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

Session Code: TH01
Title: ACS Strong for Surgery
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 24: 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Location: San Diego Convention Center - Room: 6E
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: 0
Webcast Package Available: No
Audio Package Available: No
General Surgery (GEN)
Sponsored By:
Surgical Research Committee, Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care
Program Participants:
Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS, FACS