The current public health crisis has exposed a gap in physicians’ knowledge, skills and performance. Because the SARS-Cov-2 virus is novel, there are new patient and team safety issues relating to surgery. SAGES has drafted and released a number of statements and resources since March 21, 2020.
As a result of participating in this webinar, learners will be more familiar with the topics noted below and will be better prepared to respond to these situations in their own institution. CME Credit will be available for participants. This webinar will also be recorded and available on the SAGES website for review.
Topics to be covered:
- Allocation of physicians and ICU space during a pandemic – Michael Cripps, MD
- Tiered approach to surgical response – Samuel Ross, MD
- Organizing trauma care during a pandemic – Joseph Forrester, MD
- Performing tracheostomies in COVID-19+ or suspected patients, Christoper Michetti, MD
- You’re a surgeon and you’ve been activated to the ICU and ED, now what? – Patricia Sylla, MD and Daniel Herron, MD
Introduction by Robert Lim, MD. Closing remarks by SAGES President Horacio Asbun, MD.
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
SAGES designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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