Cases from the Perioperative Surgical Home: A Journey to Improve Quality and Patient Safety

  • Claim Credits by 12/3/2020
  • Online Activity
Credits Available: CME, Quality Improvement (Part 4), AANA, ACHE

This  activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck. 

Many healthcare organizations lack the knowledge and skills required to implement the perioperative surgical home model to create and launch into additional service lines. Six case studies, represented by a variety of different institutions, share their diverse perspectives and journey implementing a perioperative surgical home model to improve on patient care and outcomes.
Case 1 of 6- New Hanover Regional Medical Center's implementation of a Hospital Quality Efficiency Program (HQEP).

This is a 3-module education activity with up to 1 credit available for completion of Module 1 and up to 7.5 additional credits after completion of Modules 2 and 3 for a total of 8.5 credits.
The Performance Improvement Action Plan is created in Module 2. Through a series of guided questions and utilizing concepts learned, you will create a Performance Improvement Action Plan. Subscribe to the discussion board to post comments or questions. 

After plan submission, spend a minimum of 14 days to implement it. On day 15 you will have access to Module 3 to reflect and report on outcomes. Up to 7.5 credits can be claimed upon completion.

Activity Release Date: 11/28/2018
Activity Expiration Date: 12/3/2020


Item Details

Accreditation and Designation Statements

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 activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®

This activity contributes to the Part IV: Improvement in Medical Practice requirement of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™.  Up to 7.5 points for completion of Module 3.

AANA Accreditation 
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 1.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037375; Expiration Date 12/03/2020.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is authorized to award (1) hour of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select “My Education Credit” to log hours earned.

Qualified ACHE hours are available for ACHE members (only) working to obtain or maintain the FACHE credential.


The information provided at this 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.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

Describe the current and upcoming policy changes influencing the shift towards PSH models
Identify components of effective leadership and teamwork that have an impact on the Perioperative Surgical Home implementation
Discuss population health and organizational change strategies and tool

This activity is intended for Physician Anesthesiologists, Anesthesiologist Assistants, CRNAs, Post-Operative Recovery Room Nurses/Critical Care Nurses/Others, Ambulatory and OR Care Team Members, Perioperative pharmacists and the Anesthesia Care Team.
Faculty Disclosures

Chris A Steel, M.D. has has indicated that he receives Salary; Premier Inc., Consulting Fees; Medtronic, Covidien, Honoraria; UA Birmingham, Medtronic, Covidien. Robert M. Shakar, Jr, M.D. has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

ASA Staff

Gerry Higgins and Joe Barnett have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
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 education 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.
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Cases from the Perioperative Surgical Home: A Journey to Improve Quality and Patient Safety
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