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2015 Guest Speakers

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

In alphabetic order of their name, here is the list of our guest speakers for 2015 with the title and the objectives of their presentation. After the conference, with their permission, their presentations will be available in the Members Area.

Dr Gabriele Baldini
Anesthesiologist, PACU medical director
MUHC - Montreal General Hospital

«Discharging Patients from the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)»

1.    What does it mean recovering from anesthesia?
2.    Review common PACU discharge criteria
3.    PACU discharge criteria after colorectal surgery: the Montreal General Hospital experience.

Krista Margaret Brecht, MSc. (A) N.
Clinical Nurse Specialist- Nurse Consultant Specialist
Pain Management Programs
MUHC - Montreal General Hospital

«Acute Post-operative Pain Management in Opioid-tolerant Patients»

1.    Pain definitions, pathophysiology and consequences
2.    Facts about pain and chronic opioid use
3.    Identify relevant population and definitions
4.    Pain assessment and tools to assess pain
5.    Pain management- pre, intra and postoperative

Joann Creager, MSc(A) CNS Geriatrics   
Manager MUHC Elder Friendly Hospital program
MUHC - Montreal General Hospital

«When “Approche adapté à la personne âgée” (AAPA) meets the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Team - An Elder Friendly Effort to Reduce Delirium»

1.    Describe  which surgical patients are at risk for developing delirium
2.    List four outcomes associated with delirium
3.    Explain the importance  of early recognition of delirium
4.    Use a validated tool (CAM) to assess a patient for delirium
5.    Describe interventions  in the PACU that will prevent the development of delirium post-operatively

Dr Daniel Kaud, MDCM, FRCPC
Internal Medicine Department
Santa Cabrini Hospital

«The Evolving Role of Internal Medicine in Perioperative Care»

1.    Preoperative Cardiac evaluation   
2.    Preoperative Pulmonary evaluation
3.    Preoperative Endocrine evaluation
4.    Anticoagualants and antiplatelet medication
5.    Case examples of multisytemic issues
6.    Bridging pre and post operative care

Martine Lestage,  BSc N
Assistant Manager of Preoprative Clinic
Craniofacial, Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Team Coordinator
MUHC - Montreal Children's Hospital

«Advancements in Craniofacial, Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgeries»  

1.    Describe some cases of congenital craniofacial malformation
2.    Define the nursing role in the multidisciplinary preoperative evaluation   
3.    Have knowledge of the NAM treatment plan
4.    Have knowledge of the surgical treatment plan
5.    Care and postoperative follow up
6.    Clinical Cases - psychosocial impact