ACOS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety eLearning Series

ACOS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety eLearning Series

Presented by Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS

Module 1: Surgical Site Infections (SSI): Beyond Antibiotics On Call to OR
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET

Module 2: Social Media for Physicians - Rules of Engagement
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET 

Module 3: Surgical Practice in the times of COVID-19
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET

The ACOS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Series is an on-demand virtual series for all physicians whether you are at the beginning of your career or an experienced medical professional continuing your professional development. As you know, the medical world is rapidly changing. New advances in technology, care delivery, and scientific discoveries are happening at rates that make it challenging for learning practices across the field to keep up, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Each module is 30 minutes and includes interactivity with the instructor and plenty of time for Q&A. 

CME

The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. Eligible attending physicians can earn AOA continuing medical education (CME) credits by participating in this ACOS eLearning series. ACOS estimates that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education will approve this program for a maximum of 1.5 AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours.

  • Module 1: Surgical Site Infections (SSI): Beyond Antibiotics On Call to OR

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Module 1: Surgical Site Infections (SSI): Beyond Antibiotics On Call to OR presented by Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS

    ACOS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety eLearning Series

    Module 1: Surgical Site Infections (SSI): Beyond Antibiotics On Call to OR 

    Presented by Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS

    Session description

    This session will provide an overview of the burden of SSI as a postoperative complication and review how SSI is defined by various bodies such as the CDC and ACS-NSQIP.  It will also discuss the value of registries such as ACS-NSQIP in evaluating SSI rates to determine the need for quality improvement in this arena. The importance of reviewing the entire peri-operative period to identify issues that increase SSI risk will be emphasized. In addition, the utility of implementing bundled improvements, along with continuous monitoring and feedback, to maintain changes will also be reviewed.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the session, the participate should be able to:

    1. Review the definition(s) of SSI
    2. Discuss the use of American College of Surgeons - National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) to evaluate SSI data 
    3. Review guidelines and best practices for SSI reduction

    This session will include time for Q&A and interactivity with the instructor. 


    Eligible webinar participants will earn 1.5 AOA Category 1-A CME credits for this eLearning Series.

    Unable to attend the live webinars? ACOS understands that scheduled webinar dates and times may not work with everyone's calendar. As a result, all sessions will be recorded and available on-demand. If you register now, you will have access to both the live version and the recording as soon as it's available. This on-demand access comes with unlimited viewing! You will receive a notification in your ACOS eLearning account - typically within 24 hours - once the recording is available.

    Geeta Lal, MD, MSc, FACS

    Staff Surgeon, University of Iowa Hospitals

    Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS.

    Dr. Lal is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Iowa, where she serves as Co-Leader of the Endocrine Multi-disciplinary Oncology Group (at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center) and Associate Chief Quality Officer and Director of In-patient Quality and Safety.

    Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid and parathyroid disease including pediatric thyroid cancer. She was an NIH-funded investigator with an interest in the role of ECM1 in thyroid, breast and other malignancies. She has also authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She is a member of:

    • The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
    • The American Thyroid Association
    • The International Association of Endocrine surgeons
    •  and Society of University Surgeons.

      She is also actively involved in the Association for Women Surgeons. 

  • Module 2: Social Media for Physicians: Rules of Engagement

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Module 2: Social Media for Physicians: Rules of Engagement presented by Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS

    ACOS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety eLearning Series

    Module 2: Social Media for Physicians: Rules of Engagement 

    Presented by Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS

    Session description

    This session will provide a discussion how participating in social media can help healthcare professionals including assistance with recruitment, connecting with collaborators and practice building. It will also provide an overview of the most common social media platforms in use today, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Pros and cons of each platform for health care professionals and best practices for a successful online presence will be reviewed. 

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the session, the participate should be able to:

    1. Review the reasons why health care professionals might consider being active on social media
    2. Discuss the pros and cons of the various commonly used social media platforms
    3. Review best practices for physicians on social media

    This session will include time for Q&A and interactivity with the instructor. 


    Eligible webinar participants will earn 1.5 AOA Category 1-A CME credits for this eLearning Series.

    Unable to attend the live webinars? ACOS understands that scheduled webinar dates and times may not work with everyone's calendar. As a result, all sessions will be recorded and available on-demand. If you register now, you will have access to both the live version and the recording as soon as it's available. This on-demand access comes with unlimited viewing! You will receive a notification in your ACOS eLearning account - typically within 24 hours - once the recording is available.

    Geeta Lal, MD, MSc, FACS

    Staff Surgeon, University of Iowa Hospitals

    Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS.

    Dr. Lal is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Iowa, where she serves as Co-Leader of the Endocrine Multi-disciplinary Oncology Group (at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center) and Associate Chief Quality Officer and Director of In-patient Quality and Safety.

    Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid and parathyroid disease including pediatric thyroid cancer. She was an NIH-funded investigator with an interest in the role of ECM1 in thyroid, breast and other malignancies. She has also authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She is a member of:

    • The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
    • The American Thyroid Association
    • The International Association of Endocrine surgeons
    •  and Society of University Surgeons.

      She is also actively involved in the Association for Women Surgeons. 

  • Module 3: Surgical Practice in the times of COVID-19

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Module 3: Surgical Practice in the times of COVID-19 presented by Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS

    ACOS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety eLearning Series

    Module 3: Surgical Practice in the times of COVID-19 

    Presented by Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS

    Session description

    This session will review the data on post-operative outcomes of unexpected COVID-19 infected patients undergoing surgery and the case for testing patients prior to elective surgery.  It will also review the American College of Surgeons post-COVID-19 guidelines for resuming surgery, including patient-surgeon discussions, facilities, and surgery-specific items.  In addition, examples of the process of implementation of these recommendations at a tertiary hospital will be reviewed. 

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the session, the participate should be able to:

    1. Understand the basis for recommendations to resume practice
    2. Review the American College of Surgeons Post-COVID-19 Readiness checklist for Resuming surgery
    3. Provide an overview of the implementation of these guidelines at a tertiary care center

    This session will include time for Q&A and interactivity with the instructor. 


    Eligible webinar participants will earn 1.5 AOA Category 1-A CME credits for this eLearning Series.

    Unable to attend the live webinars? ACOS understands that scheduled webinar dates and times may not work with everyone's calendar. As a result, all sessions will be recorded and available on-demand. If you register now, you will have access to both the live version and the recording as soon as it's available. This on-demand access comes with unlimited viewing! You will receive a notification in your ACOS eLearning account - typically within 24 hours - once the recording is available.

    Geeta Lal, MD, MSc, FACS

    Staff Surgeon, University of Iowa Hospitals

    Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS.

    Dr. Lal is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Iowa, where she serves as Co-Leader of the Endocrine Multi-disciplinary Oncology Group (at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center) and Associate Chief Quality Officer and Director of In-patient Quality and Safety.

    Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid and parathyroid disease including pediatric thyroid cancer. She was an NIH-funded investigator with an interest in the role of ECM1 in thyroid, breast and other malignancies. She has also authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She is a member of:

    • The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
    • The American Thyroid Association
    • The International Association of Endocrine surgeons
    •  and Society of University Surgeons.

      She is also actively involved in the Association for Women Surgeons.