CC2018: Implementing an ACS Strong for Surgery Program (PtS)
This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandate for Patient Safety.
A patient’s risk of negative outcomes is often predetermined based on their risk characteristics, but also potentially modifiable in the days and weeks leading up to an operation. While much of the focus of quality initiatives is on in-hospital care, surgeons also have an opportunity to reduce complications by a standardized approach to patient optimization before hospitalization. The evidence related to preoperative optimization related to cigarette cessation, nutrition, medication management, and glucose homeostasis will be reviewed and attendees given step by step approaches to implementing effective office-based risk-reducing strategies. The session will introduce the American College of Surgeons (ACS) supported "Strong for Surgery" initiative, a program that brings preoperative checklists to physicians’ offices to improve clinical outcomes and keep surgeons ahead of the quality initiative curve.
Strong for Surgery National Campaign: Updates from the Frontlines
Thomas Varghese, Jr. MD, MS, FACS, and David Flum, MD, FACS
- 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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to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all
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Faculty and Disclosures
Rachel Kelz, MD, MSCE, MBA, FACS - No Disclosures
Margaret Schwarze, MD, FACS - No Disclosures
Thomas Varghese, Jr. MD,MS, FACS - 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
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.
This educational activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.
- 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.00 Certificate of Completion
- 0.00 Self Assessment Credit