2019 Guest Speakers

Every year, highly experienced guest speakers have supported QPANA and have offered an interested and qualified educational opportunity to perianesthesia nurses.


Deborah Watson, RN, MScN, Nurse Counselor/NPDE-MUHC Surgical Recovery (SURE) Program, Enhanced Recover After Surgery (ERAS) Care Pathway Coordinator at MUHC : «Enhanced  Recovery  After Surgery (ERAS)»

Learning objectives:

  1. Know what is Enhanced  Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
  2. Know the history of ERAS and the experience at the McGill University Hospital Centre (MUHC)
  3. Understand the role of the team in creating an ERAS program
  4. Know the creation, the implementation and the sustainability of the program


Dr Avinash Sinha, Anesthesiologist, Assistant Professor Department of Anaesthesia at MUHC: «Day Surgery Arthroplasty Program»

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the rationale behind a day surgery arthroplasty program
  2. Able to describe the steps to implement a program for day surgery total hip replacement
  3. Recognize the anesthesia related objectives: from the preoperative orders, intra-operative orders to the post anesthesia care unit discharge orders


 Rashami Awasthi, MSc, FKQ accredited member, CSEP-CPT, Research Coordinator / Head Kinesiologist Peri-Operative Programme (POP) at MUHC: «Prehabilitation for the Surgical Patient»

Learning objectives:

  1. Know what is Prehabilitation
  2. Know who can benefit from Prehabilitation
  3. Know the components of Prehabilitation
  4. Know the outcome of Prehabilitation


Dr Florin Costescu, Anesthesiologist,  Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University : «Perioperative FiO2»

 Learning objectives:

  1. Review current guidelines on perioperative supplemental oxygen administration from the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control
  2. Understand the rationale for supplemental oxygen as a prevention strategy for surgical site infections
  3. Understand the potential harm of supplemental oxygen in the preoperative period
  4. Review the current human clinical evidence around the prevention of surgical site infections with supplemental oxygen


Marie-Eve Leblanc, RN, MScN, Responsible for the implementation and sustainability of the MSSS Approche Adaptée à la Personne Âgée (AAPA) on adult inpatient units across the different MUHC sites: «The Elderly Person Approach (AAPA) in a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit context: the importance of detecting and managing delirium»

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the goals of the Elderly Person Approach (AAPA)
  2. Recognize characteristics related to delirium
  3. Assess the presence of delirium using validated tools
  4. Intervene to prevent the appearance of delirium
  5. Prevent the harmful consequences of delirium






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