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Throughout Safety in Spine Surgery Month—April, 2024—we shared a variety of spine surgery safety resources, including downloadable Best Practice Guidelines and top talks from previous years. A partial listing of these resources is available below. Best Practice Guidelines: Wrong Level Prevention in Deformity Surgery SSI Prevention in EOS IONM Changes in a Stable Spine Video Presentations: Panel Discussion | Using Technology to Make ORs Safer (or at Least Different)—with Brandon Carlson, MD; Roger Härtl, MD; Lawrence Lenke, MD; and Zeeshan Sardar, Read More...

Welcome to Safety in Spine Surgery Month 2024. Join us on social media throughout the month of April as we focus on spine surgery safety. We will share safety resources, including downloadable Best Practice Guidelines and top talks from previous years. Learn the latest techniques relevant to this critical topic from experts in the field. Watch for exclusive content throughout the month of April on your preferred social platform. S3P Social Links: LinkedIn Facebook X Instagram For a more in-depth study of Read More...

Join an expert faculty for a fresh look at optimizing safety in spine surgery! We’ll explore new topics such as: How Can Enabling Technologies Improve Outcomes? Avoiding Complications with New Techniques Plus, bring your whole care team for discussions on: Building and Maintaining an Expert OR Staff Collaborating with the Next Generation Find out more details and register today! Keynote Speaker: Nick Petrie Author, researcher, and consultant Nick Petrie specializes in leadership development for senior executives and helping organizations build a healthy, high-performance Read More...

Saturday, April 15, 2023 | Location: Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center (VEC), Columbia University, 104 Haven Ave, New York. We invite you to join us for the 8th Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit. We are returning to an in-person meeting this April in New York for a one-day CME-accredited course. Safety in Spine Surgery Month will also feature video content and promotion to raise awareness and highlight S3P work and resources. More Read More...

Advances in Pediatric Orthopedics A Steadfast Obligation to Safety in Spine Surgery What began as a concern a number of years ago about a surgical complication observed by Michael G. Vitale, MD, inspired a transformational initiative in spine deformity surgery safety that is today unparalleled. In 2014, Dr. Vitale and colleagues in the field launched The Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P) to improve the safety of surgical treatment of spine problems in adult and pediatric populations by developing best practice guidelines at Read More...

As part of the 2nd Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Month, we invite you to join us at two live webinars on April 14 and April 21, 2022. These events will be hosted and moderated by the Safety Month Chair Michael Vitale, MD and Co-Chairs John Flynn, MD; Roger Härtl, MD; Larry Lenke, MD; and Rajiv Sethi, MD. The April 14 webinar will take place at 7:00 pm Eastern Time and will focus on Best Practice Guidelines. It will feature Read More...

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. These award winners will present their work during our two live webinars in April. April 14 Webinar | Best Practice Guidelines & Checklists to Make Your OR Safer Artificial Neural Network Model for Prediction of Perioperative Blood Transfusion in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery Rafael De la Garza Ramos, MD Montefiore Medical Center Formulation of a Web-based Spine Read More...

Thank you for participating in Safety in Spine Surgery Month! We closed out the month with an excellent April 29 webinar on Leveraging the Team to Make Spine Surgery Safer. The replay will be available on our website next week. Our last week of safety videos included some outstanding content & practical tips. We heard from: Dr. Nicholas Fletcher on Mean Arterial Pressure Parameters Dr. Sumeet Garg on Getting the Team on the Same Page Dr. Jean-Pierre Mobasser on the Read More...

Did you catch these highlights from Safety in Spine Surgery Month, Week 3? Our April 15 webinar was packed full of practical advice on implementing checklists and guidelines, and the faculty included leaders from the SRS, the AANS, POSNA, and more. We jammed a lot of education into those 2 hours! You can catch the replay on our website here. Since we are talking about checklists, do you know about all the free safety in spine surgery resources on the Read More...

We had some amazing videos sharing the message about safety in spine surgery, with both top-level commentary as well as practical tips. This week our daily safety tip videos were seen by over 11,000 people, and our overall audience grew by 40%. Highlights included: Dr. Lehman asked us, “Why is it safer to fly in an airplane than to have surgery?,” in his video on Safety By the Numbers. Prof Carl-Eric Aubin shared about the biomechanical considerations in assessing Read More...

Best Practice Guidelines & Videos
Introduction to Safety in Spine Surgery Month
Safety in Spine Surgery Month—Welcome and Introduction by Michael Vitale, MD NewYork-Presbyterian