Beyond the Mask PetalMD Resource Centres
Members have indicated via various section surveys, that they would find a Resource Centre very useful for sharing tools, templates, medical directives and other important resources, as well as engaging in open communication with other Anesthesiologists across the province. We choose PetalMD as the platform to host this Centre, a site that is easily accessible, allows for content to be catalogued in an intuitive manner, has a user-friendly discussion forum and the provision of additional support structures. Over the last year, we have rolled-out three distinct groups (see below), which we welcome our section members to join at any time. Please email our section administrator, Emily Hill, for more information.
General Membership Resource Centre
Our General Membership Resource Centre hosts a variety of documents and open discussion opportunities captured under such headings as:
Health Care in Ontario and Hospital Governance
Knowing and Managing Yourself and Leadership High Performance Teams
Basics of Hospital Finances
Quality, Safety and Risk Management
Order Sets, Clinical Domains and Protocols
OMA Section Documents...and much more
Chiefs' Resource Centre
In addition to the topics and resources listed above, the Chief's Resource Centre provides the opportunity for Anesthesiology Chiefs to engage in discussions with other Chiefs across the province, talk about issues and share resources unique to the work associated with managing a hospital department.
Family Practice Anesthetist Resource Centre
The section recognizes the importance of identity and fostering Family Practice Anesthetists to develop as a community. Through our distinct FP-A Resource Centre, we are providing an opportunity for FP-A's to connect and network in order to strengthen the relationships amongst FP-As in Ontario.
~ Learn More About Going Beyond the Mask ~
Our BTM project management team is conducting a series of interviews with Anesthesiologists who are Going Beyond the Mask — individuals identified by their peers as important leaders in the healthcare system. Interviewees share their stories and provided insights on a variety of useful topics to help you, our members, become aware of opportunities, tools and support mechanisms. Click here to learn more and to read about their success then head over here to nominate another Anesthesiologist who is Going Beyond the Mask.
We were excited to announce the launch of our Choosing Wisely Implementation Guide in June 2017. It aims to support conversations and actions to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. Using a case study approach, this guide includes templates, tools and change management suggestions to enable all hospitals to achieve the benefits of improved patient care. Click here to access the Implementation Guide.
Our members are invited to access our Resource Centres on PetalMD, which features distinct Chief, Family Practice Anesthetist and General Membership groups. These Resource Centres have dynamic tools for Ontario Anesthesiologists to engage in discussions and share information about a range of peri-operative and leadership activities. They are accessible on your desktop, phone, or tablet. Click here for more information.
In these ever-changing and sometimes volatile times, strong leadership skills are more important than ever. Strengthen your existing skills and build new knowledge and connections by attending one of OA’s Leadership Development Days. Previous days have tackled such topics as strategic leadership in a reform environment and fundamentals of the Ontario health system. For more details on future Leadership Development Days, watch your inbox and the OA’s social media feeds.
The Public Website for the Section on Anesthesiology of the Ontario Medical Association is intended to give general information about who Ontario’s Anesthesiologists are and what they do. This website is NOT intended to be a source of medical advice.