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10/18/2017 4:00 AM 10/18/2017 5:00 AM Webinar Provider; Leader

Archive : October 18, 2017 - 10am MT

As part two of the Human Factors Call Series, CPSI is pleased to invite you to attend When being present isn't enough – Improving patient safety through situational awareness!

This call will focus on one concept in cognitive psychology from the human factors sciences: situational awareness. The goal of the call is to familiarize participants with the concept of situational awareness by discussing why you need it and how it is applied to healthcare. This call will also introduce strategies to acquire, maintain and recover situational awareness, thus improving patient safety.

By the end of this call, participants will be able to:

  • Define situational awareness (individual and team)
  • Describe one method to acquire situational awareness
  • List one teaching technique for educating healthcare providers on situational awareness



Speakers Include:

Dr. Lisa Calder, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Director, Medical Care Analytics, Canadian Medical Protective Association

Dr. Lisa Calder is an emergency physician who undertook her 5-year residency at the University of Ottawa. She completed an emergency medicine research fellowship and obtained her Master of Science degree in epidemiology in 2007. Since finishing her training Dr. Calder has also completed two fellowships: patient safety fellowship in emergency medicine from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation, and the American Hospital Association’s fellowship in patient safety leadership.  Dr. Calder is also a scientist in the Emergency Medicine Research department of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s Clinical Epidemiology Program. She is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa’s department of Emergency Medicine, and has received the University of Ottawa’s excellence in emergency medicine quality and safety award as well as the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians’ teacher of the year award. She joined the CMPA in 2015 as director of Medical Care Analytics.

Dr. George Mastoras MD, FRCPC

Dr. Mastoras is an Emergency Medicine Specialist at The Ottawa Hospital with a focus on resuscitation medicine. He has a keen interest in the intersection of resuscitation science, human factors, and quality improvement in the context of ED critical care and is engaged clinically and academically in efforts to enhance care during medical crises. He is the Simulation Lead for Faculty Development within the Department of Emergency Medicine, co-director of the TOH ED in-situ simulation program, Chair of the Department's Resuscitation Committee, and is a regular instructor in the Trauma and Point-of-care Ultrasound programs. Dr. Mastoras' academic work focuses on teamwork and human performance during resuscitation and he has published and lectured on a range of topics in ED critical care.