Topics and Speakers include:
Effectively using a Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Surgical Complications
William R. Berry, MD, MPH, FACS, Project Director, Safe Surgery 2015: Harvard School of Public Health
National and Local Experts
Jennifer Zinn, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CNOR, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Operative Services, Cone Health
Vangela Swafford, RN, BSN, Quality Improvement Facilitator, Cone Health
SS Checklist Implementation at Mission Health Systems
Michael LeCroy, MD, Director of Orthopedic Trauma Services and Medical Director of Perioperative Serivces, Mission Health System
There’s No Magic Wizard in the Journey to Zero Surgical Site Infections
Sharon McNamara, RN, MS, CNOR, Performance Improvement Specialist, NC Quality Center
Patsy Davis, RN, BA, CNOR, Education Resource Specialist-Surgical Services, WakeMed Health and Hospitals
Teamwork and Communication in the Operating Room
John S. Webster, MD, MBA, President, Webster Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
Bryan Sexton, PhD, Director, Duke University Health System Patient Safety Training and Research Center
A Patient’s Perspective on VTE
UNC Blood Clot Outreach Program—Clot Connect
NC Safe Surgery Collaborative Overview
Laura Maynard, Director, Collaborative Learning, NC Quality Center
Keith Mankin, MD, FAAP, WakeMed Health and Hospitals/Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic
The conference will also mark the official launch of a statewide initiative focused on the implementation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist or a modified version of it. The NC Hospital Association is challenging hospitals to commit by October 31, 2011, to using the WHO or modified WHO Checklist, with full implementation by June 30, 2012.
To register, go to: https://www.ncha.org/meetings/registration_index.lasso?e=1159. Registration deadline is January 11, 2012.