Patient Safety Highlights - Structured Handoffs Improve the Care of the Critically Ill is organized by American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and will be held during Feb 27, 2017 - Feb 26, 2020.
The target audience for this medical event is Anesthesiologists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
This pro-con will examine challenges in patient safety that occur during handoff of a critically ill peroperioperative patient. It will also discuss the concept and implementation of a structured handoff protocol with integration into electronic medical record. Lastly, this panel will review the evidence for and against the argument that a structured handoff protocol reduces errors and improves patient safety.
Conference Objectives are :
• Review the evidence supporting communication as a top source of medical errors;
• Analyze the hypothesis that unstructured handoffs decrease patient safety;
• Analyze the advantages/disadvantages of electronic medical record handoff integration;
• Analyze the argument that structured handoff protocols decrease errors and improve patient safety.
Public Health, Anesthesiology