Glenn J.R. Whitman, MD will deliver an invited talk during the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting Postgraduate Program on Thursday, November 5, 10:50 am-11:20 am. His talk, titled “Role of the Thoracic Surgeon in the ICU,” will address the importance of multidisciplinary rounds in the intensive care unit and factors that affect performance improvement in the clinical setting, including organizational structure and defining metrics that can be used to improve quality.
“It has become apparent that fulltime intensivists can decrease mortality and morbidity,” says Dr. Whitman. The purpose of this presentation is to address the important features of intensive care that have been shown to improve outcomes in the postoperative treatment of cardiac surgery patients.
STSA Annual Meeting participants who attend Dr. Whitman’s talk will learn:
- What conditions are necessary for successful, high-quality, and efficient delivery of intensive care in the postoperative setting;
- The benefits associated with multidisciplinary rounds and involvement of the bedside nurse;
- The importance of clinical pathways, and the methodology underlying performance improvement; and
- How to structure a quality assurance program.
Dr. Whitman currently serves as Director of Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit/Adult Heart Transplant and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
The STSA 62nd Annual Meeting will take place November 4-7 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL. There’s still time to make your plans to join STSA in Disney this year. Download an on-site registration form, review the full educational program, and learn about hotel options at www.stsa.org/62ndannual.
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