Presented by Jeff Linzer Sr., MD, FAAP, FACEP
Dr. Jeff Linzer simplified the complex healthcare regulatory environment. First, which agencies have oversight of healthcare, hospitals and healthcare providers? State agencies including nursing and pharmacy boards, Medicaid, and hospital licensing. Organizations such as the Joint Commission oversee hospital accreditation. Th … [Read more...] about Regulatory Readiness: Stuff to deal with before you can start to sedate
Presented by David Banks, MD
Dr. David Banks presented a superb plenary session reviewing the elements and importance of developing a sedation service business plan.
Dr. Banks began by reviewing the advantages of having a business plan for your service, including providing an organized approach that participants and stakeholders can utilize to stay focused on the same … [Read more...] about Creating a Sedation Service Business Plan
Dr. Ann Marie Beddoe, MD, MPH provided a highly informative and quite sobering look at the difficulties faced in providing needed basic surgical services in low and ultra-low resource settings. She described the extreme disparities in basic surgical and anesthetic services in some African countries.
The death rate from surgery and anesthesia has been identified by the WHO … [Read more...] about Surgery and Procedures in Low Resource Settings