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This refresher course will include 2 talks describing methods to enhance communication, and effective teamwork that represent the next frontier of delivering safe, high value anesthesia and perioperative care for children undergoing surgery. This lecture will describe the innovative changes that hospitals tested and implemented to improve the work environment for their pediatric surgical and anesthesia unit staff. These changes focus on strategic applications of improved communication techniques across multiple disciplines, including nurses, physicians, and other clinical and support staff. Effective teams use specific, structured techniques and behaviors that help communicate the appropriate messages in an efficient manner. These techniques and behaviors include: Checklists, Briefings, Debriefing, huddles, SBAR, I-PASS tools to minimize distractions, critical language, and how to enable safe culture for psychological safety in the OR.
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™. 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 patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
Disclaimer: 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.
Activity Release Date: 2/6/19
Activity Expiration Date: 2/7/22