Crisis Resource Management (CRM) Workshop

Instructors: AbdelAziz Boker, MD, Carine Zeeni, MD & Vanda Abi Raad, MD

Workshop Overview

In managing critical events or crisis, sound medical and technical knowledge might not be enough. Healthcare providers need to know how to manage a variety of resources effectively, bringing them together in concert as necessary to deal with the situation. These behaviors have been studied very carefully in aviation and special training courses in “Cockpit Resource Management” (CRM) and have become standard for major air carrier pilots. Many of these CRM concepts were adapted to medicine. Key behavior principles in CRM are anticipation and planning, communication, leadership and assertiveness, use of all available resources, distribution of workload and mobilization of help as well as re-evaluation of situations.

This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to practice managing crisis that arise during the perioperative multidisciplinary care of high-risk surgical patients. It will include multiple scenarios using high fidelity patient simulation, real clinical teams and debriefing in an informal atmosphere under the guidance of experienced faculty.

Workshop objectives:

• Discuss team dynamics and preparedness for optimal perioperative care of the high-risk patient using the CRM concepts
• Increase healthcare providers’ non-technical skills and improve their ability to manage emergencies efficiently and effectively as a team



09:00 – 09:30 Introduction to CRM Principles
 09:30 – 10:00 Scenario 1
10:00 – 10:30 Scenario 2
 10:30 – 10:45 Wrap – Up

Registration Fees: 50 USD


Kindly note that places are limited and are on first come, first serve basis thus only paid registrations are considered confirmed.