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2024 Operative Delivery & Maternal Care for General Surgeons

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About This Course

Providing maternity care close to home is a quality of life issue for women and their families and is crucial to maintaining vibrant communities and culturally supportive local health care services. General Surgeons have the operative competencies to acquire the necessary procedural skills to support safe operative delivery and maternal care in rural communities. The program is working to develop competency-based training opportunities for practicing General Surgeons to gain these skills, in addition to providing Continuing Professional Development for practicing General Surgeons who participate in maternity care programs.

Our goal is to increase capacity among General Surgeons working in rural and remote communities, and/or global surgery environments to provide safe surgical obstetrical and emergency gynecology care to maintain high quality maternity care and critical women’s health services for patients close to home.

Accessing the Course

Online Course Delivery: All courses are delivered fully online through the General Surgery Learning and Resource Centre (LRC). If you do not already have an account associated with this email, we will contact you to set up your LRC account.

Please purchase the appropriate course for your CAGS Membership status.

You will receive registration notification within 3 business days of course purchase.

Register by: March 29, 2024
Course Start Date: April 2, 2024

Learning Hours: This course runs for 10 weeks. Participants should expect to spend 2-2.5 hours per week on course materials, activities, and webinars.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and describe safe surgical management principles and approaches to complex surgical deliveries
  • Develop and implement a stepwise approach to assessment and management of Post-Partum Hemorrhage (PPH)
  • Describe an approach to assessment and surgical management of complications following vaginal delivery and caesarean section
  • Initiate collaborative approaches to operative maternal care team building and local quality assurance around high-acuity low-occurrence obstetrical complications in rural and remote settings

Course Instructors

  • Dr. Caitlin Champion
  • Dr. Aisling Clancy
  • Dr. Naana Jumah
  • Dr. Roy Kirkpatrick

Course Audience

  • General Surgeons
  • General Surgery Residents and Fellows

COURSE Developers

  • Dr. Caitlin Champion
  • Dr. Roy Kirkpatrick
  • Dr. Glenn Posner
  • Kevin MacLeod MSc

The user acknowledges that the workshops, handouts, and related course materials contained therein are intended for educational purposes only, and should not be considered to be legal advice or a substitute for legal or clinical consultation. These presentations address issues that are multi-faceted, and the user should not assume that the courses discuss every law, regulation, or ethical code that may be relevant to the subject matter. Legal and ethical standards are subject to change and it is always prudent to check to see whether a particular law, regulation, or ethical standard may have changed.