Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Anesthesiology Volume 55, Issue 06: Errors in the Operating Room

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William B. McIlvaine, MD, CM, Associate Professor and Director, Residency Program, Department of Anesthesiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX, presented on the following topics: Magnitude of the Problem, Thoughts on Mitigation and Prevention, Your role in the Solution, and Simplicity, clarity, and Specificity Conclusion.

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Anesthesiology Volume 55, Issue 06: Errors in the Operating Room.

The goal of this program is improve patient safety by reducing errors in the operating room. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Define and recognize sentinel events.
2. Identify the different types of errors and how they occur.
3. Anticipate and solve normal mistakes.
4. Improve situational awareness in the operating room.
5. Employ the anesthesia checklist in daily practice to reduce system errors.

The original programs were presented by William B. McIlvaine, MD, CM, Associate Professor and Director, Residency Program, Department of Anesthesiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

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