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March 19, 2018


Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for Experienced Provider (ACLS EP)

The ACLS EP course is designed primarily for seasoned healthcare providers who manage complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other emergencies. The ACLS EP Course emphasizes a systematic approach to patient care, critical thinking skills and critical decision-making skills. The ACLS EP Course also asks pertinent questions such as; if you knew the cause of the cardiac arrest, would that change your management approach? If you had this information before the arrest, could you have prevented cardiopulmonary collapse or death? More generally, if you knew the eventual cause of sudden death (eg, acute coronary syndrome), what could you do to create a pathway for prevention and survival?

The ACLS EP course requires an entrance exam to be completed prior to the course, provider’s then complete BLS skills testing and megacode testing in the beginning of class. Once complete, students move onto 4 learning stations; Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Metabolic, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Post-Cardiac Arrest Care. The learning stations are case based discussions.

Highly flexible course with numerous cases to choose from, catering to scope of practices, area of practice (pre and in hospital) and relevance to expertise of practice. Allows for a challenge each time it is taken to renew ACLS certification requirements.

The goal of the ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines with the use of critical decision-making strategies.

From team: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada -Manitoba office


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March 19, 2018

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)


The PEARS provider course prepares healthcare provider caring for pediatric patients with foundation skills to assess, recognize and participate in the initial management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest. Active case-based instruction is used to teach student to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider.


PEARS is a highly interactive, engaging, video driven course, that allows students to actually see and hear critically ill children. This course enhances skills in recognizing shock, respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary emergencies.




PEARS focuses on skills including: child and infant CPR, using oxygen delivery and airway management equipment, using shock management equipment and a method for giving rapid fluid boluses. Providers also learn and practice the skills of: Pediatric Assessment and systematic approach, 4 types of acute respiratory problems, 2 types of acute circulatory problems, 2 types of cardiac arrest and critical leadership skills including communications and important elements of team dynamics as they relate to resuscitation.




The goal of the PEARS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes


From team: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada -Manitoba office


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April 27, 2016

EMPAC 2016

The links to the slides are listed below



Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Hilton Hotel - 1800 Wellington Ave. Winnipeg MB, R3H 1B2

Pre-Conference: Thursday, April 28th and Friday April 29th, will be held at the University of Manitoba

EMPAC 2016 Highlights
The theme for this year's conference is "Revitalizing Resuscitation – What’s New in Code Blue"


  • NEW One and a half day conference format with additional post conference add-ons: Also shorter sessions and live demos!
  • Updates on Toxicology, The RUSH exam and PALS 2015, Acid Base & the ABG and more
  • The Crashing Patient: Interactive Live Sim Cases
  • NEW Hands-on Skills Sessions: Surgical Airway, Lumbar Puncture, Casting, and more!
  • Pre-conference Workshops: Ultrasound 50 Scans, SimTOX, ACLS & Procedural Sedation
  • Back by popular demand - STARS SIM BUS! Now a conference session -  Trauma Edition, Cardiac & Tox Edition and Respiratory Edition

From team: EmergencyCEPD


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August 04, 2015

Grand Rounds 2015 to 2016

Please find below the dates for this 2015/16 Department of Emergency Medicine's Grand Rounds.

HSC dates...

September 29 in Theater B

October Dates -  Preempted by EM retreat

November 3 & 17

December 1 & 15

January 12 & 26 

HSC Instructions:

Video Stream for Theater B:  http://stream.bann.umanitoba.ca/theatreb.html

Do you want to attend Grand Rounds but can't get in to be there in person? These rounds will be webcast over the internet using the HSC Bannatyne Campus Silverlight broadcast player service. [Remember this only works if the rounds are currently in session and you have silverlight installed on your mac or PC. We do not stream live or pre-recorded HSC rounds to iPhone or iPad because these devices do not support Silverlight.]

The HSC rounds will also be televised on a bidirectional Telehealth connection between Theatre B any other MBtelehealth location. Viewers must please contact MBtelehealth directly toll free at 1-866-667-9891 (Manitoba only) or by telephone at (204) 975-7714 if you wish to have your facility added to our list of participating Telehealth locations.  48 HOURS NOTICE REQUIRED.

These rounds will also be available for viewing afterwards on a separate URL that will be posted to this page so if you missed the rounds, stay tuned..

This page and its sub pages will update with connection details as they are arranged. If yo become aware of changes that are missing form this page contact the team admin (see above admin tab)



St Boniface dates...  February 9 & 23, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 19 , May  3, 17 & 23, June TBD


From team: EmergencyCEPD


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