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​Expedition: Improving Safety and Reliability for Surgical Procedures

Session Details

There are over 50 million surgeries performed each year in the US alone. The majority of these surgeries run smoothly with no harm occurring to the patient. However, given the scope, even the small percentage of surgeries with complications, delays, cancellations, and harm can have a huge impact on the patient and the hospital. When organizations use a reliable system that incorporates best practices during all phases of the surgical process: pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative—these negative outcomes can be dramatically reduced if not eliminated entirely.
If your hospital is looking to improve outcomes by focusing on the entire surgical process, then the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) latest Expedition, Improving Safety and Reliability for Surgical Procedures, can help. Over the course of six web-based sessions, a group of expert faculty will provide best practices and real-world examples that can be adapted and installed at your hospital to reduce harm, while improving patient experience, as well as the efficiency and flow of your surgical units.

​What You'll Learn

By the end of this Expedition, participants will be able to:

  • Identify specific opportunities to improve safety and reliability during the patient’s surgical experience

  • Improve reliability of key processes identified during each step of the surgical suite

  • Identify and test strategies to decrease risk of surgical site infection

  • Describe strategies to  identify failures during the surgical process