CC2018: Effective Handoffs of Care in the Perioperative Period (PtS)
This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandate for Patient Safety.
Nearly 80 percent of medical errors involve some form of miscommunication particularly during handoffs and transitions of care. The surgical patient is more vulnerable to such failures during the care trajectory across sites of care and providers, beginning with the primary care physician referral. As health care organizations strive to meet high standards for quality and safety, surgeons must understand the importance of safe handoffs, which transmit vital information that is critical to the ongoing care of the patient. The objective is to highlight the importance of safe transitions of care across the entire perioperative spectrum and to showcase tools and effective strategies that enhance communication and improve the quality and reliability of handoffs.
- Handoffs in High-Performance and High-Reliability Organizations: Application of Technology and the Internet of Things
Kevin Lobdell, MD, Charlotte, NC
- Structured Communication for Effective Information Transfer
Juan A. Sanchez, MD, MPA, FACS, Baltimore, MD
- Managing the High-Risk Perioperative Handoff
John J. Moynihan, MD, FACS, Falls Church, VA
- Practicing surgeons
- Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
- Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
- Enhance the quality of patient care
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Faculty and Disclosures
Kevin Lobdell, MD, Charlotte, NC - No Disclosures
Juan A. Sanchez, MD, MPA, FACS, Baltimore, MD - No Disclosures
John J. Moynihan, MD, FACS, Falls Church, VA - No Disclosures
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons, as the accredited provider of this activity, must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Therefore, it is mandatory that both the program planning committee and speakers complete disclosure forms. Members of the program committee and speakers were required to disclose all financial relationships. The ACCME defines a ‘commercial interest’ as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients”. It does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The ACCME considers “relevant” financial relationships as financial transactions (in any amount) that may create a conflict of interest and occur within the 12 months preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the educational activity.
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Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion