Volunteer Checklist Form

Note that all checkboxes below must be filled before the form can be submitted.

From Chapter 7 - Recommended Competencies

  • Anesthesiologist holding a FRCPC or equivalent licence
  • Commit time that is reflective of the program
  • Vaccines and infectious disease prophylaxis - Curriculum Outline Chapter 7
  • Follow travel the Canadian travel advisory - Travelling Advisories

  • Have read and reflected on the topics that surround the global burden of surgical disease and the role of anesthesia within described in the curriculum and the following link: Lancet Article
  • Consider reading pre-selected literature that is pertinent to the trip: CASIEF.ca Article List
  • Understand the process of change pertinent to local health care infrastructure
  • Support and work with local stakeholders

  • Expect potential practice differences and consider contacting previous volunteers to obtain further details. I have a plan to adapt my clinical care and clinical teaching to best match the needs of the receiving medical system.
  • I feel I have taken appropriate steps to familiarize myself with anesthesiology practice in the institution that I am travelling to (often a Low Resource Setting) and that I have a plan to adapt my practice for that situation. Chapter 6

  • Be open to work in an area of multiple languages and dialects
  • Being aware of cultural differences and be supportive of such
  • Being aware of and accepting of potential practice differences

  • Coordinate teaching with local curriculum and avoid major deviation from established program
  • Try to emphasize and support locally relevant clinical solutions
  • Do not re-iterate Canadian clinical solutions that are not relevant in other centers
  • Able to develop and maintain relationships developed by CASIEF

From Chapter 7 - Checklist

  • Reading material
  • Knowing timetable for classroom sessions
  • Prepared teaching resources/lectures as per curriculum schedule
  • Knowing teaching equipment that is available and supplement as needed
  • Prepared topics for clinical operating room teaching
  • Aware of trainee evaluation processes and forms
  • Consider ideas to further efficiency and quality of the training program

  • Stethoscope
  • Sterile and non-sterile gloves
  • OR masks and hats
  • Eye protection
  • Scrubs to last a rotation
  • Lab coat
  • Dedicated OR shoes
  • Flashlight

  • Travel clinic consultation
  • Appropriate malaria prophylaxis: Start taking as directed before the trip and continue as prescribed after the trip.
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, sunscreen
  • Chronic medications that you may be taking
  • Consider water filter however bottled water is almost always available

  • Medical insurance printouts
  • CMPA printout
  • Medical license printout
  • Yellow fever passport and immunization record
  • Passport and several photocopies
  • Travel health clinic recommendations and precautions
  • Several new US 50$ bill notes in case of emergency and other money
  • Emergency contacts in wallet and photocopied

  • Don’t be fooled, it does get cold in many tropical destinations
  • If rainy season, bring rain gear
  • All other necessary clothes
  • Daypack for side trips
  • Camera (not for the OR and patients)
  • Spare batteries

Note that all checkboxes above must be filled before the form can be submitted.