ABMS Board of Directors approved new Standards for Continuing Certification at its October meeting, culminating...
Daniel J. Schumacher, MD, MEd, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, has continued scholarly pursuits years after his time as an ABMS Visiting Scholar in the inaugural 2014-2015 class.
Competence is difficult to define and even harder to measure. That is what Benjamin Wooster, MD, an orthopaedic surgery resident at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, learned when he undertook a study to determine if anatomic knowledge correlates with surgical competence as part of his ABMS Visiting Scholar research project.
The lack of relevant quality metrics and an understanding of what to do with the resulting data coupled with small sample sizes are significant barriers to reporting surgeon-specific outcomes, according to ABMS Visiting Scholar Stephanie Yi, MD.
Whether a patient is being transferred from the Emergency Department to a medical floor or from the Operating Room to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, patient handovers are key. The clinical information provided in handovers contributes to continuity of care, patient safety, and a reduction in clinical errors. However, multiple regulatory groups and professional organizations have identified significant shortcomings in handovers.