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 up to XX 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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