CME Webcast Discusses Common Post-Operative Complications. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a closer look at post-operative complications: which ones are most common, how you recognize them, and what we can all do to prevent them. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are 2 experts from the Ohio State University in preventing surgical complications. Dr. David Evans is an Associate Professor of Surgery and is the director of the Ohio State University level 1 trauma center. And Dr. Benjamin Poulose is Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery.
View a video introduction of this webcast
What you’ll learn in this webcast
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: INTRODUCE Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS pathways); DISCUSS preoperative optimization to reduce surgical site infection and other complications; IDENTIFY characteristics associated with wound infection after surgery; and : IDENTIFY disease processes associated with Abdominal Core Health.
You’ll also learn about the following:
- Common signs and symptoms of surgical wound infections
- The role of the primary care provider in preventing surgical complications
- Obesity and surgical risk
- Pros and cons of mesh in hernia repair
- Advantages of using a robot in hernia surgery
- How long to wait to do elective surgery after a person quits smoking
- Opioid addiction as a post-operative complication
- Chlorhexidine bathing
- Choosing a surgical closure method
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