Surgical Safety Checklist
The World Health Organization has developed an initiative to improve surgical safety worldwide. One of the components of the program is a surgical safety checklist. The COA issued a supporting statement that emphasizes the importance of a surgical 'timeout' in overall safety for patients undergoing orthopaedic procedures. The complete statement and checklist can be found under the Member Services > Health Policy tabs.
In our first online poll, members were asked to identify their mean reason for attending the upcoming COA Annual Meeting in Whistler. Here's what YOU said.
25% = I am presenting my research
18% = Earn CME credits
23% = Educational experience
18% = Visit destination city
16% = See colleagues
Which issue should be the specialty's top priority? Let us know by participating in our online survey. Check out our homepage for details!
Online Fellowships Directory
With the hopes of attracting Canadian-trained surgeons to the opportunities offered in our country, we have created an online fellowships directory that is sorted by subspecialty. This is one of the most frequently visited pages on the COA web site. Ensure that your centre's fellowships are included in the directory. Find it under the Member Services tab.
Code of Ethics
Regardless of whatever stage you are at in your orthopaedic career, all members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the COA's Code of Ethics. This valuable document, revised in 2008, is available under the Member Services > Health Policy tabs.
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2009 19:51