EM1512G "Pre-oping Wisely" (IM GR-121815)
This presentation reviews the use of preoperative testing prior to non-cardiac surgery. The purpose is to encourage the audience to make more informed decisions with respect to the need for testing, and to promote a more judicious approach that focuses on optimizing patient management rather than unselected screening.
UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to
- Stop ordering routine preoperative tests for cataract and other low risk surgeries.
- Stop ordering echocardiograms for asymptomatic patients.
- Stop ordering preoperative chest x-rays without a clinical suspicion from the history and physician exam, especially for ambulatory surgery.
Michael Burton, M.D.
Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Division of General Internal Medicine
- 1.00 AMA