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Beyond the Morbidity and Mortality Conference

The analysis of surgical errors and complications, ranging from near misses to those causing death, can provide critical learning opportunities to improve outcomes. This interactive, online, case-based program developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education discusses the analysis of errors and complications and presents a straightforward method of critical evaluation that can be used by individual surgeons or surgical teams.

Join William C. Mackey, MD, FACS, and Michael Tarnoff, MD, FACS, from Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, as they discuss processes and techniques that have been used successfully and can be readily applied in many environments. Following completion of this one-hour course, participants will be able to: (1) explain the importance of the critical appraisal of surgical errors and complications, (2) describe the role of a culture of openness in which all members of the surgical team are encouraged to report all adverse events and near misses, (3) discuss the importance of analyzing near misses even if they result in no harm to the patient, (4) describe a method for systematically analyzing surgical adverse events, identifying opportunities for improvement, and implementing and tracking changes in practice, and (5) apply this method to sample cases. To earn credit, participants must view the lecture, complete three interactive cases, and subsequently complete a short posttest and evaluation form. The program offers 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Fellow / MD or DO Affiliate Member $45
Nonmember  $65
Resident (RAS) Member $20
Surgical Resident, Nonmember $35
Medical Student Member $10
Medical Student Nonmember $15
Other Affiliate Member  $20

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