Preoperative Evaluation: An Update of What One Should Know

Milwaukee, WI US
January 9, 2013
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.
Needs Assessment:
After surveying the literature, we found some major, general shortcomings in current clinical practice:
  1. Adherence to the guidelines for prevention of surgical site infections and thromboembolic events
  2. Familiarity with the latest guidelines developed by national and international societies based on evidence-based medicine.
  3. Detection of stress, fatigue, and maintaining a work-life balance.
  4. Awareness of advances in surgical subspecialties.
  5. Awareness of proper methods of professional communication and handoffs.
  6. 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.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live 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. 


Target Audience

Surgeons and those interested in the topic presented.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to:
1. Identify surgical patients requiring comprehensive preoperative evaluation.
2. Discuss cardiac preoperative evaluation for the surgical patient.
3. Summarize standards of perioperative diabetic care.
Additional information


Dana Schmidman
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-5602
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: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/09/2013 - 7:30am CST
Event ends: 
01/09/2013 - 8:30am CST
Helfaer Auditorium
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
1st Floor, Froedtert Hospital
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Planning Committee:

T. Clark Gamblin MD, MS: Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Matthew I. Goldblatt, MD: Associate Professor, Division of General Surgery
Dave Lal MD, MPH: Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Philip N. Redlich MD, PhD: Associate Dean, Professor and Chief, Division of Surgical Education
Paula M. Termuhlen, MD: Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology; Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Kiran K. Turaga, MD, MPH: Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology

None of the planners have relevant finanical relationships to disclose.


Herodotos Ellinas, MD & Ann-Marie Manley, MD, Assistant Professors in the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesia

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.


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