Surgical Safety Academy


In the current healthcare climate, an increased focus has been placed on safe care in the perioperative environment.  Evidence based practices and advances in technology have helped promote safe surgical practices to improve outcomes for patients and promote caregiver safety. This course is designed for nurses working in the perioperative setting. The focus of this course will be on current evidence based practices and tools of the trade to enhance surgical safety. A panel discussion featuring perioperative leaders will discuss strategies that they have implemented in their own facilities to promote safe surgical practices. Faculty will invite questions and stimulate an interactive environment for learning.

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Surgical Safety Academy 2019 Dates

Agenda Overview

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Welcome
8:10 - 8:30 a.m. Get acquainted activity
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

General Session I – Patient Safety

  • Accurate surgical counts
  • Advanced photoimaging
  • Enhanced visualization
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 12:00 p.m.

General Session II – Caregiver Safety

  • Smoke evacuation
  • Drug diversion
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and panel discussion: Driving safety initiatives in your facility
1:15 -2:30 p.m.

General Session III – Interactive session

Rotation through 3 stations for hands-on practice with technologies to improve surgical safety:

  • Prevention of retained foreign objects (RFOs)
  • Enhanced visualization
  • Tools for smoke evacuation
2:30 p.m. Wrap up and evaluations