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O.R. efficiency and patient safety should never be at odds with each other. Both concepts are realities that will always play a role in the perioperative arena. Different opinions exist about whether these forces have an inverse relationship. If efficiency is getting to the point of patient safety compromise, we need to slow down and reassess the situation. Checklists, time outs and other safety checks, along with good communication, might help us avoid untoward incidents. However, others feel that the push for cost-efficiency leads to errors that may cause patient harm.
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