This session will be held at 60 Murray St., 3rd floor, Classrooms A & B, in the Cooper Medical Education Centre. This is located directly behind Mount Sinai and PMH.
The intent of this session is to give you information on what is happening to ERs and hospital wards, in view of programs like Wait Times initiatives, and moves to improve patient flow within and out of medical wards, across the GTA system. The other goal of the session is to allow you, as seasoned senior residents, to share tips with each other about dealing with challenges you're facing in each of the hospital environments you've worked in.
The session will start off with a discussion by Dr. Howard Ovens, director of the ER at Mount Sinai, about the Wait Times program, and what it means for you. He is anxious to hear about how you are experiencing the changes in ERs (at all hospitals) in your roles as consultants.
The next part of the discussion will be by Dr. Howie Abrams, who will present some of the ongoing changes in the hospital ward system, and what is being done to improve the care of patients, and the efficiency of the system. He will also be interested in hearing how you're experiencing some of the changes hospitals are making.
The final part of the morning is "faculty-free". This will be an open discussion led by Leena Amin, your colleague in PGY2, about what you've learned about being a senior and coping with the current issues in the hospital system. We hope you leave with a greater understanding, and a few new ideas, about how to act as a manager in the inpatient environment.