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 Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds

 Quality in Anesthesia:  Do We Know It When We See It?

Richard Dutton, MD

Chief Quality Officer


After attending this activity, the target audience of Physicians of Anesthesiology & PeriOperative Medicine, Surgical Oncology, and Baylor and UT-Houston Anesthesia Residents and Faculty , Anesthesia Technicians, CRNAs, Student Nurse Anesthetists should be able to:

  • Implement new approaches to the Enhanced After Surgery principles to evolve with the changing pattern of perioperative healthcare, which is an emerging specialty that encompasses the whole continuum of the surgical experience for more meaningful patient-centric care (knowledge, competence, performance, outcomes);
  • Incorporate ways to remain relevant in the field as we head into changing policy environments through ongoing re-evaluation and modification as new evidence emerges (knowledge, competence, performance, outcomes);
  • Provide sub-specialty teams in the OR with appropriate political, structural, and regulatory updates (knowledge, competence, performance, outcomes);
  • Develop a structured approach to educate new providers with the knowledge, skills, and professionalism required for clinical excellence; ie, measuring determinants of factors related to career satisfaction through didactic discussions/workshops (knowledge, competence, performance, outcomes);
  • Assimilate approved transfer of care or hand-off techniques from the Operating Room to the PostOperative Anesthesia Care Unit to ensure a decrease in errors and improve patient safety (knowledge, competence, performance, outcomes).

After attending “Quality in Anesthesia:  Do We Know It When We See It?” the program participant should be able to:

  1. Understand concepts and definitions of quality in healthcare
  2. Recognize how anesthesiology has led in advancing quality in healthcare
  3. Identify specific interventions that can be made today to improve clinical quality

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of

1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center that the program chair(s), planning committee member, faculty/teacher/ author, or CME activity reviewer must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products may be discussed in the activities, if any.  MD Anderson also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products.  Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.

Date: 2/1/17, 6:30am to 7:30am
Time: 2/1/17, 6:30am to 7:30am
Location: Hickey Auditorium, Main Building, Floor 11 (R11.1400)
Format: Grand Rounds
CME: 1.0
Facilitator: Peter Norman, MD
Contact: Karen Fore - 54217 -