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.