Manage Digital Distractions in the OR; Refocus on Patient-Centered Care

WEBINAR: May 21, 2024, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s): Peter Papadakos, MD, FCCM, FAARC, FCCP
Continuing Education: Eligible for 1 hour of AEU/CE | AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

This era of personal electronic devices and an explosion in social media might be impacting our patients and work environment in negative ways. Join this webinar to explore ways we can work together in the surgical suite to mediate the negative effects of electronic distractions. The program will also cover the legal issues that electronic distractions bring to the practice of medicine and review several legal cases to see how this technology impacts both malpractice concerns and government regulatory policy. By understanding the addictive nature of the technology, we can better self-regulate our behavior and ensure patients are getting the safest and best care. Leave this webinar with proven strategies your ASC can use to improve its ability to address this distractive problem.

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Peter J. Papadakos, MD, FCCM, FAARC, FCCP
Director, Critical Care Medicine, University of Rochester

PJ Papadakos, MD, FCCM, FAARC, FCCP, has been at the University of Rochester since 1988, where he is the director of critical care medicine and professor with tenure in anesthesiology, surgery, neurology and neurosurgery. He is an internationally known expert in critical care medicine, publishing extensively in the fields of ARDs, sepsis, mechanical ventilation, sedation in the ICU, and on the physiology of critical illness. Dr. Papadakos has authored several hundred papers, commentaries and book chapters, and has edited 10 textbooks.

Since 2000, he has also focused on professionalism in the digital era and how it impacts both the provider and the patient. He coined the term “distracted doctoring” and has been quoted in the international media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Fox News and ABC News. His work has led to schools and hospitals educating professional staff on the topic. He also edited the book Distracted Doctoring with Stephen Bertman.