Announcing the 2021 Best New Methodologies and Techniques to Enhance Safety in Spine Surgery Awards

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The Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P) is pleased to announce the 10 winners of the Safety in Spine Surgery Month Call for Abstracts / Call for Projects. The winning submissions for Best New Methodologies and Techniques to Enhance Safety in Spine Surgery will present their work during two live webinars for Safety in Spine Surgery Month. The free webinars will be held on April 15 and April 29. Registration and further details are available at the link below.

April 15 Webinar

Checklists and Guidelines which Make Spine Surgery Safer
  • Spine Surgery Checklist: A Step towards Perfection through Protocols
    Jwalant Patel, MS, FASSI; Arvind Kulkarni, MS
  • Establishing a Standardized Protocol for Identifying Patients at High Risk for DVT/PE Following Spine Surgery
    Zeeshan Sardar, MD, MSc; Kristen Mitchell, PA; Rick Leung, PA; Derek Mazique, MD
  • Surgical Site Infection Following Neuromuscular Posterior Spinal Fusion Fell 72% After Adopting the 2013 Best Practice Guidelines
    Stephen R. Stephan, MD; Kenneth D. Illingworth, MD; Kavish Gupta, MD; Lindsay M. Andras, MD; David L. Skaggs, MD MMM
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center & Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Learning from Air Travel: Utilizing a Checklist Prior to Closing (Landing) in Pediatric Spine Surgery
    Jessica H. Heyer, MD; Patrick J. Cahill, MD; John M. Flynn, MD; Jason B. Anari, MD
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

April 29 Webinar

Leveraging the Team to Make Spine Surgery Safer
  • Reduction of Facial Pressure Injuries after Prone Positioning in Spine Surgery: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
    Mindy Stites, MSN, APRN; Brandon B. Carlson, MD MPH; Linda Brookman, RN; Jake Kessen, CRNA; David Pennington, CRNA; Jacob Birlingmair, MD; Kabir A. Torres, BA; Douglas C. Burton, MD
    University of Kansas Health System
  • Design and Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol in Elective Lumbar Spine Fusion by Posterior Approach: A Retrospective, Comparative Study
    Bhavuk Garg, MS, MRCS; Nishank Mehta, MS; Tungish Bansal; Shubhankar Shekhar; Puneet Khanna; Dalim Vaidya
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Comparison of Procedural Utilization Rates and Timeline to Care in Multidisciplinary versus Unidisciplinary Spine Clinic Models
    Joshua Benton, BA; Vijay Yanamadala, MD, MBA, MS; Brandon T. Weiss BS; Wenzhu B. Mowrey, PhD; Michael Longo, BA; Rafael De La Garza Ramos, MD; Yaroslav Gelfand, MD; Phillip Cezayirli, MD; Erida Castro-Rivas, MS; Mark Headlam, BS; Adaobi Udemba, NP; Lavinia Williams, RN; Merritt D. Kinon, MD; Andrew I. Gitkind, MD, MHA; Reza Yassari, MD, MS
  • Multidisciplinary Conference for Complex Surgery Leads to Improved Quality and Safety
    Zoe Norris, BFA; Michelle Zabat, BA; Hershil Patel, BS; Nicole Mottole, BS; Kimberly Ashayeri, MD; Eaman Balouch, MD PhD; Constance Maglaras, PhD; Themistocles Protopsaltis, MD; Aaron Buckland, MBBS FRACS; Charla Fischer, MD
    NYU Langone Health & NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
  • Innovative Technology System to Prevent Wrong Site Surgery and Capture Near Misses: A Multi-center Review of 487 Cases
    David Gloystein, MD; John Devine, MD; Bradley Heiges, MD; David Schwartz, MD; Deborah Spratt, MPA BSN RN CNOR
  • The Effect of a Transdisciplinary Spine Conference on Quality and Safety for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery
    Gregory Mundis Jr., MD; Fernando Rios, MD; Hani Malone, MD; Bahar Shahidi, PhD; Tina Iannacone, BSN; Shae Galli, BS; Robert Eastlack, MD