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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - Hospital System Failures and Hazard Management in the Operating Room

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This lecture contains 3 elements: 1) Presentation of a crisis response template that can be applied to a number of hazards and hospital system failures including electrical failure, floods, oxygen failure and HVAC problems.  2) Review of the operating room isolated electrical system and response to line isolation monitor alarm. 3) Presentation of data related to operating room fires and oxygen enriched fires in or on the patient and suggested responses to specific fire scenarios.

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After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

1) Describe the necessary steps to deal with hospital system failures;

2) Predict side effects from the index system failure;

3) Respond to Line Isolation Monitor alarm;

4) Prepare for intra-operative hazards including oxygen-enriched fires;

5) Justify team training and drills related to fires and other hazards.


P. Allan Klock Jr., M.D., Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

P. Allan Klock Jr., MD is a board certified anesthesiologist.  He is professor and vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago.He is also the immediate Past-President of the Medical Staff at the University of Chicago Medical Center.Dr. Klock received a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.After he earned his MD from the University of Connecticut, he completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.Dr. Klock's academic and clinical interests include airway management, application of biomedical engineering principles in the operating room and educating non-anesthesiologists about sedation and analgesia.

P. Allen Klock Jr., M.D. has reported no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Accreditations refers to the number of Credits, AMA PRA Credits and MOCA if listed.

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.

Windows system requirements: Minimum 1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 1-GHz 64-bit (x64) processor; 1 GB RAM or higher; Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 or newer. Macintosh platform system requirements: Intel processor; 1 GB RAM or higher; Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer. Recommended minimum Web browsers: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, and Google Chrome 30. Your browser will also need to have JavaScript enabled. Adobe® Reader® 7.0 or higher is also required. Minimum bandwidth: 512 kbps.

Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - Hospital System Failures and Hazard Management in the Operating Room
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