Pre-Telluride Post: Researching Peri-Operative Structure for Safety & Efficiency

Hi all, my name is Jeff. I am general surgery resident and am about to take two years off from clinical training for research. Rather than a typical research lab I will be working for my institution on a Peri-operative improvement initiative with leaders at our hospital. We hope to reorganize our peri-op structure to improve efficiency, effectiveness, safety, and decrease cost. This is a the perfect course for me to learn more about patient safety and gain some tools that I can use to positively change the culture in our operating rooms. I hope to be able to refocus some of our attitude on patient safety, patient experiences, and cost effectiveness. I am really hoping to gain some people skills that will enable me to make these change over the next few years. I am so excited to learn from all of your experiences. Look forward to meeting you.
– Jeff