The 3rd Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit was held in New York City, on April 20, 2018. This year, The Summit was honored to welcome Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal as its Keynote Speaker. The knowledge and experience he shared with attendees was insightful and applicable to safety in spine surgery. Other highlights include enlightening presentations by industry leaders and vibrant question-and-answer sessions with an engaged audience.
Several of the program's presentations were recorded and can be viewed below.
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Part I: Surgeons Fixing Problems
SESSION 1: Optimizing Self for Patient Safety
SESSION 2: Optimizing (or Firing) Your “Host” Before Surgery
SESSION 3: Judgment and Planning: Measure Twice, Cut Once
SESSION 4: Optimizing Execution through Evidence and Standardization
Part II: How the Wisdom of the Crowd, Dedicated Teams, and Standard Work Make Care Better
SESSION 5: Importance of (and Challenges Developing) Team
SESSION 6: Free Papers/Abstracts
Winner, Best Paper: FREE PAPER #1: Implementation of a Coordinated Discharge Pathway Following PSF for Neuromuscular Scoliosis Associated with GMFCS IV/V Cerebral Palsy Resulted in a 50% Decrease in Complications; 25% Decrease in Length of Stay
FREE PAPER #2: Dedicated Spine Nurses and Scrub Technicians Improve Outcomes, Efficiency of Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis