This two-day conference will provide anesthesiologists, surgeons, hospitalists and healthcare executives a comprehensive understanding of the conceptual framework as well as practical techniques for implementing the Perioperative Surgical Home care model. The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is a multi-departmental initiative aimed at transforming surgical care by improving quality, lowering costs and increasing patient and provider satisfaction. Through lectures, panel discussion and open format roundtable discussions, the 1st Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit promises to be an excellent, real-world learning experience.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Anesthesiologists at UC Irvine Health were able to participate in a unique program using the Google Glass device with an integrated medical app designed specifically for use in hospitals. After reading about this new medical app developed for Google Glass by a company in Austin, Texas, Pristine, Drs. Les Garson and Zeev Kain, met with the founders and decided to pursue a pilot program. The goal is to explore the potential for enhancing patient care in the operating room environment. The anesthesiologists were able to watch and hear what each other were doing and view vital patient data from areas not immediately adjacent to the operating rooms. The ability for live streaming audio and video functionality could lead to fundamental improvements in the delivery and cost of healthcare. The combined functionality of Google Glass with HIPAA compliant medical apps has tremendous implications for patient care. Read more »
Dr. Garson featured on NBC4 News health report on "Google Glass Brining Doctors Closer to Patients, Physicians".View Video »
Our department is now approved for a fellowship program in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM). This 12-month ACGME accredited fellowship is designed to fulfill the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) requirements for the critical care board eligibility. The ACCM fellowship is a multidisciplinary critical care fellowship encompasses the entire scope of critical care medicine. The core of the program is centered in the adult intensive care units (ICU) at UC Irvine Medical Center, where there will be six months training in the surgical SICU, two months in the medical ICU, and one month in the burn ICU.