How the Witch Changed Lions into Seals: Insights into the Evolving Role of the Surgeon

In this presentation, Dr. Christopher A. Caldarone, Department of Surgery, Section of Congenital Heart Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, discusses both the historical and contemporary roles of the surgeon as a member of a healthcare team. He tracks the evolution of the role of the surgeon from a relatively solitary one to a role where the surgeon is included in a team-centered system. In his presentation, Dr. Caldarone emphasizes the interplay of organizational policy and the surgeon's professional standards and scope of care. He explains the threat and error model of quality improvement and training developed by the aviation industry and relates the principles of that model to current surgical practice.

Target Audience

This CME/CE activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, residents, fellows, and community providers.

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Examine the role of non-technical skills in surgical performance.

  • Examine the role of organizational structure in team performance.

  • Discuss the potential role of the threat and error model in surgical care.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
09/01/2019
Course expires: 
09/30/2021
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John Goss, M.D., Planning Committee Member

Professor and Chief

Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

 

Scott LeMaire, M.D., Planning Committee Member

Professor

Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Disclosure: Research support: Terumo Aortic, WL Gore and Associates, CytoSorbants; Intellectual property: Blackwell Publishing, Wiley Publishing; Advisory committee membership: Biom'up; Consultancy: Terumo Aortic.

 

Todd Rosengart, M.D., Planning Committee Member

Professor and Chair

Department of Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

 

Shawn Stafford, M.D., Contributor

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

 

James Suliburk, M.D., Planning Committee Member

Associate Professor and Chief

Department of Surgery, Section of Endocrine Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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