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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Distracted Doctoring in the Operating Room: Absence of Evidence is Not Evidence of Absence

  • Claim Credits by 2/26/2020
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Credits Available: CME, MOCA® II
The panel will discuss the prevalence of policies regulating electronic device use in the operating room for non-patient care activities, summarize the evidence linking electronic distractions to patient safety in the operating room and explore the potential medicolegal consequences of allowing electronic distractions during provision of anesthesia care.


Item Details

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

1. Identify prevailing attitudes and types of allowable provider activities in the operating room in U.S. academic anesthesiology departments;  
2. Summarize the evidence linking operating room distractions to patient safety during anesthesia care;
3. Recognize the potential medicolegal consequences of indulging in non-patient care activities during provision of anesthesia care; 
4. Modify intraoperative behaviors and practices to minimize distractions and medicolegal liability related to distractions during provision of anesthesia care.
Anesthesiologists
Dr. Kenneth Abbey, Dr. Matthew Weinger and Dr. Kirk Lalwani have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest.
Accreditations refers to the number of Credits, AMA PRA Credits and MOCA if listed.
<p>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. </p>
<p>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. </p>
Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Distracted Doctoring in the Operating Room: Absence of Evidence is Not Evidence of Absence
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