American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: SL02
Title: ACS Strong for Surgery
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 18: 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Description: A patient's risk of negative outcomes is often predetermined based on their risk characteristics, but also potentially modifiable in the days and weeks leading up to an operation. While much of the focus of quality initiatives is on in-hospital care, surgeons also have an opportunity to reduce complications by a standardized approach to patient optimization before hospitalization. The evidence related to preoperative optimization related to cigarette cessation, nutrition, medication management, and glucose homeostasis will be reviewed and attendees given step by step approaches to implementing effective office-based risk reducing strategies. The session will introduce the American College of Surgeons supported 'Strong for Surgery' initiative, a program that brings pre-surgery checklists to doctors' offices to improve clinical outcomes and keep surgeons ahead of the quality initiative curve.
CME Credit Hours: 1
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
General Surgery (GEN)
Sponsored By:
Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, Surgical Research Committee
Program Participants:
Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS, FACS
Presenter Preoperative Screening for Hyperglycemia Risk, Preoperative Carbo Loading, and Perioperative Glucose Control
E. Patchen Dellinger, MD, FACS, FIDSA, FSHEA
Presenter From Checklists to Implementation-Real World Examples of Strong for Surgery in Action
Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS, FACS
Presenter Strong for Surgery and the ACS Vision for Quality in Perioperative Care
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, FACS
Panel Discussion