CPD Courses

CAEP CPD offers a wide variety of learning opportunities for all levels of emergency professionals. We strive to bring the best in medical education to as many locations in Canada as possible.

If you would like to bring a CAEP CPD course to your location, please contact Gail Chapman gchapman@caep.ca 1-800-463-1158 ext. 13

VISION:    Promote excellence in emergency care and support the life-long learning of physicians practicing in
emergency rooms across the country.


  • Develop educational opportunities presented in a variety of educational formats that meet the needs of our members.
  • Create content that addresses all CANMEDs roles as per the RCPSC and CFPC.
  • Utilize the most effective, evidence based CPD tools to deliver our educational content.
  • Employ a variety of ways to identify both perceived and unperceived needs of physicians practicing emergency care throughout the country.


  • Identify and document the perceived and unperceived educational needs of its physician members.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of our CPD in meeting the needs of our physician members on a continuing basis.
  • Assist our members to meet the CPD requirements of their respective Colleges.
  • Impact the knowledge, skills and attitudes of our membership to allow them to improve the health of all Canadians.

Airway Intervention and Management in Emergencies (AIME) will provide a practical approach for airway management in emergencies.

This program is designed for physicians working in an acute care setting requiring them to competently manage patients in need of emergency airway management.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the learner can expect to:

  1. Be more confident and comfortable in making acute care airway management decisions.
  2. Have acquired a practical staged approach to airway management.
  3. Be able to choose the most appropriate method of airway management based on a variety of patient presentations.
  4. Make appropriate choices in the use of pharmacologic agents used to facilitate airway management.
  5. Learn how to optimize patients prior to airway management.
  6. Know when and how to use various tools and adjuncts for managing the difficult airway.

A Hands-on, Skill-focused Advanced Airway Learning Experience Using Clinical Cadavers.

This program is designed for experienced clinicians.  Clinicians will benefit most from this program if they have had prior airway management training/experience (AIME, residency trained, significant “field” experience).

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the learning can expect to:

  1. Build on their core airway skills to achieve positive patient outcomes in the acutely ill requiring airway management.
  2. Reinforce best practice core skills with a focus on video laryngoscopy.
  3. Develop a plan and perform airway topicalization in preparation for awake airway management.
  4. Have multiple opportunities to perform (rapid cycling practice) and refine laryngoscopy skills on clinical cadavers.
  5. Understand the utility and limitations of airway management algorithms and checklists.
  6. Appreciate the principles of airway crisis resource management and human factors to help mitigate error and improve patient outcomes.
  7. Have an opportunity to practice airway management decision-making and technical skills in a case-based format using clinical cadavers.
  8. Perform various advanced airway management techniques, including flexible endoscopic intubation and cricothyrotomy.



A hands-on skills-focused airway learning experience using clinical cadavers.

This program is designed for experienced clinicians. Clinicians will benefit most from this program if they have had prior airway management training/experience (e.g., an AIME course; residency trained and/or significant “field” experience).

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the components of awake tracheal intubation (ATI) and awake internal airway assessment.
  2. Based on airway evaluation, indicate when ATI is the safest option for securing the airway.
  3. Perform effective topical airway anesthesia to facilitate well-tolerated ATI.
  4. Use flexible endoscopy and video laryngoscopy to facilitate (simulated awake) tracheal intubation in human cadaveric specimens.
  5. Recognize when to enhance the standard airway evaluation with awake internal airway assessment and use flexible endoscopy or video laryngoscopy for the purpose.
  6. Given case scenarios of difficult airway patients, identify difficulties that may arise during ATI, and specify potential solutions.


Older adults are increasing in number in our Emergency Department (ED). Their needs are complex and difficult to meet without the proper setting and training. This is why many of us will sigh when we see “89 F presenting with general weakness”. This course will resolve many of your questions, and give you clinical tips and tools to change your approach to the geriatric patient in the ED. Our main objective is that each participant will become a better equip clinician and a positive leader for a population that once took care of all of us. It is our turn to give them back what they deserve: the best care.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Change their behaviour regarding older adults care in the emergency department in light of new knowledge and evidences;
  • Describe and explain the main geriatric syndromes that have an impact on the clinical management of older adults in the emergency department;
  • Resolve complex clinical situations involving older adults that are commonly seen in the emergency department.

To request this course for your group contact Carrol Ann a calapierre@caep.ca


The pandemic has been hard on Emergency Physicians in Canada.  Already working in overcrowded emergency departments we came together early in the pandemic at CAEP’s virtual town halls.  We shared ideas and expertise from across the country to become stronger and care better for our patients.  After the new normal of the pandemic set in, the need to share expertise and stay connected continued.  National Grand Rounds replaced the virtual town halls and is now where Canada’s Emergency Physicians come to stay connected and up to date on the latest evidence.   Difficult issues within emergency medicine are discussed and debated.  Important clinical topics relevant to every emergency department across the country, from small-town to large urban centre, are covered in this virtual platform.  CAEP’s National Grand Rounds will remain as a silver lining to the many challenges faced by the Emergency Medicine community in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learning Objectives By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the pathophysiology of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children and how it differs from adults
  2. Review pediatric DKA management, goals of treatment, and potential complications
  3. Outline the proposed changes in the upcoming Canadian Pediatric Society Practice Point and TREKK guidelines and provide evidence-based rationale for these changes
CAEP and the Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness (CEEP) is proud to present the Disaster preparedness in Healthcare course. This course is composed of five modules comprising of 19 lectures that prepare individuals and organizations to respond to when the inevitable healthcare disaster occurs.
Learning Objectives
By the end of this event participants will:
  1. Identify the characteristics of medical disasters in general and key subtypes in particular
  2. Identify the components of disaster response including the all hazard response
  3. In their individual facility, use a risk assessment tool to predict the specific risks requiring more advanced planning
  4. List the key components of an incident management system and disaster cycle
  5. Comprehend the interactions between the multiple players in disaster response and be able to apply those interactions in developing a disaster plan

The course includes a mixture of simulation scenarios, lectures and technical skills sessions for practicing procedures and provides healthcare providers a safe and experiential learning environment.

The course can be offered in the format that following any restrictions within the host institution/sim center while meeting the needs of the participants.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the differences between adult and child pathophysiology,
  2. Conduct a primary and secondary survey for pediatric trauma cases,
  3. Recognize, diagnose and manage common trauma-related pediatric injuries,
  4. Recognize and consider ethical issues related to pediatric trauma,
  5. Interpret diagnostic images for pediatric trauma cases, and
  6. Determine the appropriate steps to prepare for the transport of a pediatric trauma patient.


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