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Enhancing Patient Communications Program – Establishing the Physician-Patient Relationship

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Credits Available: CME

To help improve communication skills, this series of three modules will provide anesthesiologists with an overview on introducing themselves, establishing roles and their leadership, avoiding jargon and using nonverbal communication. Each topic area...  Read More +




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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 activity for a maximum of 1.5 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® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

Module 1: Introducing Yourself, Establishing Roles

  • Recognize the public’s lack of awareness about anesthesiologists and what they do
  • Demonstrate how to introduce themselves and other team members in a way that clearly establishes and explains the anesthesiologist’s role as leader of the Anesthesia Care Team

Module 2: Avoiding Jargon

  • Recognize that using medical terms during physician-patient communications often prevents patients from understanding important information and directives
  • Eliminate jargon from patient interactions and use clear language instead

Module 3: Nonverbal Communication 

  • Recognize that nonverbal cues, including body language, play a significant role in effective patient communications
  • Utilize nonverbal cues, including body language, to convey attentiveness and openness
Physician anesthesiologists
Victor Davila, MD, FASA; Della M. Lin, MD, FASA; Brooke E. Trainer, MD, FASA

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.

This activity’s content is not related to products or services of an ACCME-defined ineligible entity; therefore, no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose, and there is no potential for conflicts of interest.

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Enhancing Patient Communications Program – Establishing the Physician-Patient Relationship
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