Surgical Assistant in Obstetrics: C-Section


Start 6 November, 2020 at 8 AM

End 7 November, 2020 at 4 PM


40 Bay Street South




Homewood Suite Hotel

Contact Info

Shawn Locke, CHSE Coordinator

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 21098



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*Start/end time to be revised/confirmed when registration opens.


Target Audience

Family Physicians, Midwives, Nurses, and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

An entry-level training course for the Surgical Assistant with a focus on obstetrics. Core content includes: roles and responsibilities of the obstetric team, patient safety, review of anatomy, patient positioning, asepsis, instrument identification and handling, tissue handling, complications, and pharmacology.

The Course

This course was developed to provide training in a Canadian context for entry level skills for the surgical assistant with a focus on obstetrics. The course has three components:

A) Pre-workshop modules – online readings and activities completed independently prior to attendance at the in-person workshop.

B) In-person workshop – a two-day, hands-on skill development workshop.

C) Clinical practicum – completion of clinical competencies under the supervision of surgical preceptors in the participants home community.

Maximum: 20 participants

**This course has been recognized and approved by the College of Midwives of British Columbia and the College of Midwives of Ontario.