Perioperative Medical Management: Beyond the OR

Patient care pathways exist as a method to create safe entry and exit strategies for patients undergoing surgery. This podcast discussion will briefly focus on three areas of successful surgical patient outcomes, including preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management, and postoperative care.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers of all specialties may benefit from the information presented.

Learning Objectives

Patient care pathways exist as a method to create safe entry and exit strategies for patients undergoing surgery. Good perioperative care should improve the patient’s experience, including quality of, and satisfaction with care. We invite you to join Dr. Christopher Morris and Dr. Christopher Jackson as they discuss the perioperative management of surgical patients, focusing on best practices from a medical management perspective. The discussion will briefly highlight three areas of successful surgical outcomes, including preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management, and postoperative care. At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Analyze continuation of medications during the perioperative period;
  • Discuss approaches to preoperative evaluation;
  • Describe steps a healthcare provider can take to maximize patients’ operative stability.

Additional Information

Southern Medical Association
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  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Southern Medical Association (SMA) requires instructors, planners, managers, and all other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose conflicts of interest (COI) with ineligible entities within the last 24 months of the development of this activity. All identified COIs are thoroughly vetted and mitigated prior to the release of the activity. SMA is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Special Guests

Christopher D. Jackson, MD, FSSCI, FACP

Dr. Christopher Jackson serves as Associate Program Director for Curriculum and Education, and Assistant Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Center for Health System Improvement. A native of Augusta, GA, he studied Biology and Sociology at Emory University and received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency and a year as Chief Medical Resident residency at UTHSC where he joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Health System Improvement in 2019. Dr. Jackson’s research interests focus on evaluating educational and quality improvement efforts to improve primary care practice, patient-centered health outcomes, and delivery of evidence-based medicine.

Christopher R. Morris, MD, FACR

Dr. Christopher Morris, SMA’s President (2020-2021), is a board certified rheumatologist with more than 25 years’ experience, and is in private practice in Kingsport, Tennessee at Arthritis Associates. Additionally, he has served as a clinical educator for internal medicine residents at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia, and Johnston Memorial Hospital, in Abingdon, Virginia. Dr. Morris has served on 5 Committees for the American College of Rheumatology, currently serving on the Insurance Subcommittee of the ACR, which advocates for the specialty of Rheumatology, as well as-for the patients with arthritic diseases.

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity Enduring Material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of .50 hours of Category I credit for completing this activity.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board. All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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