FREE WEBINAR: Anesthesia Leadership and the Important Role of Collaboration

August 3, 2016    |   By: Eunice Halverson, MA, CPPS

Becker’s Hospital Review – FREE WEBINAR

Monday, August 8, 2016 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm CDT

Hospitals are struggling to recruit and retain quality surgeons and nurses. The role of the anesthesia department and medical director can refocus the OR through collaboration. Finding the right person to lead is key. Breaking down the typical silos including surgeon, nurses and administration through effective communication and daily management of the OR schedule can positively impact patient satisfaction, surgeon satisfaction and quality outcomes. Nurses and Anesthesia providers can develop work-life balance by working together to efficiently run the day to day process.

Learning Points:

  • How to improve the culture of the OR through collaboration techniques
  • How to find the right “gem” for a medical director
  • How to communicate effectively
  • Tips for a timely daily schedule


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The Center for Patient Safety believes that collaboration and sharing are the best ways to drive improvement. We strive to provide the right solutions and resources to improve healthcare safety and quality.