Surgical Patient Safety Course 2018


SAVE THE DATE
June 29 - 30, 2018
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Boston, MA

Program Directors
James H. Abernathy, III,
        SCA Program Director
Thoralf M. Sundt, III
Steven Yule

Program Committee
David J. Bunnell
David Fitzgerald
Robert D. Jaquiss
Lisa Morrissey 
Marco A. Zenati

 

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Improving patient care remains a constant mission for all members of the surgical team. The AATS Surgical Patient Safety Course has been designed to promote a culture of safety and reduce preventable patient harm by engaging, educating and equipping members of the cardiothoracic surgical team in the multidimensional approach to patient safety. The course will provide attendees with the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes about patient safety that can improve care in the present and future.

Course Objectives
• Use a non-technical skills taxonomy to assess behavior in a simulated video scenario
• Recognize the challenges and limitations of Human Factors approaches to improving patient safety in cardiothoracic surgical care
• Identify common causes of and factors associated with medical errors in surgery
• Develop mechanisms to collate and analyze error causation
• Implement effective communication tools between and within teams, e.g. preoperative briefings, postoperative debriefings, and hand-offs