March 22, 2020 - COVID-19: SAFETY

Protecting Yourself while Caring for Patients – PPE and more

Sunday, March 22, 2020
1:00pm EDT

Join CAS President, Dr Daniel Bainbridge as he moderates this informative session for Society members.  As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies across Canada, panelists will discuss what anesthesiologists, and other related specialties, are doing (and need to do) to address personal safety and the effective use of personal protective equipment (PPE).  Voice your safety concerns and share ideas for self-protection while providing care during the pandemic.  The health and safety of healthcare workers and by extension, our families and communities, is paramount.  The Canadian Anesthesiologist’s Society’s Covid-19 advocacy work will also be shared. 

  • Laura Duggan, MD, FRCPC
  • Hilary Grocott, MD, FRCPC, FASE
  • Shannon Lockhart, MD, FRCPC
  • Randy Wax, MD, MEd, FCCM


WEBINAR POWERPOINT - COVID-19, MARCH 22, 2020 (.PDF file, 2.5 MB)

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bainbridge.jpg  Daniel Bainbridge, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Bainbridge completed both medical school and an anesthesiology residency program at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He subsequently completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Following this he started working at London Health Sciences Centre and was appointed the first Director of Perioperative TEE at LHSC. Over the last 10 years, he has held many positions including Coordinator of the Cardiac Fellowship Program, and Coordinator of the City-Wide Fellowship Program. Currently, he is the Director of Cardiac Anesthesia Program and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Research Committee. At the national level, he served as Chair of the Annual Meeting Committee for four years, organizing the specialty scientific national meeting of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society and has served as the Vice President of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society and currently is the president of the Canadian Anesthesiologists Society.


dug.jpg  Laura Duggan, MD, FRCPC @drlauraduggan

Laura Duggan, MD, FRCPC (Anesthesiology and Pediatrics) is the Assistant Head of the Canadian Airway Focus Group and an Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Airway management, teamwork and communication are her research and teaching passions.  According to Dr. Duggan, when it comes to our Canadian COVID-19 response, PPE and communication are the foundation on which airway management is built.

groc-jpg.png  Hilary Grocott, MD, FRCPC, FASE @DrGrocott

Dr. Grocott currently holds the position of tenured Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative & Pain Medicine at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, where he practices cardiac anesthesia. As Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia he was instrumental in bringing to publication the first articles in the anesthesia and critical care literature on COVID-19 in the early weeks of the present pandemic. He has also published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters in a range of anesthesia topics.

wax.png  Shannon Lockhart, MD, FRCPC @shannonlockhart

Shannon Lockhart is a consultant anesthesiologist at St. Paul’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. Her research interests include airway emergencies, human factors and the culture of mistreatment in medicine. She was involved in the launch of The Airway App, a novel data collection platform for gathering data about CICO emergencies. Shannon is currently involved in simulation programs at both hospitals, for trainees and multi-disciplinary teams, and is greatly interested in its use as a tool for identifying issues around and teaching about human factors, patient safety, and changing culture.

wax2.jpg  Randy Wax, MD, MEd, FCCM @drrandywax

Dr. Randy Wax is an Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Queen’s University, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a critical care physician at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, Ontario, and also serves as Medical Director of Academic Affairs. He has extensive experience in disaster medicine as a physician with Ontario’s Emergency Medical Assistance Team, and has led numerous task force groups for the Society of Critical Care Medicine assisting with international disaster response. Dr. Wax also works in the prehospital/transport medicine sector as a Transport Medicine Physician with Ornge Air Ambulance. His work designing resuscitation protocols during the SARS epidemic in Toronto has been applied during the H1N1 pandemic and other biohazard events.