Moderator: Traci L. Hedrick, MD, FACS, FACRS, Charlottesville, VA
Co-Moderator: Brian S. Zuckerbraun, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA

This session will highlight 10 topics in patient safety, which are influenced by evolving best practices and emerging technologies with a major focus on perioperative harm prevention and risk-mitigation strategies. Topics include prehabilitation for surgery, venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention, eliminating health care-associated infection, unintended retained items, failure to rescue, and prevention of misidentification errors.

Presentations and Speakers

Prehabilitation for Surgery
Julie K. Marosky Thacker, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Durham, NC

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention
Matthew D. Neal, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA

Eliminating Health Care-Associated Infection
Robert G. Sawyer, MD, FACS, Kalamazoo, MI

Unintended Retained Items and Prevention of Misidentification Errors
David E. Eibling, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA

Failure to Rescue
Sara A. Hennessy, MD, FACS, Dallas, TX

Harnessing Technology to Improve Safety
Heather L. Evans, MD, MS, FACS, Seattle, WA

Acute Kidney Injury
Matthew R. Rosengart, MD, MPH, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA

Surgical Attire
Jacob Moalem, MD, FACS, Rochester, NY

Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA