program. If you have questions, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Used Knowledge Direct before?

If you have used our online learning platform – Knowledge Direct – in the past, and would like to continue/retake a course you are enrolled in, please log in and click the “My Courses” button at the top of the page. This will take you to the new learning platform, where you can see your courses under “Enrollments.”  

If you cannot see the “My Courses” button, either you have not logged in OR you have not enrolled in any CAS courses yet.

To enroll in a course, please see the course listing on this page. Instructions to enroll, as well as other useful information, can be found in the FAQs. If you cannot find an answer, please email us at anesthesia@cas.ca

Courses are available in the language used in the description.
 

CAS Training Module on Facilitating PBLDs

CAS Training Module on Facilitating PBLDs
A PBLD is a learning-centered case or problem-based learning method that allows participants to be actively engaged in working through specific questions and challenges related to a clinical problem chosen for its relevance to practice and likelihood that it will provide significant learning....

Accredited
Accreditation Period: 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2023

Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 75

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CAS Moderator Training Module - Single Speaker

CAS Moderator Training Module - Single Speaker
Our Moderator Training Program was developed as a resource to support and train the moderators who assist the CAS Annual Meeting. For all those interested in developing their skills, we offer two online training modules that are Section 3 SAP accredited, for both Single and Multiple Speaker sessions, to meet your specific needs....

Accredited
Accreditation Period: 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2022

Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 75

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CAS Moderator Training Module - Multiple speakers

CAS Moderator Training Module - Multiple speakers
Our Moderator Training Program was developed as a resource to support and train the moderators who assist the CAS Annual Meeting. For all those interested in developing their skills, we offer two online training modules that are Section 3 SAP accredited, for both Single and Multiple Speaker sessions, to meet your specific needs....

Accredited
Accreditation Period: 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2022

Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 75

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2008 - Environmentally sustainable perioperative medicine: simple strategies for anesthetic practice

2008 - Environmentally sustainable perioperative medicine: simple strategies for anesthetic practice
This continuing professional development module aims to inform anesthesiologists about the magnitude of healthcare-related waste and its contribution to global warming, as well as providing general strategies to improve environmental sustainability in daily anesthesia practice in a Canadian context....

Accredited
Accreditation Period: 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2023

Public Price = $ 250

Member Price = $ 0

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1904 - Synopsis of the point-of-care ultrasound assessment for perioperative emergencies

1904 - Synopsis of the point-of-care ultrasound assessment for perioperative emergencies
This module introduces the concept of a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) examination for perioperative clinicians. A focused cardiac examination of ventricular filling and function is presented. An examination of the inferior vena cava is also reviewed as a tool to assess volume status. Finally, a brief examination of the lung and pleura is explored to aid the clinician in situations of patient hypoxia and difficult ventilation....

Accredited
Accreditation Period: 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2022

Public Price = $ 250

Member Price = $ 0

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1806 - Updated guide for the management of malignant hyperthermia

1806 - Updated guide for the management of malignant hyperthermia
This continuing professional development module aims to prepare anesthesiologists for the timely recognition and management of a malignant hyperthermia (MH) reaction, which is crucial for averting its life-threatening complications and ultimately for the patient’s survival....

Accredited
Accreditation Period: 1 June 2018 - 31 May 2021

Public Price = $ 250

Member Price = $ 0

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1712 - Anesthetic implications of recreational drug use

1712 - Anesthetic implications of recreational drug use
As the use of recreational drugs increases, the likelihood of an anesthesiologist perioperatively encountering patients using or addicted to these drugs will also increase.

Addicted patients may present for anesthetic care in a variety of circumstances in everyday elective surgeries or in acute or life-saving situations, such as emergency Cesarean delivery or trauma surgery. Therefore, it is important for anesthesiologists to know about the most common illicit drugs being used, their clinical presentation and side effects, and the anesthetic options that are beneficial or detrimental to these patients....

Accredited
Accreditation Period: 1 December 2017 - 30 November 2020

Public Price = $ 250

Member Price = $ 0

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1709 - Massive hemorrhage and transfusion in the operating room

1709 - Massive hemorrhage and transfusion in the operating room
In this Continuing Professional Development module, we review the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations associated with massive hemorrhage as well as laboratory investigations and appropriate therapeutic measures. In addition to reviewing the available blood/plasma products and adjunct therapy, we also explore the role of the anesthesiologist in a massive transfusion protocol scenario....


Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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1706 - Managing the perioperative patient on direct oral anticoagulants

1706 - Managing the perioperative patient on direct oral anticoagulants
Patients are increasingly treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the prevention of stroke due to non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism. When these patients present for urgent or emergent surgical procedures, they present a challenge to the anesthesiologist who must manage perioperative risk due to anticoagulation. The purpose of this module is to review the literature surrounding the perioperative management of DOACs. Timing, laboratory monitoring, and availability of reversal agents are important considerations to optimize patients being treated with DOACs who require emergent surgery....


Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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1702 - The impaired anesthesiologist: what you should know about substance abuse

1702 - The impaired anesthesiologist: what you should know about substance abuse
Despite our considerable experience with the problem of addiction in our specialty, most anesthesia care providers don’t know how to identify or help an impaired colleague. The purpose of this article to provide sufficient information on substance use disorder (SUD) to aid in its identification amongst colleagues and to assist in its management....


Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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1609 - Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

1609 - Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
In this continuing professional development module, we review recent Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) guidelines for the classification and diagnosis of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) as well as review the clinical features, laboratory investigations, and outcomes of HDP. We explore the evidence for anesthetic management and prevention of end-organ damage in women with HDP and describe the role and contribution of anesthesiologists as part of a multidisciplinary care team....


Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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1606 - An update on the prone position

1606 - An update on the prone position
The purpose of this Continuing Professional Development module is to provide information needed to prepare for and clinically manage a patient in the prone position....


Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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1603 - Local anesthetic systemic toxicity

1603 - Local anesthetic systemic toxicity
Regional anesthesia is enjoying a renaissance due in part to the advent of ultrasound guidance and the development of new techniques such as tissue plane blocks and local infiltration analgesia. The purpose of this Continuing Professional Development module is to provide practitioners with an understanding of the current state of knowledge surrounding local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) in order to help them prevent and manage this complication more effectively....


Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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1512 - Potential strategies for preventing chronic postoperative pain: a practical approach

1512 - Potential strategies for preventing chronic postoperative pain: a practical approach
This module proposes pharmacological strategies that might decrease persistent postsurgical pain (PPSP). The recommendations are based on a review of publications available in the literature at the time....


Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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1509 - Managing the challenging pediatric airway

1509 - Managing the challenging pediatric airway
This module will give the anesthesia provider the information needed to identify, prepare for, and clinically manage a difficult airway in children....


Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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1506 - Reversal of warfarin anticoagulation for urgent surgical procedures

1506 - Reversal of warfarin anticoagulation for urgent surgical procedures
Patients treated with warfarin for therapeutic anticoagulation present a challenge for the perioperative management of urgent and emergent surgery. Anticoagulation must be reversed prior to most surgical procedures to prevent intraoperative bleeding. The purpose of this module is to review the options for urgent reversal of warfarin anticoagulation and the indications for each reversal agent. Selection of the appropriate agent is important to reduce unnecessary complications of treatment and to achieve optimal reversal of anticoagulation....


Public Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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