The PROWESS Course

(PROcedure Workshop for Emergency Surgical Skills)



Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Mount Sinai Hospital
The University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre
600 University Ave. Level 2, Room 250
Toronto, ON,
M5G 1X5  

Sorry, registration is now closed.   A waiting list is still available.


This unique one-day workshop is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to enhance their EM technical skills outside the clinical setting.

Through interactive hands-on experience, participants will be able to improve their ability to effectively diagnose and treat common and potentially life-threatening EM conditions. 

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. review basic principles and anatomical considerations for the basic and advanced EM procedures in this workshop

  2. identify clinical situations which would be appropriate for each of these EM procedures and how to avoid potential pitfalls

  3. increase their confidence and technical skill through hands-on practice on simulation models

Program Outlines

The following procedures will be covered in the workshop:

  1. application of splints and casts

  2. central lines *

  3. intraosseous insertions

  4. lumbar puncture *

  5. needle and Chest tube thoracostomy *

  6. ENT procedures (FB removal + epistaxis)

  7. percutaneous cricothyrotomy

  8. extensor tendon repair

* For procedures 2, 4, and 5, ultrasound guided techniques will also be reviewed.

Fee (CDN$)

 Fee Group
 Early Fees
(received before March 17, 2008)
 Late Fees
Any    $825.00  $875.00
  • Registration fee includes attendance at all lectures, syllabus, CME credits, continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks
  • EMU registrants will receive an additional $50.00 off their registration fee.
  • Registration is limited to 24 participants, on a first come, first serve basis in order to maximize the hands-on experience
  • NB: a processing fee of $100 will be retained on all cancellations notified by April 23. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after April 23, 2008

For further information and registration forms contact:

Sharona Jackson
Office Manager
Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre
Mount Sinai Hospital
Rm 206 – 600 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5

Phone: 416-586-5058
Fax: 416-586-4719
Sorry, registration is now closed.  
A waiting list is still available.