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Invited Speaker Rounds: Tuesday, Jan 14th, 2014 @ 8-9AM

Speaker: Tobias Everett

Title: Do Pediatric Operating Room Critical Event Checklists Improve Patient Safety?

Description: Adult operating room critical event checklists improve performance in adult operating room crisis simulations. What has yet to be demonstrated is that the same applies in the pediatric operating room or, more importantly, whether this is translated to improved real-life practice with a tangible impact on patient safety. There is literature to support impact of cognitive aids, but barriers to implementation means that uptake is not widespread. These issues will be discussed along with the plans for the largest in our series of international multicentre simulation studies aimed at answering some of these unknowns.

Tobias Everett is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He graduated from University of Bristol Medical School, in the United Kingdom. He completed a Senior House Officer rotation in Emergency Medicine, Respirology, Anesthesia and Critical Care in Cornwall, UK before beginning his Specialist Registrar rotation in Anesthesia in the Severn Deanery, UK. Dr. Everett is a fellow by examination of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), has subspecialty certification in regional anesthesia from the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and is fellowship trained in pediatric anesthesia by the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He is currently completing a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of London, UK. His academic interests include simulation-based medical education and medical education research. He is the principal investigator in international multicentre education research studies and has received grant funding from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society. He has recently been awarded the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Award for Best Paper in Education 2013.

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