Direct from the Operating Room

Direct From The Operating Room

Suitable for Grades 9-12

Dates for 2021

September 28 - cancelled due to schedule change

October 26

November 30

December 14

Price

View at Spark: $20 per student + GST

Virtual: $305, up to 30 students with Q&A, up to 50 students without Q&A

Grades

Suitable for Grades 9-12

Restrictions

This offering is restricted to schools with teacher supervision only. At-home and individual bookings are not available at this time.

Paging all students to the Operating Room, and to a front row seat to a live knee surgery!

All students and teachers are invited to the operating room at RockyView Hospital, for a live knee surgery guided by an anesthesiologist and a surgeon. This exciting opportunity allows students to not just watch the surgery, but to ask live questions to a resident at RockyView.

All surgeries are filmed with multiple HD cameras, and streamed directly to your classroom. Students can learn about preventive medicine, anatomy, biomedical engineering, and other medical specialty careers, that could inspire a future career choice.

All surgeries are scheduled between 8:00am to 10:00am, while these surgeries tend to run on schedule, they are subject to change due to the needs of the surgical team and the patient.

Contact: [email protected] or 403.817.6800

Price

View at Spark: $20 per student + GST

Virtual: $305, up to 30 students with Q&A, up to 50 students without Q&A

Dates

Time: 8:00am to 10:00am

September 28, 2021 - cancelled due to schedule change

October 26, 2021

November 30, 2021

December 14, 2021

About AHS

The AHS Facebook page was created to support Albertans as you make decisions about your own health and the health of your family, and help connect you to resources and services that are important to you.

Total Knee Replacement

Students will watch a total knee replacement in real-time while interacting with Dr. Werle, Head of Joint Reconstruction with AHS, Calgary Zone, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary along with the surgical team. The surgery is broadcast from Rockyview General Hospital, orthopedic (knee) surgery department.

Presented in Partnership with the Alberta Health Services

Remote Access

Can't make it to TELUS Spark? Spark will remotely connect your classroom to the Total Knee Replacement Surgery.

To connect to the live surgery, all you'll need is a webcam, computer, display screen, and internet access.*

*Remote connection is subject to availability

Remote Access Price: $305 + GST

Includes remote connection with question-and-answer interface for up to 30 students or remote connection only for up to 60 students.

Contact [email protected] to book a remote connection with Direct from the Operating Room.

How to Book

  • To book, please call 403.817.6800 and secure your spot!
  • Direct from the Operating Room is restricted to schools with teacher supervision only.
  • Individual bookings are not available at this time. Limited spaces available.

More information

    • Teacher Tips & Tech Requirements

      - Register early to secure your spot! Spaces are limited.

      - Students and participants may feel nausea during the program. A sick bucket is advised to have on hand.

      - The program will be streamed via zoom. A laptop, microphone, and zoom account is required.

      - One connection per booking. Each booking will be permitted to connect to the surgery using one device. It is highly recommended to project the program onto a larger screen.

      - Due to the sensitivity and nature of the program, a recording will not be available.

      - This offering is restricted to schools with teacher supervision only. At-home and individual bookings are not available at this time.

    • Payments and Cancellations

      - Booking changes or cancellations for the Direct from the Operating Room program must be completed at least two weeks before the scheduled program. Any changes are subject to availability. Cancellations within 10 business days of your visit or connection will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.

      - For questions about field trip costs, availability or general inquiries, please contact the School Bookings team at 403.817.6800

      - Participants acknowledge that patient safety is the priority, and that the Direct from the Operating Room experience is provided for learning purposes. Spark and the Alberta Health Services reserve the right to cancel a broadcast at any time to maintain patient safety. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be provided.

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