Program Description: 

This educational activity is designed to incorporate evidence-based pathophysiology, diagnosis, and/or treatment of surgical disorders into clinical practice. Speakers will utilize departmental quality improvement data, M&M data, and patient safety data to improve outcomes of surgical disease and other aspects of surgical patients’ general health. Evidence-based date regarding the changing aspects/newer approaches to surgical disease will be analyzed, and critical issues related to surgery within the broader scope of American health care will be discussed.

After surveying the literature, we found some major, general shortcomings in current clinical practice:

  • Adherence to the guidelines for prevention of surgical site infections and thromboembolic events
  • Familiarity with the latest guidelines developed by national and international societies based on evidence-based medicine.
  • Detection of stress, fatigue, and maintaining a work-life balance.
  • Awareness of advances in surgical subspecialties.
  • Awareness of proper methods of professional communication and handoffs.
  • Cognizance of methods of surgical innovation.

Grand Rounds will address each of these shortcomings by utilizing nationally known experts in the field. Each week will provide diverse information pertaining to these issues.

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™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of  Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Target audience: 

General Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning objectives: 

Objectives:

  1. To appreciate the trade-offs with the two fundamental mechanisms for improving patient outcomes—selective referral and quality improvement. 
  2. To understand the gaps in our current approaches for improving patient outcomes in surgery.
  3. To learn how video analysis and peer coaching could be used to fill existing gaps in surgical performance improvement.
Faculty & credentials: 

Presenter:

Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH

George D. Zuidema Professor of Surgery

Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Director, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy

Associate Chair for Strategy & Finance

University of Michigan

Contact

Name: 
Heidi Brittnacher
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-9427
Session date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 7:30am to Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 8:30am
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 1.00 MOC Part II
    MOC Part II credit.

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