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Duration: CME/CE Points: Faculty:
CME : 1

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.

Course Description:
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.

Intended Audience

Public Health, Anesthesiology


Activity Fee : USD $26.00

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