CAS Online CPD opportunities

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As part of our ongoing mission of serving members and advancing the specialty through leadership, education, advocacy, and research, we offer several education courses through CAS, accessible to both members and non-members. CAS members can access courses for free or at a discounted price.

To choose your next learning topic, scroll down to see the existing course options and fees. Once you have chosen a course, these are the steps for enrollment:

  • click the “LEARN MORE” button under the short description on this page.
  • on the detailed description page, click “ENROLL NOW”
  • you will be directed to a login page; log in with your credentials or create a user account (if logging in for the first time). After you log in/if you are already logged in to the CAS Member Site, you will be redirected to a course enrollment form. Choose your courses, click ‘submit’ and wait for the confirmation email. The email will have instructions for accessing the course.

Course enrollments are processed within 24 hours Monday – Friday.

Courses are available in the language used in the description.

Please contact anesthesia@cas.ca if you have any questions during registration.

Anesthetic considerations for endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke

Anesthetic considerations for endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke
The purpose of this Continuing Professional Development module is to provide information pertaining to anesthetic considerations and management of endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) for patients with acute ischemic stroke....

Accredited Section 3
Accreditation Period: 22 April 2022 - 21 April 2025

Non-Member Price = $ 250

Member Price = $ 0

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2021 CAS Virtual Annual Meeting Recordings

2021 CAS Virtual Annual Meeting Recordings
These are the recordings of the scientific sessions presented during the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. ...


Non-Member Price = $ 270

Member Price = $ 135

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Tranexamic acid: current use in obstetrics, major orthopedic, and trauma surgery

Tranexamic acid: current use in obstetrics, major orthopedic, and trauma surgery
Tranexamic acid is an efficacious and safe pharmacological-based blood conservation technique in the management of clinically significant hemorrhage, and its use is likely to continue to rise with endorsement by various clinical guidelines and healthcare organizations. All anesthesiologists should have a good understanding of the pharmacotherapeutic properties and perioperative role of tranexamic acid therapy both inside and outside of the operating room. In this Continuing Professional Development module, we review the practical pharmacology of tranexamic acid and its clinical use in trauma, obstetrics, and major orthopedic surgery....

Accredited Section 3
Accreditation Period: 15 May 2021 - 14 May 2024

Non-Member Price = $ 250

Member Price = $ 0

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The incidence, risk, presentation, pathophysiology, treatment, and effects of perioperative acute kidney injury

The incidence, risk, presentation, pathophysiology, treatment, and effects of perioperative acute kidney injury
Acute kidney injury continues to affect large numbers of patients receiving surgery or in the intensive care unit, but specific advances in resuscitation techniques, endpoint refinements, epidemiology, biomarkers, and pathology are providing the necessary framework to reduce AKI and associated morbidity....

Accredited Section 3
Accreditation Period: 15 February 2021 - 14 February 2024

Non-Member Price = $ 250

Member Price = $ 0

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An updated introduction to electroencephalogram-based brain monitoring during intended general anesthesia

An updated introduction to electroencephalogram-based brain monitoring during intended general anesthesia
Given that consciousness is dependent on neuronal activity, and that general anesthetics have their disruptive effect at the neuronal level, a measure of neuronal activity when responsiveness and memory are disrupted should be of deep interest to every anesthesiologist. The electroencephalogram (EEG) is an easily obtained measure of neural activity, quantifying non-invasively from the scalp the summed, synchronous electrical activity of millions of neurons in the cerebral cortex.
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Accredited Section 3
Accreditation Period: 15 November 2020 - 14 November 2023

Non-Member Price = $ 250

Member Price = $ 0

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CAS Training Module on Facilitating PBLDs

CAS Training Module on Facilitating PBLDs
A PBLD is a learning-centered case or problem-based learning method that allows participants to be actively engaged in working through specific questions and challenges related to a clinical problem chosen for its relevance to practice and likelihood that it will provide significant learning....

Accredited Section 3 SAP
Accreditation Period: 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2023

Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 75

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CAS Moderator Training Module - Single Speaker

CAS Moderator Training Module - Single Speaker
Our Moderator Training Program was developed as a resource to support and train the moderators who assist the CAS Annual Meeting. For all those interested in developing their skills, we offer two online training modules that are Section 3 SAP accredited, for both Single and Multiple Speaker sessions, to meet your specific needs....

Accredited Section 3 SAP
Accreditation Period: 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2022

Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 75

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CAS Moderator Training Module - Multiple speakers

CAS Moderator Training Module - Multiple speakers
Our Moderator Training Program was developed as a resource to support and train the moderators who assist the CAS Annual Meeting. For all those interested in developing their skills, we offer two online training modules that are Section 3 SAP accredited, for both Single and Multiple Speaker sessions, to meet your specific needs....

Accredited Section 3 SAP
Accreditation Period: 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2022

Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 75

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Environmentally sustainable perioperative medicine: simple strategies for anesthetic practice

Environmentally sustainable perioperative medicine: simple strategies for anesthetic practice
This continuing professional development module aims to inform anesthesiologists about the magnitude of healthcare-related waste and its contribution to global warming, as well as providing general strategies to improve environmental sustainability in daily anesthesia practice in a Canadian context....

Accredited Section 3 SAP
Accreditation Period: 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2023

Non-Member Price = $ 250

Member Price = $ 0

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Synopsis of the point-of-care ultrasound assessment for perioperative emergencies

Synopsis of the point-of-care ultrasound assessment for perioperative emergencies
This module introduces the concept of a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) examination for perioperative clinicians. A focused cardiac examination of ventricular filling and function is presented. An examination of the inferior vena cava is also reviewed as a tool to assess volume status. Finally, a brief examination of the lung and pleura is explored to aid the clinician in situations of patient hypoxia and difficult ventilation....

Accredited Section 3 SAP
Accreditation Period: 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2022

Non-Member Price = $ 250

Member Price = $ 0

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Updated guide for the management of malignant hyperthermia

Updated guide for the management of malignant hyperthermia
This continuing professional development module aims to prepare anesthesiologists for the timely recognition and management of a malignant hyperthermia (MH) reaction, which is crucial for averting its life-threatening complications and ultimately for the patient’s survival....


Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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Anesthetic implications of recreational drug use

Anesthetic implications of recreational drug use
As the use of recreational drugs increases, the likelihood of an anesthesiologist perioperatively encountering patients using or addicted to these drugs will also increase.

Addicted patients may present for anesthetic care in a variety of circumstances in everyday elective surgeries or in acute or life-saving situations, such as emergency Cesarean delivery or trauma surgery. Therefore, it is important for anesthesiologists to know about the most common illicit drugs being used, their clinical presentation and side effects, and the anesthetic options that are beneficial or detrimental to these patients....


Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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Massive hemorrhage and transfusion in the operating room

Massive hemorrhage and transfusion in the operating room
In this Continuing Professional Development module, we review the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations associated with massive hemorrhage as well as laboratory investigations and appropriate therapeutic measures. In addition to reviewing the available blood/plasma products and adjunct therapy, we also explore the role of the anesthesiologist in a massive transfusion protocol scenario....


Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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Managing the perioperative patient on direct oral anticoagulants

Managing the perioperative patient on direct oral anticoagulants
Patients are increasingly treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the prevention of stroke due to non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism. When these patients present for urgent or emergent surgical procedures, they present a challenge to the anesthesiologist who must manage perioperative risk due to anticoagulation. The purpose of this module is to review the literature surrounding the perioperative management of DOACs. Timing, laboratory monitoring, and availability of reversal agents are important considerations to optimize patients being treated with DOACs who require emergent surgery....


Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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The impaired anesthesiologist: what you should know about substance abuse

The impaired anesthesiologist: what you should know about substance abuse
Despite our considerable experience with the problem of addiction in our specialty, most anesthesia care providers don’t know how to identify or help an impaired colleague. The purpose of this article to provide sufficient information on substance use disorder (SUD) to aid in its identification amongst colleagues and to assist in its management....


Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
In this continuing professional development module, we review recent Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) guidelines for the classification and diagnosis of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) as well as review the clinical features, laboratory investigations, and outcomes of HDP. We explore the evidence for anesthetic management and prevention of end-organ damage in women with HDP and describe the role and contribution of anesthesiologists as part of a multidisciplinary care team....


Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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An update on the prone position

An update on the prone position
The purpose of this Continuing Professional Development module is to provide information needed to prepare for and clinically manage a patient in the prone position....


Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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Local anesthetic systemic toxicity

Local anesthetic systemic toxicity
Regional anesthesia is enjoying a renaissance due in part to the advent of ultrasound guidance and the development of new techniques such as tissue plane blocks and local infiltration analgesia. The purpose of this Continuing Professional Development module is to provide practitioners with an understanding of the current state of knowledge surrounding local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) in order to help them prevent and manage this complication more effectively....


Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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Potential strategies for preventing chronic postoperative pain: a practical approach

Potential strategies for preventing chronic postoperative pain: a practical approach
This module proposes pharmacological strategies that might decrease persistent postsurgical pain (PPSP). The recommendations are based on a review of publications available in the literature at the time....


Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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Managing the challenging pediatric airway

Managing the challenging pediatric airway
This module will give the anesthesia provider the information needed to identify, prepare for, and clinically manage a difficult airway in children....


Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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Reversal of warfarin anticoagulation for urgent surgical procedures

Reversal of warfarin anticoagulation for urgent surgical procedures
Patients treated with warfarin for therapeutic anticoagulation present a challenge for the perioperative management of urgent and emergent surgery. Anticoagulation must be reversed prior to most surgical procedures to prevent intraoperative bleeding. The purpose of this module is to review the options for urgent reversal of warfarin anticoagulation and the indications for each reversal agent. Selection of the appropriate agent is important to reduce unnecessary complications of treatment and to achieve optimal reversal of anticoagulation....


Non-Member Price = $ 150

Member Price = $ 0

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