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Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC 12th Annual Quality / Patient Safety Symposium: Surgical Safety: Local Insights





Credit Hours: CME 1.50

Target Audience:

Physicians, Nurses, Residents, Pharmacists, Professional Ancillary Staff

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Follow patient safety systems and processes to provide safe surgery and reduce adverse events.
  • Incorporate safety procedures and protocols used in Bariatric surgeries for other sub specialty surgeries to increase patient safety by decreasing unintended outcomes.
  • Improve management of patients receiving opiods and sleep apnea.

Anita P. Courcoulas, MD, M.P.H., F.A.C.S — Professor of Surgery Director, Minimally Invasive Bariatric & General Surgery University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Pittsburgh, PA
Consultant Apollo Endoscopy, Grant support NIH/NIDDK/PCORI
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.