Theatre Arts — The CMPA surgical safety course
Making a difference
Theatre Arts is a three-day intensive course developed by the CMPA, designed to empower physicians and their perioperative teams to improve their OR environment and foster safe surgical care.
This course is open to perioperative teams of two to four individuals. At least one individual from each team must be a CMPA member who is a surgeon, anesthesiologist, or obstetrician/gynecologist. We encourage teams to include one member who has a nursing or administrative role in the perioperative environment.
Over the course of three days, you and your team will:
- Identify factors that affect team performance and how they contribute to adverse events
- Identify strategies to improve safe surgical care
- Develop a plan to implement change
- Identify measures to evaluate success
Each participating team must submit an idea for a practice improvement project upon which they will anchor their learning. During the course, teams will work on their submitted project and will have the opportunity to transform their project idea into an actionable plan with the goal of promoting safe surgical care.
Examples of safe surgical care projects include:
- adopting Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for a hospital
- standardizing a perioperative process
- optimizing communication
- implementing multidisciplinary quality improvement rounds
- improving the reliability of pre-operative checklist use
The three-day Theatre Arts program aims to foster collegial bonds among team participants. The collaborative approach will allow participants to build their personal network and encourage mutual support when implementing their projects.
Highly skilled faculty members, including physician advisors and national opinion leaders in surgical safety, will be delivering this evidence-based program. Using a combination of journal clubs, didactic plenaries, experiential sessions and small group work, participants will explore the human, organizational, and cultural themes that contribute to surgical harm.
Participants will learn how these themes apply to their work environment and will work in teams to generate actionable interventions.
Each team will develop:
- a strategy to engage other colleagues and stakeholders
- a process to implement their project
- indicators to measure the success of their project
Dates and location
Wednesday, April 29 to Friday, May 1, 2020
Wednesday, October 28 to Friday, October 30, 2020
The Canadian Medical Protective Association
875 Carling Ave.
This program is offered as a privilege of CMPA membership. There is no cost for CMPA members and their teams (includes both non-physicians and non-member physicians).
Travel and accommodations
Participants are responsible for booking and covering the cost of their travel to Ottawa. Details regarding preferred hotel rates will be available once applicants receive their confirmation of participation.
For additional information and inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org