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Situational awareness (SA) is perception of elements in the environment, comprehension of that information, and ability to project future events. Accurate SA is essential for providing safe care of patients. Understanding SA’s affects on decision-making and teamwork is crucial for patient safety. SA errors contributed to a large proportion of successful claims in Closed Claims cases, illustrating the crucial role of SA in anesthesia. These claims were more likely to result in payment than non-SA error claims. This course will discuss the concept of SA in anesthesia practice and will include a discussion of how SA affects teamwork among anesthesia providers and the operating room team. Different approaches to SA assessment, factors contributing to expertise in developing enhanced SA, and recognition of errors that occur during the development of SA will be discussed. This lecture presents strategies to improve SA during daily anesthesia practice that may help improve patient safety.
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS IN PATIENT SAFETY (CPPS)This activity meets the criteria of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety for 1.0 CPPS CE hours.
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Activities, Patient Safety Module - Drug Errors in Anesthesia has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards:
Note: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement (only). Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
These patient safety activities help fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part 2 of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA) of The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA requirements.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.
Activity Release Date:11/18/2015
Activity Expiration Date:11/17/2018
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Learning Objectives:After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
1) Describe Situational Awareness and discuss it's relevance in anesthesia practice;2) Outline potential influencing factors that might lead to gaps in Situational Awareness even among experienced physicians;3) Discuss...
1) Describe Situational Awareness and discuss it's relevance in anesthesia practice;2) Outline potential influencing factors that might lead to gaps in Situational Awareness even among experienced physicians;3) Discuss strategies to prevent gaps in Situational Awareness in daily clinical practice;4) Discuss the significance and potential medical impact of factors affecting Situational Awareness.
Faculty & CredentialsAmanda R. Burden, M.D., Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJAmanda R. Burden, MD is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. She has been an invited speaker at national and international anesthesiology and simulation meetings as well as at the United States Department of Education, White House Office of Science and Technology, and at the United States Congress and Senate. Dr. Burden currently practices anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology. Her clinical focus is critically ill adults and children. Working with a diverse team, she built and directs a successful multidisciplinary intraprofessional simulation program and laboratory. She also conducts clinical research on simulation, quality and performance improvement issues. Dr. Burden also has a background of advocacy for the important role of anesthesiologists in patient safety and quality. She serves on the ASA Editorial Board for Simulation-Based Training, QMDA Committee, and on the Executive Committee for the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists.
Amanda R. Burden, M.D. has reported no financial relationships with commercial interests.
Patient Safety Editorial Board Members: David Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Jane Easdown, M.D., Markus Klass, M.D., Ph.D., Lorri Lee, M.D., Richard C. Prielipp, M.D., M.B.A., Tetsu Uejima, M.D. have reported no financial relationships with commercial interestes.
ASA StaffGerry Higgins has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
MOCA® Approval Statement: This activity helps fulfill the CME requirement for Part II of the ABA’s Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology program (MOCA®). Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a full list of MOCA requirements.
CME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.
DisclaimerThe information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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Activity Release Date: 11/9/2015Activity Expiration Date: 11/8/2018
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