Day 2: Postgraduate Course - Sunday November 10, 2019

TEAM-713: A “Winning” Perioperative Team


Sunday, November 10, 2019


12:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Rooms 114-115






Magdy P. Milad, Wendy K. Winer


Ted L. Anderson, Jeffrey T. Arrington

Course Description

While gynecologic surgeons may be providing leading edge surgical techniques, surgical care is highly influenced by each member of the multidisciplinary provider team. This workshop is designed to educate registered nurses, first assists, surgical techs, medical assistants, all surgical team members, and other interested medical care professionals on developing and honing their skill set to maximize perioperative outcomes of complex gynecologic patients. Using evidence-based practice, we will review the fundamentals of quality patient care and provide the tools needed to promote optimal patient results. The curriculum is divided into three main modules which cover: 1) preoperative evaluation and optimization of gynecologic surgery patients; 2) intraoperative management strategies to reduce medical error, complications, and waste while improving surgical efficiency; and 3) postoperative care to facilitate the patient’s return to daily activities.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Outline steps to follow in the preoperative setting to thoroughly assess, evaluate, and manage patients prior to gynecologic surgery; 2) identify intraoperative strategies to reduce errors, complications, and unnecessary opening of sterile items leading to ways of improving efficiency and patient safety in the OR; and 3) list ways to enhance short and long term postoperative care, facilitating the patient’s return to their normal routine.

Course Outline

12:30Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewM.P. Milad, W.K. Winer
12:35Optimal Preoperative EvaluationT.L. Anderson
1:00Reducing OpioidsJ.T. Arrington
1:25Surgical Site Infection BundleM.P. Milad
1:50Office Hysteroscopy—Risks, Precautions, MedicationsT.L. Anderson
2:15Questions & AnswersAll Faculty
2:40Intraoperative: Know Your Equipment and Instrumentation Troubleshooting, and Guaranteed Ways to Improve Efficiency in the O.R.W.K. Winer
3:05Electrosurgical Safety and Modern GeneratorsM.P. Milad
3:30Surgical Techniques to Minimize MorbidityJ.T. Arrington
3:55Triaging Postop Phone Calls to Identify, Prevent, and Tackle Potential ComplicationsW.K. Winer
4:20Questions & AnswersAll Faculty