Session date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:30am to Thursday, November 1, 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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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: 

Clostridium Difficile Colitis in Surgical Patients: An Update on Prevention Strategies

Fadwa Ali, MD

MCW General Surgery Resident

  1. Review incidence of C. diff colitis in surgical patients
  2. Discuss the appropriate choice of antibiotics
  3. Review the role of PPIs and probiotics
  4. Understand the role of colonization in the epidemiology of C. diff
  5. Discuss management of high-risk patients

Operating Room Protocols and Surgical Site Infections: An Evidence-Based Review

Joseph Helm III, MD

MCW General Surgery Resident

  1. Review the current recommendations regarding operating room and infection control protocols
  2. Examine the literature for evidence-based data
  3. Synthesize evidence with OR guidelines to better understand preferences versus proven, outcome-affecting standards
Faculty & credentials: 

Presenters:

Fadwa Ali, MD

MCW General Surgery Resident 

Joseph Helm III, MD

MCW General Surgery Resident 

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Heidi Brittnacher
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-1831