SAMBA 31st Annual Meeting Session Recordings

The SAMBA 31st Annual Meeting Recordings are now available for purchase! This bundle includes all sessions listed below, worth AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm for eligible practitioners. The online course, course evaluation, and the final CME certificate are all hosted through the ASA Education Center website.

The listing of sessions is below:

General Session 1: ASC Opportunities and Challenges

a)     Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – Tong J. Gan, M.D.
b)     Emergency Preparedness – J. Lance Lichtor, M.D.
c)     Managing Personnel – Arnaldo Valedon, M.D.

General Session 2: Accreditation and Regulatory Issues

a)     Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. – Meena Desai, M.D.
b)     American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. – Hector Vila, M.D.
c)     CMS and Regulatory Issues – Beverly Philip, M.D.
d)     Joint Commission – Don Arnold, M.D.

General Session 3: Quality and Outcomes

a)     Using SCOR to Improve Quality & Outcomes in Your Practice – Karen Carlson, M.D., M.B.A.
b)     PSH and Safety, Douglas Merrill – M.D., M.B.A.
c)     Patient Selection in Ambulatory Surgery, Girish Joshi – M.B.B.S., M.D., F.F.A.R.C.S.

General Session 4: Practice Management

a)     Selecting a Billing and Management Company & GPOs –Josh Gantz
b)     Making Smart Choices in a Changing & Consolidating Market – Judith Jurin Semo, J.D.
c)     Lean Management: Making Changes to Your Practice That Last – Chris Jankowski, M.D.

General Session 5: State of the Art

a)     Improving TIVA with EEG – Donald Matthews, M.D.

General Session 7: Important NORA Questions in 2016

a)     Am I Causing Patient Harm? Deep Propofol Sedation and Aspiration – Sekar S. Bhavani, M.D.
b)     Do I Have the Right NORA Policies? NPO, Escort, Discharge, Etc. – Basem Abdelmalak, M.D.
c)     Is My NORA Workplace Safe for Both Me and My Patients? – Mark C. Phillips, M.D. Am I Causing Patient Harm?
d)     Am I Causing Patient Harm? Pediatric Neurotoxicity and NORA – Ann Lawrence, D.O.

General Session 8: Challenging Patients, Difficult Situations

a)     How to Keep the Saturation Up When the Weight’s Up Too! – David Wong, M.D.
b)     Dealing with Neurological Disease in the ASC – Mary Ann Vann, M.D.
c)     Don’t Let Your ASC Get “Celebrity Syndrome” – Fred Shapiro, D.O.

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