Quality Update Newsletter: Issue No. 1

This is the first of a new series of newsletters published by the Department of Anesthesiology Quality Steering Committee. Each newsletter will focus on current quality topics within the operating room and intensive care unit and include both a summary of each initiative as well as supporting references.

Reading through the newsletters, references, and completion of the questions with > 70% correct responses will allow you to claim up to 1 hour of CME time, which will also count towards ABA MOCA Part IV requirements. If you are interested in contributing an article (which can also count towards MOCA Part IV credit) please contact Sheila Blogg at sblogg@mcw.edu

Keywords:  Standard of Care, Clinical Competence, Total Quality Management, Quality Assurance, Health Care, Practice Guidelines as Topic  

 

This module will take up to 60 minutes to complete and contains 3 required elements:

  • Read the online newsletter and associated references 
  • Quality Update Quiz (with a 70% passing grade)
  • Complete Evaluation Form

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:
  • Identify individual departmental patient QI goals, with specific interventions and patient-oriented goals as metrics of success
  • Change from generalized practice to the recommended standardized quality and value-based practices as highlighted in the educational content, including supplied specific literature
  • Connect intraoperative interventions to post-operative patient safety outcomes
Additional information

Contact

Name: 
Sarah Paul
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-6104
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
03/31/2021
Course expires: 
03/31/2023
Cost:
$0.00

Inside This Issue:

  1. Antibiotic Process
  2. Sharps container
  3. MPOG update
  4. ERAS update
  5. SSI Bundle in the OR
  6. Faculty involvement in critical infusions to check
  7. Corneal abrasion bundle (click on the link for the complete bundle)
  8. Anesthesiologists have a role in skin breakdown

 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Activity Director & Contributors:
Michael A. Fierro, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology 
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Laura Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor
Clinical, Anesthesiology, Operating Room Service
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Carolyn Pinkerton, MD
Assistant Professor
Clinical, Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Unit
Froedtert Hospital 
 
Kathryn Lauer, MD
Vice Chair, Professor
Clinical, Anesthesiology, Operating Room Service
Froedtert Hospital
 
Sheila C. Blogg
Clinical, Anesthesiology, Operating Room Service
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Chris J. Roberts, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Clinical, Anesthesiology, Operating Room Service
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Jessica Zenga, MD
Assistant Professor
Clinical, Anesthesiology, Operating Room Service
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
 
 
 
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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