Patient Safety

The Top Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Patient Safety Priorities: Past and Present (1 Class A CE)

Sunday, September 23
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Ballroom B, Hynes

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand patient safety issues for patients undergoing surgery and anesthesia. Increase awareness and knowledge surrounding prevention and management of operating room patient safety issues during surgery and anesthesia.

Supported by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)

Learning Objectives:

Maria van Pelt, PhD, CRNA

Program Director, Associate Clinical Professor
Northeastern University

Dr. Van Pelt is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Program Director of the Nurse Anesthesia program at Northeastern University. She has been a practicing clinically for 20 years and has a research interest in patient safety. She is currently the Chair of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Committee for Education and Training and is on the APSF Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

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May Pian-Smith, MD, MS

Director of Quality and Safety Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr Pian-Smith is an obstetric anesthesiologist in the Dept of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Mass General Hospital. She is the Vice-Chair for Quality and Safety and an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Her area of interest is patient safety science, and improving safety culture via enhanced communication and teamwork

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